|Maura West Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||April 27, 1972|
Maura West is an American actress who uses her mother’s maiden name, West, as her stage name. In 1995, when she was only 23 years old, Maura West started working on the CBS daytime soap opera As The World Turns, and portrayed Carly Tenney for 15 years, until the series finale in 2010. Her fame and career seem to have been firmly established by her appearances in the daytime soap operas that she has worked on; as the character Diane Jenkins on The Young and Restless, and as Ava Jerome on General Hospital.
Maura Jo Snyder
Maura West, Maura Jo West DeFreitas
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Maura West attended Boston University of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
- Siblings – She has 3 older siblings.
Maura West is managed by –
- Innovative Artists, (Talent Agency), Santa Monica, California, United States
- Power Entertainment Group (Manager), Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Maura West has dated –
- Jonathan Knight (1995-1999) – Maura West got married to Jonathan Knight, an American writer, in 1995. They were married for 4 years until they divorced in 1999. They have 1 child together, Benjamin Crawford.
- Scott DeFreitas (2000-Present) – Maura West has been married to Scott DeFreitas, an American actor since 2000. They got together soon after her divorce from Jonathan Knight. They have 4 children together, Joseph Peter (Son), Katherine Marie (Daughter), Basil John (Son), and Birdie West (Daughter).
Race / Ethnicity
She has American ancestry.
- Petite Physique
- Blonde hair
Best Known For
- Acting in the 2012 film Come Back To Me
- Appearing in American TV shows such as As The World Turns, The Young And The Restless, and General Hospital
As a Singer
She performed the song All Through The Night (Ar Hyd y Nos) in the General Hospital TV series in 2016.
Maura West made her theatrical film debut playing the role of Eileen on Come Back To Me in 2014.
First TV Show
Maura West made her TV show debut playing the character of Carly Tenney in an Episode dated April 11, 1995, in the drama, romance TV series As The World Turns.
Maura West Favorite Things
- Baseball Team – New York Yankees
Source – IMDb
Maura West Facts
- One of her children has joined mum’s trade. Her son Joseph Peter DeFreitas, is an actor on Broadway.
- She is the youngest of 4 children and has 5 children of her own.
- Her 2nd child, Joseph Peter, was born on the television show A Baby Story in March 2000.
- Maura West’s list of acting credits is mainly from her prime job of performing in 3 daytime soap operas. However, she has appeared on a movie, a reality series, a documentary, and countless talk shows as of early 2019.
- She met her 2nd husband, Scott DeFreitas on the TV series As The World Turns, when they were co-stars.
- In 1999, her fiancé Scott DeFreitas at that time proposed to Maura via the giant video screen in the center field used to display stats and scores in Yankee Stadium.
- Both the men that she has been married to work in the entertainment field, Scott DeFreitas works as an actor, and Jonathan Knight works in visual effects.
- She has been featured in numerous magazine articles and on the cover of many magazines that write about the world of daytime productions since 1996 such as Soap Opera Digest, and CBS Soaps In Depth, among others.
- The theatrical film she appeared on, Come Back To Me is an adaption of the novel “The Resurrectionist” by Wrath James White.
- She is a 20 times nominee for various awards in daytime television and 4 times winner of daytime awards as of early 2019.
- The Soap Opera Digest Awards has nominated Maura West 5 times in different categories between 1996 and 2005, for her role on As The World Turns.
- Her 1st ever nomination was in the category of “Outstanding Villainess” in 1996.
- The Online Film & Television Association Awards has nominated her 5 times in different categories between 2001 and 2009, for her role on As The World Turns.
- The Gold Derby TV awards have nominated her twice (as of early 2019), and she has won once. She was nominated in 2004 for the category “Lead Actress – Daytime Drama”, for her role on As The World Turns, and in 2013 for the category “Actress – Daytime Drama” for her role in General Hospital. She won the 2006 “Lead Actress – Daytime Drama” category for her role in As The World Turns.
- The Daytime Emmy Awards have given her 9 nominations and 3 wins as of early 2019.
- She was the 3rd actress in The Young And The Restless to play the character, Diane Jenkins.
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Featured Image by Maura West / Instagram