Dec. 23rd, 1946
Scarsdale, New York, USA
Susan Lucci's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1982 - Young Doctors in Love
1969 - Goodbye, Columbus
Guest TV Roles
Miss Charlotte Romano
Herself - Special Guest
Susan Lucci was born on December 23, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York, although she grew up in Garden City. Since she can remember she always wanted to be a performer, and through her teenage years, took voice lessons, dance lessons, and participated in community theater. In high school she was the ideal student: took many honors classes, was a cheerleader, staff writer for the school newspaper, was a foreign exchange student to Norway, and performed in the school musicals, including lead roles in "Oklahoma" and "The King and I". After graduating with Honors from Garden City High School, she was accepted and attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, which was noted for its theater program. After graduating with a BFA in theater arts, she moved to New York City, and began going to auditions. One of her first jobs was that of a color girl for CBS. Every day she would report to the studio, and sit on a stool, as technicians developed the new color cameras. Most of her acting work consisted of Off-Broadway understudy roles, day-player roles on soap operas, and extra and stand-in work for movies. In 1969 at the age of twenty-three, she auditioned for a brand new soap opera that was to be called "All My Children" (1970). She landed the role of Erica Kane, which is still considered by many critics to be one of the best roles on television written for women. Around this time, she met an married restaurant owner Helmut Huber. In 1978, Susan received her first Daytime Emmy nomination. She was nominated again in 1981, and nominated almost every year since then. In the early 1980s, she became the first soap opera actress to appear on the cover of major magazines, as well as the first to star in Movies of the Week. But what made her a household name by the late 1980s was her string of Emmy losses. It became a running joke that the `Queen of Daytime Television' had no crown. It seems that every time that she would have a real knockout year, another daytime diva would have a more unique story line, or a more challenging acting role, including multiple personalities, or an actress playing more than one character. But in 1999, on her 19th Emmy nomination, she won. She received a four minute standing ovation. Now, after twenty one nominations, she is considered to be one of the most honored performers in the history of television, daytime or primetime.
- Daughter 'Liza Huber' (qv) is also a soap starlet.
- Her fragrance LaLucci is now available in Wal-Mart stores. It is the first time she has ever sold a product in stores. She is also the first soap opera star to sell their own product in a major retail store.
- With more than 20 Emmy nominations, she has been honored with more acting nominations than any other performer in the history of television, daytime or primetime.
- Is half Italian and half Swedish.
- Graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, NY in 1964. She wa as a cheerleader and voted "Best Actor" by her classmates.
- After 19 nominations and no wins, she finally won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role of Erica Kane in _"All My Children" (1970)_ (qv) in 1999.
- Measurements: 34B-24 1/2-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [January 28, 2005]