Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Flannery has portrayed Stephanie Forrester, the strong-willed, manipulative but fiercely protective matriarch of the Forrester fashion dynasty, on The Bold and the Beautiful since the show's premiere in 1987.
Born and raised in New York, Susan received her BFA in Theater at Stevens College in Missouri and attended graduate school at Arizona State before arriving in Hollywood. Discovered by producer Irwin Allen, Susan made her television debut in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and shortly thereafter was offered the role of Dr. Laura Horton on Days of our Lives, a role which won her an Emmy Award during her eight-year stint.
Susan was cast as Robert Wagner's secretary and lover in the epic disaster film The Towering Inferno. Her performance won her a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Acting Debut in a Motion Picture.
Susan received an Emmy nomination for her starring role in the NBC mini-series The Moneychangers, opposite Kirk Douglas, and appeared in the television movies Women in White and Anatomy of a Seduction. In 1981, she did a ten-week stint as a devious high-powered public relations consultant in conflict with J.R. Ewing on Dallas.
Off-screen, Susan produced the cable soap opera New Day in Eden with Michael Jaffe. She is a licensed pilot and a gourmet cook. In addition, she serves as a regular director on B&B, and in 1995, was nominated for a Directors Guild Award.
Hope & Faith
The Bold and the Beautiful
March 24, 1987 to November 26, 2012
; December 7, 2012
; December 10, 2012
(through a DVD Stephanie left behind)
Shaft of Love
Money on the Side
Anatomy of a Seduction
Women in White
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
Love Thy Neighbor
The Green Hornet
Days of our Lives
Dr. Laura Spencer Horton
1966 to 1975
The Time Tunnel
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Death Valley Days
The Towering Inferno
Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2000, 2002, 2003; for The Bold and the Beautiful
Winner, Outstanding Actress (1975; Laura Horton on Days of our Lives
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013; for The Bold and the Beautiful
Nomination, Outstanding Actress (1975; Laura Horton on Days of our Lives
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (1977; for Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; for The Bold and the Beautiful
PLACE OF BIRTH: Jersey City, New Jersey
DATE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1943