Mary Beth Evans
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May 23, 1986 to May 26, 1992; June 12, 2006 to February 17, 2009; June 18, 2010 to June 29, 2010; September 23, 2010 to Present
At A Glance

Mary Beth Evans was voted Best Actress by her 4th-grade classmates in Orange County, California. From there the self-described "beach girl" set her sights on a performing career. At 14 she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes. Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Mary Beth spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory.

Evans was voted Best Actress by her fourth-grade classmates in Orange County, California. From there, the self-described "beach girl" set her sights on a performing career. At 14, she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes. Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Mary Beth spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory.

Evans is known not only for her earlier stint on Days of our Lives, but also as Katherine Bell on General Hospital and Sierra Montgomery on As the World Turns. She has appeared in many television shows and movies in guest roles, local theatre productions and was nominated for, and won, a Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Supercouple, with co-star Stephen Nichols (Steve "Patch" Johnson).

As a working mother, Evans finds time to enjoy interior decorating, cooking, and crafts. She has a mail order business for fresh, bake-them-yourself apple pies. She married Dr. Michael Schwartz in 1985, and together they reside in Southern California with their three children, Danny, Katie, and Matthew.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
As The World Turns
Sierra Estaban
December 26, 2000 to January 25, 2001; April 10, 2001 to September 2004 [recurring]; November 15, 2004 to October 10, 2005 [contract]; July 21, 2010 to August 13, 2010

General Hospital
Katherine Bell
July 13, 1993 to October 11, 1999

Murder, She Wrote
Julie Knight
1993

Days of our Lives
Kayla Brady
May 23, 1986 to May 26, 1992; June 12, 2006 to February 17, 2009; June 18, 2010 to June 29, 2010; September 23, 2010 to Present

Knight Rider
Nancy Marsden
1986

Remington Steele
Cindy Dirks
1985

Knight Rider
Cindy Mattheson
1984

Rituals
Dakota "Koty" Lane
1984-1985

Riptide
Ellie Thompkins
1984

Masquerade
Linda/Arlene
1983

Secrets of a Mother and Daughter
Kitty Beaumont
1983

Father Murphy
Josephine
1982

Acting Portfolio: FILM
American Coffee
Receptionist
2001

Lovelines
Piper
1984

Toy Soldiers
Buffy
1984

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2015, 2016; for Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series (2016; for The Bay)

Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2016, 2018; for Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2008; for Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives)

Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Supercouple (1989; for Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives; with Stephen Nichols)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Outstanding Supercouple (1990; for Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives; with Stephen Nichols)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Pasadena, California

DATE OF BIRTH: March 7, 1961

HEIGHT: 5'4"

HAIR: Blonde

EYES: Blue

MARITAL STATUS: Married, Michael Schwartz [Nov 3, 1985]

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