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Gina Tognoni is known for her distinguished role in the television series One Life to Live and she is currently appearing in the series The Young and the Restless playing the role of Phyllis Summers.
The talented actress has found a niche for herself in television sitcoms and has earned recognition from audiences for the brilliant portrayal of her characters.
Gina Tagnoni’s Bio, Age
The American famed actress was born to Edward Anthony and Sharon Tagnoni on the 28 of November 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. She is of white ethnicity and her nationality is American. Gina was meant to study at the Emerson College but she abandoned academics to pursue her acting career and made her debut appearance in the 1995 television soap opera One Life to Live playing the role of Kelly Cramer. It was aired on the ABC station. The actress starred in the show for six straight years and later made several appearances in the sitcom until 2011.
Gina was also in the CBS television series Guiding Light, playing the role of Dinah Marler from 2004 to 2009, which marked the second time she was cast as a regular character. However, the series was halted and this made Gina return to continue featuring in One Life To Live.
Apart from her recurring roles in the foregoing, Gina Tongnoni has made appearances in other television series like Pride & Loyalty where she played the role of Stephanie, Fastlane as Gabriella, This Time Around as Cara Cabot, Phenomenon II as Officer Claire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Officer Kristen Vaill, Art as Barbara, The Sopranos as Catherine Lipman, Venice: The Series as Sami Nelson and several others.
It was made known on the 22nd of May 2014 that Gina Tognoni will be starring in the CBS television series The Young and the Restless, playing the role of Phyllis Summers. The role was initially played by Michelle Stafford but was later given to Gina as her replacement. She made her first appearance for the series on the 11th of August that same year.
Awards & Nominations
Gina Tongnoni is an award-winning actress who has also earned several nominations for her roles. It is on record that she has received four nominations from the Soap Opera Digest Award in different categories, starting from the Outstanding Female Newcomer in 1996, 1997 and 1998 with respect to the film One Life To Live. Her fourth nomination came in 2005 under the category of Favorite Return for the movie The Young and the Restless.
The talented actress has also been nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award five times under two different categories which are: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2006 (which she won), 2007 and 2008 (which she won). She won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2006 & 2008 for the sitcom The Young and the Restless in 2017.
It is worth knowing that the beautiful Gina Tognoni was a Beauty Queen when she was 19 as she won the title Miss Rhode Island Teen in 1992. The next year, Gina contested for the Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American and also emerged as the winner.
Is Gina Tongoni Married? Husband, Children
Gina Tongoni is currently married to her heartthrob Joseph Chiarello who happens to be her longtime boyfriend and he is said to be the owner of his own insurance firm called Joseph Chiarello & Co. Inc. The pair were said to have met via Gina’s colleague and they hit it off right from there. Joseph proposed to Gina in 2007 and about two years later, wedding bells were ringing as they got married on the 16th of May 2009.
Although the union has lasted for more than 9 years, they are yet to have their own children but they seem happy together. The couple usually shares lovely messages and pictures of themselves on social media.
It is worth knowing that Gina Tognoni has made so much from her acting career and even though the exact amount she’s being paid as her salary is not yet known, she has an estimated net worth that is about $9 million.