Birth Name: Paige Turco
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
The attractive, brunette Massachusetts native actually began as a ballet dancer, performing as a soloist with several companies in her home state before an ankle injury curtailed her career. Refocusing her energies, Turco concentrated on drama and musical comedies while earning a degree from the University of Connecticut. Her resume already included work in summer theater when she landed her first soap opera gig in 1987 on CBS' "Guiding Light" playing a troubled teen who is adopted by a wealthy woman. The following year, she segued to ABC and "All My Children" where she earned a large following as the virginal ingenue Melanie 'Lainie' Cortlandt. She departed Pine Valley and was cast as April...