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Genie Francis

Soap Opera Actress; Best Known for "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless"

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 Genie Francis Biography

Bitten by the acting bug in her early teens, Francis reportedly begged her father, Broadway stage actor Ivor Francis, to pass along her junior high school yearbook photo to his agent. Once her picture made the rounds among casting offices, it did not take long for Hollywood to come knocking.

Thanks to her fresh-faced radiance and "all-American girl" good looks, the 14-year-old Francis got auditions almost immediately. Within a year, Francis landed her first major credit, an episodic guest starring role in one of the era's most acclaimed television dramas, "Family." No small feat this, the role led directly to Francis's most famous role - that of the beautiful, wholesome Laura Vining Webber on daytime's longest-running soap, "General Hospital."

With the storyline of Luke and Laura, the show's ratings skyrocketed. To many, however, the ultimate sign of "having arrived" came in the early 1980's, when America's king of late-night, Johnny Carson, himself, incorporated Luke and Laura material in his monologues. The Nov. 16, 1981 wedding of Luke and Laura remained the most-watched daytime TV event in history and stood as a high watermark of early 1980's soap drama.

In 1982, Francis left "GH" to try her hand in primetime series. In 1987, Francis returned to daytime television; this time playing seductive schemer Diana Colville on the long-running serial "Days of Our Lives." Francis' two-year stint on the show was extremely well received, re-establishing her as one of daytime's hottest actresses. Francis left "Days" in 1990, however, after receiving a significantly more lucrative contract from competing rival show, "All My Children."

Seemingly reconciled with her teenage image, Francis made a much ballyhooed return to "General Hospital" in 1993, reuniting with her former co-star Anthony Geary. In 2002, however, Francis abruptly quit "GH" following a contract dispute with ABC.

The following year, Francis made her feature debut with a cameo in "Thunderbirds," a $55 million big-screen remake of the animated "super-marionette" television show. Unfortunately, this was not an auspicious start to her film career. The film, which starred Bill Paxton and was directed by her husband, Jonathan Frakes, was an unqualified box-office disaster in the U.S., grossing just a paltry $7 million.

In 2006, the producers of "General Hospital" announced that Francis would return once more to her most famous role, just in time for Luke and Laura's 25th wedding anniversary. Signed for only a limited run, Francis made her much awaited return to "General Hospital" in 2006. She received a Daytime Emmy Award for her role. She received her second Daytime Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Genevieve in "The Young and the Restless" in May 2012.

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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Soap Opera Actress; Best Known for "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless"

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Genie Francis Biography

Bitten by the acting bug in her early teens, Francis reportedly begged her father, Broadway stage actor Ivor Francis, to pass along her junior high school yearbook photo to his agent. Once her picture made the rounds among casting offices, it did not take long for Hollywood to come knocking.

Thanks to her fresh-faced radiance and "all-American girl" good looks, the 14-year-old Francis got auditions almost immediately. Within a year, Francis landed her first major credit, an episodic guest starring role in one of the era's most acclaimed television dramas, "Family." No small feat this, the role led directly to Francis's most famous role - that of the beautiful, wholesome Laura Vining Webber on daytime's longest-running soap, "General Hospital."

With the storyline of Luke and Laura, the show's ratings skyrocketed. To many, however, the ultimate sign of "having arrived" came in the early 1980's, when America's king of late-night, Johnny Carson, himself, incorporated Luke and Laura material in his monologues. The Nov. 16, 1981 wedding of Luke and Laura remained the most-watched daytime TV event in history and stood as a high watermark of early 1980's soap drama.

In 1982, Francis left "GH" to try her hand in primetime series. In 1987, Francis returned to daytime television; this time playing seductive schemer Diana Colville on the long-running serial "Days of Our Lives." Francis' two-year stint on the show was extremely well received, re-establishing her as one of daytime's hottest actresses. Francis left "Days" in 1990, however, after receiving a significantly more lucrative contract from competing rival show, "All My Children."

Seemingly reconciled with her teenage image, Francis made a much ballyhooed return to "General Hospital" in 1993, reuniting with her former co-star Anthony Geary. In 2002, however, Francis abruptly quit "GH" following a contract dispute with ABC.

The following year, Francis made her feature debut with a cameo in "Thunderbirds," a $55 million big-screen remake of the animated "super-marionette" television show. Unfortunately, this was not an auspicious start to her film career. The film, which starred Bill Paxton and was directed by her husband, Jonathan Frakes, was an unqualified box-office disaster in the U.S., grossing just a paltry $7 million.

In 2006, the producers of "General Hospital" announced that Francis would return once more to her most famous role, just in time for Luke and Laura's 25th wedding anniversary. Signed for only a limited run, Francis made her much awaited return to "General Hospital" in 2006. She received a Daytime Emmy Award for her role. She received her second Daytime Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Genevieve in "The Young and the Restless" in May 2012.

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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  • How to book Genie Francis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Genie Francis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Genie Francis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Genie Francis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Genie Francis?

    Booking fees for Genie Francis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Genie Francis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Genie Francis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Genie Francis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Genie Francis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Genie Francis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Genie Francis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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