Erin Chambers

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Erin Chambers
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Chambers at the 2007 Stargate Atlantis convention
Born (1979-09-24) September 24, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Carson McKay (2002–present)
Children1

Erin Chambers (born September 24, 1979) is an American actress, best known for her role as Siobhan McKenna Spencer on ABC soap opera General Hospital . She has made guest appearances in a number of television shows.

<i>General Hospital</i> American daytime television medical drama

General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the second longest-running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light. Concurrently, it is the world's third longest-running scripted drama series in production after British serials The Archers and Coronation Street, as well as the world's second-longest-running televised soap opera still in production. General Hospital premiered on the ABC television network on April 1, 1963. Same-day broadcasts as well as classic episodes were aired on SOAPnet from January 20, 2000, to December 31, 2013, following Disney-ABC's decision to discontinue the network. General Hospital is the longest-running serial produced in Hollywood, and the longest-running entertainment program in ABC television history. It holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, with 13 wins.

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Personal life

Chambers was born in Portland, Oregon, and received a BFA in acting from Brigham Young University. Chambers is a Latter-day Saint. [1] [2]

Brigham Young University private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States

Brigham Young University is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah, United States completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church and one-third of its U.S. students are from Utah. The university's primary focus is on undergraduate education, but it also has 68 master's and 25 doctoral degree programs.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nontrinitarian Christian restorationist church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often informally known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States, and has established congregations and built temples worldwide. According to the church, it has over 16 million members and 67,000 full-time volunteer missionaries. In 2012, the National Council of Churches ranked the church as the fourth-largest Christian denomination in the United States, with over 6.5 million members reported by the church, as of January 2018. It is the largest denomination in the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith during the period of religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening.

Chambers married Carson McKay in December 2002. [3] The couple have a son, Roan, born June 2, 2016. [4] [5]

Career

In film, Chambers played the female lead in The Singles 2nd Ward . She starred in the Disney Channel original movie Don't Look Under the Bed . She also starred in the 2007 film Heber Holiday along with Torrey DeVitto. Chambers starred as Priscilla Presley in the 2007 film Tears of a King alongside Matt Lewis as Elvis Presley, which depicts Elvis's last years. Chambers starred in the 2008 LDS film The Errand of Angels , the story of an LDS missionary in Austria learning to cope with a different culture and the missionary lifestyle, as well as a difficult companion. Chambers also has had many guest roles in television shows such as Drake & Josh , ER , Veronica Mars , Joan of Arcadia , Stargate: Atlantis , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , CSI: NY , Bones , Standoff , and Cold Case .

<i>The Singles 2nd Ward</i> 2007 American comedy film

The Singles 2nd Ward is a 2007 LDS romantic comedy film, directed by Kurt Hale. Like The Singles Ward, and the films which followed it, its target audience is members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and citizens of Utah. As such, references to and parodies of the Mormon and Utah subcultures pervade the film and are unlikely to be understood by outsiders. However, the film provides a view into the sometimes strange world of the Mormon culture. The original cast returns for this sequel. Dalen has finally met the girl of his dreams. Christine is everything Dalen has ever wanted: sweet, simple, and devoted to the gospel. Too bad his future in-laws are anything but.

<i>Dont Look Under the Bed</i> 1999 television film directed by Kenneth Johnson

Don't Look Under The Bed is a made-for TV horror film directed by Kenneth Johnson. It was released on October 9, 1999 as a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM).

<i>Heber Holiday</i> 2007 film

Heber Holiday (2007), also known as Shooting Star, is a comedy film starring Torrey DeVitto as Los Angeles actress Sierra Young. Other cast included K.C. Clyde, Erin Chambers, Jimmy Chunga, Michael Birkeland and Thurl Bailey. The film was directed by McKay Daines. The film won six awards in total. The DVD was released on May 5, 2009 under the name Shooting Star.

From 2010 to 2011 she was a regular cast member of the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital , playing the Irish character Siobhan McKenna. In April 2013, it was announced that Chambers had joined The Young and the Restless as Melanie Daniels in a recurring role. Her first airdate was on June 6. [6] Her character was written out in August, 2013. [7] [8] In fall 2013, Chambers appeared in ABC primetime drama Scandal . [9]

Irish people Ethnic group with Celtic and other roots, native to the island of Ireland, with shared history and culture

The Irish are a Celtic nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and culture. Ireland has been inhabited for about 12,500 years according to archaeological studies. For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people. Anglo-Normans conquered parts of Ireland in the 12th century, while England's 16th/17th-century (re)conquest and colonisation of Ireland brought a large number of English and Lowland Scots people to parts of the island, especially the north. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland and the smaller Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland hold various national identities including British, Irish, Northern Irish or some combination thereof.

