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Occupation  Actress
Name  Sydney Penny
Spouse  Robert Powers (m. 1995)
Height  1.63 m

Children  1 son
Nationality  American
Years active  1979–present
Role  Actress
Parents  Hank Penny, Shari Penny
Sydney Penny in her daring black net dress with sequin

Full Name  Sydney Margaret Penny
Born  August 7, 1971 (age 52) (1971-08-07) Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Movies and TV shows  Pale Rider, The Thorn Birds, Bernadette, Largo Winch, Hidden Places
Similar People  Robert Powers, Carrie Snodgress, Hank Penny, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

Sydney Penny: Actress from television ("All My Children") and movies ("Pale Rider") now starring...

Sydney Margaret Penny (born August 7, 1971) is an American actress best known for the roles of Julia Santos Keefer on the soap opera All My Children and Samantha "Sam" Kelly on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.


Sydney Penny's tight lipped smile while wearing black dress

Sydney Penny à propos de "Bernadette" - Archive INA


Sydney Penny wearing white blouse

She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Chatsworth, California, the daughter of former Western Swing bandleader and comedian Hank Penny and his wife, Shari. An early acting appearance was on the miniseries The Thorn Birds when she was only 12 years old as young Meggie. She also appeared as Dani in The New Gidget and as a pigeon-obsessed youngster in an episode of the police series TJ Hooker. At the age of 13, Penny played Megan Wheeler in the Clint Eastwood western Pale Rider, released on June 26, 1985. For this performance she was awarded a Young Artist Award at the 7th Youth in Film Awards in December 1985.

Sydney Penny wearing earrings and black and silver dress

She voiced Lucy Van Pelt in the television special It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981).

Sydney Penny in her sexy black blouse

She played the role of Julia Santos Keefer on the soap opera All My Children, from 1993 to 1996, with guest appearances in 1997 and 2002 and returned to the show in 2005. Penny left the show in May 2008 when Julia was killed off.

Sydney Penny's gorgeous smile while wearing black dress

Penny has also appeared on the serials Santa Barbara as B.J. Walker during 1992-1993, Sunset Beach as Meg Cummings (filling in for Susan Ward in 1999), Beverly Hills, 90210 and Hyperion Bay as Jennifer.

Sydney Penny in her pink knitted blouse

In August 2003, she was cast as Samantha Kelly on The Bold and the Beautiful. The character never caught on and Penny was bumped to recurring status in late 2004. She last appeared on April 26, 2005, and rejoined All My Children a few months later. She stayed with the show for an additional three years.

Penny has remained good friends with her former co-star on All My Children, Sarah Michelle Gellar.


  • News at Eleven (made-for-TV) as Melissa Kenley (1985)
  • The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
  • Pale Rider as Megan Wheeler (1985)
  • Bernadette and La Passion de Bernadette (French) as Bernadette Soubirous (1988)
  • Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (1986)
  • Hearts Adrift as Maxine (Max) Deerfield (1996)
  • Hidden Places (2006)
  • The Wife He Met Online as Georgia (2012)
  • The Perfect Summer as Alyssa (2013)
  • Killer Crush as Gaby (2015)
  • Heritage Falls as Heather Fitzpatrick (2016)
  • References

    Sydney Penny Wikipedia