• Cynthia Watros is an American award-winning actress, known for her roles in "Lost" (2005-2010) and "General Hospital" (2019 • present)
• She was born in Michigan, USA, with Polish, Italian, and English ancestry
• She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre from Boston University
• She is married to Curtis Gilliland and they have twin daughters
• Her estimated net worth is $1.5 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1968
SpouseCurtis Gilliland
FactCynthia's parents divorced when she was age 7. Her father, Bruce, is an electrical engineer. Her mother, Nancy, is a legal secretary. She has an older brother, Steven, who is also an electrical engineer.

Who is Cynthia Watros?

Cynthia Watros is an American award-winning actress, who initially made a name for herself as Libby Smith in the TV fantasy drama series “Lost” (2005-2010), and also as Nina Reeves in the TV drama series “General Hospital” since 2019, when she joined the TV series.

Cynthia Watros Age, Childhood, Education

Born Cynthia Michele Watros on the 2nd September 1968, in Lake Orion, Michigan USA, Cynthia is of Polish, Italian, and English ancestry, the daughter of Bruce Watros and his wife, Nancy. She has a brother, Steven Watros, who is an electrical engineer.


Their parents divorced when she was just seven years old. In her childhood, Cynthia had severe health problems, as she was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia. She had a near-death experience when she was just three years old, and had to undergo splenectomy and chemotherapy, which lasted for two years. Cynthia attended Lake Orion High School, after which, she went to Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, Michigan, then after two years enrolled at Boston University, eventually obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre.

During her time at Boston University, Cynthia was a member of the Professional Actors Training Program.

Career Beginnings

Cynthia started her career in the mid-‘90s, firstly with a minor role in the TV series “New York Undercover” (1994), and then as Dianne Harris in the mystery drama film “Café Society” in 1995, starring Frank Whaley, Peter Gallagher and Lara Flynn Boyle. In 1997 she was chosen for her first major role, as Annie Dutton Banks in the daytime soap opera “Guiding Light” (1997-1998), earning rave reviews for her work on the show, and was eventually awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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Her next success came with the action-drama film “Mercy Streets” (2000), in which she starred next to Eric Roberts and David A.R. White, and the same year she was also chosen for the lead role in the comedy-drama series “Titus” (2000-2002), with Christopher Titus and Zack Ward. In 2002 she joined the cast of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV comedy series “The Drew Carey Show” as Kellie Newmark, and through 2004 appeared in 52 episodes of the popular show.

Rise to Stardom

Her previous experience got her far enough in Hollywood to be considered a rising star, and in 2005 she was chosen for the part of Libby Smith in the TV series “Lost”. Although she only appeared in 24 episodes of the highly popular series, her character and her performance were praised by the public and critics, which made her more popular. After this, she struggled for a while to secure a long-term role, as most of the pilots in which she appeared weren’t picked-up.

Nevertheless, she bounced back with the role of Samantha Carr in the TV medical-drama series “House M.D.” in 2010, while in 2012 she starred in the drama film “Electrick Children”. Cynthia continued in soap opera roles, first as Kelly Andrews in “The Young and the Restless” (2013-2015), appearing in over 45 episodes of one of the longest-running TV dramas, while she also played Mary Matrix in the TV series “Video Game High School” (2013-2014).

Most Recent Projects

In 2014, Cynthia was selected for one of the lead roles in the TV drama series “Finding Carter”, and appeared in all 36 episodes of the series. The following year, Cynthia starred in the drama film “Stolen from Suburbia”, but the film didn’t meet expectations, which set back her career a bit. However, she bounced back with a couple of films in 2017, first the comedy “Special Unit”, and then the action-adventure “Destruction Los Angeles”.

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Most recently, Cynthia joined the cast of “General Hospital” as Nina Reeves, and is working on the drama film “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg”, which is currently in pre-production, and will star Cynthia alongside Hannah Fierman and Arye Gross.

Cynthia Watros Net Worth, Body Statistics, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Cynthia has made over 60 appearances in films and TV series so far in her career, and has won several awards and recognitions, while also accumulating a decent net worth in the process.

So do you know how rich Cynthia Watros is, as of early 2020? Sources have estimated that Cynthia’s wealth is as high as $1.5 million. Cynthia Watros stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m), tall, while she weighs around 121lbs ~ 55kgs, her vital statistics are 34-23-34, and her bra size is 34B. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

Cynthia Watros Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Cynthia is an open book when it comes to her personal life; she is a married woman and is apparently enjoying life with her husband and their children.

Her husband is Curtis Gilliland, with whom she has been married since 1996 and the couple has twin daughters born on the 14th July 2001, Emma Rose Marie and Sadie Anna Marie. Her husband is a restaurateur in the Los Angeles area.

Cynthia was a member of the USO tour to Iraq back in 2008, and visited the COP Callahan base located in Baghdad’s East Adamiyah area.

General Info

Full NameCynthia Watros
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1968
Height1.7 m
EducationMacomb Community College, Boston University


SpouseCurtis Gilliland
ChildrenEmma Rose Marie Gilliland, Sadie Anna Marie Gilliland
ParentsNancy Watros, Bruce Watros
SiblingsSteven Watros


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesElectrick Children, A Smile as Big as the Moon, Mars, Calvin Marshall, American Crude, Frank, Avenging Angel, Duane Incarnate, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Mercy Streets, His and Hers, The Yellow Bird
TV ShowsFinding Carter, Lost, Guiding Light, The Drew Carey Show, Titus, Another World

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1I love playing characters that have secrets.
2It's always fun to make people laugh, and then make them afraid or cry at the same time.


