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Finola Hughes

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  • Name: Finola Hughes
  • Birthday: October 29th, 1960
  • Birthplace: London, England
  • Height: 1.65m
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: Dylan Joseph and Cash Justice (adopted)
  • Parents:
  • Siblings: One brother, Sean
  • Education: An English private school

Finola Hughes has talent and she is showing audiences that she certainly has that. It was evident in her American film debut, "Staying Alive," that she was a beatuiful, gifted dancer. Now she has further proved her acting talents on ABC's daytime hit, "General Hospital," as well as other televisions series such as "Jack's Place," "Blossom," and "Pacific Palisades" and of corse "Charmed." Finola enrolled at Art's Educational, a theatrical school where she studied ballet from age 10 through 17. While there, she participated in various television plays and ballet performances, making her first public appearance at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden at age 11.

Finola then joined a ballet company for 12 months before returning to London, where she worked as a dancer in television and had occasional small parts in films.

In 1980, she originated, and portrayed for one year, the role of Victoria, The White Cat, in the London-based original company of "Cats."

It was because of her impressive performances in "Cats" and "Song and Dance" that actor/director Sylvester Stallone received a video tape of Finola's work and cast her in her first American motion picture, "Staying Alive," opposite John Travolta and directed by Stallone. Playing opposite Travolta in a steamy love triangle had tremendous impact for Finola, helping to make her a familiar face to audiences here and abroad. And of corse in Charmed were we know her the best, as Patty the mother of the Charmed Ones.

Finola later returned to London, where she starred in the television series, "The Hot Shoe Show," for nearly a year. Finola keeps in shape by swimming and doing aerobics. She also enjoys reading and viewing MTV and feature films. She is now married to photographer Russell Young and they have a son, Dylan Joseph, born November 9, 2000.


Films and Television:

  • "How Do I Look?" Episode: Forever Plaid as Hostess (2006)
  • "Charmed" as Patty Halliwell (2001-2006)
  • "General Hospital" as Anna Devane Scorpio Lavery Scorpio Hayward (1991-2006)
  • "All My Children" as Dr, Alexandra Devane Marirck (1999-2001)
  • Intrepid as Katherine Jessel (2000)
  • "Tracey Takes On..." as Josie (1999)
  • Rockin' Good Times as Ginger (1999)
  • "The Love Boat: The Next Wave" as Alison Townsend/Hart-Williams (1998)
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World as Voices (1998)
  • 12 Bucks as Classy (1998)
  • Tycus as Amy Lowe (1998)
  • Jekyll Island as Ronnie Fredericks (1998)
  • "Sunset Beach" as Helena Greer (1997)
  • The Corporate Ladder as Dr. Woodward (1997)
  • "Pacific Palisades" as Kate Russo (1997)
  • Prison of Secrets as Angie (1997)
  • Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) as Lara
  • The Crying Child as Jo Parker (1996)
  • Generation X as Emma Frost/The White Queen (1996)
  • Blossom" as Carol (1994-1995)
  • Above Suspicion as Iris (1995)
  • "Dream On" as Laura North (1994)
  • "Burke's Law" as Rhonda (1994)
  • Dark Side of Genius as Jennifer Cole (1994)
  • Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them as Gwen (1994)
  • Aspen Extreme as Bryce Kellogg (1993)
  • "Jack's Place" as Chelsea Duffy (1992)
  • "The Bride in Black" as Cybil Cobb (1990)
  • "L.A. Law" as Lauren Sevilla (1987)
  • "Haunted by Her Past" as Megan McGuire (1987)
  • "The Master of Ballantrae" as Alison Graeme (1984)
  • "Staying Alive" as Laura (1983)
  • "The Hot Shoe Show" as Dancer (1983)
  • "Nutcracker" (aka Nutcracker Sweet) as Nadia Gargarin (1982)
  • "The Apple" (aka Star Rock: UK & West Germany) as Dancer (1980)

Herself Filmography:

  • The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2006)
  • "The E! True Hollywood Story"
  • Blossom (2005)
  • "Good Day L.A." (2005)
  • "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (2005)
  • "SoapTalk" (2004)
  • "Soapography" (2004)
  • "Hope & Faith" (2004)
  • E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers (2004)
  • "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (2004)
  • "The Montel Williams Show" (2003-2004)
  • "The Wayne Brady Show" (2003-2004)
  • "I Love the '80s Strikes Back" (2003)
  • "Biography" (2003)
  • "I Love the '80s" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Herself
  • "The View" (2000-2002)
  • Intimate Portrait: Finola Hughes (2002)
  • "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (2002)
  • The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2002)
  • Intimate Portrait: Kelly Ripa (2001)
  • The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2000)
  • The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1999)
  • The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards (1999)

Notable TV Guest Appearances:

  • "The Hot Shoe Show" as a Dancer (1983)
  • Nutcracker as Nadia Gargarin (1982)
  • The Apple as a Dancer (1980)
  • Style Presents New York Fashion Week as the Host (2003)
  • Who's Your Daddy? as the Host (2005)
  • Style's Live from the Red Carpet: The 2004 Academy Awards as the Co-Host (2004)
  • Style Presents New York Fashion Week as the Host (2004)
  • Style's Live from the Red Carpet: The 2004 Golden Globe Awards as the Co-Host (2004)
  • "How Do I Look?" as the Hostess (2004)


" I'm not afraid of anything... except maybe forgetting my lines! "

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Actor profile written by: _bubbly_kizz_

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