Cynthia Watros

Biography: Cynthia Watros (born September 2, 1968 in Lake Orion, Michigan) is an American actress. She initially became 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.

Watros has had a complicated history with Guiding Light co-star Kim Zimmer. Zimmer and Watros met when they co-starred 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. In particular, a physical altercation between the two actors was captured on tape during filming of a Guiding Light episode. Watros overcame a
Cynthia Watros (born September 2, 1968 in Lake Orion, Michigan) is an American actress. She initially became 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.

Watros has had a complicated history with Guiding Light co-star Kim Zimmer. Zimmer and Watros met when they co-starred 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. In particular, a physical altercation between the two actors was captured on tape during filming of a Guiding Light episode.

Watros overcame a serious disease as a teenager; she was diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an autoimmune disease of the blood. It required several years of chemotherapy and a splenectomy. In an interview in the Season 3 DVD of Titus, she stated that she had lost her hair and gained over 100 pounds as a result of this disease.

In 1998, Watros briefly filled in for Jensen Buchanan as Victoria Hudson McKinnon on Another World while Buchanan was on maternity leave.

Watros is married to Curtis Gilliland and has twin daughters, Emma Rose and Sadie Anna (born July 14, 2001).

She is also known for her TV role as Erin Fitzpatrick on Titus from 2000 to 2002 and Kellie Newmark on The Drew Carey Show from 2002 to 2004. On Titus, she broke through as a comedic actress, playing the real-life fiance of the title character. According to the DVD commentary, Erin was originally supposed to be more like Tommy in the series (worrysome, neurotic), and Tommy was supposed to be more like how Erin was (strong, supportive). The characters' personality changes were made a week before the pilot was shot. After Titus was canceled, she took on the role of Kellie Newmark on "The Drew Carey Show," as a replacement for the departure of Christa Miller. As a welcoming gesture, Drew Carey sent flowers to her on a weekly basis.

In 2005 she was cast on the popular ABC series Lost as psychologist Libby, a member of the "Tailies", a group of survivors of the plane crash who were in the tail section of the plane (and not seen during Season One).

Watros and her Lost co-star Michelle Rodriguez were each pulled over and arrested on the morning of December 1, 2005 in Kailua, Hawaii, where Lost is filmed. Both actresses were charged with drunk driving. At trial, Watros plead guilty and was ordered to pay a fine and go into counseling.
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Cynthia Watros' Scores

Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 87 Lost: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 51 Fear Itself: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 41 Mar 26, 2013 Kelly Andrews tbd
tbd House: Season 7 Sep 20, 2010 Sam Carr 7.4
tbd Lost: Season 6 Feb 2, 2010 Recurring Role / Libby (Season 2, Recurring Otherwise) 8.3
51 Fear Itself: Season 1 Jun 5, 2008 Meredith Kane 5.6
87 Lost: Season 4 Jan 31, 2008 Libby 8.7
tbd Lost: Season 2 Sep 21, 2005 Libby 9.1
75 House: Season 1 Nov 16, 2004 Sam Carr 8.8
86 Lost: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 Libby / Libby (Season 2, Recurring Otherwise) 9.2
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 9 Jun 2, 2004 Kellie Newmark / Kellie Newmark (2002-2004) 10
tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 8 Sep 9, 2002 Kellie Newmark / Kellie Newmark (2002-2004) 10
tbd Titus: Season 3 Nov 14, 2001 Erin Fitzpatrick 9.0
tbd Titus: Season 2 Oct 3, 2000 Erin Fitzpatrick 9.0
tbd Titus: Season 1 Mar 20, 2000 Erin Fitzpatrick 9.0
tbd Another World: Season 36 May 4, 1999 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 35 May 4, 1998 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 34 Jul 10, 1997 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Guiding Light: Season 46 Jun 30, 1997 Annie Dutton Bauer Lewis (Dec 9, 1994 - Feb 23, 1998) tbd
tbd Guiding Light: Season 45 Nov 18, 1996 Annie Dutton Bauer Lewis (Dec 9, 1994 - Feb 23, 1998) tbd
tbd Guiding Light: Season 44 Jun 30, 1995 Annie Dutton Bauer Lewis (Dec 9, 1994 - Feb 23, 1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 27 Oct 29, 1990 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 24 Jun 30, 1987 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 1 Jan 1, 1973 Kelly Andrews 4.0
tbd Another World: Season 6 Jun 30, 1969 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 5 Jan 2, 1968 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 4 Jun 21, 1967 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 3 May 9, 1966 Victoria Hudson Frame Harrison McKinnon [#5] (1998) tbd