Last Updated: March 14, 2024
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Net Worth:
$2.5 Million
Sep 2, 1968 (55 years old)
Lake Orion
5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
United States of America
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Cynthia Watros is an American actress who has a net worth of $2.5 million. Cynthia Watros is known for her roles in both daytime and primetime television series. Among her best-known roles are Kellie Newmark on the sitcom "The Drew Carey Show," Libby Smith on the mystery drama "Lost," and Annie Dutton and Nina Reeves on the soap operas "Guiding Light" and "General Hospital," respectively. Watros has also acted in some films, such as "His & Hers," "P.S. Your Cat is Dead!," and "Electrick Children." Cynthia won a Daytime Emmy for her work on "Guiding Light."

Early Life and Education

Cynthia Watros was born on September 2, 1968 in Lake Orion, Michigan. As a young adult, she attended Macomb Community College in Michigan and then Boston University in Massachusetts, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater from the latter.

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Television Career

In 1994, Watros had her career breakthrough with her first major television role: nurse Annie Dutton on the CBS soap opera "Guiding Light." The character began as a heroine before gradually descending into crazed villainy, a dramatic arc that earned Watros critical acclaim and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 1998, her final year on the show, she briefly appeared on another soap opera, "Another World," filling in for actress Jensen Buchanan.

Watros had her next major role from 2000 to 2002, starring as Erin Fitzpatrick opposite Christoper Titus on the Fox sitcom "Titus." Following the cancellation of that show, Watros replaced Christa Miller in the role of Kellie Newmark on the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show." She played that role for the show's final two seasons from 2002 to 2004. Subsequently, from 2005 to 2006, Watros played psychologist Libby Smith in the second season of the ABC mystery drama series "Lost." She later returned as the character in seasons four and six in a guest-starring capacity. Before the end of "Lost" in 2010, Watros appeared in episodes of such shows as "Raines," "Fear Itself," "In Plain Sight," "Gossip Girl," "The Closer," and "Men of a Certain Age."

Kicking off the 2010s, Watros played Samantha Carr, one of the ex-wives of Dr. James Wilson, on the medical drama "House." She also made guest appearances on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Desperate Housewives." In 2012, Watros had guest roles on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Hawaii Five-0," and starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame ABC television film "A Smile as Big as the Moon." The following year, she joined the cast of the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" as Kelly Andrews, but left in early 2014 due to her character being recast. Watros subsequently played the main role of Elizabeth Wilson on the MTV teen drama series "Finding Carter" from 2014 to 2015. She followed that with a string of television films, including "Stolen from the Suburbs," "Washed Away," and "Deadly Exchange." In 2019, Watros took over the role of Nina Reeves from Michelle Stafford on the soap opera "General Hospital," as Stafford was returning to "The Young and the Restless."

Cynthia Watros

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Film Career

Watros began her film career in 1995 playing Dianna Harris in the mystery drama "Cafe Society," starring Frank Whaley, Peter Gallagher, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Two years after that, she starred in the independent comedy "His & Hers" alongside Live Schreiber, Caroleen Feeney, and Michael Rispoli. Watros next appeared in the 2000 Christian action drama "Mercy Streets," starring Eric Roberts, David White, and Stacy Keach. Subsequently, she starred in Faye Dunaway's short film "The Yellow Bird," adapted from the Tennessee Williams short story.

Returning to feature films, Watros starred in the 2002 comedy "P.S. Your Cat is Dead!," directed by and co-starring Steve Guttenberg, and based on the novel of the same name. Her subsequent credits included "Frank," "Duane Incarnate," "American Crude," and the coming-of-age baseball comedy "Calvin Marshall," starring Alex Frost and Steve Zahn. In 2010, Watros was in "Mars." Her other notable credits include the 2012 coming-of-age film "Electrick Children," starring Julia Garner, Liam Aiken, and Rory Culkin.

Personal Life

In 1996, Watros married Curtis Gilliland. The couple had twin daughters in 2001 named Emma and Sadie. Watros and Gilliland eventually divorced in 2020.

In 2008, Watros participated in a USO tour in Iraq, where she visited several bases.

Real Estate

In March 2003, Cynthia and Curtis paid $1.43 million for a home in LA's Hancock Park neighborhood. They sold this home in February 2010 for $2.425 million.

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