Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1968
SpouseSanford Bookstaver, Wally Kurth
MarkStriking blue eyes
FactShe is of Russian Jewish descent.

Rena Sofer is an American actress, best known for her roles on the soap operas General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Sofer was born on December 2, 1968 in Arcadia, California, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Martin and Susan Sofer. She has two sisters, Eden and Ariel. Sofer was raised in Conservative Judaism.

Sofer attended Beverly Hills High School, where she was a cheerleader. She then studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Sofer’s first acting role was in the television film Letters from Frank (1984). She went on to have guest roles on television shows such as The A-Team, Magnum, P.I., and Cagney & Lacey.

In 1987, Sofer began appearing on the soap opera General Hospital as Lois Cerullo. She left the show in 1989, but returned in 1993. She remained on the show until 1997.

In 2000, Sofer began appearing on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Quinn Fuller. She is still appearing on the show.

Sofer has also appeared in the films Speed Zone (1989), RoboCop 2 (1990), and EdTV (1999).

Sofer has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Dann Florek, whom she married in 1987. They divorced in 1992. Her second husband was actor Ralph Fiennes, whom she married in 1998. They divorced in 2005. Her third husband is actor Jerry O’Connell, whom she married in 2007. They have two daughters together.

Sofer has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameRena Sofer
Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1968
Height1.68 m
EducationNorth Bergen High School, Frisch School


SpouseSanford Bookstaver, Wally Kurth
ChildrenRosabel Rosalind Kurth, Avalon Leone Bookstaver
ParentsSusan Franzblau, Martin Sofer


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesKeeping the Faith, Twin Sitters, Always and Forever, Rock Slyde, The Devil's Teardrop, Carrie, A Stranger Among Us, The Secret of Hidden Lake, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style, Hostile Advances, Nightmare Street, Traffic, March
TV ShowsBlind Justice, Just Shoot Me!, Coupling, The Chronicle, Oh, Grow Up, Loving

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#Marks / Signs
1Striking blue eyes


1Expecting her second child, her first with husband Sanford Bookstaver, due August 2005. [March 2005]
2She is of Russian Jewish descent.
3Daughter, Avalon Leone Bookstaver was born in Los Angeles at 5 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2005 and weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz
4Attended high school with actor Gene Gabriel.
5Her wedding to Sanford Bookstaver was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
6Announced her engagement to director/producer Sanford Bookstaver. [September 2002]
7Gave birth to a girl - Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. She weighed 7 lbs, 10 ounces. She was 20 1/2 inches with black hair and blue eyes. Her middle name comes from the recently deceased Rosalind Cash, whom both Rena and her (then) husband absolutely adored. [September 1996]
8She was married to Wally Kurth who plays her husband on General Hospital (1963).
9Her father was a Conservative rabbi.




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The Bold and the Beautiful2013-2017TV SeriesQuinn Fuller Quinn Sharpe Quinn Forrester ...
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Sarah2010/ISarah - Teenage
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Royal Pains2010TV SeriesAJ
The Devil's Teardrop2010TV MovieJoan
NCIS2010TV SeriesMargaret Allison Hart
Two and a Half Men2008-2010TV SeriesChrissy
Bones2010TV SeriesDr. Catherine Bryar
Criminal Minds2009TV SeriesErika Silverman
Always and Forever2009TV MovieGrace Holland
Monk2009TV SeriesKim Kelly
Rock Slyde2009Sara
Dirty Sexy Money2009TV SeriesNews Reporter
Ghost Whisperer2008TV SeriesTammy
Heroes2006-2007TV SeriesHeidi Petrelli
242007TV SeriesMarilyn Bauer
Mr. Nice Guy2006TV Series
The Secret of Hidden Lake2006TV MovieMaggie Dolan
Blind Justice2005TV SeriesChristie Dunbar
Just Shoot Me!2002-2003TV SeriesVicki Costa
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesAlison
Coupling2003TV SeriesSusan Freeman
Carrie2002TV MovieMiss Desjarden
Friends2002TV SeriesKatie
The Chronicle2001-2002TV SeriesGrace Hall
March2001Hedy Pullman
Ed2001TV SeriesBonnie Hane
The Weber Show2001TV SeriesDawn Cheswick
Traffic2000Helena's Friend
Spin City2000TV SeriesSam
Opposite Sex2000TV SeriesMs. Gibson
Keeping the Faith2000Rachel Rose
Oh, Grow Up1999TV SeriesSuzanne Vandermeer
Melrose Place1998-1999TV SeriesEve Cleary
Glory, Glory1998TV MovieElizabeth
Timecop1998TV Mini-SeriesDr. Carrie Ann Trent
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998TV SeriesLauren Henderson
Nightmare Street1998TV MoviePenny Randolph
Ellen1998TV SeriesJean
Seinfeld1997TV SeriesMary Anne
The Stepsister1997TV MovieDarcy Canfield Ray
General Hospital1993-1997TV SeriesLois Cerullo / Lois Ashton
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesRisa Glickman
Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story1996TV MovieKerry Ellison
Twin Sitters1994Judy
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesStephanie
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style1992TV MovieAndrea Larson
Freshman Dorm1992TV SeriesVeronica
A Stranger Among Us1992Shayna
Loving1988-1991TV SeriesAmelia 'Rocky' McKenzie Domeq
Another World1987TV SeriesJoyce Abernathy


Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha2013TV SeriesGuest
Rock Slyde: Behind the Scenes2010Video shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Imagine2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars2003TV SpecialHerself - Blue Team
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

The Bold and the Beautiful2016TV SeriesQuinn Fuller
Saved by the Bell: It's Alright - Back to the Bell2013Video shortAndrea Larson (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentaryQueen Eva (uncredited)
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryHeidi Petrelli
Heroes2008TV SeriesHeidi Petrelli
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #69: Coupling Arrives...and Departs (uncredited)


Won Awards

1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Younger Lead ActressGeneral Hospital (1963)

Nominated Awards

2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesEd (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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