Lindsay Hartley will Temporarily Replace Kelly Monaco

Fans of Kelly Monaco will witness her character in a slightly different light this week. Soap Opera Digest has reported that Lindsay Hartley will be stepping into Sam’s role once again while the actress takes a brief hiatus from the ABC soap since January.

Monaco has already returned to the ABC Studios to film scenes, so she will be back on your screens before you know it.

This is not the first time General Hospital has had to substitute other actors to fill in for their stars.

In 2017, Days of Our Lives alum Jen Lilley took over for Kirsten Storms as Maxie, and in 2020 fellow GH actor Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) joined his real-life wife Cady McClain (ex-Jennifer) on the Salem soap to stand in for Matthew Ashford as her onscreen hubby Jack.

Who is Sam McCall from General Hospital?

Sam McCall is a character on the long-standing daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Actress Kelly Monaco portrayed Sam since the character’s debut on G.H. in 2003.

After Monaco’s brief absence from G.H. in July 2020, Lindsay Hartley took on the role of Sam McCall until Monaco’s return.

Monaco reprised her role as Sam on August 18, 2020.

Hartley filled in for Monaco as Sam again on February 3, 2022.

Who is Lindsay Hartley?

Lindsay Hartley is an actress and singer from the United States. She is best known for portraying Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane Winthrop in the television soap opera ‘Passions.’

Thanks to her performance, she received multiple nominations at the ‘Soap Opera Digest Awards’ for her portrayal in ‘Passions.’ 

Hartley is renowned for her role as Cara Castillo on ‘All My Children.’ 

Hartley is a talented singer who has won several competitions. Additionally, she served as the lead vocalist in ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ an afternoon show at the iconic ‘Sands Hotel and Casino.’ 

Her other notable works include her musical performances in ‘West Side Story,’ ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and ‘Grease!’

Lindsay Hartley Net Worth and Notable Achievements

Lindsay Hartley was born on April 17, 1978. Her net worth is estimated to be 2 million U.S. Dollars. Hartley was honored with the Soap Opera Digest Award. 

She was nominated in the category of Outstanding Female Newcomer in 2000 for her role as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera ‘Passions,’ which aired on NBC.

She also made a guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on April 9, 2009. According to Soap Opera Digest, she was cast in the recast role of Arianna Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, another NBC soap opera, in late July of the same year. 

She worked alongside former Passions co-stars Galen Gering and Eric Martsolf in her new role. Days of Our Lives wrote off Hartley in 2010.

In September 2010, it was announced that Hartley would portray Cara Castillo on All My Children, and she debuted on December 7. During the tenth and final season of Smallville, she portrayed the D.C. Comics character, Mad Harriet. 

In January 2013, Prospect Park announced that Lindsay Hartley would reprise the role of Cara Castillo on their revival of All My Children. The show began airing in April 2013.

Lindsay Hartley has appeared in numerous musicals, theater, and stage plays. Her performances in musicals such as Maria in West Side Story and Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ have garnered critical acclaim.

She has been involved in numerous stage productions, including ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and ‘Pygmalion, The True Story.’ 

She has also played various roles in theater productions like ‘Graveyard Review,’ ‘BeetleJuice’s Rockin,’ ‘Tale of the Magic Sword,’ ‘Bye-Bye Birdie,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ’42nd Street,’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’

Hartley became the youngest singer to headline the popular afternoon show ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ where she performed as the lead vocalist at 17. 

In April 2000, she wrote and performed a song titled ‘Kiss Me’ for NBC network’s soap opera ‘Passions.’ As a singer, she has won numerous competitions, including ‘America’s Showcase Starlet’ and ‘L.A. Philharmonic’s Award Vocal Opera.’

She has also served as an executive producer and writer for films such as ‘Murder at the Mansion,’ ‘Dying for a Baby,’ ‘Dying for the Crown,’ and ‘Deadly Exchange.’ In 2006, she appeared in a couple of print ads.

Hartley has worked with stars such as Beck, Jackie Jackson, Yoshiki, and Dion DiMucci. 

She has also collaborated with the famous American rock band ‘Hootie & the Blowfish,’ which includes musicians like Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, John Nau, and Brantley Smith.

Lindsay Hartley Relationship Status

She began dating her former Passions co-star Justin Hartley in 2003. The couple got engaged on November 13, 2003, and they were together for only six months before getting engaged. 

Lindsay and Justin tied the knot on May 1, 2004, in an intimate ceremony with close friends and family. Their daughter, Isabella Justice Hartley, was born on July 3, 2004. Los Angeles was their home. 

Lindsay filed for divorce from Justin in Los Angeles County Superior Court on May 6, 2012, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and requested joint physical and legal custody of their daughter.

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