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Carolyn Hennesy
Port Charles Presence
At A Glance
Carolyn Hennesy, a Los Angeles native, has been in over 100 theatrical productions spanning the LA., regional and international theatre scenes. Having trained at American Conservatory Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London as well as earning a dramatic scholarship to the California State University at Northridge, she has played such distinguished houses as the Mark Taper Forum, Arizona Theatre Company, Odyssey Theatre, Lobero Theatre and Geary Stage. She also studied with the Groundlings in the early Ď90s and became a member of the Sunday Company.

From there she moved to the main company at the ACME Comedy Theatre where she performed for 5 years to critical acclaim. Carolyn is the 2000 recipient of the prestigious Natalie Schafer Award for Outstanding Comedic Actress given by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and has been featured as an Actorís Actor in the industry publication Backstage-West. She recently won the Ovation Award for her work in The Fan Maroo (Theatre of NOTE) and was an NAACP Award nominee for her ensemble work in Uncle Tomís Cabin (Sacred Fools). Notable theatre credits include: the long running and critically acclaimed Itís Just Sex (Zephyr Theatre), Equinox (Odyssey Theatre), Two Rooms (Santa Barbara Theatre Company), View of the Dome (Egyptian Arena Stage), Tongue of a Bird and Nothing Sacred (Mark Taper Forum), The Heidi Chronicles (Arizona Theatre Company), Dangerous Liaisons, Julius Caesar, and The Lion In Winter (Knightsbridge), and her one-woman show Carolyn Hennesyís Big Leap (HBO Workspace). Films include Terminator 3, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, The Cougar Club, Sublime, the Believers and Click.

Television work includes many regular, guest star and recurring roles in everything from episodics to sit-coms, but she can now regularly be seen on ABCís daytime drama General Hospital in the role of Diane Miller, Port Charlesí smart and sassy mob lawyer. In addition to a full-time acting career, Carolyn is also an author, proud shop-a-holic, unabashed foodie, teaches improvisational comedy, speaks American Sign Language (fairly well!) and studies the flying trapeze. But more important than any of this: she is the fabulously happy new wife of actor Donald Agnelli.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
Little Miss CEO Pilot
Ms. Rivers
2008

General Hospital: Night Shift
Diane Miller
2007

General Hospital
Diane Miller
December 13, 2006 to Present

Drake & Josh
Mrs. Abernathy
2006

Commander in Chief
TV Interviewer
2006

Girlfriends
Melora Stewart
2006

Barbershop
Mrs. Kane
2005

That '70s Show
Patty Ryals
2004

What I Like About You
Dr. Judith Haven
2003

Recipe for Disaster
Mrs. Devries
2003

Half & Half
Mrs. Scranton
2003

KŰkaku kidŰtai: Stand Alone Complex
Kago's Mother
2002

Bram and Alice
Patricia
2002

Judging Amy
Louise Rodericks
2002

The Young and the Restless
Penelope Quinlan
2002

Any Day Now
Phyllis
2002

Reba
2001

Dawson's Creek
Mrs. Valentine
2000-2001

Strip Mall
Caroline Cantwell
2001

Moesha
Dr. Miller
2000

The Big O
Vera Ronstadt
1999

Thanks
Henrietta Randolph
1999

That '70s Show
Sharon Singer
1999

It's Like, You Know...
Cathy
1999

Encore! Encore!
Barbara
1998

Jenny
Chase Gardner
1997-1998

The Naked Truth
Flight Attendant
1997

Party of Five
Alice
1997

Wings
Flight Attendant
1997

Grace Under Fire
Gloria
1995

Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare
USDA Representative
1995
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Necessary Evil
Carole Fielding
2008

Boob Jobs & Jesus (short)
Jody
2008

Shattered!
Adrienne
2008

Yes (short)
Ms. Cummings
2008

Til Death Does His Part (short)
God
2007

Believers
Lina Vance
2007

Cougar Club
Judge Margaret Emerson
2007

Feeding (short)
Carolyn
2007

Sublime
Cheryl
2007

The Emerald Sun (short)
Major Danes
2006

Click
Kathy O'Doyle
2006

Bambi II
Bambi's Mother
2006

Outta Sync
Phaedra Lee
2006

Off the Hook (short)
The Enchilada
2005

The Second Degree
Crissy
2004

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Congresswoman with Haircut
2003

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Rich Woman
2003

Wave Babes
Maureen
2003

The Heat Chamber
Lila
2003

Global Effect
Meredith Tripp
2002

Surprise (short)
Whitney
2002

Engaging Peter
Vivian
2002

The Elite
Elaine
2001

Lightning in a Bottle
Marsha Timmons
1993

I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore
Bowling Alley Waitress
1992
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2010; for General Hospital)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2008, 2009, 2010; for General Hospital)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: June 10, 1962
News Archives
News Archive: Hennesy earns first Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 12, 2010]
News Archive: LISTEN NOW: A hilarious chat with Carolyn Hennesy about the Dankies, Charlie Sheen, and more on Soap Central Live [Mar 4, 2011]
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