1Throughout the latter part of season two of Titus (2000) she was pregnant with twins, her character Erin was not meant to be pregnant, so the fact was often disguised by having her standing behind objects, holding things in front of her (flowers, pillows, wedding dresses in garment bags, etc.), being filmed from above the waist, wearing dark clothes, as well as a plot line that involved her character being in a wheelchair.
2Is probably best known for her role as the patient and sensible girlfriend of Christopher Titus, Erin Fitzpatrick in the sitcom Titus (2000).
3She mentioned that when she joined The Drew Carey Show (1995), the cast of the show embraced her, especially Mr Carey. He sends flowers every week.
4Met her Guiding Light (1952) co-star Kim Zimmer while they co-starred in the off-Broadway play "Four Dogs and a Bone".
5Graduated from Boston University.
6Twins, Emma Rose Marie and Sadie Anna Marie Gilliland, were born July 14, 2001 in L.A.
7Attended Macomb Community College in Macomb County, Michigan and then the Boston University School for the Arts (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts). She enjoys skiing and dancing.
8Her husband, Curt, whom she married in 1996 is a Los Angeles restaurateur.
9When a teenager, she was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia, an autoimmune disease of the blood. She required a splenectomy and two years of chemotherapy. It appears to be in remission today.
10Cynthia's parents divorced when she was age 7. Her father, Bruce, is an electrical engineer. Her mother, Nancy, is a legal secretary. She has an older brother, Steven, who is also an electrical engineer.




The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggpre-productionCrystal Watson
Destruction: Los Angeles2016Cathy
The Night Shift2016TV SeriesRebecca
Special Unit2016Tara Small
Finding Carter2014-2015TV SeriesElizabeth Wilson
Stolen from Suburbia2015Katherine
Park City2015Nina
The Young and the Restless2013-2015TV SeriesKelly Andrews / Kelly
Video Game High School2013-2014TV SeriesMary Matrix
Blood and Circumstance2014Mrs. Stabler
Dog with a Blog2013TV SeriesAunt Sigourney
Cynthia Watros Gets Lost2012-2013TV SeriesCynthia Watros
Warehouse 132013TV SeriesJanice Malloy
Retribution2012TV MovieKaren
Hawaii Five-02012TV SeriesKatie Burgess
Grey's Anatomy2012TV SeriesLiz Connor
Electrick Children2012Gay Lynn
A Smile as Big as the Moon2012TV MovieDr. Deborah Barnhart
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesTracy Miller
House M.D.2010TV SeriesSam Carr
Lost2005-2010TV SeriesElizabeth 'Libby' Smith
Mars2010/IAllison Guthrie
The Secret Life of the American Teenager2010TV SeriesNicky
Men of a Certain Age2009TV SeriesErica
Calvin Marshall2009Karen
Criminal Minds2009TV SeriesHeather Vanderwaal
The Closer2009TV SeriesRobin Milano
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesBarbie Aubrey
Gossip Girl2009TV SeriesYoung Celia 'CeCe' Rhodes
In Plain Sight2009TV SeriesMaureen Stewart Maureen Sullivan
Family Guy2009TV SeriesSecurity System
The Bill Engvall Show2008TV SeriesA.J.
Fear Itself2008TV SeriesMeredith Kane
American Crude2008Jane
Life Is Wild2008TV SeriesCharlotte
The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud2007TV MovieEva
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesBeth Hoyle
Avenging Angel2007TV MovieMaggie
Raines2007TV SeriesSarah Carver
Frank2007/IJennifer York
My Ex Life2006TV Movie
Just Pray2005ShortPerry Ann Lewis
Washington Street2005TV MovieMaggie
Duane Incarnate2004Connie
Saint Louie2004TV Movie
The Drew Carey Show2002-2004TV SeriesKellie Newmark
Titus2000-2002TV SeriesErin Fitzpatrick
A Nero Wolfe Mystery2002TV SeriesPhoebe Gunther
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!2002Kate
The Yellow Bird2001ShortAlma Tutwiler
Mercy Streets2000Sam
Blink of an Eye1999uncredited
Profiler1998TV SeriesHelen Jefferies
Guiding Light1997-1998TV SeriesAnnie Dutton Banks Dee
Another World1998TV SeriesVictoria 'Vicky' Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon
Spin City1997TV SeriesGayley
His and Hers1997Pam
Cafe Society1995Dianne Harris
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesReporter


Cynthia Watros Gets Lost2013TV Series 1 episode


Cynthia Watros Gets Lost2012TV Series producer


His Better Half: An Interview with Cynthia Watros2006Video documentary short special thanks


Dinner at Tiffani's2016TV SeriesHerself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
His Better Half: An Interview with Cynthia Watros2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Imagine 01: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Mercy Streets'2001Video documentary shortHerself
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

The Lost Survival Guide2006TV MovieElizabeth 'Libby' Smith
Lost: Reckoning2006TV MovieElizabeth 'Libby' Smith
Lost: Revelation2006TV MovieElizabeth 'Libby' Smith


Won Awards

2015IAWTV AwardInternational Academy of Web Television AwardsBest Ensemble Performance (Comedy)Video Game High School (2012)
2013ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Actress (Comedy)Cynthia Watros Gets Lost (2012)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Guiding Light (1952)

Nominated Awards

2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesIn Plain Sight (2008)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
1998Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding VillainessThe Guiding Light (1952)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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