Jill Larson Bio

(Opal, AMC)

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BIRTHDATE: October 7
BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN
YEARS ON SHOW: 1989-present
MARITAL STATUS: formerly married to a Frenchman she met while traveling; the union lasted eight years.
CHILDREN: Larson is the proud mom of Anni-Ming Larson, whom she adopted in June 1996

Jill Larson started her acting career at the age of 11, when she began a long affiliation with the esteemed Minnesota Children’s Theater Company. After leaving the company, she moved to Paris, where she worked as an au pair, but was soon enmeshed in a thriving modeling career.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Grew up with Dorothy Lyman, who originated the role of Opal.
  2. Is ordained to officiate at weddings.
  3. Is allergic to hair spray — a challenge given her character's penchant for high-flying 'dos!
  4. She was nominated for a Student Academy Award at Hunter College for producing the documentary film Gibbs Garden about a painter living with AIDS. His work was later exhibited which was co-curated by Larson.
  5. Has strawberry-blonde hair and blue-green eyes.
stories featuring
Jill Larson
JILL LARSON COMES TO Y&R!   Feb 20, 2014

According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, AMC alum Jill Larson...

AMC Stars Talk Finale   Aug 29, 2013

Special guests Lindsay Hartley (Cara) and Jill Larson (Opal...

Own A Piece Of AMC History   Mar 8, 2012

To benefit her daughter's school, Jill Larson (ex-Opal, ALL MY CHILDREN) has donated a fully...

AMC's Jill Larson Joins THE BAY   Oct 28, 2011

AMC fave Jill Larson (Opal) will guest star on THE BAY's second season as Helen Kruegar, who the show...

In Loving Memory   Apr 19, 2010

As AMC prepares to say good-bye to ...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
SANTA BARBARA (Garnette, 1990)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Ursula Blackwell, 1988-89)
AS THE WORLD TURNS (Judith Clayton, 1986)

TV Roles
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (Sister Marta, 2011)
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Clara, 2007)
KATE & ALLIE (Felicia, 1988)

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