Susan Lucci

BirthDay:

23 Dec 1946

BirthPlace:

Scarsdale, New York, USA

BirthName:

Susan Victoria Lucci

Bio:

Susan Lucci was born on December 23, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York, to Jeanette (Granquist) and Victor Lucci, a building contractor. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, German, and French (mother) descent. Susan grew up in Garden City. Since she can remember, she wanted to be a performer, and through her teenage years, took voice lessons, dance lessons, and participated in community theater. In high school she was the ideal student: took many honors classes, was a cheerleader, staff writer for the school newspaper, was a foreign exchange student to Norway, and performed in the school musicals, including lead roles in "Oklahoma" and "The King and I". After graduating with Honors from Garden City High School, she was accepted and attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, which was noted for its theater program. After graduating with a BFA in theater arts, she moved to New York City, and began going to auditions. One of her first jobs was that of a color girl for CBS. Every day she would report to the studio, and sit on a stool, as technicians developed the new color cameras. Most of her acting work consisted of Off-Broadway understudy roles, day-player roles on soap operas, and extra and stand-in work for movies. In 1969 at the age of twenty-three, she auditioned for a brand new soap opera that was to be called All My Children (1970). She landed the role of Erica Kane, which is still considered by many critics to be one of the best roles on television written for women. Around this time, she met an married restaurant owner Helmut Huber. In 1978, Susan received her first Daytime Emmy nomination. She was nominated again in 1981, and nominated almost every year since then. In the early 1980s, she became the first soap opera actress to appear on the cover of major magazines, as well as the first to star in Movies of the Week. But what made her a household name by the late 1980s was her string of Emmy losses. It became a running joke that the 'Queen of Daytime Television' had no crown. It seems that every time that she would have a real knockout year, another daytime diva would have a more unique story line, or a more challenging acting role, including multiple personalities, or an actress playing more than one character. But in 1999, on her 19th Emmy nomination, she won. She received a four minute standing ovation. Now, after twenty one nominations, she is considered to be one of the most honored performers in the history of television, daytime or primetime.
Filmography

Actor ( 93 credits )

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)  Herself - Guest, My Diary (1 episode, 2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Today Live (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013) Herself
Devious Maids (2013)  Genevieve Delatour (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Deadly Affairs (2012)  Herself - Host (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Katie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Herself (2013)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Long Island Medium (2011)  Herself (1 episode)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Susan Lucci / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Nate Berkus Show (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
We Love Soaps TV (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Planet Soap (2008)  Herself - Guest
Army Wives (2007)  Audrey Whitaker (3 episodes, 2012)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Paula's Party (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (10 episodes, 2007-2013)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Herself / ... (18 episodes, 2007-2010)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Infanity (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Martha (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Showbiz Tonight (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Desperate Housewives (2004)  Erica Kane (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
The Apprentice (2004)  Herself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Higglytown Heroes (2004)  Weather Person Hero (1 episode, 2004)
I Love the '90s (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Jane Pauley Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Party Planner with David Tutera (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Young, Sexy &... (2004)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
Soapography (2004)  Herself (4 episodes, 2004)
That's So Raven (2003)  Miss Charlotte Romano (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Hope & Faith (2003)  Jacqueline Karr (2 episodes, 2004)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Queer Eye (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Family (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002)  Herself - Celebrity Question Presenter (3 episodes, 20
SoapTalk (2002)  Herself (6 episodes, 2003-2006)
The Isaac Mizrahi Show (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Celebrity Dish (2000)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Herself / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
The Greatest (1998)  Herself / ... (1 episode, 2003)
The View (1997)  Herself (8 episodes, 1997-2014)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (17 episodes, 1996-2002)
Extra (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2003)
WWF Raw (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (6 episodes, 1994-2000)
Maury (1991)  Herself (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
The Image Workshop (1991)  Host
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 1989-2008)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Biography (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Invitation to Hell (1984) Jessica Jones
Jeopardy! (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Breakaway (1983)  Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Young Doctors in Love (1982) Susan Lucci (uncredited)
Tom Cottle: Up Close (1982)  Herself (1 episode, 1982)
The Fall Guy (1981)  Veronica Remy (1 episode, 1984)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (15 episodes, 2007-2009)
The Regis Philbin Show (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 1982)
To Tell the Truth (1980)  Herself - Panelist
Dinah and Her New Best Friends (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 1980)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Dallas (1978)  Hillary Taylor (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Fantasy Island (1977)  Gina Edwards (1 episode, 1983)
The Love Boat (1977)  Paula Hastings (1 episode, 1982)
Family Feud (1976)  Herself (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1991)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1995-2014)
Dinah! (1974)  Herself (1 episode, 1980)
The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1973)  Herself (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
All My Children (1970)  Erica Kane / ... (952 episodes, 1970-2011)
Me, Natalie (1969) Cheerleader
Goodbye, Columbus (1969) Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967)  Bit role (1969)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Herself (1 episode, 1992)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Herself (1 episode, 1976)
Today (1952)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
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