Stacy Haiduk

Stacy Haiduk (born April 24, 1968) is an American actress. Her best-known roles include Lana Lang on Superboy, Katherine Hitchcock on seaQuest DSV, Hannah Nichols on All My Children, also most notably Patty Williams and Emily Peterson on The Young and the Restless and notably as Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks on Days of Our Lives.

Stacy Haiduk
Born (1968-04-24) April 24, 1968 (age 52)
Years active1987–present
(m. after 1997)


Haiduk first achieved national fame when she was cast in the role of Lana Lang in the live-action Superboy TV series of 1988. After the series ended, she appeared in the direct to video Luther the Geek for Troma Entertainment. After Superboy Haiduk portrayed Rhea McPherson, an aspiring FBI agent, in the short-lived Spelling series The Round Table.

Haiduk's next significant role was on seaQuest DSV, in which she played Lt. Cmdr. Katherine Hitchcock, the chief engineer, and third in command of the high-tech submarine.

Haiduk appeared in the 1994 TV movie A Perfect Stranger (based on the novel of the same name by Danielle Steel). Haiduk went on to play a female vampire in the short-lived series Kindred: The Embraced. After this stint, much of her acting consists of smaller films, such as Gabriela where she appeared alongside Jaime Gomez and Zach Galligan, and guest star roles on television shows such as Charmed, The X-Files, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Due South, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Heroes, Prison Break, and Burn Notice.

In 2006, Haiduk appeared in new supplemental material for the Superboy: The Complete First Season DVD release. She also appeared regularly on the ABC soap opera All My Children as Hannah Nichols from January 2007 through January 2008. From February 2009 to August 2010, she appeared on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Patty Williams, and also played Emily Peterson on the series. In July 2010, Haiduk was cast to play a prison warden on Days of Our Lives; she was subsequently dismissed and recast with former Santa Barbara actress Gina Gallego after three episodes, due to a scheduling conflict with The Chicago Code. Haiduk's appearances as Warden Smith aired in September 2010.[1] In 2018, it was announced that Haiduk had again been cast on Days of Our Lives, this time in the roles of Kristen DiMera and lookalike Susan Banks.[2][3] In early 2019, she returned to the show, signing contract this time.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2010, an issue of Soap Opera Digest reported that Haiduk has been married to Bradford Tatum since November 11, 1997.[5] The couple met on the set of seaQuest DSV. They have one daughter, Sophia. In 2009, Haiduk was the subject of an online boycott petition for apparently wearing a stuffed cat as a purse during the Daytime Emmy Awards. The cat was actually a prop used in her role on The Young and the Restless and not a purse.[6]



Year Film Role Notes
1987 Magic Sticks Laundromat Lady
1990 Luther the Geek Beth
1991 Steel and Lace Alison
1997 Little City Julia
1999 Desert Thunder Ally 'Al' Malone
2000 Nurse Betty Soap Opera Nurse scenes deleted
2001 Gabriela Ilona
2006 Salt West
2007 The Mannsfield 12 Lela
2009 Within Bernice Lowe
2010 No Answer Missy
Victim Janet
2013 Fire City: King of Miniseries The Interpreter of Signs Short film (internet)
2017 Level Seven Sergeant Mulway Film in preproduction[7]


