Bold & Beautiful
Rena Sofer and her striking blue eyes have popped up on numerous TV shows, like a 1997 stint on Seinfeld (1989-1998), a run in 2006 and 2007 on Heroes (2006-1010) and playing Queen Eva in 2013 on Once Upon A Time (2011-current). But hopefully she’s now found a permanent home on Bold (1987-current) as Quinn Fuller…
Rena’s dad Martin, a Jewish rabbi, raised Rena and her older brother David after divorcing Rena’s mom in 1970. The 46-year-old was discovered at age 15 by a New York Elite Model Management agent and worked briefly as a model (for three weeks) before taking on acting. “I didn’t have a lot of selfconfidence and my father thought that modelling would help me,” says Rena. The actress gradually broke into the world of soapies, first with a small part on Another World (1964-1999) as Joyce Abernathy in 1987, then a threeseason stint on Loving (1983-1995) as Amelia McKenzie Domeq from 1988. After moving to LA in 1991, Rena got her big break in 1993 with the role of Lois Cerullo on the long-running soap General Hospital (1963-current). She married co-star Wally Kurth (now Days’ Justin Kiriakis) – Dr Ned Ashton on General Hospital – who was her character’s on-screen love interest in 1995. They divorced in 1997 and Rena said in interviews that they were unprepared for marriage and that they were blinded by the glamour of playing a TV couple. Wally and Rena had one child – 18-year-old Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. Her middle name is a tribute to former General Hospital actress Rosalind Cash, who passed away in 1995. Rena met her new hubby, producer Sanford Bookstaver, on the set of sci-fi show The Chronicle (2001-2002). They married in 2003 and have one daughter, nine-year-old Avalon Leone Bookstaver.
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