• Rena Sofer is an actress known for her work in General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, NCIS, and other titles.
• She is the daughter of Conservative Jewish rabbi Martin Sofer and psychology professor Susan Sofer.
• Rena began her career in the soap opera Another World and then went on to appear in NCIS, Melrose Place, Keeping the Faith, and 24.
• She has won the Daytime Emmy Award and the Soap Opera Digest Award.
• She is married to Sanford Bookstaver and was previously married to Wally Kurth.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1968
SpouseSanford Bookstaver, Wally Kurth
MarkStriking blue eyes
FactShe was married to Wally Kurth who plays her husband on General Hospital (1963).

Who is Rena Sofer?

Rena Sherel Sofer was born on the 2nd December 1968, in Arcadia, California USA, and is a film and television actress, probably best known to the world from playing Lois Cerullo in the soap opera “General Hospital” (1993-1997), and as Quinn Fuller in another soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2013-2017), among other differing roles. She was also Margaret Allison Hart for six episodes in the crime drama series “NCIS” in 2010.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Rena is the daughter of Conservative Jewish rabbi Martin Sofer, and his wife Susan, who worked as a psychology professor. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she lived until her parents divorced, and then moved with her father to New Jersey, and went the Frisch School, and later North Bergen High School, from which she matriculated. She subsequently enrolled at Montclair State College.

image source, Rena Sofer in “Another World” soap opera

Career Beginnings

Rena got her start as an actress with the role of Joyce Abernathy in the soap opera “Another World” in 1987, and the following year began portraying Amelia ‘Rocky’ McKenzie Domecq in the soap opera “Loving” (1988-1991), while in 1992 she made her first film appearance in the romantic drama “A Stranger Among Us”, starring Melanie Griffith and Eric Thal. Gradually Rena’s skills improved, and she became more confident and ready for bigger roles.

Rise to Prominence

It was in 1993 that Rena sensed her first touch of glory when she was chosen for the part of the outrageous Lois Cerullo in the daytime soap opera “General Hospital”, portraying the role for the next three seasons, then appearing on several occasions as a guest star in 1997. The role celebrated her as an actress, and won her a number of prestigious awards, including the Daytime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Soap Opera Digest Award in the category Outstanding Younger Lead Actress. Rena’s popularity soared through the roof, which enabled her to secure new roles in popular productions. In 1998 she was selected for the role of Eve Cleary in the TV romantic drama series “Melrose Place”, starring Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue and Courtney Thorne-Smith, and then in 2000 broke out from television roles to play Rachel Rose in the romantic comedy “Keeping the Faith” (2000), with Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna Elfman. She returned to television roles during the early 2000s, featuring in such series as “The Chronicle” (2001-2002), “Coupling” (2003), and “Just Shoot Me!” (2002-2003).

Career Decline

Unfortunately, her next role as Marilyn Bauer in the cult TV action drama series “24”, was the last one in the 2000s that became a success. Though she featured in several films such as “Rocky Slide” in 2009, and “Always and Forever”, the projects failed to strike a chord with the public. She tried to return to TV with the role of Margaret Allison Hart, but featured in only six episodes of the highly-acclaimed TV series.

Career Resurgence

Proving that hard work pays off, Rena never quit pursuing another big deal, and in 2013 her pursuit was over, when she was chosen for the part of Quinn Fuller in the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and since then has appeared in 610 episodes, which brought her career back on the truck, and her name was again recognized all over the world.

image source, Rena Sofer on “The Bold and the Beautiful”

Do You Know How Rich Rena Sofer Is?

Since launching her career, Rena has featured in over 60 film and TV titles, some of which became extremely popular, but her net worth didn’t stagnate. So, have you ever wondered how rich Rena Sofer is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Sofer’s net worth is as high as $3 million.

Do You Know About Rena’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Husband, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Rena is quite open about her most intimate details; she has shared details of her relationship and marriages with her fans, mostly through social media networks. Rena has been married to Sanford Bookstaver since 2003; the couple has welcomed one child together. Rena was previously married to Wally Kurth, who was her co-star in “General Hospital”, but only two years from 1995 until 1997, and had a child together before their divorce.

Internet Popularity

Rena has become quite popular on the social media platforms, especially Twitter and Instagram. Her official Instagram page has over 50,000 followers, with whom she has shared events from her personal life, especially pictures of her and her daughters. She is also active on Twitter with over 30,000 followers, on which she expresses her personal opinions, especially her thoughts on President Donald Trump. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this award-winning actress, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.

General Info

Full NameRena Sofer
Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1968
Height1.68 m
EducationNorth Bergen High School, Frisch School


SpouseSanford Bookstaver, Wally Kurth
ChildrenRosabel Rosalind Kurth, Avalon Leone Bookstaver
ParentsSusan Franzblau, Martin Sofer


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesKeeping the Faith, Twin Sitters, Always and Forever, Rock Slyde, The Devil's Teardrop, Carrie, A Stranger Among Us, The Secret of Hidden Lake, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style, Hostile Advances, Nightmare Street, Traffic, March
TV ShowsBlind Justice, Just Shoot Me!, Coupling, The Chronicle, Oh, Grow Up, Loving

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Striking blue eyes


1Expecting her second child, her first with husband Sanford Bookstaver, due August 2005. [March 2005]
2She is of Russian Jewish descent.
3Daughter, Avalon Leone Bookstaver was born in Los Angeles at 5 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2005 and weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz
4Attended high school with actor Gene Gabriel.
5Her wedding to Sanford Bookstaver was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
6Announced her engagement to director/producer Sanford Bookstaver. [September 2002]
7Gave birth to a girl - Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. She weighed 7 lbs, 10 ounces. She was 20 1/2 inches with black hair and blue eyes. Her middle name comes from the recently deceased Rosalind Cash, whom both Rena and her (then) husband absolutely adored. [September 1996]
8She was married to Wally Kurth who plays her husband on General Hospital (1963).
9Her father was a Conservative rabbi.




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Archive Footage

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Saved by the Bell: It's Alright - Back to the Bell2013Video shortAndrea Larson (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentaryQueen Eva (uncredited)
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryHeidi Petrelli
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Won Awards

1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Younger Lead ActressGeneral Hospital (1963)

Nominated Awards

2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesEd (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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