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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On “” for less than two years, (ex-Marissa Tasker) managed to win her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series after receiving her first nomination earlier this year. The actress spoke with Soap Opera Network: Backstage at the about her time on “AMC,” being forced to move to Los Angeles when the show moved production from New York and where her future lies.

“I’ve been working my whole life in this industry and I put a lot of work and love into the show and it just…it feels really, really nice to be recognized for it,” said Allen on her Emmy win. As for what she’s been up to since leaving “AMC” in late 2010, Allen stated “I found myself living in LA, where I had always dreamed of living and completely available and prepared to audition for a variety of shows and movies. It’s had its ups and its down and its definitely been a transition, but for the most part it was a blessing when it came into my life and it was a blessing to have the opportunity to move onto something new as well.”

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  • Joan Forrester

    I have been watching Days since their beginning. I tape it every day so I never miss an episode. I am very glad Marlena and John are returning to the show. Good Luck to the new writers.