American actress and singer, who is of Greek and Italian descent, Lindsay Hartley is popular among soap opera fans for her portrayal of Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Winthrop on “Passions” (NBC, 1999-2008), where she netted three Soap Opera Digest nominations for her performance. More recently, she played Arianna Hernandez on “Days of Our Lives” (2009-2010). Lindsay has appeared in several musical theaters, including “Grease,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Viva Las Vegas” and “West Side Story.”
Lindsay and her husband, actor Justin Hartley, now reside in Los Angeles, CA. They have one daughter, Isabella Justice Hartley (born in 2004).
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Childhood and Family:
Lindsay Nicole Korman, professionally known as Lindsay Hartley, was born on April 17, 1978, in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, California. She moved with her family to San Diego, California and then to Las Vegas, Nevada, when she was a teenager. Her parents own a store in Las Vegas specializing in Mexican imports, with Lindsay helping to promote the store by appearing in its commercials. A talented youth, she won several singing contests at the national level, including The L.A. Philharmonic's Award Vocal Opera, The National Date Festival and America's Showcase Starlet, and collected several titles in beauty pageants, including Young Miss America. Lindsay attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
On May 1, 2004, Lindsay married actor Justin Hartley (born on January 29, 1977), her costar on “Passions.” She gave birth to the couple's first child, Isabella Justice Hartley, on July 3, 2004.
Lindsay Hartley began singing at age 11, and by age 17, she had made a name for herself as the youngest singer ever to headline Las Vegas when she debuted in “Las Vegas” at the Sands Hotel. She continued to land a role in the Broadway production of “Grease” and star as Maria in the Civic Light Opera's “West Side Story” in Austin, Texas. She has since acted in various stage productions, such as “Beetlejuice's Rockin' Graveyard Revue” (as The Bride), “Pygmalion, The True Story,” “The Wizard of Oz” (as Dorothy), “Bye-Bye Birdie,” “Tale of the Magic Sword,” “Cinderella,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “42nd Street.”
In 1999, Lindsay made an auspicious television debut when she got the main protagonist role of Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Winthrop on the NBC soap opera “Passions,” which ran from July 5, 1999 to August 7, 2008. She played the role during the show's entire run, with Priscilla Garita temporarily assuming the role from August to September 2004, while Mrs. Hartley was on maternity time off. Alyse Gregory portrayed Theresa in flashbacks from December 2001 to January 2002 and Taylor Balen played Theresa in another flashback in 2005. For her work on the series, Lindsay received three Soap Opera Digest nominations in the categories of Outstanding Female Newcomer (2000), Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (2003) and Favorite Triangle (2005). Her husband, Justin Hartley, played Nicholas Foxworth Crane in 6 episodes during 2002 to 2006.
Lindsay made self appearances on “The Weakest Link” and “The Other Half” in 2002.
After “Passions” departed the airwaves, Lindsay played Gretchen Javid in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” called “The Descent of Man”(2009). She then joined the cast of NBC's daytime soap, “Days of Our Lives,” in the role of Arianna Hernandez.