Year Film Role Notes
1988–1992 Superboy Lana Lang Main role, 100 episodes
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Claire 1 episode
1992 The Round Table Rhea McPherson Main role, 7 episodes
Sketch Artist Claire TV Movie
1993 Route 66 Lilly 1 episode
1993–1994 SeaQuest DSV Katherine Hitchcock Main role, 23 episodes
1994 A Perfect Stranger Raphaella Phillips TV Movie
Due South Janice DeLuca 2 episodes
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Lillie Langtry Main role, 8 episodes
Yesterday's Target Jessica Harper TV Movie
1997 The Beneficiary Lena Girard TV Movie
C-16: FBI Sandy Maddox 1 episode
Melrose Place Colleen Patterson 6 episodes
1998 Nash Bridges Pamela Smith 1 episode
Profiler Andrea 1 episode
1998–1999 Brimstone Rosalyn Stone 3 episodes
1999 The Darwin Conspiracy Dr. Jennifer Carter TV Movie
Charmed Guardian of the Urn 1 episode
The Sentinel Veronica 1 episode
2000 The X-Files Margaret Waterston 1 episode ("all things")
2001 The Division Mrs. Evans 1 episode
ER Impaled Mom 1 episode
2003 CSI: Miami Dawn Kaye 1 episode
2004 NCIS Melissa Dorn 1 episode
2005 Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part Monica Angelini TV Movie
Wildfire Barb Furillo 1 episode
Attack of the Sabretooth Savannah TV Movie
2006 Crossing Jordan Mrs. Cartland 1 episode
Cold Case Anne Bowen 1 episode
CSI: NY Debra Archerson 1 episode
2006–2007 Heroes FBI Agent Elisa Thayer 4 episodes
2007 While the Children Sleep Shawna Pierson TV Movie
Final Approach Alexa Windom TV Movie
2007–2008 All My Children Hannah Nichols 56 episodes, March 27-May 2007
September 2007-January 14, 2008
2008 Life Dr. Lana James 1 episode
2008–2009 Prison Break Lisa Tabak 9 episodes
2009 Burn Notice Rachel 1 episode
The Young and the Restless Patty Williams February 10, 2009 – August 6, 2010;
November 7, 2011 – March 5, 2012,
September 20–28, 2012
September 21, 2015–October 31, 2016
Dr. Emily Peterson October 13, 2009 – August 6, 2010
November 29, 2011 – February 7, 2012
2010 Days of Our Lives Warden Smith 3 Episodes
2011 Southland Redhead Sally Season 3, Episode 1, "Let It Snow"
Season 3, Episode 2, "Punching Water"
The Chicago Code Madam 1 episode
Crime Scene Investigation Gina Sinclair 1 episode
The Mentalist Cynthia Satterfield 1 episode
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Nancy O'Hara 1 episode
Longmire Julia Sublette Season 1, Episode 7, "8 Seconds"
2013 The Nightmare Nanny Elise TV Movie
2013–2014 True Blood Jenny Season 6, episodes 5 and 6;
Season 7, episodes 4 and 5
Twisted Marilyn Rossi 4 episodes
2014 Chosen Shondra 3 episodes
2018–present Days of Our Lives Kristen DiMera
Susan Banks
Series regular, guest as of 26/6/20-30/6/20
2019 Home is Where the Killer Is Julie Thomason Main role, TV Movie

Video games (voice)Edit

Year Game Role
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Akaavi Spar (voice)
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel
2014 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan
2016 Mirror's Edge Catalyst Aline Maera (Voice)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
Soap Awards France Best Villain of the Year The Young and the Restless Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated


  1. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (August 10, 2010). "Stacy Haiduk out at DAYS before she even aired". United States. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Jubinville, Mike (June 26, 2018). "Stacy Haiduk Joins DAYS in Eileen Davidson's Old Role(s)". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. (SAY Media. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Moore, Tracey (July 24, 2018). "Days Of Our Lives & Y&R Cast News: Jordi Vilasuso & Stacy Haiduck Find New Roles". Global Television Network. Canada: Corus Entertainment. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Stacy Haiduk and Paul Telfer Head Back To Days of Our Lives". Daytime Confidential. April 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Who's Coming! Who's Going!" Soap Opera Digest. June 8, 2010. (vol. 35. No. 23. shown on Round Up pg. 56-57)
  6. ^ "Y&R's Stacy Haiduk Explains Taking Stuffed Cat to Daytime Emmys".
  7. ^ Level Seven,
  8. ^ "Soap Awards France 2016 : Hélène Rollès, Les Mystères de l'amour, Rena Sofer, Plus belle la vie...le palmarès complet". France: and Médiamétrie. May 2, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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