On-screen, Katie may be going through more heartache via Bill, but off-screen her portrayer is reaching an important milestone.
Happy Birthday, Heather Tom
That’s because she was born on November 4, 1975, in Hinsdale, Illinois, which means that this talented lady is turning 45 years old today! Having been bitten by the acting bug at an early age, Tom was appearing in commercials by the time she was two and at 10, she was dancing with the Seattle Pacific Ballet Company.
A family trip to Los Angeles, used to try and break 13-year-old Tom into the Hollywood biz, resulted in the budding thespian landing an agent, enrolling at the Young Actor’s Space, and landing parts on Who’s the Boss? and Kids Incorporated.
Following a role in the made for television film She’ll Take Romance — in which she played Dynasty star Linda Evans’ daughter — Tom won the coveted role of legacy character Victoria Newman on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
Tom made her soap opera debut on December 12, 1990 and remained with the series until December 2003 — excluding an eight-month hiatus in 1997. During her tenure, Tom was nominated for eight Daytime Emmy awards and she won both the 1993 and 1999 statuette for Outstanding Younger Actress.
After her exit from YR, Tom joined the cast of ABC sudser One Life to Live where she played Kelly Cramer between December 11, 2003, and December 14, 2006. The character earned Tom two further Daytime Emmy nominations (2005 and 2007).
In 2007, Tom took over the part of Katie Logan on the CBS serial The Bold and the Beautiful with her first episode airing August 30, 2007. Since then, Tom has won three consecutive Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress (2011, 2012 and 2013).
Aside from her work in daily drama, Tom has made guest appearances on series including Law & Order: SVU, Monk, The Mentalist, and Lucifer. Outside of her acting career, she owns and operates a design business with her husband James Achor. She also has begun directing.
Soap Hub would like to wish Heather Tom a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.