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Gina Tognoni
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Biographical Information
Full name Gina Tognoni
Born November 28, 1973
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A
Spouse(s) Joseph Chiarello (May 16, 2009-present)
Age 43
Occupation Actress, businesswoman
Years active 1995-present
Soap Character Profile
Character Phyllis Summers

Present, current

Duration 2014-present
First
appearance
August 11, 2014


Gina Tognoni is an American actress, best known for her work with American daytime soap operas. Her most notable performances include Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and Dinah Marler on Guiding Light.

Gina appeared on One Life to Live until 2001. In April 2001, it was announced that after six years with the show, Gina had decided not to renew her contract with the series. She returned to daytime television as Dinah Marler on CBS's Guiding Light in July 2004, and won her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2006 for her work on the show. In 2007, she was nominated again in the same category but lost to Genie Francis. She won her second Emmy in 2008, becoming only the second actress to be a repeat winner in the Supporting Actress category.

In 2009, after CBS canceled Guiding Light, Gina returned to her role as Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live. Also it was reported that she was in talks with several soaps for her post-Guiding Light gig. Following the April 2011 cancellation of One Life to Live and All My Children, it was announced that Gina and co-star Tom Degnan, who was portraying Joey Buchanan at the time, would exit the series before its January 2012 finale. In addition to her career on soaps, Gina has had guest-starring roles in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Sopranos, and co-starred in a number of television shows and independent films.

Gina has been nominated 8 times for awards: 4 Soap Opera Digest Awards, and 4 Daytime Emmy Awards; she has won two Daytime Emmy Awards both for "Guiding Light" as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2006, and 2008.

On May 22, 2014, it was announced that Gina was cast as Phyllis Summers in CBS's The Young and the Restless, replacing Michelle Stafford. Gina made her debut on August 11, 2014.

In 2015 Gina was nominated for the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the Young and the Restless.

On March 22, 2017 it was announced on the show The Talk that Gina had been nominated for the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the Young and the Restless. On April 30, 2017 Gina won her third Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Young and the Restless.

Gina won Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in 1991 and Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American in 1993. Gina became engaged to Joseph Chiarello on November 21, 2007, whom she met via her co-star Beth Ehlers. Joseph and Gina were married on May 16, 2009.


Filmography

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 One Life to Live Kelly Cramer Series regular; 1995–2001, 2002, 2010–11
2002 Pride & Loyalty Stephanie
2003 Fastlane (TV series) Gabriella One episode: "Iced"
2003 This Time Around (film) Cara Cabot Television film
2003 Phenomenon II Officer Claire Television film
2004 Guiding Light Dinah Marler Series regular; 2004–09
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Kristen Vaill One episode: "Goliath"
2005 Art Barbara Short film
2006 The Sopranos Catherine Lipman One episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
2009 Venice: The Series Sami Nelson Web series
2011 In the Family (2011 film) Nurse Jackson
2014 The Young and the Restless Phyllis Summers Abbott Series regular; 2014–Present

Awards and nominations

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result
1996 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Female Newcomer One Life to Live Nominated
1997 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Lead Actress One Life to Live Nominated
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Lead Actress One Life to Live Nominated
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Return Guiding Light Nominated
2006 Daytime Emmy Award Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Guiding Light Winner
2007 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Guiding Light Nominated
2008 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Guiding Light Winner
2015 Daytime Emmy Award Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Winner

Videos

2008 Daytime Emmy07:16

2008 Daytime Emmy

Gina wins her second Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress for Guiding Light

2006 Daytime Emmys, part 105:39

2006 Daytime Emmys, part 1

Gina wins her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress for Guiding Light

Gina Tognoni - 2015 Daytime Emmys Reel Outstanding Lead Actress-011:32

Gina Tognoni - 2015 Daytime Emmys Reel Outstanding Lead Actress-0

Daytime Emmy Awards 2017 Lead Actress Winner Gina Tognoni05:16

Daytime Emmy Awards 2017 Lead Actress Winner Gina Tognoni

Gina wins her 3rd Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead actress for The Young and the Restless

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