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Heather Tom

Two-time Emmy® award winning actress Heather Tom joins the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in the contract role of “Katie Logan”. Tom played Kelly Cramer on One Live to Live and is probably best known as Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless. Tom made her Broadway debut in the Mark Medoff play, Prymate in 2004.  She played the role of Allison, the attractive interpreter with a secret.  The play was staged at the Longacre Theatre and also starred Phyllis Freilich, James Naughton and Andre DeShields.  She will soon be seen in the out of town tryout of The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn in the role of Marilyn Monroe.  Tom’s Lifetime Movie, The Rivals, aired in 2006.  While only 15 years old, Tom booked the coveted role of “Victoria Newman” on Y&R.  She was only 16 when she won an Emmy® award (Best Younger Leading Actress, 1993) for her portrayal of the tempestuous, troubled and oft-married Victoria.  In 1999, Tom repeated the honor, winning her second Emmy® award.  When the nominations were announced in the spring of 2000, Tom and her brother, David, became the first brother and sister to ever be nominated in the same year at the Daytime Emmys.  Since that time, she has gone on to become the most nominated actress under the age of 35 in the Television Academy’s history, receiving nine consecutive Emmy® nominations.  In total, Tom has received 12 nominations for an Emmy® award.  In 1997, Tom won Best Younger Leading Actress at the Soap Opera Digest Awards. Tom’s love for acting and theatre is life long. A commercial actress at the age of two, she was dancing with the Seattle Pacific Ballet at age 10. By the time she was 13, she and her actor-siblings Nicholle (The Nanny) and David (Y&R) were ready to break into Hollywood. They made a temporary, trial run move to Los Angeles, found work immediately and turned an out of town tryout into a long running hit. As a young actress, Tom studied at the Young Actor’s Space, paying for each weekly session with the money she earned working at a local cookie shop. Instantly she landed guest appearances on Kid’s Incorporated and Who’s The Boss?  She has co-starred in two movies of the week, I’ll Take Romance and CBS’s Deadly Whispers and has starred in the feature films Lessie’s Rainbow and Lookin Good.

Since joining B&B, Tom has appeared on Monk and Ugly Betty. Recognizing that she is fortunate to be not only a beautiful and talented actress but also a working actress, she is devoted to helping people who do not have the opportunities or options that she has.  In 2003, Tom created Daytime for Planned Parenthood, a committee which promotes a women’s right to choose and have access to the latest in medical care.  This committee chairperson position has allowed her the chance to lobby Congress on behalf of Planned Parenthood three years in a row. In 2004, Tom was a featured speaker at a Democratic National Convention kick off event sponsored by Planned Parenthood and the Feminist Majority.  She also worked with SheVotes.org to get out the vote in the battleground states.  Tom also works very closely with several AIDS service organizations such as Project Angelfood, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and AIDS Project Los Angeles. She has volunteered in the kitchen at Project Angelfood helping to prepare meals for those who are disabled by AIDS many times as well as appearing and working at fund-raisers for many organizations. Tom is also very, very politically active and was frequently featured on many political discussion shows, such as Politically Incorrect and Scarborough Country.  During the acclaimed run of Politically Incorrect, she appeared a record of five times, sparring with such heavyweights as Lou Sheldon and Jerry Falwell.  On Scarborough Country, Tom had a chance to interview Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez prior to the release of that infamous movie, Gigli. She was also in the running to become a co-host on The View after two successful appearances in October of 2003. In her spare time, Tom is an avid athlete that competes in triathlons across the country.  In 2009, Tom took first place in the celebrity division of Nautica Malibu Triathlon.

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