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Days of our Lives Star Leann Hunley Celebrates Her Birthday

Help this Fan Fave celebrate her special day!

Happy Birthday Leann Hunley Days of our Lives

On Days of our Lives, Anna DiMera is living it up with her beloved Tony, hoping to be a star in a feature film she plans to write herself. In the real-world, performer Leann Hunley is celebrating a major milestone.

Happy Birthday, Leann Hunley

That’s because she was born on February 25, 1955, in Forks, Washington, which means that this talented actress is turning 67 years old today! Hunley began her on-camera career with an episode of Hawaii Five-O, which was followed by another unrelated character on the same series one year later.

Subsequently, she filmed the TV movie The Islander and appeared in four episodes of Battlestar Galactica. Afterward, came roles in B.J. and the Bear and Mrs. Columbo. Between 1979 and 1980, she had a recurring role on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo.

In 1982, after a bit part on Fantasy Island, Hunley was cast as Anna Fredericks Brady on the NBC daytime drama Days of our Lives. She remained in the role for the next four years, earning herself a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the meantime — an honor she didn’t even get to accept. Convinced that she would lose, Hunley skipped the ceremony and instead filmed an episode of Arthur Hailey’s Hotel.

During her time at DAYS, Hunley continued to work in primetime. Among her many side projects were episodes of Hart to Hart, Airwolf, and Knight Rider. Following her exit from the soap, Hunley accepted an offer to appear on Aaron Spelling’s primetime serial Dynasty.

Beginning on June 21, 2007, 21 years since her initial exit, Hunley made her first of many return appearances to DAYS. Though she was a recurring presence until 2017, she had a far more significant storyline between August and October 2019. But now she’s back and fans couldn’t be more thrilled.

Soap Hub would like to wish Leann Hunley a very happy birthday and many more.

Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on Peacock+ in the U.S. and The W Network or Global TV App in Canada. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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