Fun Facts About Maura West

Maura West has made a name for herself playing some of soaps’ most notorious bad girls but in real life she’s quite the opposite. Check out these Fun Facts about Maura West!

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  1. Maura West is best known for her role as Carly Snyder on As The World Turns which she originated in 1995, playing the part until the series’ finale in 2010.
  2. West has won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She earned her first two for her work on As The World Turns in 2007 and 2010. She took home her most recent Emmy in 2015 for her portrayal of Ava Jerome on General Hospital.
  3. She is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and her husband Scott De Freitas proposed to her at a game.
  4. She attended Boston University and graduated with a degree in fine arts.
  5. She has five children. A son with her first husband Jonathan Knight and two sons and two daughters with De Freitas.
  6. West gets help learning her lines from her kids. Son Joe West is also an actor and made his television debut on The Sound of Music Live!
  7. Her birth name is Maura Jo Snyder and she was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  8. In 2014, West starred in the horror flick Come Back to Me.
  9. Her first scenes on GH were with the legendary Tony Geary.
  10. She loves the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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