|Days of our Lives character|
|Portrayed by||Michael Sabatino|
|First appearance||September 11, 1990|
|Last appearance||August 3, 2011|
|Created by||Richard J. Allen
|Other names||Lawrence James Alamain|
|Occupation||President of Alamain Industries
Half-Heir to Alamain Industries
Owner of JenCon Oil foundation
Not much is known about Lawrence's parents aside from the fact that they were part of an old and powerful European dynasty. Lawrence's mother was later retconned to be the sister of Stefano DiMera's common-law wife, Daphne.
Lawrence was born to Leopold and Philomena Alamain, and is the adoptive brother of John Black. Lawrence, the scion of the powerful European family, the Alamains, was introduced as the man Katerina von Leuschner (known to Salemites as Carly Manning) was supposed to be wed in an arranged marriage. Carly's best friend, Jennifer Horton, masqueraded as Carly in order to invalidate the marriage in 1990 - believing Lawrence had no idea who Carly was. Though Lawrence went through with the wedding, it was revealed he knew all along Jennifer wasn't Katerina, as he (masquerading as a man named James) had an affair with Katerina (masquerading as Carly) when they were teenagers, conceiving a child, Nicholas Alamain, who was raised by Lawrence's aunt Vivian Alamain.
Most of Lawrence's time on the show was marked by his triangle with Carly and her boyfriend, the heroic Bo Brady. Though Bo was a far better man than the often dastardly Lawrence, Carly eventually couldn't deny her love for him and the two were married and left town in 1993 with their son, Nicholas. They were not seen again until 2009, when Carly killed Lawrence in self-defense, for threatening the life of Melanie Jonas, a child she'd conceived in an affair with a colleague, Daniel Jonas. Though he died in 2009, Lawrence has appeared numerous times since then as a ghost to both Carly and his aunt Vivian.
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