EMMYS: Outstanding Younger Actress Kristen Alderson

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Steven Bergman Photography
Steven Bergman Photography

On Sunday, June 16, during “,” took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Starr Manning on “.”

In 1998, Alderson joined the cast of “” as the feisty daughter of Todd Manning () and Blair Cramer (). In 2012, the character nearly fell off a cliff along with Baby Hope and Cole shortly after entering Port Charles as a result of a disastrous situation  involving Anthony Zacchara () and his son Johnny Zacchara (). In 2013, Alderson ceased portraying Starr after talks between and broke off (Prospect owns the license to the character). She re-joined “GH” in May of this year as Kiki Jerome, the daughter of Robert “Franco” Frank (Roger Howarth) and Ava Jerome ().

This is Alderson’s first win and first nomination.

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