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Sydney Penny

Sydney Penny returned to the cast of All My Children in 2005, playing fan favorite Julia Santos Keefer. She originated the popular role in September 1993, having received a Daytime Emmy and a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 1995.

Ms. Penny received critical acclaim for her performance as young Meggie in the hit ABC miniseries The Thorn Birds, and played the popular role of B.J. Walker on Santa Barbara. She also played Samantha Kelly on The Bold and the Beautiful, and starred in the TV movie Hidden Places.

Ms. Penny's entrance into show business came early. Her parents, country western entertainers Hank and Shari Penny, took their daughter to many of their performances. On one occasion and without prompting at three-and-a-half years old, she jumped up on stage and sang her own composition, My Little Pony. Three years later she landed her first paying job, a toy commercial.

Her long list of credits include a co-starring role in the syndicated television series The New Gidget and movie roles in Pale Rider with Clint Eastwood, La Ciociara with Sophia Loren and Bernadette. In addition, she has made guest appearances on a variety of primetime television shows, including Jack's Place, The Twilight Zone and St. Elsewhere.

Off camera she enjoys horseback riding, cooking and has "a passion for anything to do with the era of the 1930s and 1940s."

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Sydney Penny Facts

Birth Name Sydney Margaret Penny
BirthdayAugust 7, 1971 (50)
BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Sydney Penny compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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