Kelly Sullivan (actress)

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Kelly Sullivan
Kelly Sullivan at the Oscars.jpg
Kelly Sullivan at the 84th Academy Awards
Born (1978-02-03) February 3, 1978 (age 39)
Puyallup, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present (stage)
2005–present (television)
Website https://kellysullivan.com

Kelly Sullivan (born February 3, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Kate Howard and the character's alternate personality, Connie Falconeri, on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital, a role she held from September 2011 until August 2013. She also played Sage Warner on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless from October 28, 2014 to June 22, 2016. She currently stars as Bonnie Hayes in the TLC drama series Too Close to Home.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Puyallup, Washington, Sullivan graduated with honors from the University of Arizona.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Sullivan played Kate Howard and eventually the character's alternate personality, Connie Falconeri, on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital from September 2011 until August 2013.[1][2] She took over the role from actress Megan Ward, and in 2012 told MSN Entertainment, "recasting is never easy".[3]

From 2014–16, Sullivan played Sage Warner on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.[4] In 2016, she was cast as Bonnie Hayes in the Tyler Perry drama series Too Close to Home on TLC.[5]

Theater[edit]

After graduating from the University of Arizona, Sullivan got her first Broadway show role in Contact at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York City; she also was featured in Bells Are Ringing and Young Frankenstein.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Producers Bavarian Peasant
2006 Caroline By Committee Kate Sanders Short film
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lieutenant Jessica Hart Episode: "Rocket Man"
2008 Meet Pete Kelly Short film
2008–09 CBS Cares Herself Collection of public service announcements sponsored by CBS for tolerance, child advocacy and depression
2009 My Father's Will Cassandra Drama film
Winter of Frozen Dreams Pretty Woman at Party Crime thriller film
According to Greta Tracy Independent release
Ice Grill, U.S.A. Sandy Veil Crime drama film
2010 Icon News Herself Celebrity guest star
2011–14 General Hospital Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri Contract role
2012 The Test Julia
333 Amy Wisez
Found in Time Jina
2014–present Henry Danger Mrs. Hart Supporting role
2014–16 The Young and the Restless Sage Warner Contract role
2016 Too Close to Home Bonnie Hayes Series regular
2017 Give Me My Baby Lifetime TV movie

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–02 Contact Swing
2001 Bells Are Ringing Swing
2008–09 Young Frankenstein Inga Role: July 8, 2008 to Unknown
2010 Robin and the 7 Hoods Marian Archer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2014
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated [7]
2017
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kerr, Luke (July 21, 2011). "GH Recasts Kate Howard". Daytime Confidential. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "GH casts Kelly Sullivan as the new Kate Howard!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. July 21, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Barnert, Deanna (March 31, 2012). "Kelly Sullivan Is a Woman Divided on General Hospital". MSN Entertainment. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! GH FAVE JOINS Y&R!". Soap Opera Digest. September 9, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (June 21, 2016). "Too Close To Home: Tyler Perry TLC Drama Series Sets Cast; Heather Locklear To Guest Star". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sullivan rolls around in Young Frankenstein". Broadway World. 2008-08-26. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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