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Francis, Genie 1962- (Genie Ann Francis)

Francis, Genie 1962- (Genie Ann Francis)

PERSONAL

Full name, Eugenie Ann Francis; born May 26, 1962, in Englewood, NJ; daughter of Ivor Francis (an actor), mother, an actress; married Jonathan Frakes (an actor, director, and producer), May 28, 1988; children: Jameson Ivor, Elizabeth Francis. Avocational Interests: Knitting.

Career:

Actress. Appeared in print ads for Medifast nutrition and weight loss systems, 2007. The Cherished Home (a cottage furnishings and home accessories store), Belfast, ME, owner and operator.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination, best juvenile actress in a daytime series, 1980, Young Artist Award, best young actress in a daytime television series, Soapy Award, outstanding actress, 1981, Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a daytime series, 1982, Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding lead actress, 1997, Young Artist Award nominations, best juvenile actress in a daytime series, 1980, and best young actress in a daytime series, 1982, Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1997, Special Fan Award nomination (with Anthony Geary), Daytime Emmy Awards, America's favorite couple, 2002, TV Land Award nomination (with Anthony Geary), most wonderful wedding, 2006, Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2007, all for General Hospital.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

The Baby Dance, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Defying Gravity, Other Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1991.

Linda Wilson, "A Therapeutic Moment," Class 1 Acts: '91-'92, Manhattan Class Company Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Also appeared in The Group, Manhattan Class Company; Crimes of the Heart; See How They Run.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Mrs. Spiegel, Camp Nowhere, Buena Vista, 1994.

(As Genie Ann Francis) Marsha/Marcia, Teacher's Pet (animated; also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"), Buena Vista, 2004.

Lisa Lowe, Thunderbirds (also known as Thunderbirds—Les sentinelles de l'air), Universal, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Laura Vining Webber Baldwin Spencer, General Hospital, ABC, 1976-81, 1983-84, 1993-2002, 2006.

Patricia "Tyger" Hayes-Marshall, Bare Essence, NBC, 1983.

Diana Colville Winters, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 1987-89.

Ceara Connor Hunter, All My Children, ABC, 1990-92.

Ceara Connor Hunter, Loving, ABC, 1991.

Voices of Betty Ross and Sister Rose, The Incredible Hulk (animated), UPN, 1996-97.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Patricia "Tyger" Hayes, Bare Essence, CBS, 1982.

Brett Main, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Brett Main Hazard, North and South, Book II (also known as North and South II), ABC, 1986.

Brett Main Hazard, John Jakes Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III (also known as Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III and North and South III), ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kris Buckner, "Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss," NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1993.

Sarah, Terror in the Shadows, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 24th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, Nine Network, 1982.

Host, Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1988.

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Host, Before They Were Stars, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1995.

Laura Spencer, "General Hospital": Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

The "General Hospital" 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

Intimate Portrait; Genie Francis, Lifetime, 2001.

Presenter, The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Alice Dennison, "Jury Duty: Parts 1 & 2," Family, ABC, 1976.

"Valentine's Day Special," Family Feud (also known as Family Fortune and The Best of Family Feud), 1978.

Cohost, Fridays, 1981.

Christa Atland, "Daddy's Little Girl," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.

Jenny Bernard, "Outsiders," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1984.

Woman to Woman, 1984.

Victoria Brandon, "Birds of a Feather," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984.

"The Matriarch," Glitter, ABC, 1985.

Victoria Brandon Griffin, "Corned Beef and Carnage," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Susan Timmons, "Body Shot," The New Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and Mike Hammer), CBS, 1987.

"Barriers," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1987.

Victoria Brandon Griffin, "The Fixer-Upper," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

(Uncredited) Laura Spencer, "Suck Up or Shut Up," Roseanne, ABC, 1994.

Amber Lake, "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Herself, "As the World Turns to Crap," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Gwen McMichael, "Gwen, Larry, Dick, and Mary," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life As We Know It), NBC, 2000.

Mother, "Destiny," Roswell, The WB, 2000.

Rachel, "Image," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 2000.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2006.

The View, ABC, 2006.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Host and Laura Spencer, Luke and Laura, Vol. 1: Lovers on the Run, 1994.

Host and Laura Spencer, Luke and Laura, Vol. 2: Greatest Love of All, 1995.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Daytime TV, March 5, 1994.

McCall's, August, 1994, p. 92.

Soap Opera Digest, February 15, 1994; May 9, 1995.

Soap Opera Update, November 26, 1996.

Soap Opera Weekly, November 19, 1996.

TV Guide, October 16, 1993; May 17, 1997.

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