Genie Francis
American actor
Genie Francis
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.
Biography
Genie Francis's personal information overview.
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News
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Today's News: Our Take - General Hospital's Kin Shriner Is Back. Will Scotty Be the New D.A.?
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
When we last saw General Hospital's Scotty Baldwin - the fan fave rascal played by Kin Shriner - he was abruptly ending his marriage to Laura (Genie Francis) because he suspected she was still hung up on her ex-hubby Luke (Anthony Geary). Instead he vowed to stay in town and reclaim his old gig as D.A. Now the election campaign is about to kick off - but who the hell would vote for a guy whose rap sheet includes robbery, blackmail, kidnapping, assault and illegal burial? TV Guide Magazine: Scotty's last two stints as D.A. were plagued with scandal and corruption. Hey, don't go shading his campaign with his shenanigans from yesteryear, Mr. Logan! True, back in his younger days, he was involved in some slippery stuff and was a mouthpiece for the mob but he's straightened out. TV Guide Magazine: TV Guide Magazine: TV Guide Magazine: [...] this doesn't seem like the same never-say-die Scotty Baldwin who crashed the famous Luke-and-Laura wedding and snatched the bouquet. TV Gui ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
May 26: Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 74. Steel guitar player Gates Nichols of Confederate Railroad is 69. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 68. Singer Stevie Nicks is 65. Actor Philip Michael Thomas ("Miami Vice") is 64. Actress Pam Grier is 64. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 64. Actress Margaret Colin is 56. Singer Dave Robbins (BlackHawk) is 54. Actress Genie Francis ("General Hospital") is 51. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 51. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 49. Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 47. Drummer Phillip Rhodes of The Gin Blossoms is 45. Actor Joseph Fiennes ("Shakespeare in Love") is 43. Singer Joey Kibble of Take 6 is 42. "South Park" co-creator Matt Stone is 42. Bassist Nathan Cochran of MercyMe is 35. Actress Elisabeth Harnois ("CSI") is 34. Actor Hrach Titizian ("Homeland") is 34.
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EXCLUSIVE: General Hospital Star Genie Francis Visits The Chew
Entertainment Tonight - almost 4 years
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SNEAK PEEK: Look Who's Reuniting On 'General Hospital'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The 50th anniversary really kicks into high gear this Monday when Genie Francis returns to "General Hospital" on ABC. The icing on the cake continues on Feb. 19, when Kin Shriner will reprise his role as Scotty. Yes! EW obtained these exclusive first looks of the actors -- back where they belong in Port Charles.
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Matt Damon's New TV Gig
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Matt Damon is headed to "House Of Lies." According to THR, the Oscar winner will be playing himself on the Showtime series. On the episode, Damon will rally Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell's characters to start a charity to compete with George Clooney. Cheadle won a Golden Globe for his performance on "House Of Lies." In other casting news... John Hannah has been cast in "Elementary."Hannah will play Rhys, a drug dealer from Sherlock's (Johnny Lee Miller) past. [TV Guide] Michelle Monaghan has joined the "True Detective" cast. The "Mission: Impossible" actress will play Maggie Hart, Martin’s (Woody Harrelson) wife, who has to make a tough decision that has "long-reaching and devastating consequences." Kin Shriner is headed back to "General Hospital." Shriner will reportedly reprise his role as Scotty Baldwin on Feb. 19, just before the return of his wife, played by Genie Francis. [TV Guide]
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Francis returns to 'General Hospital'
CNN - about 4 years
It's the comeback that "General Hospital" fans have been waiting for: the Emmy-winning Genie Francis, who spent a little over a year on "The Young and the Restless," will return to the ABC soap that made her a household name, EW has learned exclusively.
