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Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and raised in Neenah, Wisconsin, Jensen's acting career began with an early love of music. After graduating from high school, she attended Boston University's School of Fine Arts, where she majored in voice with a concentration in opera. She also studied at the Boston University Theater Institute, and appeared in musical productions of "The Gondoliers," "Babes in Toyland," "They're Playing Our Song," "Pippin," and "The Sound of Music." After graduating, Jensen joined the Boston Summer Stock Theater where she toured with a "Theater for Children" group.

Hooked on theater for good, Jensen then moved to New York in 1986 and performed with the Light Opera of Manhattan. One year later, after signing a development deal with ABC, Jensen landed her first daytime role as Sarah Buchanan on One Life to Live. She went on to land the highly-coveted dual role of twins Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World in 1991. During her eight years on the show, Jensen was nominated twice for Daytime Emmys for Best Lead Actress and won two MVP Awards for Best actress. After the cancellation of the soap in 1999, Buchanan appeared briefly on As The World Turns, and then moved to California where she was offered her current role on General Hospital.

Buchanan enjoys singing, playing the piano, and playing tennis. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her two sons, Conor and Angus, two dogs, two goldfish, one bird, and one hamster.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
General Hospital
Melissa Bedford
January 29, 2001 to February 25, 2002

As the World Turns
Victoria Hudson McKinnon
June 30, 1999 to July 8, 1999; August 25, 1999; September 22, 1999; September 23, 1999; November 3, 2000; November 6, 2000; November 13, 2000; December 1, 2000; December 4, 2000; December 14, 2000; December 15, 2000; January 2, 2001; January 3, 2001; January 8, 2001; January 9, 2001; January 11, 2001; January 22, 2001; January 23, 2001; January 31, 2001; February 1, 2001; February 5, 2001; February 14, 2001; February 19, 2001; February 20, 2001

Another World
Victoria Hudson
July 25, 1991 to May 3, 1994; September 30, 1994 to June 25, 1999

Another World
Marley Love Hudson
August 16, 1991 to May 1994; November 19, 1997 to November 25, 1997; February 26, 1998 to May 18, 1998

One Life to Live
Sarah Gordon Buchanan
1987 to 1990

Awards & Acclaim
Soap Opera Awards nominee, Hottest Female Star (1994)
Soap Opera Awards nominee, Hottest Female Star (1996)
Soap Opera Awards nominee, Hottest Female Star (1998)
Soap Opera Awards nominee, Hottest Female Star (1999)
Soap Opera Awards nominee, Best Lead Actress (1997)

Daytime Emmys nominee, Best Lead actress (1996)
Daytime Emmys nominee, Best Lead actress (1997)

MVP Awards nominee, Best Actress (1994)

MVP Awards winner, Best Actress (1996)
MVP Awards winner, Best Actress (1997)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Montgomery, Alabama
DATE OF BIRTH: July 18, 1962
HEIGHT: 5'2"
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue
CHILDREN: Two sons - John Conor O'Brien [Apr 24, 1994] and Angus O'Hagan O'Brien [Feb 26, 1996]
News Archives
News Archives: Sources: AW's Buchanan done at ATWT. [Oct 25, 1999]
News Archive: Followup: Buchanan to return to ATWT [Sep 25, 2000]
News Archives: Jensen Buchanan to join GH cast. [Jan 22, 2001]
News Archives: P&G sues Buchanan for breach of contract. [Feb 23, 2001]
News Archives: Suit against Buchanan, ABC dropped. [Apr 9, 2001]
News Archive: Y&R snags soap vet Jensen Buchanan for new role [Oct 13, 2015]
News Archive: INTERVIEW: Y&R's Jensen Buchanan opens up about Elise and Victor dirty little secret [Nov 16, 2015]
News Archive: Jensen Buchanan arrested for DUI after crash that left another driver with major injuries [May 19, 2016]
News Archive: Jensen Buchanan's arraignment for DUI case continued [Sep 12, 2016]
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