Rena Sofer is one of the hardest working actresses in the industry today. With appearances in shows like Seinfeld, 24, Heroes, Melrose Place, Blind Justice, Just Shoot Me and NCIS to name a few, she has a resume that would be the envy of any working actor in the business. She has just recently returned from filming and episode of the ABC hit series Once Upon A Time. She sits down with the Pop Culture Principle to talk about that appearance, her career and Bon Vivant Candles..a brand new business she is involved with and extremely passionate about.
WHEN RENA SOFER MET WALLACE Kurth on the set of ABC’s General Hospital last November, only their characters were supposed to fall madly in love. Sofer was auditioning for the role of Lois Cerullo, the brassy Brooklyn-bred manager of a rock band. Kurth, already in his third year on the soap, plays the feckless Ned Ashton, heir to the Quartermaine family fortune, who was temporarily posing as a struggling rocker.
Rena Sofer began her acting career as a teenager on Another World playing Joyce Abernathy (who?). She jumped to Loving as Rocky, and then General Hospital as fan fave Lois Cerullo, the role that won her a Daytime Emmy. Many prime-time stints followed, including Seinfeld, Friends, Melrose Place, 24, NCIS and about a million others.
Her personal life has been equally fruitful: Sofer just celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary with Director Sanford Bookstaver. Daughter Avalon is almost 8; daughter Rosabel (with former GH co-star Wally Kurth) is 16.
Rena Sofer — who is most known for her roles on “Loving” and “Melrose Place,” as well as her comedic turns on “Coupling,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Monk” — is back on prime time to offer a story of love and second chances. She stars in the Hallmark Channel original movie, “Always and Forever,” which premieres Saturday, October 24 (9/8c).
“Always and Forever” is about a single mom and successful career woman, Grace, who begrudgingly attends her 20-year high-school reunion. Her angst turns to hope when she reconnects with her former high-school sweetheart, Michael, played by Dean McDermott.