An attractive, pouty-lipped, raven-haired player, Rena Sofer first came to prominence through her work in daytime dramas. The California-born, New Jersey-raised actress was still a teenager when she was spotted by a talent agent who helped her land a modeling contract. After working in TV commercials, industrial and student films (notably the award-winning NYU picture "Theresa") and music videos. Sofer landed the role of Joyce Abernathy on NBC's "Another World" in the late 1980s. She shot to stardom, though, as the tough-talking romantic heroine Amelia 'Rocky' McKenzie on the ABC drama "Loving" on which she appeared from 1988 to 1991.