Kelly Monaco was born on May 23 in Philadelphia, PA.
Monaco made her TV acting debut on BAYWATCH in 1997.
The actress was the first-ever winner of DANCING WITH THE STARS; she took home the mirror ball trophy in 2005.
Monaco will celebrate her 20th year playing Sam on October 1.
The actress was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards twice: Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2003 and Outstanding Lead Actress in 2006.