Jensen Buchanan was a big star in many soap operas before she retired in 2002. She just might be coming back!
She was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 18, 1962, and raised in Wisconsin. She went to Boston University on a scholarship from 1980 to 1984 and earned a bachelor degree in music theory.
She started her acting career as Sarah Gordon in One Life to Live from 1987 to 1990. From there she went on to play Marley in Another World from 1991 to 1994 and from 1997 to 1998. She was nominated twice for Lead actress in Daytime Emmys, in 1996 and 1997.
At a highschool reunion, in 1987 she met up with an old school mate, and they connected right away. On December 28, 1991, she married Gary O’Brien. She had two children with him, Conor born in 1994 and Angus born in 1996.
She continued her acting, and moved to As the World Turns, playing a short term role as Vicky, who was killed off in a plane crash in November of 1999. Jensen then got the role of Melissa Bedford R.N. in General Hospital from which she exited in 2002.
In 2003 Jensen married Sam Gores, president and CEO of Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency. Sam is the brother of billionaires Tom and Alec Gores. His agency counts among their clients Julie Bowen, Adrien Brody, Fergie, Laurence Fishbourne, Andy Garcia, Mark Harmon and The Black-Eyed Peas.
Now, after ten years of marriage they’ve decided to call it quits. Gores has filed for separation based on irreconcilable differences and has stated that he will pay spousal support. Before they were married, they signed a prenup. According to sources, they will continue to enjoy a “close, mutually caring relationship.”
Soap fans are hoping that this will signal a return of the actress to the small screen.