Amelia March Heinle, formerly Weatherly and Luckinbill;[1] (born March 17,[2] 1973) is an American actress best known for her roles in American soap operas.

Amelia Heinle
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Heinle in 2014
Amelia March Heinle

(1973-03-17) March 17, 1973 (age 46)
Other namesAmelia Weatherly
Years active1993–present

Early lifeEdit

Amelia March Heinle was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and has four younger siblings.[3] She grew up in Arizona and moved to New Jersey with her family when she was 15 years old.[2]


From 1993 to 1995 she played the role of Stephanie "Steffi" Brewster on the soap opera Loving. She also played the character for two months in that show's short-lived spin off The City from November 1995 until January 1996. In 1994 she was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Female Newcomer".

Through the 1990s she appeared in many made for TV movies, as well as a role in the 1999 Steven Soderbergh film, The Limey, as Peter Fonda's girlfriend. She appeared in the music video for "I Will Buy You a New Life" by Everclear.

In 2001 she returned to the world of daytime television, this time in the role of Mia Saunders on All My Children, the heretofore unknown half-sister of Liza Colby (Marcy Walker). Although she started as a front-burner character, her romantic pairing with Jake Martin (J. Eddie Peck) didn't work out because of the actor's exit from the show, and so Mia was limited to being a background character. In 2004, Heinle opted not to renew her contract with All My Children and left the show.

On March 21, 2005, Heinle joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Victoria Newman, replacing the popular Heather Tom in the role. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2014 and again in 2015[4] for the role.

In April 2009 Heinle appeared in season 4, episode 20, of Ghost Whisperer, entitled "Stage Fright", with husband Thad Luckinbill and fellow daytime drama actress Lesli Kay.

Personal lifeEdit

In February 1995, she married her Loving co-star and on-screen love interest, Michael Weatherly, who played the role of "Cooper Alden". On January 10, 1996, Heinle gave birth to her first child, a son. She and Weatherly divorced in 1997.

In March 2007 she married her Young and the Restless co-star, Thad Luckinbill, notable for portraying her onscreen ex-husband, J.T. Hellstrom. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son, on November 2, 2007.[5] They welcomed their second child, a daughter, on December 17, 2009.[6][7] They filed for divorce but never completed the process. Per Heinle at a fan event in late 2019 they are still married, presumably working things out.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 At Sachem Farm Laurie
1999 Liar's Poker Rebecca
1999 The Limey Adhara
2003 Another Night Woman Short


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1995 Loving Stephanie Brewster TV series
1995 The City Stephanie Brewster TV series
1997 Quicksilver Highway Darlene TV film
1998 Black Cat Run Sara Jane Bronnel TV film
1999 Purgatory Rose / Betty McCullough TV film
1999 Jack & Jill Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett Unaired pilot, replaced by Amanda Peet
2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Harriet Hemings TV film
2000 The Only Living Boy in New York Olivia TV film
2001 Earth vs. the Spider Stephanie Lewis TV film
2001–2004 All My Children Mia Saunders TV series
2005–present The Young and the Restless Victoria Newman Regular role
2009 CSI: Miami Elizabeth Corbett "Chip/Tuck"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Prof. Brook Dennis "Stage Fright"

Awards and nominationsEdit

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won


  1. ^ Soap Opera Digest (vol. 35, no.17, pg. 65)
  2. ^ a b "Amelia Heinle 411". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Amelia Heinle Biography". Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Sutton, Joe (27 April 2015). "Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Days' and 'Restless' in a tie -". CNN. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  5. ^ (November 13, 2007) "Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill Welcome Thaddeus Rowe". Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Leon, Anya (December 23, 2009) "Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle WelcomeDaughter Georgia March". Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "About The Young and the Restless: Baby News". CBS. Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved December 26, 2009.
  8. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". Burbank: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 26, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.

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