Andrea Evans, an American actress and producer, gained widespread recognition for her role as Tina Lord on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. She portrayed this character in two separate periods, from 1978 to 1981 and from 1985 to 1990, with subsequent returns in 2008 and 2011.
Height- 5 ft 5 in
Born- 18 June 1957
Birthplace- Aurora, Illinois, United States
Death- 9 July 2023
Spouse- Wayne Massey (m. 1981–1983)
Full name- Andrea Lynn Evans
Sibling-Robert Jeffrey Evans
Robert E Evans was father of Andrea Evans and Audrey Evans was mother of Andrea Evans.
In 1981, Evans tied the knot with Wayne Massey, her co-star from the television show One Life to Live, where he portrayed Johnny Drummond, Tina’s love interest. Their marriage was short-lived. Later, on January 10, 1998, Evans entered into matrimony with Stephen Rodriguez, a Los Angeles attorney. In 2004, the couple welcomed a daughter into their lives through adoption.
Evans was born on June 18, 1957, in Aurora, Illinois. During her childhood, she participated in beauty pageants and later ventured into regional theater and commercials. She completed high school ahead of schedule and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While studying there, Evans landed minor roles in the 1978 Brian De Palma film The Fury and the miniseries The Awakening Land. Her breakthrough came when casting director Mary Jo Slater secured her the role of Tina Clayton on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, which she portrayed until 1981. Following that, she portrayed Patty Williams on The Young and the Restless from 1983 to 1984.
Evans returned to One Life to Live in 1985 and played a significant role in revitalizing the series. This led to her popularity reaching new heights, and she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1988 for her portrayal. Evans also graced the cover of Soap Opera Digest multiple times between 1986 and 1990.
In 1990, Evans made a sudden departure from One Life to Live, seeking refuge from a persistent stalker who had even broken into the ABC studios with the intention of harming her. The incident was downplayed in the media at the time. Evans revealed in a 2005 episode of 48 Hours that the murder of her co-star Rebecca Schaeffer by her own stalker in 1989 played a role in her decision to leave the show.
During the 1990s, Evans appeared in two feature films, A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) and Ice Cream Man (1995). She made a television comeback in 1999, portraying Tawny, Amber Moore’s mother, on The Bold and the Beautiful until 2000. In the same year, she joined the cast of Passions as Rebecca Hotchkiss Crane, a role she played until the series’ final episode. There were ongoing rumors about Evans reprising her role as Tina on One Life to Live during her recurring status on Passions.
When Passions was canceled by NBC, it was announced in July 2007 that Evans would continue with the series for its run on DirecTV. The show finished taping in March 2008, but new episodes were broadcast through August 2008.
In June 2007, Evans expressed in an interview with Soap Opera Digest that her favorite role, besides her current one on Passions, was Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live. In April 2008, ABC announced her return to the show, and she reappeared onscreen in June 2008. However, her departure from the series was announced in November 2008, as it was always intended to be a short-term return due to her personal commitments in California.
Evans made brief appearances on The Young and the Restless in 2010, reprising her character Tawny from The Bold and the Beautiful. She also returned to One Life to Live in 2011 for a temporary run as Tina, where her character reunited with Cord Roberts. Her last appearance on the show was in November 2011 when Cord and Tina remarried.
In 2012, Evans had a supporting role in the film Hit List starring Joey Lawrence. She was cast as Vivian Price in the fourth season of the web series DeVanity in 2013. Her performance earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2015, and she won an Indie Series Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama for the same role.
Additionally, Evans served as the executive producer of the documentary Rocking the Couch, which was released in 2018.
Throughout her successful career, the esteemed soap opera actress received numerous award nominations, highlighting her talent and dedication. Among these accolades were a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1998 for her role in OLTL and another nomination in 2015 for her performance in “DeVanity.”
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, the net worth amounts to $5 million dollars.
Cause Of Death
American soap opera actress Andrea Evans, known for her role as the scheming Tina Lord on the long-running show One Life to Live, has passed away at the age of 66 due to breast cancer.
Evans gained recognition for her portrayal of Tina Lord, a character she first played in 1979, which earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination. She briefly left the role from 1981 to 1985 to take on the character of Patty Williams in The Young and the Restless before returning to One Life to Live.
However, Evans faced a tumultuous period in her life when she became the target of a violent stalker, leading her to leave the show again in 1990 and withdraw from the public eye. She revealed that fear compelled her to stop going out and employ a private security team. The stalker initially accosted her at the One Life to Live studio in 1987 and the harassment continued, escalating to death threats written in his own blood.
Andrea Evans is survived by her husband Steve Rodriguez and their daughter. Her contributions to the world of soap operas will be remembered and cherished.