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Nancy Lee Grahn

Biography

Played attorney Alexis Davis for the soap opera General Hospital and performed a principal for the series 7th Heaven. She starred within a her school’s creation of Lil’ Abner opposing future cleaning soap superstar Gregg Edelman. She performed Julia Wainwright Capwell for the cleaning soap opera Santa Barbara. She’s a daughter called Katharine Sophistication. She produced a visitor appearance in Small House for the Prairie alongside Michael Landon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nancy Lee Grahn
Date Of Birth April 28, 1958
Place Of Birth Stoike, IL
Profession TV Actress
Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Niles North High School
Nationality American
Children Katherine Grace
Parents Robert Grahn, Barbara Grahn
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special
Movies Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin
TV Shows Santa Barbara, General Hospital
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1She is left-handed.
2Co-hostess, with Ron Cummings, of an infomercial for Ron's "Amino Genesis" anti-aging skin care system. [2009]
3Has a sister.
4Went to New York and studied with Sanford Meisner.
5She got her start on the musical stage in Guys and Dolls.
6Nancy's parents are choreographers.
7Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
8Has one daughter, Katharine Grace, named after her idol, Katharine Hepburn.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital1996-2016TV SeriesAlexis Davis / Alexis Davis Lansing / Alexis Daviis
Castle2013TV SeriesSamantha Voss
7th Heaven1997-1999TV SeriesPrincipal Russell / Ms. Russell
Port Charles1997TV SeriesAlexis Davis (1997-2003)
Melrose Place1997TV SeriesDenise Fielding
Diagnosis Murder1996TV SeriesTerri Michaels
Murder One1995-1996TV SeriesConnie Dahlgren
Renegade1995TV SeriesLiza
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest1995Amanda Porter
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesDet. Towers
Babylon 51994TV SeriesShaal Mayan
Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten1993TV SeriesNancy Taylor
Santa Barbara1985-1993TV SeriesJulia Wainwright Julia Wainwright Capwell
Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin1991TV MovieKate Ford
The Girl Who Came Between Them1990TV MovieJann
Blacke's Magic1986TV SeriesMajor Crawford
Murder, She Wrote1985-1986TV SeriesSheila Saxon / Erin Carey
Streets of Justice1985TV MovieYoung lawyer
Kids Don't Tell1985TV MoviePuppet Lady (as Nancy Grahn)
Obsessed with a Married Woman1985TV MovieBianca (as Nancy Grahn)
Knight Rider1982TV SeriesJane Adams
Simon & Simon1982TV SeriesJoan
The Phoenix1982TV SeriesHolly
Quincy M.E.1982TV SeriesNurse Melanie Dumont
Magnum, P.I.1982TV SeriesWendy Gilbert
The Incredible Hulk1982TV SeriesPatty Knowlton
Little House on the Prairie1980TV SeriesSaloon Girl
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesBeverly Wilkes #2 (1980-1982)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV Special segment "writer"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hell's Kitchen2010TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Host / Herself - Host
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets2005TV MovieHerself - Hostess
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Disney's California Adventure TV Special2001TV SpecialHerself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actress - Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressGeneral Hospital (1963)
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressGeneral Hospital (1963)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSanta Barbara (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialSOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets (2005)· Steve Kroopnick (executive producer)
· Stu Schreiberg (executive producer)
· Judy Meyers (executive producer)
· Matthew Wright (producer)
· Cameron Mathison (co-host)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actress - Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite New CoupleGeneral Hospital (1963)· Rick Hearst
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressSanta Barbara (1984)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Female StarSanta Barbara (1984)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Super Couple: DaytimeSanta Barbara (1984)· Gordon Thomson


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#Quote
1I'm not a radical feminist, I'm an optimistic one.


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