Evans, Mary Beth 1961-

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Evans, Mary Beth 1961-


Born March 7, 1961, in Pasadena, CA; married Michael Schwartz (a plastic surgeon), November 3, 1985; children: Daniel Luke, Katherine Elizabeth, Matthew Joseph. Education: Trained with South Coast Repertory and studied acting elsewhere. Avocational Interests: Gardening, interior decorating, cooking and baking, crafts, scuba diving.


Office—c/o Days of Our Lives, NBC-TV, 3000 West Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91523.


Actress. Appeared as a product spokesperson. Created and performed in variety shows. Founder of Mary Beth's Apple Pies (mail order pie company); worked at a restaurant.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Award, 1989, and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, 1990, both best super couple in a daytime show, both with Stephen Nichols, for Days of Our Lives.


Television Appearances; Series:

Dakota "Koty" Lane, Rituals, syndicated, 1984-85.

Kayla Brady Johnson, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, DOOL, Des jours et des vies, Horton-sagaen, I gode og onde dager, Los dias de nuestras vidas, Meres agapis, Paeivien viemaeae, Vaara baesta aar, Zeit der Sehnsucht, and Zile din viata noastra), NBC, 1986, 1989, 2006—.

Katherine Bell, General Hospital (also known as Hopital central and Hospital general), ABC, between 1993 and 1999.

Katherine Bell Ashton, Port Charles (also known as Port Charles: Desire, Port Charles: Fate, Port Charles: The Gift, Port Charles: Miracles Happen, Port Charles: Naked Eyes, Port Charles: Secrets, Port Charles: Superstitions, Port Charles: Surrender, Port Charles: Tainted Love, Port Charles: Tempted, Port Charles: Time in a Bottle, and Port Charles: Torn), ABC, 1997-99.

Sierra Montgomery Esteban Drake, As the World Turns, CBS, 2004-2005.

Herself, I Wanna Be a Soap Star, SOAPnet, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kitty Beaumont, Secrets of a Mother and Daughter, CBS, 1983.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Katherine Bell, General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1988.

Host, Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1989.

Presenter, Soap Opera Update Awards, Lifetime, 1997.

Presenter, The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Sweet Sixteen," Father Murphy, NBC, 1982.

Chicago Story, NBC, 1982.

Linda and Arlene, "Girls for Sale," Masquerade, ABC, 1983.

Cindy Mattheson, "White-Line Warriors," Knight Rider, NBC, 1984.

Ellie Thompkins, "Four-Eyes," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

Cindy Dirks, "Illustrated Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985.

Nancy Marsden, "Deadly Knightshade," Knight Rider, NBC, 1986.

The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, multiple episodes, including one in 1987.

Julie Knight, "The Sound of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Mrs. Henderson, Crime & Punishment, NBC, 1993.

Herself, SoapTalk, SOAPnet, 2005, multiple episodes in 2006.

"Trials," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2008.

Appeared in episodes of other programs, including Capitol, CBS.

Film Appearances:

Buffy, Toy Soldiers (also known as Guerrilla salvaje), New World Pictures, 1984.

Piper, Lovelines (also known as Suenos juveniles), TriStar, 1984.

Receptionist, American Coffee (short film), 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, 1991, 1997.

Ellie, All This and Moonlight, 1992.

Hannah Jelkes, The Night of the Iguana, 2001.

Leslie Detweiler, The Tangled Snarl, 2004.

Appeared in other productions, including All in Favor Say No, A Christmas Carol, Dead End, Hotel Paradiso, and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.



Soap Opera Digest, November 7, 1995, p. 68.

TV Guide, August 29, 2004, p. 80.


Mary Beth Evans: The Official Website,http://www.marybethevans.com, July 3, 2008.

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