Ava Jerome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ava Jerome
Maura West as Ava Jerome.png
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Maura West
Duration 2013–
First appearance May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08)
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Other names Denise DeMuccio
Residence Port Charles, New York

Ava Jerome is a fictional character from the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. The role is portrayed by three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Maura West, who made her on-screen debut on May 8, 2013.

Ava is part of the Jerome crime family; she is the only daughter of Victor Jerome (Jack Axelrod) and Ryan's Hope's Delia Ryan (Ilene Kristen), and the younger half-sister of Evan Jerome, Olivia St. John (Tonja Walker) and Julian Jerome (Jason Culp, William deVry). Introduced by executive producer Frank Valentini and created by head writer Ron Carlivati, Ava is introduced as the ex-lover of Robert "Franco" Frank (James Franco, Roger Howarth), and mother of his presumed daughter Lauren Katherine "Kiki" Jerome (Kristen Alderson, Hayley Erin), the missing heiress to the Quartermaine family fortune. An art dealer by day, in July 2013, Ava is revealed to be the previously unmentioned youngest child of the infamous Jerome crime family, introduced to the series in the late 1980s. Ava's attempt to use her daughter's faked paternity to get power at ELQ Industries is a part of her scheme with big brother, Julian Jerome to reclaim their family's territory from resident mob boss, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

West's performance has been met with critical acclaim, winning her the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015.

Casting and creation

West (left), previously known for her portrayal of Carly Tenney Snyder on As the World Turns, was cast in the newly created role of Ava in April 2013.

In early April, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe of Daytime Confidential reported a rumor that the Daytime Emmy Award winner Maura West, best known for her role as Carly Snyder on As the World Turns was set to join the cast in a top secret role.[1] On April 24, nearly two weeks after Confidential's original report, Soap Opera Digest and other soap opera media confirmed the news and revealed that West had joined the cast in the newly created role of Ava Jerome, and was slated to appear sometime in May.[2] Soaps In Depth editor Richard M. Simms immediately speculated that the character shared a connection to the infamous '80s crime family, the Jerome family.[3][4][5][6][7] West made her debut on May 8, 2013.[8][9]

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, West revealed that her agent, Mamie Sparer was contacted by General Hospital casting director, Mark Teschner who had her come in to meet with executive producer, Frank Valentini and that the meeting prompted her to sign on to appear as Ava.[10] Of her role, West admitted the part was only scheduled as a five-day stint, however, was offered a contract before she even began work on the soap.[11] In an interview with TV Guide's Michael Logan, West was asked what made her take on the role of Ava. She admitted, "Next to nothing. You have to put your faith in people, which was hard because I'd never met [executive producer] Frank Valentini and [head writer] Ron Carlivati, but they are so fun, so infectious! But, then, Ava was not intended to hang around all that long."[12]

When asked about the casting of West in the role, Valentini and Carlivati admitted they both felt West was perfect the role. "When Ron and I had talked about this character, there were several actresses we had in mind initially, and a couple of things didn’t work out. Then I thought about Maura, and when I said it to Ron, we both said, 'Absolutely!' So we both kind of stumbled upon it at the same time, because we are both not physically in the same city, we are often on the phone," Valentini revealed in an interview in December 2013.[13] Valentini also admitted that he knew there might be some on West's part when it came to accepting the role. He explained, "I understood she wasn’t necessarily into the idea of doing another soap, because she had not the best experience on another show. But, I thought let’s do it and let’s see what happens." Carlivati also mentioned being a fan of West's from her time on World Turns, stating, "I was a fan of hers from As the World Turns. And when you first see Maura, she is so classically beautiful. I was not that familiar with As the World Turns, but when you would turn it on, you would see this beautiful woman who just seems to be appropriate as a soap actress."[13]

Character development

According to West, Ava has a lot going on; "She's mysterious and strong and just has all of the characteristics of a great character."[14] West explained that Ava is very reminiscent of her earlier portrayal of Carly on As the World Turns. However, she argued that Ava is a bit more "sophisticated." The characters are not the same, "but there are certain colors that are similar" West continued.[10] In an interview with Boston Herald, West said of Ava, "There’s a ton of mystery to Ava. [...] She’s full of strength and has undertones of vulnerability." She also said she didn't originally know that Ava was part of the infamous Jerome crime family, but in fact played her as if she possibly could be. She remarked, "am certainly playing her and making an early assumption that she is. This woman isn’t all poise and ladylike. There’s grit under there."[11]

"It's awesome! And it makes Ava even cooler. She's like, 'So what if I'm not a guy? I'm an heir!' She didn't marry into the mob. She is the mob. When you grow up watching your father come home and wash blood off his hands, you don't give it much mind. There are no rules when you've been raised in a world like that — and that's very freeing as an actor. I loooove Ava! I love that she is so poised — almost hyper-poised — as she struts around town yet she's also gritty, angry, really abrasive. I love that she's hiding things."[12]

— West, on playing a female gangster (2013).

