Felicity LaFortune joined the cast of "All My Children" in March, 1993, in
the challenging role of a woman driven to steal for the sake of her autistic
child. After surviving an attempt on her life by the twisted Janet Green,
Laurel made the painful decision to leave her husband for her true love,
Trevor Dillon. In 1996, Laurel was killed during a taping of The Cutting Edge.
Felicity dreamed of being a performer since childhood. When she was 13, she
chose to concentrate on opera, and later studied voice at the American
Conservatory of Music in Chicago.
Felicity, who has a beautiful mezzo-soprano voice, started her professional
career with the Repertory Opera Theater in Chicago, then joined the San
Francisco Opera chorus. She later became an apprentice with the prestigious
Santa Fe Opera Company.
Felicity successfully made the transition from opera to the legitimate stage
and appeared in productions throughout the United States. She has worked
with such distinguished actors and directors as Jason Robards, Jose Ferrer,
Gene Saks, Jerome Robbins and John Guare, in "A Month of Sundays" on
Broadway, "The Exception and the Rule" at New York City's Lincoln Center, "3
Plays of the Yuan Dynasty" at Chicago's Goodman Theater, and "A Midsummer
Night's Dream" at the California Actor's Theater. On film, she can be seen
in "All I Want for Christmas," for Paramount.
Television credits include a recurring role on the series, "thirtysomething,"
and guest starring roles on "L.A. Law," "Midnight Caller," "Murphy Brown,"
"Crossbow" and "D.E.A."
Felicity is also well-known to daytime television viewers for her role of
media magnate Leigh Kirkland on ABC's daytime drama, "Ryan's Hope."
Music is still an important part of Felicity's life. She works with new
composers at New York University's musical theater MBA program.
In addition to attending classical concerts and recitals, Felicity enjoys
gardening, cooking, and playing with her cat, Jacques.
Felicity's stint on All My Children ended in March 1996 when her character
was murdered on the set of the Cutting Edge.
One Life to Live
All My Children
Laurel Banning Dillon
January 1993 to February 9, 1996
All I Want for Christmas
Leigh Kirkland Fenelli
PLACE OF BIRTH: Oak Park, Illinois
DATE OF BIRTH: Dec. 15, 1954