Liza Huber

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Liza Huber
Born Liza Victoria Huber
(1975-02-22) February 22, 1975 (age 42)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–2008
Spouse(s) Alexander George Hesterberg III (2004–present)
Children 4
Parent(s) Helmut Huber
Susan Lucci

Liza Victoria Huber (born February 22, 1975) is an American television actress, best known for her role as Gwen Hotchkiss on the daytime soap Passions. She is the daughter of actress Susan Lucci.[1] She is of Italian, French, German, Austrian, and Swedish descent.[2][3][4]


Huber's television debut was an uncredited role in Lifetime's 1995 original movie, Ebbie, which starred her mother.[1] She also appeared with her mother in 1993 in a Ford Motor Company advertisement. In 1999, Huber was announced as a cast member in the new NBC daytime soap Passions. Huber left the show in 2000 when she announced she was quitting acting to return to New York and be near her fiance at the time. Huber was asked to return to Passions in 2002 after her replacement Natalie Zea chose to depart the role of Gwen when her contract ended.[5] Huber returned to the series; while away, her relationship with her fiancé had ended.

Huber starred in and co-produced the play Four Dogs and a Bone at the Harold Clurman Theater in New York City as part of her student acting requirements. She is represented by the Ford Modeling agency. Huber appeared on the game show Hollywood Squares for a week in October 2003. In 2000, she was named Miss Golden Globe, an honor the Golden Globe Awards show gives each year to the daughter of a celebrity.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Huber was born on Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of actress Susan Lucci and Austrian businessman Helmut Huber. Huber has a younger brother, Andreas. Huber attended St. Joseph's School and Garden City High School in Garden City, New York. She was a cheerleader and studied several foreign languages. She attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1]

Huber married Alexander George Hesterberg III on March 13, 2004. The couple's first child, son Royce Alexander, was born on December 23, 2006, weighing seven pounds ten ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. The baby was born on his grandmother Susan Lucci's 60th birthday. The couple's second child, Brendan, was born on August 16, 2008. Their third child, Hayden Victoria was born on March 23, 2011. Their fourth child, Mason Alexander was born February 6, 2013. Huber speaks fluent German and Italian, and also speaks French.[citation needed] Huber was a member of Chi Omega sorority.


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  5. ^ "Passions News | Zea Opts Out As Passions' Gwen". Soapcentral. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  6. ^ " - Passions - About". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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