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Today's News: Our Take - Genie Francis Dropped From The Young and the Restless
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Today's News: Our Take - Genie Francis Dropped From The Young and the Restless Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 7:28 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2012 Genie Francis has been let go from The Young and the Restless due to budget cuts, according to CBS Soaps in Depth. We have a cast of really wonderful actors but, at the end of the day, we need to look at the entire canvas and decide who is catching fire with the audience. Asked specifically about reports of Francis' impending dismissal, Phelps said: Genie and I had a wonderful talk when I came to Y&R and I think we're really quite fond of each other.
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 20-26
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
May 20: Singer Joe Cocker is 68. Singer-actress Cher is 66. Actor Dave Thomas is 63. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 60. Actor Dean Butler (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 54. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 53. Actor John Billingsley (“Enterprise”) is 52. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 52. Singer Nick Heyward of Haircut 100 is 51. TV personality Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 47. Actress Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) is 46. Guitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is 46. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. Bassist Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 37. Actor Matt Czuchry (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 35. Singer-actress Naturi Naughton (3LW) is 28. May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 71. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 69. Actor Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 67. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 65. Actress Carol Potter (“Beverly Hills 90210,” ”Sunset Beach”) ...
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Army Fielding 16 Hydrogen Powered Vehicles in Hawaii
Executive Gov - almost 5 years
Site: DoDlive.mil The Army revealed a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles being developed in Hawaii to reduce dependence on petroleum, DoDLive reports. The vehicles will help the Army in the Pacific to move toward a sustainable path, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army, Pacific, said. The Army is fielding 16 General Motors-developed vehicles that use clean and renewable energy sources, according to DoDLive. The Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center, the Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories funded the vehicles. George Ka‘iliwai, director of resources and assessment for U.S. Pacific Command, said the pursuit for alternate energy is closely tied to efforts to adapt to an ever-changing security environment. The vehicles can travel up to 200 miles on one charge, can refuel in five minutes and will serve as a platform to develop future alternative energy-powered vehicles, the Pentagon said. The Pentag ...
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'It's been magical' - Victoria Times Colonist
Google News - over 5 years
he asks, grinning widely while taking time out in a waterfront Brentwood Bay home's gazebo between shooting scenes with Genie Francis (General Hospital) for the Hallmark Channel movie The Note 3: The Heart Healer. "It's always nice to have decent
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HitFix Interview: Kirsten Vangsness talks resurrecting the dead on "Criminal ... - HitFix (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Genie Francis is on it now, so it's very cool. I'm also doing a play at Theatre of Note and I'm producing a movie called "Kill Me Deadly." It's going to be the next "Young Frankenstein." It's a film noir spoof. I don't think anybody's seen anything
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Audrey begs David not to see Graeme - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Rumours that Genie Francis is leaving Y&R as Genevieve are not true. She is shooting her third Hallmark Channel movie sequel to The Note for the next 3 weeks and will return to Y&R after Labour Day. . . . Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) will shoot a
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FLASHBACK: Gloria Monty Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL 1991 - We Love Soaps
Google News - over 5 years
(Genie Francis, the erstwhile Laura, likewise has returned to the soaps, currently as the hotly ambitious Ceara Conner on ALL MY CHILDREN. The new role is "challenging" and "the really great characters (like Ceara) do not come along very often in a
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Valley Movie Shoot - HQ Cowichan Valley
Google News - over 5 years
FILM CREWS WERE OUT AT ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCHYARD IN COBBLE HILL THIS WEEK. THEY ARE SHOOTING PART OF THE THIRD PICTURE IN A SAGA CALLED "THE NOTE", FOR THE HALLMARK CHANNEL. IT STARS GENIE FRANCIS OF THE DAYTIME TV SOAP GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Hallmark film chooses Ladysmith - Ladysmith Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Ladysmith will be welcoming a few famous faces as leads Genie Francis (of General Hospital fame) and Ted McGinley (from Married with Children and Happy Days) will be in town. The story centres on the search for a young woman, played by Trail's Laci
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Genie Francis
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    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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  • 2013
    Age 50
    On January 8, 2013, executive producer Frank Valentini and Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Francis would return to General Hospital, first airing on February 11.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    On September 13, 2012, it was announced that Francis had been let go from her role on The Young and the Restless due to budget cuts.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details With her appearance, she was reunited with former General Hospital co-star Tristan Rogers, who portrayed Colin Atkinson, Cane's estranged biological father.
