Voted one of the finest soap opera stars, Sarah Joy Brown is one of the prominent faces in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Interestingly, the level of skills she displayed on the show and her ability to own her role kept the audience of the show entertained. Aside from the show, the actress has gone on to add more stints to her professional portfolio, proving her multi-talented persona. Guess you’re wondering what she is up to at the moment? All that and more you’d find out as you scroll down.
Who Is Sarah Joy Brown From General Hospital?
Sarah Joy Brown who is better known by her stage name Sarah Brown is a respected and celebrated movie star in America. She was born on February 18, 1975, in Eureka, California and was raised in a Christian home. Not much is known about the careers of her parents but their names are David and Pamela Brown. The pair seems well-to-do financially as they were able to make Brown’s childhood quite memorable. Also, they sorted her fees at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where the actress showed a special interest in theatre.
Brown debuted her acting career in 1994 while still in college with a role in science fantasy series VR Troopers, wherein she was cast as Kaitlin Star. Two years on, she had a minor role in a 3-part episode of Power Rangers Zeo and gained some recognition for her performance. In 1996, the creators of ABC soap opera, General Hospital Frank and Doris Hursley (who also created Search for Tomorrow) beckoned Brown to join the famous soap opera which debuted in 1963.
With a new contract under her belt, she began her career on the TV show as Carly Corinthos and soon became fans favorite. By 1997, a year after joining the cast of the show, Sarah Joy Brown had started making remarkable waves, winning Outstanding Younger Actress in 1997 and 1998, respectively. In 1999, she was nominated for the same award in the same category. With such growing fame, Brown remained on the show continuously and in 2000, she bagged Outstanding Supporting Actress Award.
Unfortunately, she left in 2001 to work on other TV series including Crossing Jordan Strong Medicine, Without Trace, As the World Turns, Cold Case, The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story, among others. Around that time, she also made her feature film debut in the comedy movie Big Momma’s House 2. Returning to General Hospital in 2008, Sarah started playing the role of Claudia Zacchara.
In 2009 there were speculations that she would be leaving General Hospital in the middle of that year. Regardless, she continued to appear in the soap opera and even increased her filmography with many other roles including a stint on Days of Our Lives. But things took a different turn in 2014, as she suddenly left General Hospital without much explanation.
What Is She Up To Now?
While ABC General Hospital seems to be Sarah Joy Brown’s last long TV engagement, the actress continued to work on other thrilling projects after she left the remarkable soap opera. In 2015 alone, she featured in many shows including Monster Hunters USA and Day, Care Center and Youth Daze, Code Black (a CBS drama series), among others. However, her TV presence started to decrease in 2016. She later started a Twitter thread claiming that she was fired from most of her TV projects after she spoke up about being sexually harassed by film icon Harvey Weinstein.
Noticeably, there is no known recent acting project linked to the 5 feet 5 inches tall actress for now, but the bold actress who lives in Los Angeles, California with her family has also expanded her portfolio beyond acting to include activism, directing, and writing. As an activist, Brown collaborates with a charitable trust named Habitat for Humanity. She is also a health advocate, currently raising awareness for people with coeliac disease which she had suffered in the past.
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Other Interesting Facts About Sarah Joy Brown
Sarah Joy Brown has recorded several awards since her performance in General hospital. She had been on the cover of Soap opera Digest 19 times and had won the magazine’s awards twice, first in 1998 as Younger Lead Actress and secondly, in 2000 as Favorite Actress Award.
Brown has also been nominated for Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Performer in New Approaches Drama series and the same year, she won Indie series award for Best lead actress(Drama) for her role in web series, Beacon Hill.
Is She Married?
Brown is single but was very close to tying the knot with her ex-fiance composer Shuki Levy before their split. They have a daughter named Jordan Alexandra. Levy, who is an Israeli is best known for working as an executive producer on VR Troopers and the Power Rangers franchise.
Brown is a principled woman. She was raised in a highly Christian home. But she converted to Judaism in her adulthood.