Watros, Cynthia 1968–

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WATROS, Cynthia 1968–

(Cynthia M. Watros)


Born September 2, 1968, in Lake Orion, MI; daughter of Bruce Watros (an electrical engineer) and Nancy Salvador (a legal secretary); married Curtis "Curt" Gilliland (a restaurateur), 1996; children: Emma Rose Marie, Sadie Anna Marie. Education: Boston University, B.F.A., 1993, acting; also attended Macomb Community College. Avocational Interests: Dancing, skiing.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Principal Entertainment, 1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actress. Appeared in commercials; worked as a waitress. Also known as Cynthia M. Watros.

Awards, Honors: Career Entry Award, Boston University; Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding villainess, both 1998, for Guiding Light.


Television Appearances; Series:

Annie Dutton Banks, Guiding Light, CBS, 1994–98.

Victoria "Vicky" Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon (temporary replacement), Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1998.

Erin Fitzpatrick, Titus, Fox, 2000–2002.

Kellie Newmark, The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2002–2004.

Maggie, Washington Street, CBS, beginning 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

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

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

Herself, The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Reporter, "After Shakespeare," New York Undercover, Fox, 1994.

Gayley, "Striptease," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1997.

Helen Jeffries, "Perfect Helen," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Phoebe Gunther, "The Silent Speaker: Parts 1 & 2," A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2003.

Also appeared as guest panelist, Rendez–View, Spike TV.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Fox, 1998.

Nicki, Saint Louie, CBS, 2004.

Vincenza, CBS, 2004.

Maggie, Washington Street, CBS, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Diane Harris, Cafe Society, Cineville Inc., 1995, The Screening Room, 1997.

Pam, His and Hers, Alliance Independent Films, 1997.

(Uncredited) Blink of an Eye (also known as Urban Jungle), Artisan Entertainment/Mainline Releasing, 1999.

Alma Tutwiler, Yellow Bird, Yellowbird Productions, 2000.

Sam, Mercy Streets, Providence Entertainment, 2000.

Kate, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Cargo Films/TLA Releasing, 2002.

Connie, Duane Incarnate, 2004.

Jane, American Crude, Sheffer/Kramer Productions, 2005.

Perry Ann Lewis, Just Pray, Tit 4 Tat Productions/Omaha Pictures, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy for Brenda and Collette, Four Dogs and a Bone, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1993–94.

Appeared in other productions, including an appearance as Agnes Gooch, Auntie Mame.



Herself, The Making of "Mercy Streets" (short documentary), Signal Hill Pictures, 2001.



People Weekly, November 26, 2001, pp. 163–65.

TV Guide, May 20, 2000, pp. 44–47; September 28, 2002, p. 8.