Laura Wright

Laura Wright

Role Carly

Show General Hospital

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BIRTHDATE: September 11

BIRTHPLACE: Washington, D.C.

STAR SIGN: Virgo

YEARS ON SHOW: 2005-present

MARITAL STATUS: Married architect John Wright on October 7, 1995

CHILDREN: Daughter Lauren (b. November 16, 1998) and son John (b. December 21, 2000)


Prior to breaking into daytime television in 1991, Laura Wright (née Sisk) was a huge soap fan who read the magazines and was devoted to the ABC line-up. Although she had starred in a few high-school plays in her hometown of Clinton, MD, Wright never imagined that one day she’d be the one profiled in Soap Opera Digest.

After graduating from high school, Wright helped her parents run their family-operated gas station/convenience store during the day and managed a tanning salon at night. In 1990, her older brother, Jeffrey, suggested that Wright try her hand at modeling. Two months later, Wright filmed a local commercial and started taking acting classes. Her teacher sent videotapes of the students to a casting director at LOVING. Wright was flown to New York to test for Ally. The rest, as they say, is history.

The year 1995 was a turning point for Wright. LOVING was canceled and she was one of the few stars the network kept for THE CITY. On the personal front, Wright reconnected with a former boyfriend, John. They went to dinner on June 18, got engaged three week later and were married on October 7 that same year. THE CITY began taping October 9.

Three months after THE CITY went off the air, Wright joined GL. She left Springfield in 2005 and planted roots in Port Charles, taking over the role of GH’s Carly Corinthos.

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Random facts

  • Hates to fly.
  • Has an amazing memory, especially for dates.
  • Screen-tested for LOVING and GUIDING LIGHT on the same day June 7, different years (1991 and 1997, respectively).
  • Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, ALL MY CHILDREN) was a bridesmaid at her wedding.
  • Wright and her husband bottle their own wine, grown in their own vineyard in Santa Ynez, Calif. The Web site is www.standingsunwines.com.

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