Share this story
burnett_molly
Molly Burnett
Salem Presence
July 31, 2008 to Present
At A Glance
Burnett was born and raised outside Denver, Colo., where her parents and younger brother still reside.

Growing up, Burnett found her second home in the Denver community theater world with roles including Dotty in Noises Off, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, May zie in Seussical, and Annie in Annie. In high school, Burnett was in her school's elite a cappella jazz ensemble, and was selected to perform in the Colorado All State Choir, All State Jazz Choir, and the National Honor Choir in Los Angeles. She was also a proud member of her high school's speech and debate team, competing in the humorous interpretation division, eventually going on to compete and place at the national tournament. Proving that the homecoming princess can be a speech and debate nerd!

After graduating with honors from high school, she moved across the country to New York City. Burnett quickly realized that while her heart remained in the Big Apple, she needed to be in Hollywood to realize her dream of acting in television and film. She made the trek west, staying with her best friend in Orange County. Burnett wasted no time in finding an agent and manager. Appointments quickly followed for leads in television shows and films. In a short time, she found her way into the casting office of Days of our Lives and so began this exciting chapter of her acting career.

Burnett absolutely adores Bernadette Peters, looks up to Ellen DeGeneres, admires Matthew Perry's perfect comedic timing, and crushes on Robert Downey Jr.

Besides performing, Burnett was a leading attack on her high school's varsity lacrosse team, holds a black belt in Karate, is a scrap-booking connoisseur, and has a slight obsession with Harry Potter.

Burnett misses the great Colorado outdoors, and would love to have a home in Telluride someday, but until then, she loves living the California dream.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
True Blood
Amanda
2009

Days of our Lives
Melanie Layton
July 31, 2008 to Present

Life
Josie
2007
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2010, 2012; for Days of our Lives)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; for Days of our Lives)
Vital Statistics
DATE OF BIRTH: April 23, 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: Littleton, Colorado
News Archives
News Archive: Burnett earns first Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 12, 2010]
News Archive: LISTEN: Molly Burnett discusses DAYS, Dankies noms on Soap Central Live. [Feb 18, 2011]
News Archive: Source says Burnett won't renew with DAYS. [May 20, 2012]
News Archive: DAYS cast cuts continue with Molly Burnett [Apr 6, 2015]
News Archive: DAYS' Molly Burnett is coming home to Salem [Dec 21, 2015]
News Archive: DAYS alum Molly Burnett thanks GH for her short run as Maxie [Jul 7, 2016]
Related Information
THE LATEST DAYS HEADLINES
TRENDING ON SOAP CENTRAL
THE LATEST SOAP CENTRAL NEWS
SECTIONS
soapcentral.com
Daily Recaps
Scoop/Previews
Two Scoops Commentary
Message Boards
Cast and Credits
Who's Who Character Profiles
Daytime Emmys
Kroll Call
SHOWS
All My Children
Another World
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
Guiding Light
One Life to Live
Passions
Port Charles
Sunset Beach
The Young and the Restless
ABOUT
About soapcentral.com
Contact Us
Feedback
FOLLOW US
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+