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Maura West
Maura Jo West
Port Charles Presence
May 8, 2013 to Present
At A Glance
West was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is the youngest of four children; her siblings include two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and one sister, Amy. She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Boston University.

Maura was on ATWT for one year when she decided to vacate the role so she could concentrate on motherhood. Over a year later, she returned to ATWT and continued to be a fan favorite.

Maura is a huge fan of the New York Yankees. In fact, it was at a Yankees game that her fiancÚ, co-star Scott DeFreitas, proposed marriage. Maura's hobbies include reading and, of course, spending time with her children.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
General Hospital
Ava Jerome
May 8, 2013 to Present

The Young and the Restless
Diane Jenkins
October 8, 2010 to August 5, 2011

As The World Turns
Carly Tenney
April 11, 1995 to May 8, 1996; September 10, 1997 to September 17, 2010
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2007, 2010; for As the World Turns)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; for As the World Turns)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001, 2002; for As the World Turns)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2014; for General Hospital)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; for As the World Turns)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001, 2002; for As the World Turns)

Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Younger Lead Actress (1999, 2000; for As the World Turns)
Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Outstanding Villainess (1996; for As the World Turns)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Springfield, Massachusetts
DATE OF BIRTH: April 27, 1972
HAIR: Blonde
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Scott DeFreitas [Jan 22, 2000]
CHILDREN: Son, Benjamin Knight [Jun 1996]; Son, Joseph Peter DeFreitas [Mar 29, 2000]; Daughter, Katherine Marie [Jan 9, 2002 at 2:40pm; weighed 8lbs. 10 oz.]; Son, Basil John DeFreitas [Jan 30, 2007]; Daughter, Birdie West DeFreitas [Jun 16, 2009; weighed 7 lbs 13 oz, measured 20 inches long]
News Archives
News Archive: Rumors say Park, West are leaving ATWT. [Jun 12, 2000]
News Archive: West, Park are fashionable on the Red Carpet. [May 20, 2005]
News Archive: Maura West wins her first Daytime Emmy. [Jun 15, 2007]
News Archive: West, husband expecting their fifth child. [Jan 26, 2009]
News Archive: West again receives a Lead Actress Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: West, DeFreitas welcome a little Birdie. [Jan 19, 2009]
News Archive: Fourth-straight Emmy nomination for Maura West. [May 12, 2010]
News Archive: An emotional West picks up her second Lead Actress Emmy. [May 12, 2010]
News Archive: Maura West to join Y&R cast as its new Diane Jenkins. [Aug 5, 2010]
News Archive: Maura West let go from Y&R. [May 25, 2011]
News Archive: GH hires Maura West for new role with old ties. [Apr 24, 2011]
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