|Name Meg Bennett|
Role Television writer
|Spouse Robert Guza, Jr. (m. 2004)|
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, WGA Award for Best Daytime Drama - Television
Shows General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful
Similar People Robert Guza - Jr, Patrick Mulcahey, Beth Milstein, Christopher Whitesell, Gillian Spencer
Education Northwestern University
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Meg Bennett is an American television soap opera writer and occasional actress. She is married to ex-General Hospital head writer Robert Guza Jr.
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- Early life
- Personal life
- Positions held
- Awards and nominations
Bennett's real name is Helen Bennett. She is the eldest daughter of a printing company executive and a psychologist. She grew up in Pasadena, California. She majored in drama at Northwestern University, acted in summer stock during college breaks, and worked as a model (including an appearance in Life magazine, She changed her first name Helen to Meg, because there was already a "Helen Bennett" registered with Screen Actor's Guild.
In 1971, she was hired as the "Cadillac Eldorado convertible girl" for a New York auto show, which prompted her to move to Manhattan. There, she appeared on the game show Three on a Match, where she won $10K in prizes and was an undefeated champion. She also was part of the original cast of the Broadway production Grease, which led to her being cast on the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow in 1974. She played the role of the good girl, Liza, for three years, when she decided to leave New York for California for better career opportunities.
She suffered from a bout of hepatitis, and once she recovered, she was cast as Julia Newman on The Young and the Restless in 1980. She played the role on-and-off for six years, during which time, she impressed Bill Bell, the creator of the show, with her on-the-set script doctoring skills. He asked her to write for the show in 1981, and she did double-duty by writing and acting on the show. Her writing career would eclipse her acting career, as she shared an Emmy award with the rest of the writing staff for General Hospital in 1995. She still occasionally acts, such as in the villainous role of Allegra on General Hospital.
She was fired in 2011 by Garin Wolf after he was promoted as Head Writer.
She met her husband Robert Guza Jr. when they were both hired to write for a soap opera. They have partnered together and written for several soap operas.
They also bought a $2.8 million house (formerly owned by Boris Karloff and Gregory Peck in Beverly Hills, California in 2003.
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital: Night Shift
Generations (hired by Sally Sussman Morina)
The Young and the Restless
Awards and nominations
Daytime Emmy Award
Writers Guild of America Award