For General Hospital’s Alexis Davis, there isn’t a whole lot to celebrate, considering she’s serving time in Pentonville for attempting to kill Dante while drunk, even though she was aiming for Franco. Luckily, life is much kinder to performer Nancy Lee Grahn who has a major milestone to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Nancy Lee Grahn!
That’s because she was born on April 28, 1956, in Skokie, Illinois, which means that this talented daytime veteran is turning 65 years old today! Grahn’s interest in acting presented itself at an early age – no doubt thanks to her parent’s involvement with their local community playhouse.
Grahn made her stage debut in a production of Oklahoma and continued performing in plays throughout her school years. Grahn subsequently relocated to New York City where she studied acting with Sandy Meisner and Bill Epsen and appeared in a number of plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Barefoot in the Park.
Her first television role was Beverly Wilkes on ABC’s One Life to Live, which she held between 1978 and 1982. Immediately following her exit from the part, Grahn guest-starred in a plethora of primetime programs, including The Incredible Hulk, Magnum P.I., Quincy, M.E., Simon & Simon and Murder She Wrote.
In 1985, she was cast as Julia Wainwright on the now-canceled soap Santa Barbara. She remained there until the final episode in 1993. For her work on the series, Grahn won the 1989 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress Award – which she shares with actress Debbi Morgan.
Grahn, who has played General Hospital’s Alexis Davis since September 28, 1996, has also appeared in episodes of Model’s Inc., Renegade, Diagnosis: Murder, and Castle. Her further credits include the Obsessed with a Married Woman, Kid’s Don’t Tell and Children of the Corn III (all feature films), and recurring roles in series such as Melrose Place and Murder One.
Soap Hub would like to wish Nancy Lee Grahn 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.