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Genie Francis
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Full Name

Eugenia Ann Francis

Birthdate

May 26, 1962

Birthplace

Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Spouse

Jonathan Frakes (1988-present)

Children

2

Occupation

Actress

Years Active

1979-present

Genie Francis daytime career began in 1979 when she took over the role of Laura Webber on General Hospital. Francis became a household name when her character was paired with Anthony Geary's Luke. Francis opted to leave GH in early 1983 but would return in 1985 for a return appearance. During her time away from GH, Francis appeared on Days of our Lives as Diana Colville and All My Children as Ceara Connor. In 1993, Francis returned to GH. When Francis' contract was up in 2002 she asked for more vacation time (similar to the deal Geary holds) but was refused and Francis decided to leave the show. GH asked Francis back in 2006 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Luke and Laura's wedding. Francis brief return would earn her a Daytime Emmy Award in 2007. In 2008, Francis made another return appearance to GH this one lasting three months. In 2011, Francis joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Genevieve Atkinson. Francis was written out of Y&R in November 2012 and returned to GH in February 2013 for a six month arc. Francis returned to GH again in June 2013.

Personal LifeEdit

Francis has been married to Jonathan Frakes since 05/28/1988. They have two children: Jameson Ivor (b. 08/20/1994) and Elizabeth Francis (b. 05/30/1997).

SoapographyEdit

  • Laura Spencer on General Hospital (12/28/1979-01/15/1983; 11/14/1983-12/27/1983; 11/09/1985-12/11/1985; 10/29/1992-09/06/2005; 10/26/2006-11/22/2007; 08/25/2008-11/12/2009; 02/11/2013-08/28/2013; 06/05/2015-present)
  • Diana Colville on Days of our Lives (04/13/1986-06/21/1989)
  • Ceara Connor on All My Children (1990-1991)
  • Genevieve Atkinson on The Young and the Restless (05/27/2011-11/02/2012)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1997 Lead Actress Laura Spencer, General Hospital N
2002 Special Fan Award - America's Favorite Couple Luke and Laura, General Hospital N
2007 Supporting Actress Laura Spencer, General Hospital W
2012 Supporting Actress Genevieve Atkinson, The Young and the Restless N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1997 Outstanding Lead Actress Laura Spencer, General Hospital W

Soapy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1981 Outstanding Actress Laura Spencer, General Hospital W

TV Land Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
2006 Most Wonderful Wedding Luke and Laura, General Hospital N

Young Artist Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1979 Best Juvenile Actress - Daytime Laura Webber, General Hospital N
1980 Best Young Actress - Daytime Laura Webber, General Hospital W
1981 Best Young Actress - Daytime Laura Spencer, General Hospital N
Preceded by
Gina Tognoni (2006)
Supporting Actress Winner
2007
Succeeded by
Gina Tognoni (2008)

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