Judi Evans 411
BIRTHDATE: July 12
BIRTHPLACE: Montebello, CA
STAR SIGN: Cancer
YEARS ON SHOW: 1986-'91; 2003-'07; 2007-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married Michael Luciano, a field cameraman for CNBC, in 1993. She was previously married to Robert Eth from 1990-'92.
CHILDREN: Son Austin Michael (born May 26, 1996)
Though Judi Evans was born in Montebello, CA and grew up in Monterey Park, it would be accurate to add that the actress grew up professionally on daytime. Evans made her television debut on the CBS drama GUIDING LIGHT in 1983 as the troubled Beth Raines. Her performance won her the 1984 Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress. In 1986 Evans joined NBC's DAYS OF OUR LIVES, where she portrayed the popular Adrienne Kiriakis opposite Wally Kurth's (ex-Ned, GENERAL HOSPITAL) Justin. From 1991 to 1999 Evans played Paulina Carlino on ANOTHER WORLD, a character that she described as "sweet and devilish." The role won her the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1998. Evans was nominated for two additional Soap Opera Digest awards — Hottest Female Star in 1993 and Favorite Daytime Supercouple on a Daytime Serial — shared with Vincent Irizarry (ex-Lujack, GL; now David, Y&R) in 1986. After the cancellation of AW, Evans took time off to focus on her family and moved back to California following her husband, an L.A.-based cameraman for CNBC. She returned briefly to acting in 2000 when she played Patsy Ramsey in the made-for-TV movie Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery. To the delight of her fans she came back to daytime in 2003 to play Mimi's trashy mother Bonnie Lockhart on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Bonnie left Salem in early 2007, but Adrienne soon returned to town. Evans official Web site is www.judievans.net.