In the Soap Opera Spotlight: Adrienne Frantz

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Every few days, Soap Opera Weekly highlights a daytime star to profile.

This week? It focuses on an up and coming actress on The Young and The Restless, Adrienne Frantz. Let's see what this popular publication had to say about the woman that portrays Ambrosia Moore Ashby...

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She began performing at a young age, immersing herself in theater, voice and dance lessons while in her hometown of Mount Clemens, Michigan. But she headed east at age 16, enrolling in a Medford, New Jersey high school and pursuing voice and acting lessons in The Big Apple.

While still a freshman in Marymount College, Frantz was chosen to play Tiffany on Aaron Spelling's short-lived series Sunset Beach. It launched a career that next landed Adrienne the the role of sweet, albeitscheming, Ambrosia "Amber" Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful.

The part garnered this star several nominations and awards, including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress.

Soon enough, Frantz was starring in other film and TV projecys, including playing eccentric foreign exchange student Fez's girlfriend on the FOX sitcom That 70s Show. Last year, Adrienne took Amber over to The Young and the Restless, where her co-stars have nothing but praise for her:

"Adrienne is such a professional and has that perfect mix of naughty and nice. Her character doesn't always do the right thing, but you root for her anyway," said Daniel Goddard in May in Soap Opera Digest.

She's also a singer! Frantz's rock album, "Anomaly," will be released in the fall of 2007.
Lastly, Adrienne is also committed to the welfare of animals and is involved in various charitable organizations, including PETA, Save The Horses and Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

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