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Sydney Penny
Pine Valley Presence
At A Glance
Sydney received critical acclaim for her performance as young Meggie in the hit ABC miniseries, The Thorn Birds. She played the popular role of B.J. Walker on the daytime serial, Santa Barbara, and earned herself a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress. In 1995, Sydney received an Outstanding Supporting Actress nomination for her work on All My Children.

Sydney's entrance into show business came early. Her parents, country and western entertainers Hank and Shari Penny, took their daughter to many of their performances. On one occasion -- and without prompting -- Sydney, just three-and-a-half years old, jumped up on stage and sang her own composition, "My Little Pony." Three years later, Sydney landed her first paying gig -- a toy commercial.

Sydney's long list of credits include a co-starring role in the syndicated television series, The New Gidget; and roles in the movies, Pale Rider, with Clint Eastwood; Running Away, with Sophia Loren, and the French film, Bernadette.

In addition, she has made guest appearances on a variety of prime-time shows, including Jack's Place, The Twilight Zone, and St. Elsewhere.

Off camera, Sydney enjoys horseback riding, cooking and has "a passion for anything to do with the era of the 1930s and 1940s."
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
Days of our Lives
Dr. Norman
August 30, 2011 to Present

The Bold and the Beautiful
Samantha Kelly
August 12, 2003 to April 26, 2005

Largo Winch
Joy Arden
2001

Largo Winch
Joy Arden
2001

Beverly Hills, 90210
Josie Oliver
2000

Sunset Beach
Meg Cummings
1999

Hyperion Bay
Jennifer Worth
1998

Hearts Adrift
Maxine
1996

All My Children
Julia Santos
September 1993 to December 12, 1996; August 27-28, 1997; December 20, 23-24, 2002; August 5, 2005 to May 28, 2008

Santa Barbara
B.J. Walker Lockridge
1992 to 1993

Child of Darkness, Child of Light
Margaret Gallagher
1991

La Ciociara
Rosetta
1988

The New Gidget
Dani Collins
1986

News at Eleven
Melissa Kenley
1986

The Fourth Wise Man
Shameir
1985

Getting Physical
Ramona
1984

Two Kinds of Love
Elizabeth
1983

The Thorn Birds
Young Meggie
1983

The Circle Family
1982

The Capture of Grizzly Adams
Peg Adams
1982

The Big Stuffed Dog
1981

The Patricia Neal Story
Tessa Dahl
1981

Through the Magic Pyramid
Princess Ankelsen
1981

Dear Teacher
Gloria
1981

The Night Rider
Melissa Hollister
1979
Acting Portfolio
FILM
The Pawn
Megan
1998

Enchanted
Natalie Ross
1998

Smoke Screens
Corrine
1997

In the Eye of the Snake
Malika
1994

Bernadette
Bernadette
1987

Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star
Robyn
1986

Pale Rider
Megan Wheeler
1985
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1995; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1993; for Santa Barbara)

Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Supporting Leading Actress (1995)
Soap Opera Digest Awards, Hottest Romance (1994, with Keith Hamilton Cobb)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Nashville, Tennessee
DATE OF BIRTH: August 7, 1971
HEIGHT: 5'4"
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Robert Powers [Sep 30, 1995]
CHILDREN: Son, Chasen August Powers [May 31, 2007; weighed 7lbs measured 19 inches.]
News Archives

News Archive: Penny returning to AMC for brief visit. [Nov 18, 2002]
News Archive: Sydney Penny joining the cast of B&B. [Jun 16, 2003]
News Archive: B&B downgrades Penny to recurring status. [Feb 14, 2005]
News Archive: Penny signs on to reprise role as AMC's Julia. [May 2, 2005]
News Archive: Dramatic exit brings Penny's AMC time to an end. [May 18, 2008]
News Archive: Sydney Penny headed to DAYS as a doctor. [Jun 23, 2011]
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