Thanks to a lead from her boyfriend’s jewelry contact, General Hospital’s Nina Reeves seems to be inching ever closer to deducing the identity of her long-missing offspring. And while Nina is celebrating her good fortune, actress Cynthia Watros is celebrating a milestone moment.
Happy Birthday, Cynthia Watros
And that’s because she was born on September 2, 1968, in Lake Orion, Michigan, which means that this soap hopping fan favorite is turning 52 years old today! Fresh from obtaining her BA degree in Theater from Boston University, Watros landed her first professional acting credit: “Reporter” in an episode of New York Undercover.
Afterward, she joined the cast of CBS’s Guiding Light in the role of Nurse Annie Dutton. Originally a heroine and the intended love interest for Robert Newman’s Joshua Lewis, Watros garnered a great deal of critical acclaim (and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress) for a storyline in which Annie succumbed to madness – the result of losing Josh to his true love, Reva Shayne.
Off her four years in daytime, Watros turned her attention to primetime series and quickly landed a starring role on a sitcom. For two years she played Erin Fitzpatrick, the fiance of title character Titus.
Following Titus’ cancellation, Watros took on the role of Kellie Newmark on The Drew Carey Show, a gig that lasted another two years. Between 2005 and 2006, Watros played Libby Smith on the ABC thriller Lost.
The actress’s resume includes parts in several films – including Café Society, His and Hers, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, and Electrik Children – and a plethora of guest appearances on series like Spin City, Profiler, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Raines, In Plain Sight, and CSI.
Watros’s other daytime credits include a brief turn as Another World’s Vicky Hudson and her one year tenure at YR where she originated the role of Kelly Andrews. Watros has played GH’s Nina Reeves since June 17, 2019 – a role she assumed from incumbent actress Michelle Stafford.
Soap Hub would like to wish Cynthia Watros a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.