(born Laura Sisk
; September 11, 1970) is an American actress
. She is perhaps best known for her role as Cassie Layne Winslow
on Guiding Light
(1997–2005), and since 2005, her portrayal of Carly Corinthos
on General Hospital
; the latter garnered her the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress
Born in Washington D.C.
and raised in Clinton, Maryland
, Wright was hit by the acting bug in the eighth grade. Ms. Wright performed in many high school plays such as Gypsy
, Our Town
, and You Can't Take It With You
. She also has a director's credit for the production of Father Says No
. In addition, Wright has a few local commercials and numerous fashion shows under her belt.
After being persuaded to audition for the daytime drama Loving
, Wright seriously considered a career in acting and as luck would have it, she was cast in the show and later went on to play the role of Ally Rescott Bowman for four years. She carried the role over to the spin-off show The City
Wright debuted on Guiding Light
in August 1997. There for eight years, she played the role of ex-stripper with a heart of gold Cassie Layne
. This street smart character won Laura a 1998 Soap Opera Digest
Award for Best New Character. And in the same year, she was named one of TV Guide
's rising stars in daytime.
Wright resides in the Los Angeles
area with architect husband John (married October 7, 1995) and their two children: a daughter named Lauren Elizabeth (born November 16, 1998) and a... Read More