Mandy Bruno

Recent Role:

Marina Cooper [5] (5/2004-9/2009) on Guiding Light

Born:

9/20/1981, Phoenix, Arizona

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  • Mandy Bruno is an American actress best known for playing the role of "Marina Cooper" on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. The oldest of three siblings, Mandy grew up in Oregon. Currently she shares an apartment with GL co-star Marcy Rylan and her cat, Faith.

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    • Mandy: (On her long time dream of being in Les Miz) In college, Les Miz closed and I went to one of my acting teachers and said, 'I don't know if I want to do this anymore. Les Miz closed!' And he kind of laughed at me. I said, 'No, I'm serious!'

    • Mandy: (On being nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award) Oh, I was thrilled. I, never in a million years dreamed that this would happen. I woke up this morning; it was my big day off today. I slept in. I woke up and thought, "oh, The View is on, they're doing the nominations. I should watch and see who gets nominated." So, I turned it on just to see who got nominated this year, and lo and behold, they said my name and I freaked out!

    • Mandy: I came to New York to audition with a musical theater showcase and landed a soap opera.

    • Mandy: I started in theater when I was six years old. My family got me started in the theater because I was extremely shy. They put me in a class to help me get out of my shell. I don’t know if it backfired, but it definitely worked!

    • Mandy: There's nothing that lights up my life like seeing hundreds and thousands of bright-eyed teenagers looking back at you for support and strength.

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    • Mandy is a vegetarian and only allows herself to eat meat once a year at Christmas. Her mom's stuffing contains sausage.

    • Mandy is writing music for a a Christian contemporary album.

    • In June 2008, Mandy announced that she was dating her Guiding Light co-star, Robert Bogue. Their relationship began after Robert's divorce, but they kept it quiet from the rest of the GL cast in order to "establish themselves as a couple outside of work."

    • Beginning October 2007, Mandy appeared in the Off-Broadway musical Frankenstein, where she played the role of "Justine".

    • While taking a set construction class, Mandy cut off her instructors thumb with a jigsaw.

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