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Andrea Evans

Andrea Evans

Soap opera actress | Tina on ‘One Life To Live' | Class of 1977

If not for the UI and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Andrea Evans ('77) might never have been cast as Tina Lord, the pregnancy-faking accused murderer on 'One Life to Live,' or Patty Williams, Jack’s jealous ex, who shoots him three times, only to see him make a miraculous recovery on 'The Young and the Restless.'

You get the gist.

At Krannert, "the center of my universe," says Evans, a five-time Soap Opera Digest cover girl, "I got cast as Candy Starr in my first play — ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’

"This casting as a, shall we say ‘fun-loving gal,’ has followed me throughout my career.”