Born on Sept. 23, 1980 in Raleigh, NC, Aubrey Dollar developed her taste for performing through her mom, Terri, an actress who took Aubrey and sister Caroline along on auditions. Growing up, Dollar performed with the Raleigh Little Theatre and the Broughton High School show choir. She made her feature film debut with a small part in "Heavyweights" (1995), a Disney movie shot in her native North Carolina about a fat kid who rebels after being sent to fat camp. Dollar also landed minor roles in several made-for-TV movies, including "Murderous Intent" (CBS, 1995-96) and "Kiss and Tell" (ABC, 1995-96). After high school, Dollar went to Boston University, but left after two years when she decided to move to New York City and take acting classes. Once in New York, Dollar was the fourth actress to play Marina Cooper, only child of police chief Frank Cooper (Frank Dicopoulos), on the daytime soap, "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009). She left "Guiding Light" after three years, however, to pursue other work in television and features.