Mary Beth was voted Best Actress by her fourth-grade classmates in Orange County, California. From there the fair-haired, self-described "beach girl" set her sights on a performing career. At 14 she got a job in a fast-food restaurant and had her older sister drive her to acting classes. Following graduation from Huntington Beach High School, Mary Beth spent five months in Europe before joining the prestigious South Coast Repertory Conservatory.
As a working mother, Mary Beth also finds time to enjoy interior decorating, cooking and crafts. Married in 1985 to Dr. Michael Schwartz, she resides in Southern California with her husband and their three young children, Danny, Katie and Matthew.
Mary Beth is most famous for her role as Kayla Brady Johnson on Days Of Our Lives
. She has also had roles on As The World Turns
and General Hospital
. Mary Beth's film credits include Lovelines
and Toy Soldiers