(Episode #7515- present)
Patrika Darbo plays the fiery and funny, “Shirley Spectra”, on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. “Shirley” arrives in Los Angeles, along with her granddaughter “Sally” (portrayed by Courtney Hope) to resurrect the family company, Spectra Fashions, once run by her legendary sister and granddaughter’s namesake, “Sally Spectra” (portrayed by the late Darlene Conley).
Best known in Daytime Television for her role as “Nancy Wesley” in Days of Our Lives, Darbo’s extensive acting résumé includes guest starring roles in hit television shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, The Middle, Dexter, Gilmore Girls, Married with Children, Seinfeld, Step by Step, Saved by the Bell Rosanne, and Growing Pains. Her film credits include Charlie Wilson’s War, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Speed 2: Cruise Control, In the Line of Fire, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Troop Beverly Hills, and The ‘Burbs. Darbo’s voiceover work can be heard in the box office hits Rango and Babe.
Darbo was nominated for a Daytime Emmy® in 2000 in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” for her role on Days of Our lives. In 2016, she won a Prime Time Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series” for her portrayal of “Margot Mullen” on Acting Dead.
Born in Jacksonville, FL, but raised in Atlanta, GA, Darbo studied acting at Georgia Southern College and the Theatre Atlanta School of Drama. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Rolf, and celebrates her birthday on April 6th.