Genie Francis is an American actress who was born on May 26, 1962, in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Her full name is Eugenie Ann Francis. She grew up in Hollywood film industry. Her father is a famous actor named Ivor Francis and her mother Rosemary Daley is an actress and model. Her father died in 1986 due to the severe effect of multiple strokes. She has risen up in Long Island, New York, and California. She has an elder brother named Ivor Francis and a younger brother named Kenneth Francis. She also has a half-sister named Shelley Francis.
She married Jonathan Frakes with whom she acted in ‘North and South’. Her husband has appeared in hit television series named “Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). They have residences in both Los Angeles and Manhattan. She and her husband have played the role of a married couple in three shows titled ‘Camp Nowhere’ (1994), The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). Their son, Jameson Ivor Frakes was born on 20th August 1984 and their daughter was born on 30th May 1997. During an interview, she had admitted that she got addicted to drugs during the early 1980’s.
Education: She has studied acting in New York. Rachel Ames and Anna Lee are her acting mentors. She loves knitting clothes.
Career: Her Television debut was in the series ‘General Hospital’ in the year 1963 when she was a teenager in which she played the role of ‘Raula’ which was one of the most loved and appreciated character on television. She also made a guest appearance on ABC’s series named ‘Family’ in 1976. She appeared on the cover of Newsweek along with Anthony Geary in the year 1981.
In 1981, she left the show ‘General Hospital’ after its successful 5 years and again joined the show in 1984. She was starred in the Series Titled ‘Bare Essence’ in 1982. She had also made several recurring appearances on the show ‘Murder, she wrote’ in 1984. She created the well-known role of ‘Diana Colville’ in NBC’s serial ‘Days of Our Lives’(1965) in 1987 and played that role for a period of two years but then she left because she didn’t like the role.
She has also appeared on stage in ‘Crimes of the Heart’ and ‘See How They Run’. IN 1991, she appeared in the Williamstown Festival Theater Production of ‘Defying Gravity’ and in the same year, she made her New York Debut in ‘The Baby Dance’ at the Lucille Theatre in Greenwich Village.
In the year 2004, she acted in Teacher’s Pet and Thunderbirds. She appeared in the film called ‘The Note’ in 2007 and her role was highly praised. In May 2007, she started appearing in the advertisements for the Medifast Diet and in those advertisements she claimed that she has lost 30 pounds of weight by using the diet strictly. Further, she also acted in the sequel of this film which was ‘Taking a Chance n Love’ (2009). Further in May In 2007, she won the prestigious Emmy award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role of Laura in ‘General Hospital.
In 2011, she acted in ‘The Young and the Restless’ as Genevieve Atkinson and for the same role she achieved Nominations for Emmy Awards. She recorded a holiday album titled ‘Its Christmas time again’ in the year 2011 accompanied by her brothers Ivor and Kenneth. They donated a part all record sales to the Sister of Saint Francis Children’s Mission in Cuernavaca while Francis donated all her sales to this mission. This initiative was a project in which various members of her family took part. In 2013 she restarted to playing the role of Laura on ‘General Hospital’ show.
Genie Francis Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $5.6 Million US Dollars
The prominent Genie Francis has an estimated net worth of $5.6 million US dollars as of 2017. Such an excellent net worth is because of her popularity worldwide and the efforts she put while working.
Genie Francis Business Model
The renowned actress Genie Francis is a successful business woman as well. She opened an interior designing/ home store called ‘The Cherished Home’ in Belfast, Maine. In the store, she sold cottage furnishing and home accessories and they were also selling items online. But due to being busy in acting on “The young and The Restless the store” was sold in August 2012.
Her other sources of income are Sponsorships, advertisements, acting, support and highlighting which bring him a pile of money.
Recently on 28th January 1977, the actress has celebrated 40 years of a long journey with the show ‘General Hospital’. She was just a 14-year-old teenager when she started acting in the show.
Genie Francis is a star of the Hollywood who has many talents through which she has made room for herself in the Hollywood industry. She is a famous actress across the globe and is loved by her fans. We wish her luck for her acting career and hope she remains in good health.