Genie Francis

Born May 26, 1962

Eugenie "Genie" Francis Frakes is an American actress known for her portrayal of Laura Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, and Genevieve Atkinson on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. She will soon appear in the web series PRETTY.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Genie Francis.


1962 Birth Born on May 26, 1962.


1977 15 Years Old Her biggest role came in 1977 with Laura Spencer on General Hospital as she was a recast. It would bring her instant stardom in the late 1970s. The television couple of Luke and Laura wed on November 17, 1981, with 30 million viewers tuning in to make the episode the highest-rated hour in soap opera history.


1982 20 Years Old At the peak of her success, Francis left the show in 1982 to try her hand at prime-time television. … Read More
1983 21 Years Old She returned to General Hospital in 1983 for a limited run, to coincide with the departure of Luke when Geary decided to leave the series. … Read More
1984 22 Years Old In 1984, 1987, and 1990, Francis guest starred on Murder, She Wrote as Jessica Fletcher's niece Victoria.
1985 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, she starred in the miniseries North and South as Brett Main Hazard.
1986 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Francis was born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. Her father, Ivor Francis, a Canadian actor of English descent, died in 1986 from the effects of multiple strokes. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old Through the years, Francis has appeared on numerous other daytime soaps. She starred on Days of Our Lives as Diana Colville (a reporter who became involved with John Black, at the time believing himself to be Roman Brady) from 1987 to 1989 and on All My Children as con artist and incest victim Ceara Connor Hunter from 1990 to 1992.
1991 29 Years Old She reprised her role as Ceara on Loving in a cross-over storyline in November 1991. … Read More


1993 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, she starred in the Made-for-TV-Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss as Kris Buckner which was based on the CBS television series of the same name.
1994 32 Years Old In 1994, when Francis became pregnant with her first child, the pregnancy was written into the show and she took six weeks off for maternity leave.
1997 35 Years Old However, in early 1997, when she was pregnant again, she took a much longer absence from the show, staying away for nearly a year and a half.


2002 - 2006 3 More Events
2007 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Though she reprised the role for only one month, Francis' stint garnered her a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, which she won in June 2007. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old On January 31, 2009, Francis reprised her role of Peyton MacGruder in the Hallmark Channel movie, Taking a Chance on Love. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old In March 2011, it was announced that Francis would join The Young and the Restless as Genevieve Atkinson, the long-absent birth mother of Cane Ashby. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
She received her second Daytime Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Genevieve in May 2012.
2013 51 Years Old On January 8, 2013, executive producer Frank Valentini and Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Francis would return to General Hospital, first airing on February 11.
2015 53 Years Old However, she remained with the show for only five months, as Laura departed for medical treatment in France, returning on June 5, 2015 as part of a storyline to help facilitate Anthony Geary's departure from the show and would later sign a contract to remain with the show.
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