Courtesy of Alla Korot
Soap alum Alla Korot has returned to daytime with a new role as Nurse Darya on the Sept. 19 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL! When the casting was first announced back in August, it was around the same time that fans were still upset over news of Rebecca Budig's departure as Hayden and Korot had to defend herself online against someone suggesting that Budig was fired so they could hire her. "I made an 'appearance,'" Korot tweeted. "I did not replace Rebecca."
The soap's executive producer Frank Valentini posed for a photo with her that the GH Instagram shared with the caption: “So great working with Alla Korot today! Stay tuned for more on her upcoming appearance.”
Korot got her big break in 1990 when she played Jenna Norris on ANOTHER WORLD. After leaving the NBC sudser a few years later, she made some primetime appearances before playing Dr. Allie Doyle Martin on ALL MY CHILDREN from 1997-98. Her most recent soap role was as Janet Bernard in a couple episodes of DAYS OF OUR LIVES in 2016.
Port Charles is nothing new to Korot, who actually visited the burg back in 2007 when she played Stacy Sloan on the GH spinoff, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT! Stacy was the HIV-positive expectant mother who was injured when the ambulance exploded in the first episode of the series. She was treated by Robin Scorpio, and the two women shared an immediate bond over their shared HIV statuses. Sadly, Stacy died shortly after giving birth to her daughter.
Viewers might recognize Korot from her various primetime appearances in series like CASTLE, BONES, NCIS, and THE MENTALIST. Her most recent role was as Dasha Karpushin in a few episodes of the sixth season of GRIMM. The actress turned entrepreneur when she co-created a skin care line called L’uvalla with her husband.
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