Finola Hughes

Actor, Dancer
Starting as a dancer, the British-born Finola Hughes originated the role of Victoria in "Cats" and then made the leap to Hollywood as Laura, the icy Broadway dance diva opposite John Travolta in the sequel "Stayin' ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1959 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (49)

Driving By Braille 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Special Ops 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Like Crazy 2011 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

CSI: New York 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Make It or Break It 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer Hair 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's Your Daddy? 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Kelly Ripa 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superman 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tea With Fi 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Tycus 1998 (Movie)

Amy Lowe (Actor)

Pacific Palisades 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crying Child 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Above Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Side of Genius 1994 (Movie)

Jennifer Cole (Actor)

Aspen Extreme 1993 (Movie)

Bryce Kellogg (Actor)

Jack's Place 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Philby 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Master of Ballantrae 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Nutcracker 1981 (Movie)

Nadia Gargarin (Actor)

The Apple 1979 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Generation X (TV Show)

Actor

Haunted by Her Past (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

Prison of Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

The Bride in Black (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Running in Heels 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Producer
Director (1)

Byrd & the Bees 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Starting as a dancer, the British-born Finola Hughes originated the role of Victoria in "Cats" and then made the leap to Hollywood as Laura, the icy Broadway dance diva opposite John Travolta in the sequel "Stayin' Alive" (1983). She achieved her greatest fame on "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ) as superspy Anna Devane, who became a longtime fan favorite and earned the actress a Daytime Emmy as well as a fun cameo in "Soapdish" (1991). Although she notched many non-soap credits, including notable stints as the English stepmother of "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95) and the spirit of the dead mother of the witchy sisters of "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), Hughes grabbed her biggest headlines when she jumped to "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011) as Dr. Alex Devane Marick, twin sister to the beloved Anna Devane, whom she subsequently reprised. She briefly hosted the makeover show "How Do I Look?" (Style Network, 2004- ), wrote a juicy novel about soap operas, and returned repeatedly for a series of guest spots as Anna on "General Hospital." Although she was most widely known for her soap stardom, Finola Hughes managed to maintain a loyal fanbase and to carve out an interesting and enviable career.

Relationships

Russell Young

Husband

Sadie Young

Daughter
Adopted as an infant in 2008 with husband Russell Young

Cash Young

Son
Adopted as an infant in 2004 with husband Russell Young

Dylan Young

Son
Born Nobermber 9, 2000 father, Russell Young

Milestones

2011

Cast opposite Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in the romantic drama "Like Crazy"

2006

Briefly returned to "General Hospital" (ABC) as part of a 'May Sweeps' period

2004

Appeared on the on The Style Network as the host of the makeover show "How Do I Look?"

1999

Returned to daytime television joining cast of "All My Children" playing Alexandra Devane and later the dual role of Anna Devane; eventually only portrayed Anna

1999

Was a frequent guest star on the series "Charmed," (The WB) playing The Charmed Ones' mother Patricia Halliwell

1997

Co-starred in the Fox primetime soap "Pacific Palisades," produced by Aaron Spelling

1997

Joined cast of the Spelling-produced daytime soap "Sunset Beach" (NBC)

1994

Was regular on the NBC sitcom "Blossom"; played the title character's stepmother

1992

Had regular role on the primetime series "Jack's Place" (ABC)

1985

Played Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital"; won Daytime Emmy as Leading Actress in 1991; left in 1991, but returned briefly in 1995

1983

Co-starred opposite John Travolta in "Stayin' Alive"

1982

Was featured dancer in Lloyd Webber's "Song and Dance"

1982

Played a Russian dancer in "Nutcracker", starring Joan Collins

1981

Was in the original London production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats"

1980

Was dancer in film "The Apple"

1969

Began career as a dancer at age 10 (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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Her official web site was www.finolahughes.com.

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