Hope Brady, Days of our Lives’ former top cop, had but one goal: locate her missing daughter, who has been found but now Hope is nowhere in sight. Luckily Kristian Alfonso, a veteran of the NBC series, has a reason to be seen and celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Kristian Alfonso
And, that’s because she was born on September 5, 1963, in Brockton, Massachusetts, which means that this much-beloved actress is turning 58 years old today! Alfonso harbored dreams of becoming a professional figure skater, but an injury to her landing leg resulted in a change of career.
She began modeling and eventually made the cover of prestigious magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Alfonso quickly transitioned to acting and made her professional debut in the 1981 TV film The Starmaker.
Two years later, Alfonso nabbed the role of legacy character Hope Williams on the NBC daytime soap Days of our Lives. She remained in the role until 1987, at which point she pursued other performing opportunities.
Alfonso spent two seasons playing Pilar Ortega on primetime serial Falcon Crest and in 1993, she made her feature film debut in the thriller Joshua Tree. Alfonso reprised the part of Hope for a six-week period in 1990, at which point she again exited and Hope was presumed dead.
Alfonso returned to DAYS in 1994 and she remained there until this year. Her other acting credits include guest appearances in Who’s the Boss, MacGyver, Full House, Baywatch, Burke’s Law, and Friends. She had a recurring role on Melrose Place, and for a time she hosted a syndicated romance series called Love Stories.
Alfonso has been married to Danny Daggenhurst since October 6, 2001. The couple shares a son, Jack, and together the couple has raised Alfonso’s son Gino (a son from her previous marriage to Simon Macauley) and Daggenhurst’s son Spartan.
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