<i>The Young and the Restless</i> television series

The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalized version of Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. The show expanded to one-hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing encore episodes weeknights on SOAPnet until 2013, when it moved to TVGN. As of July 1, 2013, Pop still airs the encore episodes on weeknights. The series is also syndicated internationally.

Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it aired on ABC from April 5, 2012, until April 19, 2018, for 124 episodes over seven seasons. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995 Whisper of the Heart High School Student (voice)
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Julie's FriendUncredited
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Department Store Clerk (voice)
1999 The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All TerriDirect to video
1999 Don't Look Under the Bed Frances Bacon McCauslandTV movie
2000BlastNori
2001 Ricochet River Rhonda Rheinbeck
2002 The Cat Returns Additional Voices
2004 Strong Medicine MadisonEpisode: "Ears, Ho's & Threat"
2004 Drake & Josh KathyEpisode: "First Crush"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Molly Zimmerman (uncredited)Episode "Bad Words"
2004 Joan of Arcadia Majorette GodEpisode: "Vanity, Thy Name Is Human"
2004–2008 Days of Our Lives Lacey Hansen4 episode
2004 Stargate: Atlantis Sora3 episodes
2005 Veronica Mars Amelia DeLongpreEpisode: "Kanes and Abel's"
2006 ER Brooke SawyerEpisode: "Strange Bedfellows"
2006 Standoff KristaEpisode: "Pilot"
2006 CSI: NY Verna WelkeEpisode: "Consequences"
2006 Happy Feet Other Voices
2007SpellboundBarbaraTV movie
2007Tears of a KingPriscilla Presley
2007 Close to Home Amy LewisEpisode: "Barren"
2007 Heber Holiday Jodi
2007 Bones Kat CurtisEpisode: "The Secret in the Soil"
2007 The Singles 2nd Ward Christine
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Press Coordinator
2008 The Errand of Angels Sister Taylor
2008 Murder 101 MadisonTV movie
2008 Without a Trace Laura RichardsEpisode: "Article 32"
2009 10 Items or Less Mary LouEpisode: "Sesquicentennial"
2009 Medium Julie SnowdenEpisode: "How to Make a Killing in Big Business: Part 1"
Episode: "How to Make a Killing in Big Business: Part 2"
2009 The Storm Carly MeyersTV miniseries
2009 Cold Case Darcy CurtisEpisode: "The Crossing"
2010 Miami Medical Kate PrenticeEpisode: "88 Seconds"
2010 Ghost Whisperer SherryEpisode: "Dead Eye"
2010 Heaven's Rain Nicole
2010–2011 General Hospital Siobhan Spencer Series regular, 120 episodes
2011NestingKatie
2012 Castle Suzanne SteinerEpisode: "A Dance with Death"
2012 The Glades Meghan ConnorEpisode: "Islandia"
2013Paging Dr. FreedStephanieTV pilot
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Jenna ParishEpisode: "Kill House"
2013 The Young and the Restless Melanie Daniels Recurring role
2013 Scandal MaraRecurring role
2014 Rizzoli & Isles Caitlin MacCarthyEpisode: "A New Day"

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011 L.A. Noire Heather Swanson

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References

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  2. "Erin Chambers Bio". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  3. "ERIN CHAMBERS". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  4. "SOAP ALUM WELCOMES BABY BOY". Soap Opera Digest. June 3, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  5. Chambers, Erin (June 20, 2016). "Carson went back to work today so Roan & I had our first day alone together. I successfully kept him alive #winning". Twitter. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  6. Chambers, Erin (June 7, 2013). "My Young and The Restless episodes start this week! Tune in Thursday, June 6th to see my first day in Genoa City! :)". Twitter. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  7. "Bye, Girl: Erin Chambers Mercifully Departs The Young and the Restless". Daytime Confidential . Archived from the original on 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  8. "Erin Chambers out as Y&R's Melanie | The Young and the Restless". SoapCentral . Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  9. "Erin Chambers - My first Scandal episode airs tonight..." Facebook. Retrieved 2013-10-25.