Jennifer Gareis was born on August 1 in Lancaster, PA.
Gareis majored in accounting at Franklin & Marshall College.
The actress competed in beauty pageants and held titles for Miss New York and Miss Hawaiian Tropic.
Before joining B&B in 2006, Gareis played Y&R’s Grace Turner.
Gareis married husband Bobby in 2010. They have two children, Gavin, 12, and Sophia, 10.