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At A Glance

Born in Cincinnati and raised in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Budig is one of eight children -- she has five sisters and two brothers.

Rebecca graduated from the Cincinnati School of the Performing Arts and went on to major in zoology at Ohio's Miami University. She moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to pursue her acting career. While in Los Angeles, she began studying with acting coaches Howard Fine and Jay Goldenberg at the Howard Fine Acting Studio and at the Young Actors Space, respectively.

Budig made many guest appearances and served as a occasional co-host for ABC's The View. She was appeared on the covers of Family Circle and Fit Magazine, was featured in Country Living, People, Us Weekly and In Touch, as well as high profile fashion features in New York Moves and the prestigious New York Magazine.

The multi-talented Budig has served as host for WE's Full Frontal Fashion and post show round ups of The Bachelor on ABC Family. Additional television and film credits include All My Children, Hope & Faith, Guiding Light, Batman Forever, The Perfect Child, Out of Practice, CSI and the television pilot, The Beast.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
General Hospital
Hayden Barnes
March 20, 2015 to May 18, 2015

Amazing Water Homes
Herself
2014

Better
Herself
2013 to 2014

Blue Bloods
Connie Patrick
2013

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Joanna "Candy" Krumsky
2007

The Perfect Child
Sarah Daniels
2007

The Beast
PJ
2007

Out of Practice
Dr. Carla Munson
006

Full Frontal Fashion
Host
2004 to Present

WWF Sunday Night Heat
Host
2000

All My Children
Greenlee Smythe
August 11, 1999 to November 30, 2005; January 16, 2008 to February 17, 2009; March 19, 2009; December 23, 2009 to September 23, 2011

Bonehead Detectives
Allie
1997

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Host
1997

Guiding Light
Michelle Bauer
1995 to 1998

Acting Portfolio: FILM
Pride & Loyalty
Kelly Francine
2002

God's Lonely Man
Babsy
1996

Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys
Patty Conrad
1995

Star Hunter
Carrie
1995

Batman Forever
1995
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001, 2003)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2011)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

Skating With the Stars Winner (2010)

soapcentral.com Dankies Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2009; for All My Children)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
DATE OF BIRTH: June 26, 1973
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Bob Guiney [Jul 3, 2004 to 2010]
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Daniel Geller [Jun 1, 2000 to Oct 2000]
Miscellaneous
Ran in the New York Marathon, with a time of 3:43:56
News Archives
News Archive: Budig nominated for Supporting Actress Emmy. [May 18, 2001]
News Archive: Whispers of a Budig exit grow louder. [May 30, 2005]
News Archive: Budig to exit AMC by year's end. [Oct 31, 2005]
News Archive: AMC moving forward with Greenlee recast. [Mar 18, 2007]
News Archive: Budig to return to role of Greenlee. [Dec 10, 2007]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig confirms she will again leave AMC. [Oct 29, 2008]
News Archive: ABC confirms the return of Rebecca Budig. [Oct 6, 2009]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig wins Skating With the Stars. [Dec 22, 2010]
News Archive: Budig named co-host of Better Life. [Sep 8, 2013]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig, husband expecting first child. [Apr 30, 2014]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig, husband welcome a baby girl. [Sep 8, 2014]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig joins General Hospital. [Feb 10, 2015]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig makes GH debut as “Jake's” wife, Hayden [Mar 23, 2015]
News Archive: INTERVIEW: Rebecca Budig on Hellion Hayden and what she'd do if her real-life daughter turned out like her reel-life alter egos [Apr 10, 2015]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig exits GH, but is her absence permanent? [May 22, 2015]
News Archive: GH writer reveals that Rebecca Budig may be back to GH [Jun 26, 2015]
News Archive: Popular AMC/GH/GL actress is officially back in Port Charles [Jul 31, 2015]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig staying put at GH for... how long? [Aug 11, 2015]
News Archive: AMC stars mark four-year anniversary of soap's cancellation [Sep 24, 2015]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig to exit General Hospital [Jun 27, 2017]
News Archive: Michael Easton writes heartfelt poem about Rebecca Budig's GH exit [Jul 3, 2017]
News Archive: GH exec on a Rebecca Budig return: "You never know what the future holds" [Aug 14, 2017]
News Archive: Rebecca Budig on GH exit: It felt really nice that people cared [Aug 21, 2017]
News Archive: GH alum Rebecca Budig already at work on post-soap gig [Sep 1, 2017]
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