As "One Life to Live" prepares to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on ABC, acclaimed actress Andrea Evans returns to the series to play one of daytime television's most beloved bad girls, Tina Lord Roberts, starting in June. Ms. Evans originated the role in 1978 and played the popular character until 1990. During that run she received an Emmy Award nomination for her wonderfully devious portrayal. Tina's return to Llanview means the kind of trouble only she can create and will open the door for another fan favorite to return.
"Even though Andrea has not appeared on OLTL since 1990, she has remained among the most requested characters to return to the show," said executive producer Frank Valentini. "I welcome her home to OLTL and to the role where she made an indelible mark on our audience."
"For many years, both fans of mine and 'One Life to Live' have wanted me to return to the show, said Ms. Evans. "Now that the timing is right, I'm thrilled to be returning to the role of Tina which I've always held near and dear to my heart and I'm looking forward to working once again with all my friends and 'family' at 'One Live to Live.'"
Tina has endured a life-altering experience and will have a mysterious connection to one of Llanview's most powerful citizens. Upon her return, Tina will first cross paths with her sister Viki Davidson (Erika Slezak) and her brother Todd (Trevor St. John). Her appearance in town will spark a major story that will take place throughout the summer.
Ms. Evans is one of the genres most dynamic performers and in addition to "One Life to Live", she has appeared on "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and most recently "Passions." In addition to her daytime roles, Andrea has an impressive list of credits spanning film, primetime, radio and theatre. In addition to her acting career, she dedicates her time to such charitable organizations as The City of Hope and numerous animal rights groups.
Ms. Evans continues to reside in CA with her husband Steve and young daughter Kylie Lyn.
Emmy Award-winning "One Life to Live," created by Agnes Nixon, was launched July 15, 1968. Frank Valentini executive-produces. Ron Carlivati is the headwriter. The popular drama consistently ranks among the top five in the key demographic of Women 18-49. "One Life to Live" airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.