Kelly Kruger appears off and on as Mac on The Young and the Restless and Eva on The Bold and the Beautiful, but that’s not all the actress is cheering about these days!
Kruger, a native of Montreal, Canada, was born on November 12, 1982, which means she turned 36 years old yesterday!
At the age of 17, she was discovered by Elite Models when she and her family took a vacation to Los Angeles.
Her big break came when she took over the part of Mackenzie “Mac” Browning, the granddaughter of Katherine Chancellor (the late, great Jeanne Cooper) in 2002.
She played the part for a year, bringing to climax the storyline in which Mac and Billy (then Ryan Brown, now Jason Thompson) finally married only to erroneously learn that they were first cousins. (It turned out they were not!)
After Y&R, she worked regularly in episodic television, guesting on series including Bones, Knight Rider, and Entourage.
But the role she’s most thankful for landing is the one on the series Blue Mountain State, the show that starred Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B) whom Kruger wed in 2016.
Kruger became an official soap hopper in 2014 when she joined the cast of B&B as Eva, Forrester International’s top public relations exec, the character name a nod to the show’s own chief public relations exec, Eva Basler!
Soap Hub joins Kruger’s family, friends, and fans in wishing her the happiest of birthdays and many happy returns!