Judi Evans (also credited as Judi Evans Luciano, born July 12, 1964) is an American actress. Her career began in 1983 when she was cast as Beth Raines on Guiding Light. After her exit in 1986, she joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis. In 1991, she exited the role and was subsequently cast as Paulina Cory Carlino on Another World. Her other daytime roles include Maeve Stone on As the World Turns and Bonnie Lockhart on Days of Our Lives.

Judi Evans
Born (1964-07-12) July 12, 1964 (age 57)
Other namesJudi Evans Luciano
Years active1983–present
Known forWork in American daytime soap operas
Notable credit(s)
Michael Luciano
(m. 1993)


In June 2009, it was reported that Evans would be joining the cast of As the World Turns as Maeve, a new character on the show, scheduled to air in August 2009. The announcement ended speculation that Evans would be returning yet again to Days of our Lives, this time with former on-screen husband Wally Kurth.[1]

Evans was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2008 for Days of our Lives, 24 years after her first nomination and win for her role on Guiding Light.


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1983–1986 Guiding Light Beth Raines Series regular
1986 Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story Penelope Cabot Television film
Days of Our Lives Adrienne Johnson/
Bonnie Lockhart
Contract role
1991–1999 Another World Paulina Cory Carlino Contract role
2000 Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery Patsy Ramsey Television film
2008 Screening Party Amy Television film
2009 As the World Turns Maeve Stone Contract role
2012–2013 The Mentalist Senator Eillen Dawkins 3 episodes


Daytime Emmy Awards

Soap Opera Digest Awards

  • (1986) Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Daytime Supercouple on a Daytime Serial for Guiding Light (shared with Vincent Irizarry) (Nominated)
  • (1993) Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Female Star for Another World (Nominated)
  • (1998) Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress for Another World (Won)
  • (2005) Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Return for Days of our Lives (Won)


Evans was born in Montebello, California.[2] Since 1993, she has been married to Michael Luciano. They had only one son, named Austin Michael Luciano, who died suddenly in late 2019 at age 23.[3]

In 2020, nearly six months after losing her son, Evans contracted COVID-19 while at the hospital recovering from an accidental injury she incurred during horseback riding. Doctors considered amputating both her legs as part of her treatment.[4]


  1. ^ "ATWT spoils DAYS reunion by hiring Judi Evans - As The World Turns @ soapcentral.com". Soapcentral. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ "About the Actors | Judi Evans | Days of our Lives on Soap Central". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  3. ^ Silver, Carly (December 16, 2019). "Soap Legend Judi Evans' Son Tragically Passes Away". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "Soap star Judi Evans nearly had both legs amputated battling coronavirus". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.

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