|Birthday:||Decemeber 2, 1968|
|Birthplace:||Arcadia, California, U.S.|
|Eye Color:||Striking Blue|
|Education:|| Frisch School|
North Bergen High School
Montclair State College
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Rosabel Rosalind Kurth (daughter)|
Avalon Leone Bookstaver (daughter)
Susan (née Franzblau) (mother)
Martin Sofer (father)
|Relationships:|| Wally Kurth (ex-husband)|
Sanford Bookstaver (current husband)
|Only appearance:||The Queen Is Dead|
Rena Sherel Sofer is an American actress, primarily known for her appearances in daytime television, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. In 1995, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lois Cerullo in the soap opera General Hospital.
View the Rena Sofer Gallery.
Sofer was born in Arcadia, California, the daughter of Susan (née Franzblau), a psychology professor, and Martin Sofer, a Conservative Jewish rabbi. Her family subsequently moved to Pittsburgh, where she was raised after her parents' divorce. Sofer attended the Frisch School, a Jewish high school in Paramus, New Jersey. She lived in North Bergen, New Jersey, where her father was rabbi of Temple Beth El, and graduated from North Bergen High School, before beginning classes at Montclair State College.
Early daytime television
Sofer first played Lois Marie Cerullo on General Hospital. Her first appearance was in 1993 as a band manager.
Sofer's first high-profile role was as Rocky McKenzie on the daytime soap opera Loving (1988–91). She is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Cerullo on General Hospital (December 15, 1993 – September 24, 1996). She would later return as a guest star (February 7–17, 1997; September 30 – October 2, 1997). Her portrayal of the outrageous Lois won Sofer a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
In May 2013, it was announced that Sofer would join the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, in a newly created role of Quinn Fuller; her first episode aired on July 12.
Sofer has appeared in several high-profile prime time television series in a guest star/supporting cast member roles: Seinfeld, Melrose Place, The Chronicle, Ed, Friends, Spin City, Blind Justice, Ghost Whisperer, 24, NCIS, and Two and a Half Men.
Sofer briefly joined the cast of the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, playing the character Vicky Costa. The network later cast Sofer in the short-lived US remake of the UK series Coupling.
In recent years, Rena Sofer has appeared in the NBC TV series Heroes as the recurring character Heidi Petrelli, wife of aspiring politician Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar). She appeared on Two and a Half Men in 2008, as a former girlfriend of the character Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). Rena also has guest starred on Dirty Sexy Money playing an intrepid reporter and played a ghost on Ghost Whisperer. In early 2010, Sofer began a recurring role on NCIS as Attorney Margaret Allison Hart, a potential love interest for the character Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon). She had a brief guest role on Bones as a love interest for the character Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz).
In 2013, Sofer had a publicized appearance on Once Upon a Time, playing Snow White's mother.
In film, she appeared as a love interest of Ben Stiller's character in the film Keeping the Faith, starring Jenna Elfman, Stiller and Edward Norton (who also directed). She also played a bride to-be with Melanie Griffith in Sidney Lumet's movie A Stranger Among Us and in Penelope Buitenhuis's movie The Secret of Hidden Lake.
She played the P.E. teacher Ms. Desjarden in the television film adaptation of Carrie in 2002.
She starred in the television movie Always and Forever which aired October 24, 2009 on the Hallmark Channel.
She also starred as Andrea Larson in the television movie Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style.
Sofer and her General Hospital co-star Wally Kurth, who played her onscreen love interest, became involved as their characters' storyline progressed. In 1995, the actors were married and had a daughter, Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. In 1997, Sofer and Kurth divorced.
