Victoria Konefal is inching closer to her Days of Our Lives (DOOL) debut as Ciara Brady.
The actress, who begins airing as Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) strong-willed daughter in early December, replaces Vivian Jovanni, who was written off the soap in May 2017.
Konefal’s a newcomer to daytime, but she’s appeared in a handful of films and guest starred on an episode of Modern Family in 2016. Check out these seven facts about her.
The Name Game
You can call her Victoria, if you like. But she also answers to a couple of nicknames: Kiki and V.
Stats and Facts
The Brooklyn, New York native stands 5’ 6” tall and has blue-green eyes and long auburn hair.
What’s Your Sign?
Konefal turns 21 on October 29, which makes her a Scorpio. She shares her birthday with fellow actresses Kate Jackson, Wynona Ryder, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
She attended Fiorello H. La Guardia High School for the performing arts in New York. While there, she had the honor of attending a speech by a famous Hollywood star.
“James Franco had a talk with us, today. Moments like these make me thankful for going to La Guardia,” Konefal shared on Instagram, adding #blessed. “He’s an acting god.”
Aside from her first love, acting, Konefal also has experience in a few other fields — dancing, singing, and modeling.
Konefal was crowned Miss Poland USA in 2015. During the pageant, she was asked what super power she’d most want to have and chose teleporting.
“Realistically speaking, there’s so much more you can accomplish, if you can go from one state to another continent to another country,” she said, adding that it would be easier to make “the world a better place. I think teleportation would be pretty cool.”
Konefal had an interesting connection to the soap world before she landed on Days of Our Lives. Konefal appeared in the film Deadly Exchange, written by and starring former daytime stars Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa, Passions; ex-Arianna, DAYS) and Jason-Shane Scott (ex-Will, One Life to Live).
Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.