Crystal Chappell

Born Aug 4, 1965

Crystal Chappell /ʃəˈpɛl/ is an American actress. She played Carly Manning on Days of our Lives from 1990 to 1993, Maggie Carpenter on One Life to Live from 1995 to 1997 and Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light from 1999 to 2009. On October 2, 2009, she began reprising the role of Carly Manning. In May 2011, Chappell revealed she did not renew her contract with DAYS, and left the series on-screen in September.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on August 4, 1965.


1988 22 Years Old Chappell was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and later moved to the Annapolis, Maryland area and attended Arundel High School. She subsequently attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was married to Scott Fanjoy from 1988 to 1991. … Read More
1989 23 Years Old Chappell's first daytime appearance was as a day player on All My Children in 1989. … Read More
1990 24 Years Old 1 More Event
After a brief run on Santa Barbara in 1990, (she played a classmate of Eden's who died of an ice overdose), Chappell was cast as Dr. Carly Manning Alamain (Katerina von Leuschner) on Days of Our Lives.
1995 29 Years Old Chappell's next role was as Maggie Carpenter on One Life to Live from October 1995 through September 1997. … Read More


1999 33 Years Old From July 2, 1999 to September 18, 2009, she played complex villainess/anti-heroine Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light. … Read More
2002 36 Years Old She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama for her work as Olivia in 2002 and was nominated again in the same category in 2005 and 2006.


2007 41 Years Old In 2007, she earned her first nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.
In 2009, her character Olivia and Jessica Leccia's character Natalia Rivera were involved in the hugely popular same sex pairing, "Otalia", which saw two presumably heterosexual women move from sworn enemies to a close friendship, to eventually, after a long period of dramatic angst, admitting their feelings towards each other and becoming a couple. … Read More
2011 45 Years Old In 2011, Chappell won the first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime as a producer, and won again in 2014 for Outstanding New Approaches - Drama Series.
2013 47 Years Old Chappell also produced and starred opposite Lecchia in a pilot for a new soap web series called The Grove in 2013. … Read More
2014 48 Years Old In 2014, Chappell executive produced the soap opera web series Beacon Hill, and co-starred as Claire Preston.
2015 49 Years Old She was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series as a producer, and was nominated for a 2015 Indie Series Award for Best Supporting Actress (Drama) for her role. … Read More
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