Jean Paige Turco was born on May 17, 1965, to Joyce and David Turco. Paige grew up in Springfield Mass. She lived with her mother and grandparents after her father died when she was just 9 months old. He had a cerebral hemorrhage at age 27.
Paige taped an HBO Film Taking Chance, which will air in 2008, and also stars Kevin Bacon. Paige recently worked with Kevin's wife, Kyra Sedgwick, on Disney's The Game Plan that was released on September 28, 2007.
Paige joined the pilot Perfect Gentlemen renamed Big Shots for ABC. It received a 13 episode order from ABC. Her involvement in the project came from a talent holding deal with ABC. Her husband Jason O'Mara also had a talent holding deal with ABC and starred in the pilot Marlowe for the 2007 pilot season, which wasn't picked up.
Paige was in a new Disney movie called The Game Plan a/k/a Daddy's Little Girl in September 2006 in Boston. Paige played the role of Karen Kelly.
Paige played Carol Vermeil, wife of Eagle's coach Dick Vermeil in Disney's movie Invincible, which was released in 2006.
The following is how Paige's role in the third season premiere of Rescue Me is described. "a sizzling widow played by Paige Turco."
Paige and her husband Jason O'Mara have an apartment on the Upper West Side of New York and a house on the Connecticut shore.
Paige Turco had signed on for the ABC one-hour pilot The High Bar, a comedy-drama about women working at a law firm. Paige played Caroline a lawyer at the firm. This show was formerly known as Women in Law and Sisters in Law. Unfortunately ABC did not pick up this series.
Paige's film Astoria was released on DVD in March 2006. She played Elena in the movie which was released in theaters in 2000.
The Agency marked the second time Paige worked with Shaun Cassidy. He was also the producer for American Gothic. Paige played Gail Emory in that series.
After leaving Guiding Light Paige auditioned for the role of Rocky McKenzie on Loving. Her screen test was with Trent Bushey. Both Trent and Paige ended up working together on All My Children.
Paige was working on both Party of Five and NYPD Blue at the same time. She had been very busy on in her role of Annie, she didn't have much time for NYPD Blue but made time so that Abby could have the baby.
Paige was a dancer in the The Nutcracker Suite with The Berkshire Ballet.
Paige performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Company and the Wester Massachusetts Ballet Company.
In 1988 Paige turned down a role in Bright Lights, Big City because of a nude scene.
Paige Turco and husband Jason O'Mara have a son named David after Paige's father who died when she was 9 months old. He had a cerebral hemorrhage when he was 27 years old.
Paige originally auditioned for All My Children but didn't get the part. She did get the role of Dinah on Guiding Light in 1987. She eventually did get a role on All My Children in 1989 as Lanie.
In November 2004 Paige filmed a movie in NJ called The Favor. It is from Dark Night Productions. It was released released in 2006. She played Caroline.
She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Drama.
Paige Turco and her husband Jason O'Mara have more than just acting in common, as a matter of fact acting wasn't the first choice for either one of them. Paige wanted to be a classical ballerina, she broke her ankle while rehearsing, ending her dancing career. Jason was an avid rugby player until he suffered an injury and was sidelined, while recovering he tried out for a school play and the rest is history. Jason and Paige met while they were starring in The Agency.
Paige finished filming the independent film Waltzing Anna, which was filmed in New Jersey and New York. It was released in August 2006.
When Paige Turco married Jason O'Mara, they chose Nat King Cole's "Orange Colored Sky" as their first song. The song contains the lines: "I was walking along minding my business/When love came and hit me in the eye/Flash! Bam! Alakazam!/Out of an orange-colored sky." During their first scene together on The Agency in the French Kiss episode, Jason threw a theatrical punch but Paige forgot to duck, it broke the skin over her eye and she had to go to the hospital.
Paige: (Regarding her role in Secrets of the Mountain on NBC)It's important, now more than ever, to offer family-friendly programming on television
Paige: (about giving up the ballet because of her ankle injury) I went through a period where I couldn't even go to the Ballet and watch because it was so painful and I missed it.
Paige(on meeting Shaun Cassidy) When I first met him, all I could hear was "Da Doo Ron Ron".
Paige:You need to talk about sex with a sense of humor, especially because sex is a sensitive area for a lot of people. The other thing is that you may not want to tell the world everything you do in bed.