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Rena Sofer

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Rena Sofer Biography

Rena Sofer (born December 2, 1968) is a Jewish-American actress. She was born to a Orthodox Jewish Rabbi father and a psychology teacher mother in Arcadia, California but soon moved to Pittsburgh, where she was raised, upon her parents divorce. She is best known for her role as Lois Cerullo on General Hospital from 1994 to 1996. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series." That same year, she married GH co-star Wally Kurth. In the fall of 1996, she asked to the producers of the soap to leave the show to be with Kurth and her character left Port Charles for San Francisco. In 1997, Sofer and Kurth divorced after having some arguments while Sofer left General Hospital. She was also featured on four prime-time series: Melrose Place, Just Shoot Me, Ed and Coupling. Rena also appeared as an involuntary love interest of Ben Stiller's in the film Keeping the Faith, starring Jenna Elfman, Ben Stiller and starring and directed by Edward Norton. In August 2005, Sofer gave birth to a baby girl ; this is Sofer's second child, she also has an 8-year-old daughter Rosabel, from a previous marriage. Sofer is married to TV director/producer Sanford Bookstaver.


Rena Sofer Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1995 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series "General Hospital" (1963). Won
1995 Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Younger Lead Actress "General Hospital" (1963). Won

Rena Sofer Trivia

  • Her father is an Orthodox rabbi.
  • She was married to Wallace Kurth who plays her husband on "General Hospital" (1963).
  • Gave birth to a girl- Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. She weighed 7 lbs, 10 ounces. She was 20 1/2 inches with black hair and blue eyes. Her middle name comes from the recently deceased Rosalind Cash, whom both Rena and her husband absolutely adored. [17 September 1996]
  • Announced her engagement to director/producer Sanford Bookstaver. [September 2002]
  • Her wedding to Sanford Bookstaver was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
  • Attended high school with actor Gene Gabriel.
  • Daughter, Avalon Leone Bookstaver was born in Los Angeles at 5 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2005 and weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz


Rena Sofer Photos

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    "Die Another Day" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    Dr. Seuss The Cat In The Hat Movie Premiere

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    Dr. Seuss The Cat In The Hat Movie Premiere

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    Dr. Seuss The Cat In The Hat Movie Premiere

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    Fox All-Star Winter TCA Party

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    2003 2004 NBC Television Network Upfront

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