Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseMichael Schwartz
FactThree children: Danny (b.1987), Katie (b.1990), Matthew (b.1993).


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”.

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.

General Info

Full NameMary Beth Evans
Height1.62 m
ProfessionActor, Television producer
EducationHuntington Beach High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMichael Schwartz
ChildrenKatherine Elizabeth Schwartz, Daniel Luke Schwartz, Matthew Joseph Schwartz

Accomplishments

AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
MoviesLovelines, Toy Soldiers
TV ShowsAs the World Turns, I Wanna Be a Soap Star, Rituals, Days of Our Lives, The Bay

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Evans was voted Best Actress by her 4th-grade classmates in Orange County, California. From there the self-described "beach girl" set her sights on a performing career.
2At 14 she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes.
3Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Evans spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory.
4In addition to being an actress, producer, entrepreneur and blogger, Mary Beth is a fantastic cook, an avid gardener and enjoys interior decorating.
5In 2013, Mary Beth became a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care.
6In 2005, Mary Beth became an entrepreneur when she started Mary Beth's Apple Pie Company using her modified version of an old family recipe. The company went on to sell more than 3,000 pies on QVC, as well as mini pie versions on WilliamsSonoma.com.
7The youngest of four children, Mary Beth has one older brother and two older sisters.
8After blogging for several years on HybridMom.com, Mary Beth launched her own lifestyle blog, Plank, in January 2015.
9Agreed to play the recurring role of "Paige Miller" on One Life to Live (1968), but decided against it at the last moment when she was offered a contract with As the World Turns (1956). The role of "Paige Miller" then went to Kimberlin Brown.
10Graduated from Huntington Beach High School
11Three children: Danny (b.1987), Katie (b.1990), Matthew (b.1993).

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bay2010-2017TV SeriesSara Garrett
Days of Our Lives1986-2016TV SeriesKayla Johnson Kayla Brady Kayla Brady Johnson ...
Chasing Life2014-2015TV SeriesCatherine / Catherine Hendrie
Pretty the Series2011TV SeriesSara Garrett
Body of Proof2011TV SeriesLawyer
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesCandice DeLilly
As the World Turns2000-2010TV SeriesSierra Esteban Drake Sierra Esteban Sierra Esteban Reyes ...
Nip/Tuck2010TV SeriesBlonde in Waiting Room
Monk2009TV SeriesMrs. Rickover
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesDr. Eichenberry
American Coffee2001ShortReceptionist
General Hospital1993-1998TV SeriesKatherine Bell Katherine Bell Ashton
Port Charles1997TV SeriesKatherine Bell (1997-1999)
Crime & Punishment1993TV Series
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesJulie Knight
Knight Rider1984-1986TV SeriesNancy Marsden / Cindy Mattheson
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesCindy Dirks
Lovelines1984Piper
Toy Soldiers1984Buffy
Rituals1984TV SeriesDakota "Koty" Lane #2 (1984-1985)
Riptide1984TV SeriesEllie Thompkins
Masquerade1983TV SeriesLinda / Arlene
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter1983TV MovieKitty Beaumont
Father Murphy1982TV SeriesJosephine

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bay2011-2017TV Series producer - 51 episodes
Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy2014Documentary associate producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Serial Scoop Now2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series / Winner: Outstanding Actress in a Digital Drama Series
AfterBuzz TV's Spotlight On2016TV SeriesHerself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHerself
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha2013TV SeriesGuest
I Wanna Be a Soap Star2007TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Southside2015Sara Garrett on television screen
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself (segment "Daytime Gives Back")

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Best ShortBurbank International Film FestivalNew MediaThe Bay (2010)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Digital Daytime Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2016Festival AwardHollyWeb FestivalBest Online SoapThe Bay (2010)
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Crossover (All Shows)The Bay (2010)
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Super Couple: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
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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