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  • 2017 General Hospital Playing Dr. Kim Nero
  • 2017 Stalked By My Ex Playing Chloe
  • 2017 Abduction of Angie Playing June
  • 2017 Dead Trigger Playing Gloria Russo
  • 2015-2016 Days of our Lives Playing Ava Vitali
  • 2008-2009 All My Children Playing Reese Williams
  • 2011 Days of our Lives Playing Taylor Walker
  • 2001-2005 General Hospital Playing Caroline "Carly" Quartermaine Corinthos
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    Role: Caroline "Carly" Benson Quartermaine Corinthos

    Casting

    Fans protested Brown’s departure, and sent emails to Jill Farren Phelps in an effort to get the actress rehired. However, Tamara Braun replaced her on May 2, 2001.

    In an interview on November 11, 2001 with Soap Opera Digest, Braun commented on being a high profile recast:

    “I really didn’t know about the uproar, which was good. But I was informed about it before I started working. I thought to myself, ‘Holy guacamole … I’m going into something here. But all I can do is the best that I can.’ I think on some level, a lot of people were waiting for me to fail.”

    During her tenure, Braun was the first actress to play Carly to take the character into the lead actress category, garnering herself a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Lead Actress in 2004. Braun didn’t win, however, she did bring the character of Carly into a different strata in terms of the character’s place on the soap.

    For the first time Carly would be considered in the same league as General Hospital’s other lead females such as Laura Spencer, Felicia Jones, and Bobbie Spencer.

    In early 2005, speculation grew over Braun’s possible future with the soap due to Brown’s exit from CBS Daytime’s As the World Turns. In February 2005, it was announced that Braun was cast out in the role of Carly, due to her decision not to renew her contract with the show.

    Braun departed the role on April 15, 2005.

    Braun returned to play Carly on April 1, 2014 for General Hospital’s 51st anniversary.

    On October 25, 2017, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that Braun would be returning to GH as a new character, debuting on November 22. On November 17, it was revealed that she will be portraying Kim Nero, Oscar’s mom.

    About Carly Corinthos

    Carly is known as the girl “you love and hate”. She is known for her relationships with Jason Morgan, Sonny Corinthos, and Jasper Jacks.

    Carly is known for having feuds with most women in port charles.

    Over the years, Carly has reformed herself into a compassioniate and fiercely loyal friend, loving mother, feisty mob wife and savvy businesswoman but still retains her ruthless, scheming bad girl ways.

    Carly represents a modern archetype in soap opera, of mysterious outsiders with secret blood ties to core characters. To drive the plot forward, they often ingratiate themselves to their birth parent’s family, only to cause destructive havoc later on, as revenge for their perceived abandonment.

    Her predecessors in this can be seen first in Donna Ludlow of EastEnders, and then Kendall Hart of All My Children.

    In 1999, writer Patrick Mulcahey noted that the character of Carly had been somewhat of a work in progress at first. “Worse yet, we the writers didn’t really know what Carly was supposed to be,” he said. “That may sound like a horrifying confession, but in daytime, a successful character is always a collaboration between the writers and the actor.”

    Mulcahey said the writers discussed who they felt Carly, as a character, is and that “the actor finds certain other decisions have to be made and makes them, sparks fly between the actor and another actor, we see what’s happening on-screen and start playing around with it in the writing- that’s how a character takes shape”.

    He further stated:

    Carly was different. We were afraid of her. I started [on the show] right around the time Sarah did, but it’s my understanding that there was quite a hullabaloo about Carly before she was ever cast. I was told a writer (the one I think I replaced) had even quit over it. The issue was this: Carly was coming to Port Charles for the purpose of haunting Bobbie and making her life miserable, out of supposed anger at having been ‘abandoned’ by her. But of course, she wasn’t abandoned, she was given up for adoption, and the network and producers were rightly concerned that we might be ‘sending the message’ (that phrase that soap writers dread) either that adopted children were hateful and full of rage, or that their adoptive parents were neglectful or otherwise inadequate enough to instill this smoldering resentment of being adopted in their kids… I need not go on. The pitfalls are obvious, and I imagine Bob [Guza, the headwriter] promised Wendy [Riche, the executive producer] and ABC that we had no intention of falling into them.

    Storylines

    A 22-year old woman named Carly Roberts is first seen on April 5, 1996, receiving money from a P.I., she later arrives in town on April 8, 1996 with a single desire to destroy her birth mother, Bobbie Spencer, for giving her up for adoption. She applies for a position at General Hospital as a physical therapist. After a brief discussion with Ruby Anderson she gets a room at Kelly’s Diner. Carly soon befriends Monica Quartermaine, who introduces her to the entire hospital staff. The rest of the staff also seem pleased with Carly. The only exception is Amy Vining, who causes friction between Monica and Carly. Carly befriends A.J. Quartermaine and begins a sexual relationship with his brother, Jason, after meeting him at Jake’s. Carly slowly works her way in to the Spencer family and uses Tony to her advantage to get in to the nursing program. Carly begins to slowly seduce Tony and the two kiss on Bobbie’s birthday. Carly gets an apartment with Tony and seduces him in December 1996. On Bobbie and Tony’s wedding anniversary Bobbie walks in on Carly and Tony in bed and decides to divorce him. Carly also becomes good friends with her old flame, Jason. Eventually her identity is discovered by her uncle Luke Spencer. Luke decides to keep Carly’s true identity a secret to protect Bobbie. He threatened Carly to attempt to drive her out of town. This attempt fails and just drives Carly closer to her former fling Jason.

