Perhaps best known for her Emmy award-winning role as Molly Conlan McKinnon in the long-running daytime drama As the World Turns, actress Lesli Kay stands well apart from the pack due to her remarkable commitment to the craft. While Kay had previously appeared in such risqué features as Petticoat Planet and Cyberella: Forbidden Passions, it’s the brunette beauty’s television work that garnered her the most attention — with an Emmy award-winning performance on As the World Turns following a decade of work on screens both small and large. Additional roles on Loving, One Life to Live, and Ryan’s Hope found Kay working the soap opera circuit with remarkable skill, though in 2004 she would find herself immersed in controversy with claims that she had been fired by the producers of General Hospital for getting pregnant.
Still, co-star Corbin Bernsen was impressed enough with the actress that he cast her in his 2005 comedy Carpool Guy, and she followed that up with a one-episode appearance on CSI: NY. That very same year, Kay joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful as Felicia Forrester — daughter to Eric and Stephanie Forrester. When her character was diagnosed with cancer, Kay stunned viewers by shaving her head in order to make Felicia’s plight more believable, and her commitment to the role paid off in the form of a Daytime Emmy nomination.