Who is Mary Beth Evans?

Mary Beth Evans was born on 7 March 1961, in Pasadena, California, USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her role in the NBC daytime soap opera entitled “Days of Our Lives”. in which she played Kayla Brady. She also played the character Sierra Estaban in the CBS soap entitled “As the World Turns”.

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The Net Worth of Mary Beth Evans

How rich is Mary Beth Evans? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry since 1982. For which she’s won numerous awards.

 

Early Life and Days of Our Lives

There are very few details revealed about Mary Beth’s life before her rise to fame as an actress with nothing known about her family, childhood, and education. After a string of small, minor or supporting roles during the 1990s, she rose to fame thanks to her role as Kayla Brady in “Days of Our Lives”. She joined the show in 1986 and stayed with it for six years during her first run.

Days of Our Lives” is one of the longest running scripted television shows in the world, and has been airing since 1965. The show focuses on two core families, the Hortons, and the Bradys though other families were added later on. The show proved to be highly successful, and become one of the most widely distributed soap operas in the US. The show has been influential that it has been parodied by other programs. During her time in the program, Mary became part of the Steve and Kayla super-couple alongside Stephen Nichols. The characters’ marriage was considered one of the biggest events of the soap’s history.

Mary Beth Evans

Hiatus and Return

After leaving “Days of Our Lives” in 1992, Evans pursued other projects, appearing as a guest in several programs including “Riptide’, “Knight Rider”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Criminal Minds”. She also appeared in other soap operas, including becoming the villain Katherine Bell in “General Hospital”, a role which she held on to for six years.

The medical drama is listed as the longest running American soap opera in production by the Guinness Book of World Records.

It is currently the world’s third longest running scripted drama series. alongside “The Archers” and “Coronation Street”. It also holds the record for most Outstanding Drama Series Daytime Emmy Award wins at 13.

After her run with the show, she moved to New York to work on “As the World Turns” as the character Sierra Esteban for five years. The show aired on CBS for a total of 54 years, and is responsible for the creation of another soap entitled ‘Guiding Light”. In 2006, she along with Nichols returned to “Days of Our Lives” for three years, before they were written out of the ploys. In 2010, she became more of a recurring character for the show and has stayed since.

Mary Beth at last night's Daytime Emmys.

Posted by Mary Beth Evans on Monday, May 6, 2019

Recent Projects

While Mary Beth has regular work in “Days of Our Lives”, she had more time to work on other projects, and became a star in another web soap entitled “The Bay” playing Sara Garrett. She also produced the show, and it won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Drama. She also won another Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of the main character, and getting another award for her work in “Days of Our Lives”. She worked on “The Bay” for a total of six years, being aired on Blip.tv before later moving to Amazon Prime.

While working with those shows, she also had a recurring role in “Chasing Life” which aired on ABC Family for two seasons before being curtailed. The show follows the life of an aspiring journalist who is trying to advance her career. One of her latest projects is a recurring role in “This Just In”, played the character Karen. The comedy show aired on Pop TV, and is about a teenager who arrives at a new school, becoming a part of an eclectic group of friends.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, she also has three older siblings. Evans married cosmetic surgeon Michael Schwartz in 1985, and they have three children together. She loves blogging and manages her own lifestyle blog called Plank. She has also done volunteer work, and has been named a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. She loves cooking, gardening, and is also very interested in interior design. She has forayed into business as well, selling pies through her company called Mary Beth’s Apple Pie Company.

Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through accounts on social media. She has around 70,000 followers on the website Instagram, on which she showcases a her life away from work. She often spends time with her family, posting photos with her husband and their children. She also posts throwback photos and showcases her love of cooking on some posts. She also has an account on Twitter which has over 30,000 followers, using the account to promote her upcoming projects. Another account she has is on Facebook, on which she has over 18,000 followers, posting content there similar to that of her Instagram.

Author

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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