Sydney Penny

Actor
A pretty, petite dark-haired actress who successfully made the transition from children's roles to adult parts, Sydney Penny first came to prominence with her self-possessed turn as the young Meggie Cleary in the 1983 ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1971 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Pretty Little Liars 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bold and the Beautiful 1986 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

To Kill A Memory 2014 (Movie)

Madeleine Donovan (Actor)

Ambush at Dark Canyon 2011 (Movie)

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Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enchanted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Sunset Beach 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hyperion Bay 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Sexy Swimsuits 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Jack's Place 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Love Boat: The Next Wave 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pawn 1997 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Hot Summer Soaps 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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

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Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

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In the Eye of the Snake 1990 (Movie)

Malika (Actor)

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Bernadette 1988 (Movie)

Bernadette Soubirous (Actor)

Running Away 1988 (Movie)

Rosetta (Actor)

The New Gidget 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star 1986 (Movie)

Robyn--visitor from the Planet Taros (Actor)

Hearts Island 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Pale Rider 1985 (Movie)

Megan Wheeler (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Circle Family 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Dear Teacher 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Big Stuffed Dog 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Getting Physical (TV Show)

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Hearts Adrift (TV Show)

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Hidden Places (TV Show)

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It's Magic, Charlie Brown (TV Show)

Voice

News at Eleven (TV Show)

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The Fourth Wise Man (TV Show)

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The Last Leaf (TV Show)

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The Night Rider (TV Show)

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The Wish List (TV Show)

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Through the Magic Pyramid (TV Show)

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Two Kinds of Love (TV Show)

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Biography

A pretty, petite dark-haired actress who successfully made the transition from children's roles to adult parts, Sydney Penny first came to prominence with her self-possessed turn as the young Meggie Cleary in the 1983 ABC miniseries "The Thorn Birds". She was chosen to co-star with Clint Eastwood in the well-acted Western "Pale Rider" (1985) and had her first film lead in the forgettable sci-fi comedy "Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star" (1986). After a turn as the teenaged niece of "The New Gidget" (syndicated, 1986), Penny starred as the French girl who had visions of the Blessed Virgin in the biopic "Bernadette" (1988). In 1992, she ventured into the world of daytime TV, playing B J Walker on "Santa Barbara" and earning her first Daytime Emmy nomination. When that show was canceled the following year, Penny moved to ABC's "All My Children". For the next three years, she was heroine Julia Santos, half of a popular romantic couple (teamed with black actor Keith Hamilton Cobb in an interracial storyline) for which she received Daytime Emmy nods in 1994 and 1995. After working in indie films (e.g., "Go West" with "All My Children" co-star Michael E Knight), she returned to series TV in the primetime drama "Hyperion Bay" (The WB, 1998-99), playing the love interest of a computer software mogul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar).

Relationships

Hank Penny

Father

Sahi Penny

Mother

Robert Powers

Husband
married c. 1995

Milestones

2000

Played recurring role on the Spelling-produced "Beverly Hills, 90210"

1999

Briefly replaced Susan Ward as Meg on the NBC daytime soap "Sunset Beach", produced by Aaron Spelling

1992

Had regular role of B J Walker on the NBC daytime drama; received first Daytime Emmy nomination "Santa Barbara"

1988

Played title role in the biopic "Bernadette"

1986

TV series debut in regular role on the syndicated "The New Gidget"

1986

First film lead in the sci-fi comedy "Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star"

1985

Film debut, "Pale Rider"

1983

Breakthrough TV role, the young Meggie in the ABC miniseries "The Thorn Birds"

1981

Played Tessa Dahl in "An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story" (CBS)

1979

TV debut, the ABC movie "The Night Rider"

1978

Landed first TV commercial (date approximate)

1975

At age three-and-one-half, jumped onstage during her parents' country & western act and began singing (date approximate)

Cast as a regular on The WB drama "Hyperion Bay"

Raised in Nashville, Tennessee

Portrayed Julia Santos on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children"; received Daytime Emmy nominations in 1994 and 1995

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