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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 29 October 1959Kensington, London, England, UK
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Finola Hughes was born in London. She studied at Arts Educational Schools and began her career in the Northern Ballet Company, after winning the Markova award. She went on to work in the West End, in the original cast of "Cats" and continued working with Andrew Lloyd Webber in "Song & Dance". After making Staying Alive (1983) in LA, she moved to California in 1984 and began working on General Hospital (1963), winning an Emmy award in 1991. She continued to make TV series and various movies for the next few years, Jack's Place (1992), Aspen Extreme (1993), Blossom (1990), Charmed (1998), and returned to ABC daytime, in 1999, to join the cast of All My Children (1970) in New York. Once in NY, she began entering the Fashion World and returned to Los Angeles to begin a 4-year stint on the Style Network, with a fabulous makeover show, How Do I Look? (2004). She returned for a brief sojourn to General Hospital (1963), and it's spin-off, "Night Shift". Finola lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, artist Russell Young, and their 3 children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Finola Hughes

Spouse (1)

Russell Young (4 July 1992 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (15)

Of Italian (her mother) and Irish descent (her father).
Emmy award for best actress in a daytime drama 1991
She originated the role of "Victoria" in the Original London (World Premiere) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats".
Son, Dylan Joseph, born on November 9th 2000
Adopted her second son, Cash Justice.
When playing Patty Halliwell, the mother of the three witches on Charmed (1998), she was receiving more mail individually than any of the three stars.
Her father died of a heart attack in 1985.
Finola Hughes and husband Russell Young are parents for the third time. The couple adopted 4-month-old Sadie Beatrice Young, their first daughter. [april 2008 --> she must have been born in January or December].
Co-hostess, with Marlo Fisken, of an infomercial for "Pilates Power Gym".
Her 5 day return engagement was so popular with General Hospital (1963) fans, she has agreed to a longer return beginning June 30 and lasting through August. [May 2006]
Will make her much anticipated return to General Hospital (1963) beginning May 12. [April 2006]
Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Melissa Gilbert and Chaz Dean, for Chaz's "Wen" healthy hair care system.
Is close friends with Kelly Ripa. Claims Kelly Ripa is a huge fan of her movie Staying Alive and knows more lines from it than she does.
Her acting mentors were Rachel Ames and the late Anna Lee.

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