Though it has been some eight months since Marie Wilson last graced Days of Our Lives with her presence, she remains ever busy and ever employed – a feat worthy of celebration. Equally worthy of feting, is the milestone that the performer is currently recognizing.
Happy Birthday, Maire Wilson
And that’s because she was born on October 12, 1974, in Athens, Greece, which means that this beloved actress is turning 46 years old today! Upon graduating high school, Wilson (nee Flevaras) began modeling.
She launched her acting career in 1999 after winning the role of Sonny Bono’s fourth wife, Susie Coelho, in the made-for-TV movie And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story.
Afterward, Wilson was cast as Port Charles’s Karen Wexler – a role previously helmed by actresses Cari Shayne (1992-1995) and Jennifer Hammon (1997-199). Wilson remained a regular cast member until 2003 when a storyline-dictated exit saw Karen lose her life after being struck by an automobile.
After making her film debut in 2004’s Guarding Eddy, Wilson returned to daytime television as a recast Meg Snyder on CBS’ As the World Turns – a role which she held until the soap’s cancellation in 2010.
Wilson subsequently appeared as a guest star in episodes of Awaken and Criminal Minds, and between 2014 and 2015 she played a recurring character, Bree Tjaden, on Days of Our Lives.
In 2016, she returned to the NBC soap but under the guise of a different character – Summer Townsend. During the course of the year, the character would evolve from being a simple love interest for Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) to a career criminal who was revealed to have familial ties to heroine Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers).
Following a one-year tenure with the sudser, Wilson was dismissed. However, she was invited back for a one-episode reprisal in 2020, during which time she heatedly announced her impending death from cirrhosis of the liver and goaded Maggie, a recovering alcoholic, into falling off the wagon.
Wilson, an avid animal lover, and environment supporter, currently resides in Calabasas, California. She is a mother to 19-year old Skye Alexandra, a daughter that she shares with ex-husband Michael Wilson.
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