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Kathy Brier created the role of One Life to Live's Marcie Walsh in October 2002. Originally slated for a recurring role, Ms. Brier was soon put on contract in December 2002. In 2004 she received her first Daytime Emmy nomination in the Supporting Actress category.
From August 12, 2003 through May 2, 2004, Ms. Brier took on two jobs: one with OLTL, the other as Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray
, where she had been the standby since Spring 2003.
Brier was born and raised on Staten Island, NY. She attended Moore Catholic High School and then went on to study theatre and business at Wagner College, where she received a BS in Arts Administration. One Life to Live marks her first major television role.
She began acting in the theatre, with regional credits that include Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
, Libby Tucker in I Oughta Be in Pictures
, Joy in Cinderella
, and Rizzo In Grease
. Her Off-Broadway credits include Ron Taylor and Mayor Maggie in Bat Boy The Musical
at Union Square Theatre, The Prince and the Pauper
at The Lamb's Theatre, O'Casey Knock
at The John Houseman Theatre, and Tango Ballad
at The Actor's Studio.
Brier currently resides in Manhattan. In addition to acting, she loves to read and swim.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
One Life to Live
October 18, 2002
to June 17, 2009
; November 6, 2009
; November 12 and 13, 2009
: Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004)
: Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004, 2008, 2009)
DATE OF BIRTH: March 10, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Staten Island, NY
: Kathy Brier earns first Daytime Emmy nom. [Mar 4, 2004]
: Brier rumored out, returning to the stage. [Oct 1, 2007]
: New twist in the rumored Brier exit. [Oct 22, 2007]
: Kathy Brier makes surprise appearance on Soap Central Live. [Nov 12, 2010]
: LISTEN: Kathy Brier makes surprise appearance on Soap Central Live. [Nov 12, 2010]
: Brier to appear on HBO's Boardwalk Empire
. [Nov 14, 2010]
: Kathy Brier, Chris Stack headed back to OLTL. [Aug 15, 2011]
: Kathy Brier, husband are new parents. [Nov 14, 2011]