Mary Beth Evans

Birth Name: Mary Beth Evans
Birth Place: Pasadena, California, United States
Profession: Actor


A born and bred Pasadena, California girl, Evans was voted “Best Actress” by her fourth grade classmates. She began working at Taco Bell as a teen to pay for acting classes.

Upon graduating from Huntington Beach High School, Evans spent five months in Europe. She then returned to The States and joined the esteemed South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California. After landing her first play, she began working steadily.

In 1984, Evans was cast on the primetime soap Rituals. It was a precursor to a strong daytime career, starting with the role of Kayla Brady on Days of our Lives in 1986. Gigs on General Hospital (as Katherine Bell) and As the World Turns (as Sierra Montgomery) followed.

The entrepreneurial Evans turned her love for baking into her own business in 2005, Mary Beth’s Apple Pie Company in 2005. In her free time, she also writes and blogs at Plank: A Platform for Inspired Living.

Evans currently resides in Southern Los Angeles with her family.

Fast Facts

  • March 7, 1961 — Birthdate
  • She is the youngest of four children, has one older brother and two older sisters.
  • In 2005, she started Mary Beth’s Apple Pie Company using her modified version of an old family recipe. The company went on to sell more than 3,000 pies on QVC, as well as mini pie versions on
  • In 2013, she became a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care.
  • After blogging for several years on, Mary Beth launched her own lifestyle blog, Plank, in January 2015.
  • Made her television debut in 1982 in an episode of Father Murphy.
  • Landed her first soap role as Dakota “Koty” Lane on primetime’s short-lived Rituals in 1984.
  • Won double Daytime Emmy Award gold in 2006 as Outstanding Lead Actress on a Drama Series for her role as Kayla on Days and Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for her role as Sara on The Bay.


  • Michael Schwartz — Spouse
  • Daniel Luke Schwartz — Son
  • Katherine Elizabeth Schwartz — Daughter
  • Matthew Joseph Schwartz — Son

Mary Beth Evans Photos

Actor (11 Credits)

Title Role Year

Days of Our Lives (TV Show)

13203 — 2017
13202 — 2017
13201 — 2017

Kayla Brady Johnson 2017

General Hospital (TV Show)

General Hospital — 2013
General Hospital — 2013

Katherine Bell 2013

Criminal Minds (TV Show)

Remembrance of Things Past — 2010

Candice DeLilly 2010

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Show)

Trials — 2008


Murder, She Wrote (TV Show)

The Sound of Murder — 1993

Julie Knight 1993

Knight Rider (TV Show)

Deadly Knight Shade — 1986
White-Line Warriors — 1984

Nancy 1984 - 1986

Lovelines (Movie)

Piper 1984

Toy Soldiers (Movie)

Buffy 1984

Masquerade (TV Show)

Girls for Sale — 1983

Linda/Arlene 1983

Father Murphy (TV Show)

Sweet Sixteen — 1982

Josephine 1982

Rituals (TV Show)

Dakota `Koty' Lane

Judge (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

I Wanna Be a Soap Star (TV Show)

The Heat Is On — 2007
Casting — 2007


Guest (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Home & Family (TV Show)

Home & Family — 2016
Home & Family — 2016


Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2006
Soap Talk — 2006
Soap Talk — 2005

2005 - 2006