Sydney Penny

Sydney Penny returned in 2005, playing fan favorite Julia Santos Keefer. She originated the popular role in September 1993, having received a Daytime Emmy and a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 1995.

Penny received critical acclaim for her performance as young Meggie in the hit ABC miniseries, The Thorn Birds, and played the popular role of B.J. Walker on Santa Barbara. Before coming back to AMC, she played Samantha Kelly on The Bold and the Beautiful, and starred in the TV movie Hidden Places.

Sydney's long list of credits include a co-starring role in the syndicated television series The New Gidget and movie roles in Pale Rider, with Clint Eastwood, La Ciociara with Sophia Loren and Bernadette. Moreover, she has made guest appearances on a variety of primetime television shows, including Jack's Place, The Twilight Zone and St. Elsewhere.

Away from the cameras, Penny enjoys horseback riding, cooking and has "a passion for anything to do with the era of the 1930s and 1940s," according to her official bio.

Role Show
Julia Santos Keefer All My Children

All My Children Quotes

Ryan Lavery: You want to tell me what the hell you were trying to pull out there?
Kendall Hart Cambias: Did you see Babe? Did you just see what she did? She has the nerve to offer a consolation prize, honorary mommy? What the hell is that? I mean, what could Bianca possibly do with that? Sit and watch Babe be the mother that Bianca will never get to be? It's stupid. It reeks.
Ryan Lavery: Babe was just trying to help.
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, Babe was trying to cover her own butt and make herself look good. She was trying to show what a big heart she has so no one will know what a liar she really is.
Ryan Lavery: What? Where do you get this stuff?
Kendall Hart Cambias: Oh, please don't tell me you can't see it, Ryan, come on. Babe is all about playing the bimbo matriarch of the Chandler clan. When really she a selfish, lying, stupid little bitch.

Erica Kane: You slept with Ryan's brother before you stole the company out from under him?
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, no, I didn't steal it, I didn't steal it. Adam and J.R. did. Ok, but here's the kicker - Ryan tried to convince me earlier today that he's completely over me for good, which, of course, that can't be. I mean, it's impossible, and we are going to prove that. And you know what's so great about you and I doing this together is that you hate Greenlee just as much as I do, so it's perfect! Plus, mother, you are the queen of creativity. You're so creative. I mean, the truth is i'm running out of ideas, but the two of us putting our heads together could be so amazing!
Erica Kane: Kendall, you have to stop. You're talking like a crazy person.