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Maura West
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Full Name

Maura Jo Snyder

Birthdate

April 27, 1972

Birthplace

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Spouse

Scott DeFreitas (2000-present)

Children

5

Occupation

Actress

Years Active

1995-present

Maura West's daytime career began in 1995 when she joined As the World Turns as Carly Tenney. West left ATWT after just over a year but returned in 1997 and stayed with the show until its cancellation in 2010. Just a few weeks after ATWT final episode, West joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Diane Jenkins but only played the role until August 2011 when the character was killed off.  West joined the cast of General Hospital as Ava Jerome in May 2012.

Personal LifeEdit

West has been married to Scott DeFreitas since 01/22/2000. They share four children: Joseph Peter (b. 03/29/2000), Katherine Marie (b. 01/09/2002), Basil John (b. 01/30/2007) and Birdie West (b. 06/16/2009). West was previously married to Jonathan Knight (1995-1999) and had one child Benjamin (b. 06/1996).

SoapographyEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
2001 Supporting Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2002 Supporting Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2004 Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2005 Special Fan Award - Irresistible Combination Jack and Carly, As the World Turns N
2007 Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns W
2008 Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2009 Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2010 Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns W
2015 Lead Actress Ava Jerome, General Hospital W
2016 Lead Actress Ava Jerome, General Hospital N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1996 Outstanding Villainess Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
1999 Oustanding Young Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2000 Outstanding Younger Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
2001 Favorite Couple Jack and Carly, As the World Turns N
2005 Outstanding Lead Actress Carly Tenney, As the World Turns N
Preceded by
Kim Zimmer (2006);

Susan Haskell (2009) Eileen Davidson (2014)

Lead Actress Winner
2007, 2010, 2015
Succeeded by
Jeanne Cooper (2008);

Laura Wright (2011); Mary Beth Evans (2016)

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