Birth Name: Karla Cheatham Mosley
Birth Place: Susquehanna Depot, Pennsylvania, United States
Karla Mosley made soap history a few years ago when she created the role of soaps’ first transgender woman, but she’s definitely known for so much more.
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The actress was born in Susquehanna Depot, PA but raised in Westchester, NY, not far from the light of Broadway. She made her way to that area when she attended New York University’s Tisch School of Performing Arts and broke into TV in 2003 while still a student.
Mosley landed a role on the kids’ show Hi-5 and for three years taught youngsters how to stay in shape with stretching, exercising, and dancing. She also didn’t let a job while in college stand in the way of her education, as Mosley also spent time at The Roy Hart Vocal Institute in France.
However, she didn’t leave her Hi-5 cast in the dust and joined them when they performed a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
She eventually made her way into the soap world as Christina Moore Boudreau on the now-defunct Guiding Light. Coincidentally, while on Guiding Light, her character married Remy Boudreau, played by her future B&B co-star Remy Boudreau. It’s a small soap world after all.
When she did arrive on the B&B scene, she took it all by storm by not only being the first female transgender character, but by her character marrying Rick Forrester, a member of the soaps’ core family. The pair fell in love when Rick had no idea of his new girlfriend’s past.
Before landing her The Bold and the Beautiful role, Mosley appeared in several off-Broadway productions, including Dreamgirls. She could also be seen in films Burn After Reading and Red Hook. Episodic television appearances include The Price Is Right, Law and Order, Battlecreek, and Gossip Girl, so Mosley is a prolific actor indeed.
When not acting, Mosley dedicates herself to charity, and has worked with various homeless organizations. She’s also the celebrity ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association.
- In 2016, Mosley sang a rousing rendition of the National Anthem at LA’s Dodger Stadium.
- Mosley helped raise money for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign by performing in a Broadway benefit for the then-future president.
- As a child, Mosley was a member of the children’s musical group, The Sugar Beats.
- Mosley wasn’t just seen on Hi-5, she also provided a voice for a talkative character named Chatterbox.
- — Jeremiah Frei-Pearson
No stranger to daytime, Karla Mosley starred as Christina Moore on Guiding Light from 2008-2009, prior to taking on the maverick role of Maya Avant Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful on January 22, 2013.
Her other television credits include Hi-5, Law & Order: CI, Gossip Girl, Nate the Great and Hart of Dixie. Her film credits include Men in Black 3, Burn After Reading and For Love of the Film.
Karla Mosley Photos
Actor (5 Credits)
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Show)
7703 — 2017
7702 — 2017
7701 — 2017
Angel From Hell (TV Show)
Practice Guy — 2016Clara 2016
Battle Creek (TV Show)
Cereal Killer — 2015Kira 2015
Burn After Reading (Movie)Party Guest #2 2008
The Knights of Prosperity (TV Show)
Operation: Oswald Montecristo — 2007Page No. 2 2007
Guest (2 Credits)
Home & Family (TV Show)
5153 — 20172017
The Talk (TV Show)
Emmy Nominations; Bold and Beautiful Anniversary — 2017
The Talk — 2015
Appearing (1 Credits)
The Price Is Right (TV Show)
The Price Is Right — 20132013