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Carly Manning played by Crystal Chappell
Carly Manning arrived in Salem after being on the run and deciding to move to the hometown of her two friends, Adrienne and Justin Kiriakis. She was reunited with two Salemites, her long-lost schoolmate Jennifer Horton and Bo Brady. Bo had broken up a fight years ago between Carly (who was then Katerina Von Leuschner) and Lawrence Alamain in Paris. Before changing her name to Carly, Katerina had been forced into a marriage with Lawrence, a man whose family name was equally as powerful and rich.
Bo and Carly eventually fell in love, but Bo pushed Carly away, causing her to turn to one of her patients, Victor Kiriakis. The two never consummated their relationship, due to his paralysis. Victor did his best to keep Carly and Bo apart throughout the marriage. His plans didn't work and Bo and Carly eunited and had a symbolic wedding in Mexico.
Vivian Alamain set up a way to seek revenge for the damage Carly had caused to her family. Under the influence of powerful herbs, she buried Carly alive in a coffin equipped with a special air tank and taunted her with a walkie-talkie. As the herbs wore off, Vivian realized what she had done and freed Carly just in time.
Lawrence re-entered Carly's life with her son, Nikki. Carly chose to start a new life with her old family and they all departed Salem for good.
Carly resurfaced in Salem years later and confessed to murdering Lawrence in self-defense. She has since rekindled her flame with Bo, found her long-lost daughter, and dodged a vengeful Vivian. But how long before Carly's life is rocked again?
Crystal Chappell plays Carly Manning
Emmy Award-winning actress Crystal Chappell is reprising her role as Dr. Carly Manning on NBC's "Days of our Lives," for which she received Soap Opera Award's "Hottest Female Star."
For the past 10 years, Crystal has portrayed Olivia Spencer on CBS's "Guiding Light." In 2002, she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and received other nominations for the same role in 2005 as well as 2006. She garnered great attention and acclaim for her extraordinary performance in "Guiding Light's" "Otalia" storyline, in which two women unexpectedly come to realize they have fallen in love.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, Crystal moved to New York to continue her acting studies. Before long, she was cast as a day player on ABC-TV's "All My Children." She then moved to Los Angeles, where she had a short-lived role as a high-class drug dealer on NBC's "Santa Barbara." A month later, she was offered the role of Dr. Carly Manning on NBC's "Days of our Lives," becoming one the most popular actresses on daytime television.
Crystal's primetime television credits include a guest-starring role on CBS's "Pensacola, Wings of Gold" with James Brolin, USA Network's "Silk Stalkings," CBS's "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Burke's Law," "Diagnosis Murder," and one of the top-rated episodes of "Poltergeist," to name a few. She also starred for two years on ABC's "One Life to Live."
She has also starred in the feature films "Lady In Waiting" and "Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter." Her theatrical endeavors include "The Three Sisters," The Balcony," The Twelfth Night" and "The Comedy of Errors."
In addition, Crystal is creator and co-producer of "Venice," a new web series about a community of people based in Venice Beach, California. Although Crystal is most appreciative of her awards and recognition, her proudest achievements are her sons, Jacob Walker and Dylan Michael Sabatino.