    After a bitter fight with Tony, Carly beds a drunk A.J. Quartermaine in March 1997. Carly soon finds out that she is pregnant. When AJ fails to remember the tryst tries to pass the baby off as Tony’s. After discovering that Tony plans to leave her and get custody of the baby, Carly claims that the child was her former lover Jason’s. She reveals to him that she is really Caroline Leigh Benson, Bobbie’s daughter. Carly moves in to the penthouse and gives birth to the child on December 26, 1997. Michael is born with a heart condition which leaves Carly afraid to touch her son. Eventually this leads to Carly leaving town due to postpartum depression in 1998 still having never held her son. Carly returns just in time for the christening but refuses to participate. Jason named her child was named Michael Morgan after Jason’s mob boss, and best friend, Sonny “Michael” Corinthos. During her absence Michael hires Bobbie as a nurse for Michael.

    Even after she returns Carly still struggles with being able to hold or help Michael. This leads to many heated discussions with Bobbie about her ability to be a good mother. After a while Carly decides she is ready to hold Michael and Bobbie drives her to the Port Charles Hotel where Michael is at dinner with Jason and his godparents, Emily and Mike. Carly hold Michael and reveals in front of everyone that she was really Caroline Benson, the daughter Bobbie had given up for adoption as a teenager. Bobbie refuses to believe Carly but eventually comes around and the two begin a tentative relationship.

    Michael and Robin were both kidnapped by Tony Jones. Jason managed to save them in the nick of time as Robin was rapidly getting sicker. Eventually Tony Jones was prosecuted for the kidnapping, but when a jury handed down a minor sentence, Carly shot her former lover in open court and was sentenced to serve time in Shadybrook. Jason had a plan to get her out but AJ tricked into thinking that Jason would convince a judge she was sane and make her serve a full sentence for the shooting so that he could raise Michael with Robin. This lead to Carly faking that she throughout she was Caroline Benson from Florida. When Jason came to pick her up and bring her home the doctors thought she has lost her mind and sent her to Ferncliff, a mental institution. After Jason secured her release, Carly and Michael moved into the cottage with Jason and his girlfriend Robin Scorpio in December 1998.

    After Robin reveal’s Michael’s paternity to A.J., A.J. blackmails Carly in to a marriage, even though she and Jason are planning a future with Michael. Carly misreads a close moment between Elizabeth Spencer and Jason and sleeps with Sonny Corinthos, causing Jason to leave town. Carly soon discovers that she is pregnant, leading Sonny to provide Carly evidence that A.J. committed arson. Carly divorces A.J. in July 2000 and unwillingly moves in to Sonny’s penthouse, where the couple slowly fell in love. After a fight with A.J., Carly tumbles down a staircase at the Quartermaine mansion, causing her to miscarry and suffer fertility damage.

    After Carly witnesses Sonny committing a crime, she marries him to avoid the prosecution forceing her to testifying at his trial in October 2000. After almost losing Sonny in a fire on Valentine’s day 2001, Sonny and Carly renew their vows in Martinique. Carly attempted to free Sonny from the mob, but Sonny sees this as betrayal and as a result files for divorce. After catching Sonny and Alexis in bed, Carly fakes her own death. Fearing that he would lose her, Sonny re-marries Carly in July 2002. Alexis discovers she is pregnant but a paternity test declares her fiancĂ©e, Ned Ashton as the father. That year, Courtney Jacks, Sonny’s half-sister, arrives in town and marries A.J. Quartermaine. Carly becomes good friends with Courtney, and even supports her getting married to Jason. Carly become pregnant in 2003 with Sonny’s baby. Ric Lansing, Sonny’s half-brother, believing that Sonny had caused his wife, Elizabeth Webber’s miscarriage, kidnaps Carly and kept her in a panic room in his house.
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    His plan was to pass Carly’s baby as his and Elizabeth’s. She is later kidnapped from Ric’s home by Lorenzo Alcazar. Lorenzo develops feelings for her while he is holding her on his yacht. As Carly goes into labor, Sonny finds Alcazar over Carly helping her give birth and shoots him in the chest. The bullet passes through and lodges in Carly’s brain as shes is giving birth to baby Morgan on October 23, 2003. After she wakes up from her coma, she felt detached from her loved ones and remained drawn to Alcazar. On the night of the Port Charles hotel fire, Alexis confesses to Carly that Kristina is actually Sonny’s daughter. Carly uses this information to force Alexis to represent her in a custody battle against Sonny in exchange for Kristina’s paternity being kept a secret. In 2004, Carly discovers her biological father is John Durant, a criminal prosecutor, who is overjoyed to discover her divorcing Sonny.

    Sonny eventually discovers Kristina’s paternity and divorces Carly in 2005. Kristina is then baptized with Carly as her godmother. With the new divorce, she turns back to her old flame, Lorenzo Alcazar. Michael and Morgan are kidnapped by A.J. Quartermaine. Michael is presumed dead but surprisingly returns home safe and sound with his sibling. Sonny began to sleep with FBI agent, Reese Marshall. Carly discovers that Reese is her supposedly dead best friend, Charlotte ‘Carly’ Roberts, who’s identity Carly stole upon her arrival in 1996.

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