  • 2009
    Age 46
    On January 31, 2009, Francis reprised her role of Peyton MacGruder in the Hallmark Channel movie, Taking a Chance on Love.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012 she again reprised her role as Peyton MacGruder in the Hallmark Channel movie Notes from the Heart Healer.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In December 2007, she had a starring role in the Hallmark Channel movie, The Note, which earned her critical acclaim.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Francis later returned to General Hospital again in August 2008 to reprise her role, appearing until November 12.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    In June 2006, she began negotiating with the casting directors on the show to return to the role of Laura Spencer for a limited run through November.
    More Details Hide Details Francis returned with spectacular fanfare to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Luke and Laura's wedding.
  • 2004
    Age 41
    In 2004, Francis starred in Teacher's Pet and Thunderbirds.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    Francis abruptly left General Hospital in 2002 due to contract issues.
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  • 1997
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 30
    She then returned to General Hospital in 1993.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    She reprised her role as Ceara on Loving in a cross-over storyline in November 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Ceara was "killed off" when her character prepared to move to that soap's town of Corinth (although it was an unseen extra stepping off the bus into the line of fire), and ironically, years later, Genie would find herself once again in Corinth on General Hospital when ex-husband Luke found her tied up in the Alden family basement.
  • 1987
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    Francis would reprise her role of Brett Main Hazard in 1986 and 1994 in the miniseries North and South: Book II and Heaven and Hell: North and South Book III respectively.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He played a brief role on General Hospital as an adoption counselor when his daughter was also on the show. Her mother, Rosemary Daley, is a former actress/model of Lithuanian descent. Genie has an older brother, Ivor Jr.; a younger brother, Kenneth; and an older half-sister, Shelley, from her father's first marriage. Francis began acting in the 2–part episode titled "Jury Duty" in the television series Family.
  • 1985
    Age 22
    Francis met actor/director Jonathan Frakes while filming the television miniseries Bare Essence. After meeting again during the filming of the miniseries North and South, Francis and Frakes started dating in 1985. They became engaged in 1986 and married on May 28, 1988.
    More Details Hide Details The couple has two children, Jameson Ivor Frakes, born in 1994, and Elizabeth Francis Frakes, born in 1997. They moved from Belfast, Maine, to Beverly Hills, California, in 2008 and later moved to Calabasas, California. Francis owned a store called The Cherished Home. It was located at 31 Searsport Avenue, Belfast, Maine 04915, and they also sold items online. The store sold cottage furnishings and home accessories. Francis sold the store in August 2012, due to her workload on The Young and the Restless. The store closed in the fall of 2012. In May 2007, Francis began appearing in magazine advertisements as a spokesperson for the Medifast Diet, claiming she lost 30 pounds as of December 2007, using the diet. In November 2009, Francis along with her brothers, Ivor Jr. and Kenneth released It's Christmas Time Again. They decided to donate a part of all record sales to the Sisters of Saint Francis Children's Mission in Cuernavaca. Francis decided to donate all of her proceeds/sales to this mission. This endeavor was a project involving various members of her family.
    In 1985, she starred in the miniseries North and South as Brett Main Hazard.
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  • 1984
    Age 21
    In 1984, 1987, and 1990, Francis guest starred on Murder, She Wrote as Jessica Fletcher's niece Victoria.
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Francis was also offered the lead role for the movie Splash but turned it down because she thought the script was silly.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 19
    At the peak of her success, Francis left the show in 1982 to try her hand at prime-time television.
    More Details Hide Details Soon afterward, she landed a starring role in her own series, Bare Essence, which was unsuccessful.
  • 1977
    Age 14
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 26, 1962.
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