Molly Burnett

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Molly Burnett
Molly Kathleen Burnett

(1988-04-23) April 23, 1988 (age 32)
EducationLittleton High School, Wagner College
OccupationActress, singer, producer
Years active2007–present
  • David Burnett (father)
  • Katie Burnett (mother)
FamilyWill Burnett (brother)

Molly Kathleen Burnett (born April 23, 1988)[1][2] is an American actress, singer and producer. She is best known for portraying the role of Melanie Jonas on Days of Our Lives.

Burnett was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Younger Actress in A Drama Series category in 2010 and 2012, and one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series in 2018.

Early life[edit]

Burnett is the first born child of Katie and David Burnett, and was raised in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado along with her younger brother Will.

While attending Littleton High School, she took on numerous roles at both school and theater companies in the greater Denver area. Her credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off, and the title role in Annie.[2]

After graduating with honors from Littleton High School, Burnett enrolled at Wagner College, a private liberal arts school on Staten Island.[1]


In 2008, Burnett landed the role of heroine Melanie Jonas on the daytime serial Days of Our Lives.[1] In 2012, she left daytime television to pursue other roles, landing guest spots on such prime time series as CSI: NY and Major Crimes. She also landed her first movie role, portraying Ashley Bloom in the MTV Original Film Ladies Man: A Made Movie, as well as the role of Justine Gable in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film This Magic Moment. In late 2015, Burnett appeared in the multi-episode role of Nina Moore on CSI: Cyber. Burnett's indie film credits include the roles of Lex in the sci-fi thriller Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lisa in The Wedding Party, and of Southern Belle Kate Stenson in Shattered.[citation needed]

Burnett returned to Days of Our Lives for a six-month stint in late 2014.[3] In mid-2016, she temporarily played the role of Maxie Jones on the daytime serial General Hospital.[4] In mid-2018, Burnett once again stepped in for an ailing Kirsten Storms on General Hospital as Maxie Jones.[5][6]


Year Title Role `
2013 This Is Normal Katie Short film
2013 Ladies Man: A Made Movie Ashley Bloom Film
2013 This Magic Moment Justine Gable Hallmark Hall of Fame
2013 Quentin and Lisa At The Grocery Store Lisa Short film
2014 Parking Sarah
2015 Hiker Brooke Ferrio Film
2016 Ctrl Alt Delete Lex Film
2016 The Wedding Party Lisa Film
2017 Mommy I Didn't Do It Gail Saverin Film
2017 Shattered Kate Stinson Film
2018 The Lover in the Attic:A True Story Dolly Oesterreich Lead role
Year Title Role `
2007 Life Josie Episode: "Serious Control Issues" (#1.9)
2008–2016 Days of Our Lives Melanie Layton Kiriakis Jonas 2008–2012, 2014–2015, 2016
2009–2014 True Blood Amanda Jane Episodes: "Keep This Party Going" (#2.2), "May Be the Last Time" (#7.7; voice, uncredited)
2010 Good Luck Charlie Madison Episode: "Boys Meet Girls" (#1.11)
2011–2012 Venice: The Series Sarah Episodes: (#3.1-12)
2012 CSI: NY Molly Byrne Episode: "Slainte" (#8.16)
2012 Cameras Molly Episodes: (#1.1–1.7)
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Deb Episode: "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be The Zacthelor" (#1.7)
2013 Major Crimes Kim Riley Episode: "Jailbait" (#2.13)
2013 Addicts Anonymous Haley Meyers Episodes (#1.1-1.6)
2013–2015 Jessie Darla Shannon Episodes: "GI Jessie" (#2.26), "A Close Shave" (#4.2)
2015 Longmire Sarah Episode: "Four Arrows" (#4.4)
2016, 2018 General Hospital Maxie Jones Temporary replacement, July 5, 2016 – July 29, 2016[4][7] June 1–4, 2018[5][6]
2016–2017 Relationship Status Laura Episodes: "The Good Guy" (#1.1), "The Match" (#1.5), "The Ring Bearer (#1.7)
2015–2016 CSI: Cyber Nina Moore Episodes: "Why-Fi" (#2.1), "Shades of Grey" (#2.10), "5 Deadly Sins" (#2.16), "Legacy" (#2.18)
2017–Present Queen of the South Kelly Anne Van Awken Recurring Role 21 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Artist
2018 "Give Me Your Hand" Herself Shannon K

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated
2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Relationship Status Nominated


  1. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Naomi (October 21, 2008). "Focus on ... Molly Burnett". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media Inc. 33 (#43): 68.
  2. ^ a b Husted, Bill. "Husted: Colorado girls dream big, dazzle stage and screen". The Denver Post. Denver: Digital First Media. Retrieved April 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Molly Burnett Dishes Her Return to Days of Our Lives". TV Guide. 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
  4. ^ a b Giddens, Jamey (May 27, 2016). "It's Official: Molly Burnett Steps in For Kirsten Storms at General Hospital". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  5. ^ a b SOD (May 18, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE! MOLLY BURNETT FILLS IN FOR GH'S STORMS". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media Inc. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Soaps SheKnows (May 18, 2018). "Molly Burnett temporarily fills in for Kirsten Storms". United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Mason, Charlie (May 27, 2016). "General Hospital: Kirsten Storms' Maxie Recast Temporarily With Days Vet". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York City: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award - 2012 nominations". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  10. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominations: General Hospital Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks". Deadline Hollywood. March 21, 2018.

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