As The World Turns
American actress Peyton List rose to fame playing the affluent Memorial Hospital intern Lucinda Marie 'Lucy' Montgomery on the daytime series “As The World Turns” (2001-2005), from which she took home a Soap Opera Digest nomination. Starting out as a child model, she broke into the small screen at age 14 and soon landed a contract role on the show. List has also guest starred in the television series “Sex and the City,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Smallville,” “Without a Trace,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “Monk” and appeared in multiple episodes on such shows as “Windfall,” “Day Break” and “Mad Men.” She also had a regular role on the short-lived series “Big Shots” (2007-2008, as Cameron Collinsworth). List's fans can see her in the films “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2005), “Shuttle” (2008) and “Deep Winter” (2008). As a model, List appeared in print ads for “Clean & Clear,” “Abercrombie Kids,” “Dooney & Bourke,” “Ralph Lauren,” “Naturalizer,” “Pagoda,” and others. She has also walked down catwalks and appeared in catalogs.
Peyton will star in the upcoming NBC drama series “Flash Forward” (2009).
List now resides in Los Angeles, California. She has always wanted to live in Miami Beach, Florida, and regards Hawaii as her dream vacation place. She names Michelle Branch as her favorite singer and Gwyneth Paltrow as her favorite actress. She loves watching the movies “Sixteen Candles,” “Sliding Doors,” “Memento,” “Legally Blond” and “The Sweetest Thing.”
Childhood and Family:
Peyton List was born on August 8, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, to parents Douglass and Sherri. She has a sister named Brittany. Peyton was educated at the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore before joining her sister (who also modeled) in New York City when she was 12 years old. In New York City, she attended the School of American Ballet.
Along with her sister, Peyton List launched a modeling career when she was still a little girl. At age 8, the Baltimore native visited a children's advertising agency in Washington in search of work and finally made an appearance in a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ad. Three years later, she left her home to join her sister in New York City, where List quickly got contracts with the Ford Models and Innovative Artists agencies. Before she knew it, she was on her way to success with steady modeling assignments. In addition to walking the catwalks, she appeared in catalogs and advertising campaigns.
By age 14, List had added acting to her endeavors. Making her television debut in a bit part in a 2000 episode of the Sarah Jessica Parker-led series “Sex and the City,” she appeared in a supporting role in a 2001 episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” called “Pixies.” She later returned to the Golden Globe-winning series to portray Chloe Dutton in the 2003 episode “Soulless.”
List experienced her first taste of fame when she landed the role of Lucinda Marie 'Lucy' Montgomery on the CBS daytime soap opera “As The World Turns.” She was on the show from December 2001 to January 2005 and received a 2005 Soap Opera Digest nomination for Favorite New Couple, an honor she shared with Grayson McCouch.
After leaving “As The World Turns,” List made a guest appearance on her favorite show, “Smallville,” in which she played Lucy Lane in the 2005 episode “Lucy.” Commenting about portraying another character named Lucy, she said, “I just came off a soap opera that I played in for three years and my character's name was Lucy. I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me? This is not a coincidence?' But it was very funny. Lucy Lane was not at all the character I played on the soap. It was great to have a total change.”
The same year, List appeared in the pilot of “Just Legal” and in episodes of “Without a Trace,” “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY.” She also made her feature film acting debut in Disney's “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” The golf movie, adapted from the book “The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf” by Mark Frost, who also wrote the script, was directed by Bill Paxton and starred Shia LaBeouf as Francis Ouimet and Stephen Dillane as Harry Vardon.
List next played a teen model named Solaris in an episode of the CW's “One Tree Hill” (2006) and Tally Reida on the NBC short-lived drama series “Windfall” (2006). After the show's cancellation in August 31, she had a three-episode arc in another short-lived show, “Day Break” (2006), an ABC drama that starred Taye Diggs, Moon Bloodgood, and Victoria Pratt.
2007 saw List begin her regular role on the ABC drama series “Big Shots,” which was created and executive produced by Jon Harmon Feldman. In the series, she portrayed Cameron, the daughter of cosmetics firm CEO Duncan Collinsworth (played by Dylan McDermott) and his former wife Lisbeth (played by Paige Turco). Premiering on September 27 of that year, the show was canceled after 11 episodes.
List returned to the big screen by starring opposite Cameron Goodman, Tony Curran and Cullen Douglas in the thriller “Shuttle,” about a group of young travelers who are kidnapped. The well-received film, directed by first timer Edward Anderson, premiered at the SXSW Music and Film Festival on March 8, 2008, and earned a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on March 6, 2009. She also played Elisa Rider in the film “Deep Winter” (2008), opposite Michael Madsen, Eric Lively, Kellan Lutz and Luke Goss. In between the film projects, she made a guest appearance on the CBS series “Moonlight” (2008) and had a reoccurring role on five episodes of AMC's “Mad Men” (2008), playing Don Draper's substitute secretary, Jane Siegel. She then portrayed a ghost on the “Ghost Whisperer” episode “Save Our Souls,” which aired on October 24, 2008, and Michelle Tournay on the “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” episode “Leave Out All the Rest,” which was broadcasted on November 6, 2008.
Recently playing Tanya Adams in an episode of “Monk” (2009), List will star as Nicole on the new NBC drama “Flash Forward.” The show is slated to debut on September 24, 2009.