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Carolyn L. Hennesy
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Carolyn Lee Hennesy (born June 10, 1962) is an Emmy-nominated American soap opera actress, New York Times Best-Selling author, and zoo advocate. She is known for her work promoting not only AZA zoos and aquariums, but accredited marine parks, like SeaWorld. In addition, she is known for her role as Diane Miller on the daytime television program General Hospital.
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Carolyn Hennesy (born June 10, 1962) is an American actress and author. She played Rosalyn Harris on the HBO series True Blood. Prior to joining the cast of True Blood, Hennesy starred on ABC's primetime series Cougar Town and received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her work on ABC's General Hospital. She currently appears on the Disney Channel show Jessie.
Hennesy was born in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 1962, the daughter of Oscar-winning art director Dale Hennesy, and a niece of actress Barbara Rush and cousin of Fox News reporter Claudia Cowan. She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is a veteran of many stage productions as well as the comedy troupes the Groundlings and the ACME Comedy Theater.
She starred as Mrs. Valentine on the teen drama Dawson's Creek in the 2000-2001 season, and she had supporting roles in the films Global Effect (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003), Click (2006), The Heat Chamber (2003) and Cougar Club (2007). She made three appearances on That '70s Show and has guest-starred on Reba as the mother of Reba's son-in-law, Van. She made a guest appearance on Drake & Josh as Mrs. Abernathy, the boss of the Ball & Vance Fish Corp. Additionally, she appeared as Judith Haven in an episode of What I Like About You and she voiced Blair Lansfield in the video game Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. Currently, she stars as Rosalyn Harris in the fifth season of HBO hit series True Blood.
Hennesy has written a series of children's books based on the character Pandora. The first one, called Pandora Gets Jealous, was released January 2008. The sequel, Pandora Gets Vain, was released August 2008. The third book in the series, Pandora Gets Lazy, released March 2009. Book four, Pandora Gets Heart, was released in January 2010. The fifth book, Pandora Gets Angry, was released in February 2011. Book six, Pandora Gets Greedy, was released in June 2012. Book seven, ''"Pandora Gets Frightened",was released in 2013.
Carolyn wrote The Secret Life Of Damien Spinelli featuring the characters of General Hospital'
Hennesy recently appeared in a GEICO television advertisement featuring the character known as "Cash".
In October 2011, Hennesy appeared on Jessie as Mrs. Chesterfield, and in November 2011 as Myrna in the "That Still Small Voice" episode of Once Upon a Time. She also guest starred in "Bucket and Skinner"
Hennesy lives in Los Angeles.
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