Marlene McPherson
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Full Name

Marlene Clark Poulter


August 20, 1962


Napa County, California, USA



Years Active


Marlene McPherson's career in daytime started in 1987 when she joined the staff at General Hospital. McPherson held several positions while at GH until she left in 1991 to join the writing staff of Days of our Lives. In 1999, McPherson left DAYS and joined the writing staff of Passions where she stayed for its entire run. McPherson returned to DAYS in 2011 as head writer along with Darrell Ray Thomas Jr. but was replaced in August 2012. McPherson was the head writer of the online revival of All My Children.


  • Assistant to the Producers, script continuity coordinator and script writer at General Hospital (1987-1991)
  • Dialogue writer at Days of our Lives (1991-1993)
  • Breakdown writer at Days of our Lives (1993-1999)
  • Breakdown writer at Passions (1999-2008)
  • Co-Head Writer at Days of our Lives (08/26/2011-08/16/2012)
  • Head Writer at All My Children (04/29/2013-09/02/2013)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

Year Category Series W/N
1994 Writing Team Days of our Lives N
1997 N
1998 N
1999 N
2001 Passions N
2002 N
2003 N
2012 Days of our Lives W

Writers Guild of America

Year Series W/N
1992 Days of our Lives N
1994 Days of our Lives N
2000 Days of our Lives W
2001 Passions N

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