Sofer, Rena 1968–

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SOFER, Rena 1968–


Full name, Rena S. Sofer; born December 2, 1968, in Arcadia, CA; daughter of Martin (an Orthodox Jewish rabbi) and Susan (a professor of psychology) Sofer; married Wallace Kurth (an actor and musician), March 31, 1995 (divorced, 1997); married Sanford Bookstaver (a director, producer, and writer), May 18, 2003; children: (first marriage) Rosabel Rosalind; (second marriage) Avalon Leone; Meghann (stepdaughter). Education: Attended Montclair State College; studied acting in New York City. Avocational Interests: Running, watching films.


Agent—Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; Karen Forman, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—Nancy Iannios, Nancy Iannios Public Relations, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (some sources cite 8225 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046).


Actress. Worked as a model; appeared in industrial films, commercials, and music videos.

Awards, Honors:

Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, and Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding younger actress, both 1995, for General Hospital.


Television Appearances; Series:

Joyce Abernathy, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1987.

Amelia "Rocky" McKenzie Domecq, Loving (also known as The City), ABC, 1988–91.

Lois Cerullo Ashton Ashton, General Hospital, ABC, 1993–97, 1998.

Eve Cleary Burns, a recurring role, Melrose Place, Fox, 1998–99.

Suzanne Vandermeer, Oh Grow Up, ABC, 1999.

Ms. Gibson, Opposite Sex, Fox, 2000.

Bonnie Hane, a recurring role, Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2001.

Grace Hall, The Chronicle (also known as News from the Edge), Sci–Fi Channel, 2001–2002.

Vicki Costa, Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2002–2003.

Susan Walker (some sources cite Susan Freeman), Coupling, NBC, 2003.

Christie Dunbar, Blind Justice, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, VH1, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Andrea Larson, Saved by the Bell—Hawaiian Style, NBC, 1992.

Kerry Ellison, Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story, Lifetime, 1996.

Darcy Canfield, The Stepsister, USA Network, 1997.

Penny Randolph, Nightmare Street, ABC, 1998.

Miss Desjarden, Carrie, NBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

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

Member of blue team, Battle of the Network Stars, NBC, 2003.

(In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994.

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Veronica, "The Last Sonnet," Freshman Dorm, CBS, 1992.

Veronica, "Sex, Truth, and Theatre," Freshman Dorm, CBS, 1992.

Stephanie, "When Hermie Met Crawford's Girlfriend," Herman's Head, Fox, 1993.

Risa Glickman, "Caroline and the Nice Jewish Boy," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1996.

Mary Anne, "The Muffin Tops," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997.

Dr. Carrie Ann Trent, "D.O.A.," Timecop, ABC, 1998.

Jean Kelly, "Womyn Fest," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1998.

Lauren Henderson, "Two Guys, a Girl and a Recovery," Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Sam, "Lost and Found," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2000.

Dawn Cheswick, "Dog Eat Dog," Cursed (also known as The Weber Show), NBC, 2001.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Katie, "The One with the Cooking Class," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Alison Roufow, "Grave Young Men," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Herself, "A Funny Business," Imagine…, BBC, 2003.

Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2003.

Melrose Place: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, The E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Locklear, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Elizabeth Hopewell, Glory, Glory, CBS, 1998.

Suzanne Vandermeer, Oh Grow Up, ABC, 1999.

Ms. Gibson, Opposite Sex, Fox, 2000.

Grace Hall, The Chronicle (also known as News from the Edge), Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Christie Dunbar, Blind Justice, ABC, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Shayna, A Stranger among Us (also known as Close to Eden), Buena Vista, 1992.

Judy, Twin Sitters (also known as The Babysitters), Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1994.

Rachel Rose, Keeping the Faith, Buena Vista, 2000.

Hedy Pullman, March, Kanan/Hammerschlag, c. 2000.

Helena's friend, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2001.

Appeared in the student film Theresa.



Christina Skye, Enchantment, Renaissance Productions, 1998.



InStyle, February, 2004, p. 264.

People Weekly, October 31, 1994, pp. 117–18; June 16, 2003, p. 104.

TV Guide, October 12, 2002, p. 14.