Sofer married television director/producer Sanford Bookstaver in 2003. On August 5, 2005, Sofer gave birth to her second child (but her first child with Bookstaver), a daughter, in Los Angeles. Sofer and Bookstaver eventually divorced. In 2019, Sofer announced they had reconciled and in April announced their engagement.
|1987||Another World||TV Series||Joyce Abernathy|
|1988 - 1991||Loving||TV Series||Amelia 'Rocky' McKenzie / Amelia 'Rocky' McKenzie Domecq / Rocky McKenzie|
|1992||A Stranger Among Us||Shayna|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||TV Series||Veronica|
|1992||Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style||TV Movie||Andrea Larson|
|1993||Herman's Head||TV Series||Stephanie|
|1993 - 1997||General Hospital||TV Series||Lois Cerullo / Lois Ashton|
|1996||Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story||TV Movie||Kerry Ellison|
|1996||Caroline in the City||TV Series||Risa Glickman|
|1997||The Stepsister||TV Movie||Darcy Canfield Ray|
|1997||Seinfeld||TV Series||Mary Anne|
|1998||Nightmare Street||TV Movie||Penny Randolph|
|1998||Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||TV Series||Lauren Henderson|
|1998||Timecop||TV Series||Dr. Carrie Ann Trent|
|1998||Glory, Glory||TV Movie||Elizabeth|
|1998 - 1999||Melrose Place||TV Series||Eve Cleary|
|1999||Oh, Grow Up||TV Series||Suzanne Vandermeer|
|2000||Keeping the Faith||Rachel Rose|
|2000||Opposite Sex||TV Series||Ms. Gibson|
|2000||Spin City||TV Series||Sam|
|2001||The Weber Show||TV Series||Dawn Cheswick|
|2001||Ed||TV Series||Bonnie Hane|
|2001 - 2002||The Chronicle||TV Series||Grace Hall|
|2002||Carrie||TV Movie||Miss Desjarden|
|2002 - 2003||Just Shoot Me!||TV Series||Vicki Costa|
|2003||CSI: Miami||TV Series||Alison|
|2003||Coupling||TV Series||Susan Freeman|
|2005||Blind Justice||TV Series||Christie Dunbar|
|2006||The Secret of Hidden Lake||TV Movie||Maggie Dolan|
|2006||Mr. Nice Guy||TV Series|
|2006 - 2007||Heroes||TV Series||Heidi Petrelli|
|2007||24||TV Series||Marilyn Bauer|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||TV Series||Tammy Gardner / Sarah Evers|
|2008 - 2010||Two and a Half Men||TV Series||Chrissy|
|2009||Dirty Sexy Money||TV Series||News Reporter|
|2009||Rock Slyde||Sara Lee|
|2009||Monk||TV Series||Kim Kelly|
|2009||Always and Forever||TV Movie||Grace Holland|
|2009||Criminal Minds||TV Series||Erika Silverman|
|2010||Bones||TV Series||Dr. Catherine Bryar|
|2010||NCIS||TV Series||Margaret Allison Hart|
|2010||The Devil's Teardrop||TV Movie||Joan|
|2010||Royal Pains||TV Series||AJ|
|2010||Medium||TV Series||Dr. Natalie Salem|
|2010||Sarah||Sarah - Teenage|
|2011||Another Man's Wife||TV Movie||Hadley Warner|
|2011 - 2012||Covert Affairs||TV Series||Geena|
|2012||House||TV Series||Marlene Reese|
|2012||The Glades||TV Series||Alexis Cane|
|2012||Beauty and the Beast||TV Series||Sabrina Meyer|
|2013||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Queen Eva|
|2013 - 2019||The Bold and the Beautiful||TV Series short||Quinn Fuller / Quinn Fuller Forrester / Quinn Fuller Sharpe|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||TV Series||Police Counselor|
|2017||Jeopardy!||TV Series short||Quinn - Clue Giver|
- Her father was a Conservative rabbi.
- Attended high school with actor Gene Gabriel.
- Her wedding to Sanford Bookstaver was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
- Born on the same date as Lucy Liu.
Awards and nominations
|1995||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Won|
|1995||Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Younger Lead Actress||General Hospital||Won|