Friday, October 29, 2010

BEFORE THEY WERE KATIE (OR BLONDE, FOR THAT MATTER)

When Terri Colombino (then Conn) auditioned for As The World Turns in 1998, it was for the role of Georgia, Sam's long-lost daughter and Lucinda's even longer-lost niece.

Jaime Dudney (daughter of country legend Barbara Mandrell) got the part, instead. (Where is Jaime now? Teaching acting back home in Nashville!)

But, the ATWT producers were so impressed with Terri that they created the role of teen-age troublemaker Katie especially for her. (Which was a neat trick, as Margo and Craig's baby sister was only born in 1989 and had, in fact, been played by Anne Sward's (Lyla) real life daughter, Cori Ann Hansen, for five - mostly unseen - years.)

The soap wasn't Terri's television debut, however. She'd already appeared on the television series, Breaker High, below:



And for a look back at Katie and Brad's classic, laugh out loud wedding...



Where is Terri now? About to debut as Aubrey on One Life to Live!

Click on the Comments section below and let us know: Do you prefer her as a blonde or a redhead?

3 comments:

2A said...

I actually first saw Terri when she was on Breaker High. Recognizing her later on As the World Turns is what got me to start watching the show regularly. At first it took me a while to get used to seeing her as a blonde versus a redhead. But now I'm so used to her as "Katie" that it's weird to go back and watch old Breaker High clips, LOL.

I'm looking forward to seeing her take on a new role at OLTL!

Judy said...

Before they were Katie, Blond or had a nose job ;-)

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to see Terri on OLTL!

I'm so used to seeing Terri as a blonde on ATWT so that would be my personal preference - though I have checked out her scenes on Breaker High too. It would take some getting used to if Terri ever goes back to being a redhead but that would be cool change.