Twice Nominated Actress in 2021
for Best Supporting Actress as Diane Miller in General Hospital
and Outstanding Performance By A Actress In A Daytime Fiction Program
as Gloria Winton in Studio City

Previous Emmy Winner,
Carolyn Hennesy, has just
Celebrated Her Landmark 500th
Episode on ABC's General Hospital

From an Oscar winning Hollywood family to her own Emmy Gold, Carolyn Hennesy has created characters that fans love to hate, on both the big and small screen. One of the more recognizable is Diane Miller on General Hospital (GH).  Although the Covid pandemic had delayed the landmark moment, Ms Hennesy has now recently completed her 500th episode on the hit Daytime series, General Hospital.

In addition, Carolyn was nominated in 2020 Daytime Emmy, in the category of Supporting Actress in a Digital Drama, for her role on STUDIO CITY, playing yet the cold calculating villainess of Gloria Winton, the Executive Producer of the fictional show-within-a-show HEARTS ON FIRE. Prior to that, Ms Hennesy won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting/Guest Actress in a Digital Drama as Karen Blackwell in "The Bay."

As the niece of Hollywood siren, Barbara Rush, and her Academy Award winning father, Dale Hennesy, Carolyn Hennesy is no stranger to the industry of entertainment. Emmy winning Hennesy's long list of credits include major roles on  TRUE BLOOD, REVENGE, COUGAR TOWN, GENERAL HOSPITAL, Disney Channel's JESSIE, NCIS, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS and she may currently be seen in Darren Bousman's horror feature, St. Agatha.  She may be seen Spring 2020 in SWING OF THINGS with Owen Wilson and John Lovitz.  Her second L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award (Best Actress In a Play 2017/2018) was recently received for her work in Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshal Theatre.  She has a successful career as a writer, creating the popular PANDORA (Bloomsbury USA) tween book series and penning the NYTimes bestseller The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli (Hyperion).  Hennesy lends time to a number of causes but she focuses on animal rescue and advocacy with her online podcast, Animal Magnetism, which highlights global animal advocacy issues ... and, for fun and workout, she flies trapeze.



A stellar cast which includes 45 particpating personalities including hosts, John Davidson, Tom Bergeron, Marc Summers, Pat Finn & Bruce Vilanch with special greetings by Peter Marshall


Patrons can select between 5 shows at $10 a show. Each show is a complete 30-minute program.


NATAS has Announced that Emmy Winner, Carolyn Hennesy, will Host the Live Red Carpet Stream and Backstage Post Show interviews with Winners for the 45th DAYTIME EMMY(R) AWARDS.

NATAS has also announced that not only will the Daytime Emmy Awards be live-streamed on their social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel), but also fans can experience the red carpet for themselves at both the Creative Arts (Friday, April 27th) and the broadcast (Sunday, April 29th) along with Social Media host and Emmy Winner, Carolyn Hennesy.

In addition, Ms Hennesy will be hosting Facebook Live appearances from the NATAS Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday, April 28th. Fans can also follow along on Twitter and Instagram @DaytimeEmmys.

"I am absolutely thrilled and so honored to be tapped to host The Daytime Emmy FB Live's red carpet coverage and post show interviews for the Daytime Emmy weekend," says Ms. Hennesy. Adding, "The glitz, the gowns, the gossip...I'll bring you just as much as they'll let me...and then some!"

Fans can tune in and ask their own questions via Facebook at and Twitter at or follow on Twitter/Instagram @DaytimeEmmys

Biography In Brief

On television, Emmy Award winning actress Carolyn Hennesy has dazzled as the deliciously vicious Penelope Ellisa on ABCs critically acclaimed series REVENGE.  She also joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga, TRUE BLOOD, and fast become a fan favorite as Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang.  Prior to REVENGE and TRUE BLOOD, Hennesy was best known for her memorable work as Barbara on ABCs COUGAR TOWN and for her Emmy nominated work as Diane Miller on ABCs GENERAL HOSPITAL.  Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channels JESSIE.  On the big screen, Hennesy's credits include CLICK starring Adam Sandler, LEGALLY BLONDE 2 with Reese Witherspoon, and TERMINATOR 3 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and she stars in the soon to be released horror film, ST. AGATHA.  Most recently, shes starred in TBS online series Business Doing Pleasure,  Two Sentence Horror Stories for Time/Warners new streaming channel and on The Bay for Amazon Prime in the role of Karen Blackwell‚¶or which she received her Emmy and a 2016 Indie Series Award.  Hennesy received her training at the esteemed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  Her razor sharp comedic timing was honed as a member of The Groundling's Sunday Company and in ACME Theatres main company. Hennesy has appeared in over a hundred stage productions worldwide, most recently and to great acclaim as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre.  Among other accolades, the LA Drama Critics Circle has distinguished her with the Natalie Schafer Award and the LA Stage Alliance has honored her with an Ovation Award.  Hennesy's creative endeavors also include a successful career as a writer. She created the wildly popuar Pandora (Bloomsbury USA) children's book series as well as penned the New York Times Bestseller The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli (Hyperion).  When not on set, Hennesy is privileged to lend her time to a number of causes but she focuses on animal rescue, preservation, conservation and advocacy with her online podcast, Animal Magnetism on  This past January 2nd. Hennesy crossed something off of her relatively short bucket list; she rode on a float (Lucy Pet Foundation) in the Tournament of Roses Parade.  Now she simply has to go into space (hard) and fly over Disneyland as Tinkerbell to set of the fireworks (harder) and the bucket list is done.  She lives in her native Los Angeles with three dogs and one cat, rescues all, and in what spare time is left, she flies trapeze.  

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