Birthday: May 29
Tracey E. Bregman, who portrayed department store heiress Lauren Fenmore on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS from 1983-1995, returned to the role in 2001. She also crossed over to play the same character on the daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 1995-1998 and again in 2004. Bregman received a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Younger Leading Actress for her role on “Y&R” in 1985. She was the first to be awarded in this category, and was again nominated in 1987. In 2006 and 2008 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” In 2016, she received her first nomination in the “Outstanding Lead Actress” category.
Born in Munich, Germany, Bregman lived in London, England until the age of 10 before settling in Southern California. She studied acting with Francis Lederer at American National Academy of Theater Arts and at the Lee Strasberg Institute, and currently studies with Gene Bua and Ivana Chubbuck.
Bregman began her acting career with the role of Donna Temple Craig on the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives." Other television credits include the afterschool special "The Girl with E.S.P.," and the television movies "Three on a Date" and "Sex and Mrs. X." She was a series regular on "Second Family Tree" with Ann Archer and James Spader, and guest-starred in the series "The Fall Guy," "Gavilan," "Fame" and "The Love Boat," as well as the Canadian series "The Littlest Hobo." She has also appeared in four feature films.
Bregman has co-written a children's book When I Dream... with life friend and award-winning writer and lyricist Toni Bull Bua. The book is now a musical for Broadway. She lives in Los Angeles with her two sons, Austin and Landon.
Her birthday is May 29. Follow her on Twitter @Traceybregman.