Genie Francis

Actor
The most recognized soap opera ingnue of her era, actress Genie Francis shot to superstardom as the beautiful, flaxen-haired female half of Luke & Laura (no last names necessary) on the legendary ABC soap, "General ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1962 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

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General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Notes From The Heart Healer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Taking a Chance on Love 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Disney's Teacher's Pet 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Marsha/Macia (Actor)

Thunderbirds 2004 (Movie)

Lisa Lowe (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Roswell 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Incredible Hulk & Friends 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

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

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General Hospital: Twist of Fate 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Before They Were Stars 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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

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Soap Opera Digest Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Bare Essence (TV Show)

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Family (TV Show)

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Loving (TV Show)

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North and South (TV Show)

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North and South: Book II (TV Show)

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Terror in the Shadows (TV Show)

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The Note (TV Show)

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Biography

The most recognized soap opera ingénue of her era, actress Genie Francis shot to superstardom as the beautiful, flaxen-haired female half of Luke & Laura (no last names necessary) on the legendary ABC soap, "General Hospital. " As such, Francis (alongside her equally famous co-star, Anthony Geary), gave birth to American soap opera's first "super-couple" in the early 1980's - a genre convention which lived on decades later. While Francis attempted to escape the Laura Vining Webber Baldwin Spencer character several times throughout her adult life, leaving the soap to attend school or get married and have babies, the fans' unending nostalgia for her character always seemed to bring her back into the daytime fold.

Relationships

Jonathan Frakes

Husband
played Commander Riker on TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Elizabeth Frakes

Daughter
born May 30, 1997

Jameson Frakes

Son
born August 20, 1994

Ivor Francis

Father
born c. 1918, Toronto, Canada died October 22, 1986

Kin Shriner

Companion
appeared together on "General Hospital"

Milestones

2002

Left the soap opera "General Hospital"

1993

Returned to "General Hospital" as Laura Spencer; received sole Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Actress in 1997

1992

Briefly played character of Ceara on the ABC daytime drama "Loving"

1983

Starred as Patricia Louise 'Tyger' Hayes (later Hayes-Marshall) in ten-episode primetime series, "Bare Essence" (NBC)

1976

Played featured role of Laura Vining Baldwin in ABC-TV daytime serial, "General Hospital"

Moved to NYC to play featured role of Ceara Connor in the ABC daytime serial "All My Children"

Briefly reprised her role of Laura Spencer on "General Hospital"

Played feature role of Brett Main (later Brett Main Hazard) in two lavish 12-hour primetime miniseries, "North and South" and "North and South II" (ABC)

Played Diana on the NBC daytime soap "Days of Our Lives"

Bonus Trivia

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In a 2001 TV profile aired as a segment of Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait" series, Francis for the first time revealed that she had battled a substance abuse problem in the 1980s.

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