Maura Jo West

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Maura West
Port Charles Presence
May 8, 2013 to Present
At A Glance

Maura West was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is the youngest of four children; her siblings include two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and one sister, Amy. She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Boston University.

Maura was on ATWT for one year when she decided to vacate the role so she could concentrate on motherhood. Over a year later, she returned to ATWT and continued to be a fan favorite.

Maura is a huge fan of the New York Yankees. In fact, it was at a Yankees game that her fiancé, co-star Scott DeFreitas, proposed marriage. Maura's hobbies include reading and, of course, spending time with her children.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
General Hospital
Ava Jerome
May 8, 2013 to Present

The Young and the Restless
Diane Jenkins
October 8, 2010 to August 5, 2011

As The World Turns
Carly Tenney
April 11, 1995 to May 8, 1996; September 10, 1997 to September 17, 2010
Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2015; for General Hospital) Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2007, 2010; for As the World Turns)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2015, 2016, 2018, 2020; for General Hospital)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; for As the World Turns)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001, 2002; for As the World Turns)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2015, 2016, 2018; for General Hospital)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; for As the World Turns)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001, 2002; for As the World Turns)

Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Younger Lead Actress (1999, 2000; for As the World Turns)
Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Outstanding Villainess (1996; for As the World Turns)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Springfield, Massachusetts

DATE OF BIRTH: April 27, 1972

HAIR: Blonde

MARITAL STATUS: Married, Scott DeFreitas [Jan 22, 2000]

CHILDREN: Son, Benjamin Knight [Jun 1996]; Son, Joseph Peter DeFreitas [Mar 29, 2000]; Daughter, Katherine Marie [Jan 9, 2002 at 2:40pm; weighed 8lbs. 10 oz.]; Son, Basil John DeFreitas [Jan 30, 2007]; Daughter, Birdie West DeFreitas [Jun 16, 2009; weighed 7 lbs 13 oz, measured 20 inches long]

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