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

Erica Kane: This Trey Shepherd is as cold and as ruthless as they come.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: It's about time someone's got in his way.
Erica Kane: Made him pay for all the damage he's done.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: A nice long stretch behind bars.
Erica: No time off for good behavior.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: And a bunkmate, named Bubba, who wants to be his special friend.

Kendall Hart Cambias: No way. A kiss on the boo-boo and that makes it all better? How the hell could she be so patronizing?
Ryan Lavery: This is not the time...
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, no, really, how can she do this to Bianca? After this pretty little show. She'll have her prefect baby, her perfect marriage, and her perfect life, and what the hell will Bianca have?
Bianca Montgomery: Kendall, it's all right.
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, Bianca, it really isn't all right. She's not doing this to ease your pain. She's doing this to cover her own pathetic guilt. Isn't that right, Babe? Isn't that what you're doing?
Arabella 'Babe' Carey Cramer Chandler: No.
Kendall Hart Cambias: Oh, really, no? ok, well you know what, you don't deserve a happily ever after, Babe, and after everything you've done, you will never, ever get it. Your fairy tale will crash and burn, and you'll deserve everything you get.
Bianca Montgomery: Kendall, don't.
Kendall Hart Cambias: And when the sky falls, you'll remember this day and exactly what I said.
Myrtle Lum Fargate: Time to hide those spinning wheels.
Kendall Hart Cambias: This had to be said, Bianca. You cannot believe a word out of that girl's mouth.
Bianca Montgomery: She's my friend!
Kendall Hart Cambias: She's a user. She doesn't care who she guts on the way. She's only out for herself. Isn't that right Babe?