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SpouseMichael Schwartz
FactThe youngest of four children, Mary Beth has one older brother and two older sisters.

Mary Beth Evans is an American actress best known for her role as Kayla Brady on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. She has also appeared on General Hospital, As the World Turns, and The Young and the Restless.

Born in Pasadena, California, Evans was raised in Connecticut. She is the youngest of four children. Her father was an aerospace engineer and her mother was a homemaker. Evans began acting in high school and appeared in community theater productions. She studied acting at the University of Southern California.

Evans made her television debut in 1984 on the soap opera General Hospital. She played the role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 1986 to 1987. In 1988, she began playing Kayla Brady on Days of Our Lives. She has appeared on the show continuously since then.

In addition to her work on soap operas, Evans has appeared in made-for-television movies and primetime dramas. She has also guest-starred on episodes of Magnum, P.I., Matlock, and Diagnosis Murder.

Evans has been married to actor Steve Johnson since 1991. They have two children together.

Throughout her career, Evans has won several awards, including a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2014.

General Info

Full NameMary Beth Evans
Height1.62 m
ProfessionActor, Television producer
EducationHuntington Beach High School


SpouseMichael Schwartz
ChildrenKatherine Elizabeth Schwartz, Daniel Luke Schwartz, Matthew Joseph Schwartz


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
MoviesLovelines, Toy Soldiers
TV ShowsAs the World Turns, I Wanna Be a Soap Star, Rituals, Days of Our Lives, The Bay

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1Evans was voted Best Actress by her 4th-grade classmates in Orange County, California. From there the self-described "beach girl" set her sights on a performing career.
2At 14 she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes.
3Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Evans spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory.
4In addition to being an actress, producer, entrepreneur and blogger, Mary Beth is a fantastic cook, an avid gardener and enjoys interior decorating.
5In 2013, Mary Beth became a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care.
6In 2005, Mary Beth became an entrepreneur when she started Mary Beth's Apple Pie Company using her modified version of an old family recipe. The company went on to sell more than 3,000 pies on QVC, as well as mini pie versions on
7The youngest of four children, Mary Beth has one older brother and two older sisters.
8After blogging for several years on, Mary Beth launched her own lifestyle blog, Plank, in January 2015.
9Agreed to play the recurring role of "Paige Miller" on One Life to Live (1968), but decided against it at the last moment when she was offered a contract with As the World Turns (1956). The role of "Paige Miller" then went to Kimberlin Brown.
10Graduated from Huntington Beach High School
11Three children: Danny (b.1987), Katie (b.1990), Matthew (b.1993).




The Bay2010-2017TV SeriesSara Garrett
Days of Our Lives1986-2016TV SeriesKayla Johnson Kayla Brady Kayla Brady Johnson ...
Chasing Life2014-2015TV SeriesCatherine / Catherine Hendrie
Pretty the Series2011TV SeriesSara Garrett
Body of Proof2011TV SeriesLawyer
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesCandice DeLilly
As the World Turns2000-2010TV SeriesSierra Esteban Drake Sierra Esteban Sierra Esteban Reyes ...
Nip/Tuck2010TV SeriesBlonde in Waiting Room
Monk2009TV SeriesMrs. Rickover
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesDr. Eichenberry
American Coffee2001ShortReceptionist
General Hospital1993-1998TV SeriesKatherine Bell Katherine Bell Ashton
Port Charles1997TV SeriesKatherine Bell (1997-1999)
Crime & Punishment1993TV Series
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesJulie Knight
Knight Rider1984-1986TV SeriesNancy Marsden / Cindy Mattheson
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesCindy Dirks
Toy Soldiers1984Buffy
Rituals1984TV SeriesDakota "Koty" Lane #2 (1984-1985)
Riptide1984TV SeriesEllie Thompkins
Masquerade1983TV SeriesLinda / Arlene
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter1983TV MovieKitty Beaumont
Father Murphy1982TV SeriesJosephine


The Bay2011-2017TV Series producer - 51 episodes
Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy2014Documentary associate producer


Serial Scoop Now2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series / Winner: Outstanding Actress in a Digital Drama Series
AfterBuzz TV's Spotlight On2016TV SeriesHerself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHerself
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha2013TV SeriesGuest
I Wanna Be a Soap Star2007TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

The Southside2015Sara Garrett on television screen
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself (segment "Daytime Gives Back")


Won Awards

2016Best ShortBurbank International Film FestivalNew MediaThe Bay (2010)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Digital Daytime Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2016Festival AwardHollyWeb FestivalBest Online SoapThe Bay (2010)
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated Awards

2012ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Crossover (All Shows)The Bay (2010)
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Super Couple: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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