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“SWTS” Cast: Daytime Diva Rebecca Budig Hopes To Win!

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM EST

rebecca budigRebecca Budig will make her SWTS debut tonight on the premiere episode.

Skating With the Stars contestant Rebecca Budig is being billed as the Daytime Diva because of her long running work on the daytime soap All My Children, but she has other interesting credits to her name. When she was a kid she appeared in the Aerosmith music video Living on the Edge. She also had a cameo role as a teenager saved by Chris O’Donnell’s Dick Grayson in Batman Forever. Her career started to pick up steam in 1995 when she was offered a roll on Guiding Light. She played Michelle Bauer for three years on the show while also still getting small parts in movies.

Rebecca Budig’s career as an actress really took hold in 1999 when she got the role of Greenlee Smith on the popular soap All My Children. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for that role in 2001 and 2003. She won Soap Opera Digest’s Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress in 2003.  In 2005 she left the show and relocated to California. There she got small parts on the sitcom Hope&Faith, and even worked as an announcer for the WWF.  In 2007 she returned to All My Children, but she only stayed on for two more years and left again in 2009 because she wanted to be back in California (All My Children shoots in New York) with her husband.  In late 2009 All My Children relocated the show to California and Budig once again rejoined the cast.

Rebecca Budig got married in 2004 to former Bachelor contestant Bob Guiney. The couple met when they were co-hosting The Bachelor repeat shows for the ABC Family network. She and Guiney split in 2010 and were officially divorced in July of 2010.

She has the drama part down and in an interview I heard her say that she has ice skated when she was really young so she should have the basics down and pick them back up pretty quickly. The question is, does she have the strength and stamina it will take to learn the moves and survive the inevitable crashes?  It appears that she will continue to be on her show while filming Skating With the Stars. That very well could stretch her a little thin and cause problems. I guess we will find out soon enough.



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