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Joan "Jennifer" Bassey
Pine Valley Presence
1983 to 1985; 1995 to 1998 [recurring]; 1998 to 2003 [contract]; 2003 to May 21, 2008; May 22, 2009 to August 6, 2009 [recurring]; July 28, 2011 to September 23, 2011
At A Glance
It took over a decade for Jennifer Bassey to become a contract player with All My Children -- but in 1989 the popular actress was finally given a long-term contract with the show.

Born in Chicago, Bassey's first foray into entertainment was as a Playboy bunny. Bassey claims to have amassed "an absolute fortune" during her two-year run at the Playboy Club. Bassey left Playboy and moved to London, England where she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she would graduate with honors.

After graduation, Bassey moved to New York and appeared in a handful of Broadway shows. Off-Broadway, she appeared in The Taming of the Shrew and MacBeth.

Bassey landed the role of Marian Colby in 1983, a move that helped her nab film roles in such films as Bonfire of the Vanities and 27 Dresses. She's also appeared in numerous primetime television series.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, Nordic-tracking, bowling, and many other sports.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
30 Rock
Old Vibrant Lady
2007

Law & Order
Mrs. Conley
2002

Silk Stalkings
Katrina Rowan
1997

ABC Afterschool Specials
Mrs. Hanff
1996

Hudson Street
Betsy Clifford
1995

Coach
Alice
1995

Silk Stalkings
Brooke Dupree
1994

Sweating Bullets
Polly
1993

Matlock
Gloria Morrell
1993

Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation
Ruth
1992

Stepfather III vDr. Brady
1992

Jake and the Fatman
1991

Over My Dead Body
Clarice
1990

Murphy Brown
Nancy
1990

Falcon Crest
Cynthia Wallace
1989

Who's the Boss?
Beverly Fiske
1989

Charlie
Betty Wald
1989

Goddess of Love
Mrs. Wilson
1988

In the Heat of the Night
Eugete Davenport
1988

Side by Side
Jennifer Benson
1988

L.A. Law
Judge Caplan
1987-1993

ABC Weekend Specials
Mrs. Waterford
1985

All My Children
Marian Colby
1983 to 1985; 1995 to 1998 [recurring]; 1998 to 2003 [contract]; 2003 to May 21, 2008; May 22, 2009 to August 6, 2009 [recurring]; July 28, 2011 to September 23, 2011

The Edge of Night
Abby Wolcott
1976

Somerset
Dorothy Conrad
1975

Love of Life
Jennifer Stark
1969-1971
Acting Portfolio
FILM
27 Dresses
Jane's Aunt
2008

It Had to Be You
Mrs. Allen
2000

Dunston Checks In
Mrs. Dellacroce
1996

Illicit Dreams
Real Estate Woman
1995

Twogether
Mrs. McKenzie
1994

Singles
1992

The Bonfire of the Vanities
Diplomat's Wife
1990

Ladies on Sweet Street
1990

The Platinum Triangle
Mrs. Farber
1989

Waxwork
Mrs. Loftmore
1988
Acting Portfolio
THEATRE

Isn't It Romantic
Lillian Conwell
December 2000
Off-Broadway

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1999)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Outstanding Female Scene Stealer (1998)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Favorite Couple (1999; With David Canary)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
DATE OF BIRTH: July 22nd, 1942
News Archives
News Archive: Jennifer Bassey taken off contract. [Mar 3, 2003]
News Archive: Bassey, Melissa Claire Egan, and Kate Collins returning -- together! [Jun 14, 2011]
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