If Ava's connection to the notorious Jerome crime family panned out, not only would West's arrival cause trouble for Port Charles's local kingpin, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), but there was also great storyline potential for Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes's Duke Lavery and Anna Devane who shared a quite volatile history with the Jerome family.[7][15] Critics began speculating that the character would be the long lost daughter of Tonja Walker's Olivia St. John (born Jerome) despite the relatively small age difference between the actresses; however Matt Webb Motivich of TV Line also suggested that Ava could be a previously unknown child of Olivia's crime lord father, Victor Jerome (Jack Axelrod).[5] The character is immediately thrown into a major storyline as it is revealed that she is helping hide Morgan and that she Lauren's mother.[16] According to series head writer, Ron Carlivati, "This is [a] woman who conceived a child with Franco, so you have to worry about that right there." Though Ava initially comes off as a "devoted mother," there is much more behind to her.[17] At the Winter 2014 Television Critics Association press tour, West opened up about portraying Ava and how it compared to portraying Carly on World Turns. She described, "I have to be honest, I work very hard. ... I wanted to create a character that was different. I loved Carly, but I can’t play her again. Then when this part came up, I thought, how am I going to play this role? She’s different. She has similarities as women do.‘How does she carry herself?’ Ava never touches her hair. Ava never moves. Ava’s a snake. She only moves when she is going to strike. And these are things I think about. This is how I wanted to create this person."[18][19] When asked how she keeps Ava sympathetic and vulnerable, West described, "You never judge your own self. You do what you do — we all do this every day. Ava doesn’t judge herself, she does what she does because she thinks she is right. [...] She is not retrospectively looking at her actions. She is just living in it. As an actor, you can’t judge your character ever. Let others judge it."[18][19]

Relationship with Morgan, affair with Sonny and pregnancy

At the Winter 2014 TCA's, West opened up about Ava's relationship with Morgan and where it was headed. She said, "She was worried about the thought that there are other elements that interfere with love. [...] Family interfering with love is as old as love itself. I do think she loves him and her heart is broken."[18][19] During May 2014 sweeps, Ava cheated on Morgan and had an affair with his father, Sonny. The pair slept together in a crypt. In an interview, West spoke about the events of the affair and its locale. She stated, "A lot of people seemed shocked by it and I was very surprised by that reaction. I was never even thinking about the locale! I was thinking about Ava's pain."[20] West also spoke about her alter-ego's revelation that she was carrying the next Corinthos family baby., stating: That it's a classic soap story that has worked since television began. [...] Nothing bothers me. I'm here to play."[20]

Connie Falconeri murder

Following the revelation that Ava had in fact murdered Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan), head writer Ron Carlivati opened up to Michael Logan of TV Guide about the revelation, and whether or not he felt he had turned Ava into a cold-blooded killer. Carlivati stated, "Of course, we were nervous! Especially the more we and the audience got invested in Ava. It was always my plan to have her be the killer but there was still the chance that we would change our minds and not write it that way. As the character started growing in popularity, [executive producer] Frank Valentini said, "You know, Connie's killer doesn't have to be Ava. Maybe something else happened. Maybe someone else came in and killed Connie." There was certainly that temptation to protect Ava but, in the end, we decided it was a stronger move to stick with our original idea and see where that could take us down the line: What will happen between Ava and Sonny if and when he finds out she killed Connie? What will he do? She will have nowhere to run!"[21]


