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Will Rebecca Budig follow in Kelly Ripa's Daytime Emmy footsteps?'

9 May 2014 8:25 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Actress Rebecca Budig rose to fame as Greenlee Smythe on "All My Children," a role she played off-and-on from 1999 to 2011, when the series was canceled by ABC. She never won a Daytime Emmy for her performance despite two Supporting Actress bids (2001, 2003), but she has another chance this year as a Lifestyle/Travel Host nominee for "The Better Show." Can she make the switch from Emmy-nominated actress to Emmy-winning host? If she does she'll be following in the footsteps of her former co-star Kelly Ripa. -Break- Click here to make your predictions in 20 Daytime Emmys categories! Like Budig, Ripa put in more than a decade on "AMC," playing Hayley Vaughan from 1990-2002, earning three Emmy nominations along the way: one for Younger Actress (1993) and two for Supporting Actress (1999, 2002). She then replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as co-host of "Live!" alongside Regis Philbin and has reaped an impres...' »

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All My Children Vet Rebecca Budig is Now Living a Better Life

13 January 2014 6:26 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

She was a huge fan fave as All My Children hell-raiser Greenlee Smythe. Now Rebecca Budig is creating a little slice of heaven on The Better Show, the syndicated spinoff of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, now in its sixth season. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Budig about life away from AMC plus lots more, including that diss from Prospect Park, her various husbands and the Emmy-winning soap star who keeps stealing from her!

TV Guide Magazine: Look at you being Martha Stewart! How'd this happen?

Budig: Better was looking for a new co-host and I went and did two audition shows with [co-host] Jd Roberto and really liked him. We clicked. I've always juggled hosting jobs with my acting career, and this fits into my life perfectly. They're really flexible. I have great outs in my contract to do other stuff. And it's a great show. I love improving people's lives. »

- Michael Logan

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