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Annie Ilonzeh

Role Maya, GH

Show General Hospital

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BIRTHDATE: August 23



YEARS ON SHOW: 2008-present


The Texas native was a finance major with an Associates degree who’d transferred to a 4-year college on a basketball scholarship when, in her senior year, she “one day” decided to pursue acting. After visiting Los Angeles, Ilonzeh was hooked and headed west. However, her father insisted, “I’m giving you one year to become a superstar and if you’re not, you’re coming home. Ilonzeh began working almost immediately, nabbing small parts in some big projects. Four years later, she joined the cast of GH as the newest Quartermaine to hit town.

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Random facts

  • Shares her birthday with GH alum Rick Springfield (ex-Noah) and basketball superstar Kobe Bryant.
  • Her full name is Annette Ngosi Ilonzeh.
  • She is the oldest of five girls.
  • When she joined the MP reboot, she was originally "Waitress," but the producers kept bringing her back and gave her the name Natasha.
  • Took a leave from GH to play one of the three principals in the pilot for the CHARLIE'S ANGELS reboot.

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