Parisse, who joined As The World Turns in April 1998, was last spotted in Oakdale on August 21st, 2001 when she tried to kill off Carly Tenney by pushing her into a patch of quicksand. Parisse was originally to have exited ATWT in March of last year after landing a spot on a primetime drama series, but that she was not picked up for the fall schedule and Parisse agreed to stick around.
Parisse was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actress award in last year's Daytime Emmy Awards.
Parisse will not be returning to the show on a full-time basis - at least not as the story is currently penned. She makes her first return appearance on February 20.