Paducah, Kentucky, USA
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Eden in Santa Barbara
Marcy Lynn Walker (born November 26, 1961), also known as Marcy Smith, is an American minister and former actress known for her television appearances on daytime soap operas. Her most famous roles are those of Liza Colby on All My Children, which she played from 1981–1984 and again 1995–2005, and as Eden Capwell on Santa Barbara from 1984–1991.
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Marcy Walker (born November 26, 1961) is an American actress.
Walker was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and grew up all over the world finally graduating from Triad High School in Troy, Illinois in 1979. She attended Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California as well.
In 1981, she got her first soap job as Liza Colby on All My Children. After a successful three-year run (and two Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy nominations, in 1983 and 1984), she decided to leave the show for other opportunities. She was replaced promptly with actress Alice Haining as Liza on the show.
Late in 1984, she created yet another popular soap role in the form of Eden Capwell on Santa Barbara. Her character, partnered with A Martinez`s character, Cruz Castillo, became one of the show`s flagship supercouples. She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy awards in 1987 and 1988, with an Emmy win in 1989. She left the serial in 1991.
In 1993, she started playing the tailor-made role of Tangie Hill on Guiding Light. The character didn`t catch on and she left in 1995 to make a comeback as Liza on All My Children. She was nominated for another Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy award in 2001.
It was announced that Walker`s contract would not be renewed when it expired in 2004. She taped the last of the episodes in her contract in the summer of 2004. Her farewell episode aired on September 28.
Liza`s exit occurred amid rumor that Walker would return to the show on recurring status. This rumor was fueled by the fact that her exit was very open-ended. She was not killed off like some notable fan favorites like Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams), but rather assumed a new identity and took her daughter to live out of reach of her controlling ex-husband Adam Chandler (David Canary).
According to Soap Opera Digest magazine, she was at first hesitant to go on recurring status due to the reasons mentioned prior in this article but later warmed to the idea. Liza made a phone call appearance in December 2004 and appeared again in January 2005 when her character assisted Babe Carey Chandler (Alexa Havins) and Jamie Martin (Justin Bruening) in their attempt to flee from Adam`s wraith.
Former head writer Megan McTavish spoke to the soap media and publicly thanked Walker for working without a contract but also hinted that she did not intend for Liza to return to the show any time soon.
Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, California
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Marcy Lynn Walker
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