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Cynthia Watros (born September 2, 1968 in Lake
Orion, Michigan) is an American actress.
She was best known for her role as Annie Dutton on
the CBS soap opera Guiding Light from 1994 to 1998. Watros' character began as a
heroine, but she gained notice and critical acclaim when her character's rivalry
with Reva Shayne (played by Kim Zimmer) led her to become a scheming villianess.
In 1998, Watros won a Daytime Emmy Award as "Outstanding Lead Actress" for her
role on Guiding Light.
In 1998, Watros briefly filled in for Jensen
Buchanan as Victoria Hudson McKinnon on Another World while Buchanan was on
She is also known for her TV roles as Erin
Fitzpatrick on Titus from 2000 to 2002 and Kellie Newmark on The Drew Carey Show
from 2002 to 2004. In 2005 she was cast as psychologist Libby on the popular ABC
Watros overcame a serious disease as a teenager;
she was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia, an autoimmune disease of the
blood. It required several years of chemotherapy and a splenectomy.
Watros has had a complicated history with Guiding
Light costar Kim Zimmer. Zimmer and Watros met when they costarred in an
off-Broadway show, "Four Dogs and a Bone" by John Patrick Shanley. Although
there is no long-standing rivalry, working in close quarters apparently caused a
serious rift between them when they both appeared on Guiding Light.
Watros is married and has twin daughters, Emma Rose
and Sadie Anna (b. July 14, 2001).
Watros and her Lost costar Michelle Rodriguez were
pulled over and arrested on the morning of December 1, 2005 in Kailua, Hawaii,
where Lost is filmed. According to the arresting officers, the two actresses,
who were driving in separate cars, were weaving in and out of traffic on Pali
Highway, which connects Kailua and Honolulu. Watros and Rodriguez were arrested
at 12:20am and 12:05am, respectively, and both failed sobriety tests. Both were
booked at the main Honolulu police station for driving under the influence of an
intoxicant. They were released on $500 bail, and have a driver’s license
revocation hearing scheduled for December 29, 2005.
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