"It was 20 years ago today that we fell in love. Our relationship has been nothing short of miraculous," Grahn wrote on Facebook. "To have found each other was hard enough, to have stayed together for 20 years in Hollywood is a rarity, but to still love each other after all this time, especially after I opened a Twitter account, is just beyond imagination. I am one lucky Diva." The Illinois native, who also played One Life to Live's Beverly Wilkes and Santa Barbara's Julia Wainwright, joined the ABC soap as her legal eagle alter ego in 1996, an occasion which she has chosen to celebrate with fans via social media.
She went on to muse about how her milestone would be celebrated.
"I'm so excited about this anniversary...and about my presents. I can't wait to see the 40x80 photo of me hanging in the hallway outside of Frank [Valentini, GH's executive producer]'s office that you are giving me for an anniversary present, along with the life-size image of me that you had mosaic-ed into the brick underneath the General Hospital sign as you enter the studio. And thanks in advance for Maurice [Benard, Sonny Corinthos]'s parking space. It won't kill him to walk an extra 68 feet."
You can read the entirety of Grahn's Facebook letter here.
Grahn has also been celebrating with fans on Twitter, promising to answer anything fans might ask.
To celebrate the event, Soap Central created a special smooshed name hashtag on Twitter -- #Grahnspital. "Sounds contagious," Grahn replied with a laughing emoji, prompting a hashtag redo: #Generalexis.
Several of the actress' coworkers, friends, and fans have already congratulated Grahn on the milestone moment, and you can get in on the action, too! Tweet the actress directly at @NancyLeeGrahn, or comment below and share this story so your voice can be heard.
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