Rena Sofer Biography

Rena Sofer Biography
Rena Sofer (born on December 2, 1968) is an American actress. Rena was born to an Orthodox Jewish rabbi father and a psychology teacher mother in Arcadia, California, but soon moved to Pittsburgh, where Sofer was raised, upon her parents divorce.


Rena Sofer is probably best known for her role as Lois Cerullo on General Hospital from 1994 to 1996. Rena won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series." That same year, Rena married GH co-star Wally Kurth. In the fall of 1996, she asked the producers of the soap opera to leave the show to be with Kurth; Sofer's character left Port Charles for San Francisco. In 1997, Sofer and Kurth divorced after having some arguments while Sofer left General Hospital.

Rena Sofer was also featured on five primetime series: Melrose Place, Just Shoot Me, Ed, Coupling, and Blind Justice. She appeared as an involuntary love interest of Ben Stiller in the film Keeping the Faith, starring Jenna Elfman, Stiller, and Edward Norton (who also directed).

In August 2005, Rena Sofer gave birth to her second child, another daughter. Her older daughter is eight years older and from a previous marriage. Sofer is married to TV director/producer Sanford Bookstaver.

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