Susan Lucci

Actor, Singer
One of the most durable and popular figures in daytime soap opera history, Susan Lucci reigned as Erica Kane, bitch supreme, on ABC's "All My Children" beginning with the show's premiere in 1970. Lucci's spoiled ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1946 in Scarsdale, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Devious Maids 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Apprentice 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Army Wives 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dancing With the Stars 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

That's So Raven 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Holidays at the White House 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 54th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Agnes Nixon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Italian Americans II: A Beautiful Song 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lassie Unleashed: 280 Dog Years in TV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The All My Children 25th Anniversary Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Double Edge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Annual Emmy Awards For Sports 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Working Women's Survival Hour 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

99 Ways to Attract the Right Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Between Love and Hate (TV Show)

Actor

Blood on Her Hands (TV Show)

Actor

Ebbie (TV Show)

Actor

French Silk (TV Show)

Actor

Haunted by Her Past (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Star Jones (TV Show)

Narrator

Invitation to Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Mobster (TV Show)

Actor

Mafia Princess (TV Show)

Actor

Seduced and Betrayed (TV Show)

Actor

The Bride in Black (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Who Sinned (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most durable and popular figures in daytime soap opera history, Susan Lucci reigned as Erica Kane, bitch supreme, on ABC's "All My Children" beginning with the show's premiere in 1970. Lucci's spoiled teenager evolved over time into what TV Guide named "unequivocally the most famous soap opera character in the history of daytime TV." Lucci was among the first daytime stars to achieve crossover popularity, which led to branching out into primetime with guest appearances over the years on "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1978-1984), "The Fall Guy" (ABC, 1981-86), "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) and "Army Wives" (Lifetime, 2007- ). She became well known as a mainstream TV star with a number of made-for-TV movies, while she launched her own business by selling beauty products on the Home Shopping Network and in infomercials. Lucci's status as the highest paid daytime TV actor earned the actress her share of notoriety, as did her love-hate relationship with the Daytime Emmy Awards. The beloved actress racked up a very public 19 years worth of nominations on her top-rated show before finally taking home an award in 1999. She went on to play Erica Kane for another 12 years before ABC canceled "All My Children" after 41 years on the air. Though upset with the decision, Lucci maintained her hope for the future and set about finding her next iconic role.

Relationships

Helmet Huber

Husband
Austrian-born met Lucci when she was engaged to another man married Sept. 13, 1969 they have two children together

Liza Huber

Daughter
Born February 22, 1975 father, Helmut Huber known for her role as Gwen Hotchkiss on the daytime soap Passions (NBC)

Andreas Huber

Son
Born in 1980 father, Helmut Huber

Victor Lucci

Father

Jeanette Lucci

Mother

EDUCATION

Marymount College of Fordham University

Tarrytown , New York 1968

Garden City High School

Garden City , New York 1964

Milestones

2010

Made a recurring cameo as herself on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"

2008

Joined the seventh season of ABC's reality competition "Dancing with the Stars"

2005

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2004

Guest-stared in a one hour special of the successful ABC series "Hope and Faith"

1999

Made Broadway singing debut in title role of "Annie Get Your Gun"; replaced actress Bernadette Peters in the role

1995

Portrayed the title character in "Ebbie," a distaff remake of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (Lifetime)

1992

Played dual roles of a hit woman and an FBI agent who resembles the assassin in the CBS movie "Double Edge"

1990

Appeared as Sheila Foley (a.k.a. Hillary Taylor) in six episodes of the final season of the CBS primetime soap opera, "Dallas"

1987

Hosted the Lifetime interview show, "The Working Women's Survival Hour"

1986

Played the title role in the NBC TV-movie, "Mafia Princess"

1986

Became a spokeswoman for Revlon cosmetics

1984

Made TV movie debut in "Invitation to Hell" (ABC)

1982

Made cameo appearance along with many other daytime drama stars in the film, "Young Doctors in Love"

1969

Cast as Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama, "All My Children"; received an Emmy nomination almost every year since 1978

1968

Made the finals of the Miss New York pageant, but withdrew in order to complete her college exams

1966

Failed a Broadway tryout at age 19

Raised in Long Island, New York

Acted in the never released feature, "Daddy, You Kill Me"

Bonus Trivia

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Lucci was honored as Best Actress of the Year by Harvard University in 1981.

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Lucci was named Best Soap Actress in a People magazine poll in 1985.

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Lucci received the Soap Opera Digest Editor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Daytime Television in 1988.

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Lucci was named Woman of the Year by the Italian-American Welfare League. (Her father is of Italian descent)

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Susan Lucci had received 18 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her role as Erica Kane on "All My Children" (ABC) before finally winning her first award in 1999 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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In 1991, she launched the Susan Lucci Collection of hair care products. Her collection expanded to include many lucrative skin care, fashion, jewelry and makeup lines selling on HSN.

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