Sydney Penny Bio
Sydney Penny stars as Samantha Kelly, a renowned interior designer and family friend of the Forresters on The Bold and the Beautiful.
She was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in Los Angeles. She has worked on numerous films and television series throughout her career. It began in earnest at the age of six when she appeared in a commercial for a ballerina doll, "Dancerella." Sydney went on to do scores of commercials pitching products such as Barbie, McDonald's and Pop Tarts. At age 10, Sydney was chosen to portray "Young Meggie" in the ABC mini-series, The Thorn Birds. She played opposite heavyweights Richard Chamberlain, Barbara Stanwyck and Jean Simmons, earning her critical acclaim and a Youth in Film Award.
Sydney appeared daily as "BJ Walker," in NBC's daytime series, Santa Barbara. Her portrayal of a young woman living with the secret of incest earned her a nomination for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress. Penny moved to New York to appear as "Julia Santos" on the ABC daytime drama, All My Children. Sydney returned to primetime television in the WB series, Hyperion Bay, created by Thirtysomething writer Joe Dougherty, followed by a recurring role as "Josie Oliver," a cocaine-addicted kidnapper on Beverly Hills 90210. Penny recently played ex-CIA agent "Joy Arden" in the syndicated series, Largo, co-produced by Paramount and M6, and filmed in Montreal and Paris, airing worldwide.
Sydney speaks French fluently, and is conversant in Italian and Spanish. In her free time, Sydney takes pleasure in entertaining and cooking for her family and friends. She has a deep appreciation for all types of music and classic films. Penny also loves gardening and hiking as well as practicing martial arts, kickboxing and yoga.
Sydney lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Robert, who is an artist. They have two cats and a horse. She celebrates her birthday on August 7th. She is 5'5" with dark brown hair and caramel-colored eyes.