Maura West was born on April 27 in Springfield, MA.
Before GH, she starred as Carly on AS THE WORLD TURNS and as Diane on YOUNG AND RESTLESS.
The actress won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress; two for her work on ATWT in 2007 and 2010, and another in 2015 as GH's Ava.
She is married to former ATWT co-star Scott DeFreitas (ex-Andy).
An avid runner for 16 years, she completed the L.A. Marathon in March 2017.