In early 2015, Ava (after escaping from prison) is shot by Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), as revenge for causing him to be falsely imprisoned, and falls from a bridge.[22] She is presumed dead and a wake in her honor takes place, although in reality she survives.[23] Silas Clay (Michael Easton), who has stashed Ava in a secret hospital room in New York, informs her that she has cancer and is dying, with her condition quickly worsening.[24][25] After a bone marrow donor cannot be found to save her,[26] Silas agrees to euthanize Ava (per her wishes), on April 16.[23] Soap Opera Digest speculated as to whether or not this was in fact the character's final appearance.[23] Despite General Hospital refusing to comment on West's contract status, Carlivati claimed that this was possibly Ava's "final farewell", explaining that "Basically, we kept writing ourselves into a corner with Ava and then figuring out a way out. We were like, 'Wait a minute, what if she's pregnant,' you know? And then we painted her in this cancer corner and we kind of couldn't figure a way out."[23] Discussing Ava's wishes for Silas to help her die, he said: "Ava wants to die on her own terms, even if it's only a few weeks ahead of what might happen", and clarified that the soap opera was not trying to "come down on either side of [the euthanasia debate]".[23]


Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) tracks down art dealer Ava Jerome at her home in New York City. Luke gets Ava to confess that she was once involved1 with the crazed artist Robert "Franco" Frank (Roger Howarth) and that he fathered her daughter, Lauren Katherine "Kiki" Jerome (Kristen Alderson).[27] Ava is shocked to learn from Luke that Franco is an heir to the wealthy and powerful Quartermaine family and that Lauren is entitled to a share of the family fortune. After Luke's visit, it is revealed that Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig), the missing son of mob boss, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is hiding out in Ava's apartment. Before leaving for work, Ava convinces Morgan to call home. Ava follows her daughter to Port Charles and has an impromptu meeting with Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) over Kiki's shares, and manages to work out a deal that would endow her with a large money sum.[28] Ava then confronts her daughter about the latest revelations and confesses that her father is in fact alive, leaving Kiki in a state of anger against her mother. Whilst in town, Ava runs Dr. Silas Clay (Michael Easton), with whom she previously had a fling. When Silas begins to question whether or not Kiki is his, Morgan confronts Ava about the truth to which she reveals that Kiki is not Franco's, but in fact is Silas' daughter. When Ava's older brother, the presumed dead Julian Jerome (William deVry) arrives in town under the alias "Derek Wells", the two reveal how their gambling ring involvement with Morgan was all in a hoax to work their way into the Corinthos family crime organization.[29] Ava also confesses to Julian her involvement in the shooting of Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero). While on a discovery to find out about her birth father, Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) and Silas travel to New York and discover that Delia Ryan (Ilene Kristen), who had an affair with Victor, was Ava's birth mother. During a heated confrontation, A. J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) confronts Ava about the night that Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan) was murdered; Ava then confesses it was she who murdered Connie, not A. J., due to Connie discovering the truth about "Derek" and Ava's connection. Sonny interrupts and shoots A. J., killing him as a result. During A. J.'s funeral, Ava sleeps with Sonny in the Quartermaine family crypt, and is discovered by Morgan, who breaks their relationship off. To escape town, Sonny sends Ava to his private island to hide out, after Carly finds out the truth about A. J.'s death.

While on the island, Sonny confronts Ava, and confesses he knows the truth about Ava's involvement in the shootings of both Olivia and Connie, and promises to kill her. Ava then confesses that she is pregnant, with either Sonny or Morgan's child, guaranteeing her nine more months of life from Sonny. Following a kidnapping from Nina, Ava gives birth to her daughter, whom Nina abducts and intends to raise as her own. When her daughter is found in Canada, they are briefly reunited when Ava is placed under arrest for Connie's murder. Teaming up with Madeline, Julian and Sonny, she breaks out of prison, only to be shot in the chest by Carlos and believed to be dead when her body is not found after falling into a river. In New York, Silas keeps Ava, whom he rescued and unveils that she is battling cancer. When the cancer spreads at quicker than Silas imagined, Ava requests to be euthanized, choosing to end her life on her own terms. One month after her loved ones believe her to be dead, a doppelgänger by the name of Denise DeMuccio arrives and claims to be inquiring about Ava's family, considering their resemblance. When Denise is arrested and fingerprinted, she is questioned and accused of truly being Ava in disguise, however, when the DNA test performed by Ava's nephew Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) comes back proving that Ava and Denise are two different people, she is released from custody. When confronted by Silas, Denise confesses to being Ava and that she teamed up with her mother to pull off the switch in an attempt to be in the lives of her daughters without the threat of the PCPD or Sonny.

In June 2016, while on a plane to England, Ava stumbles upon Nikolas Cassadine (Christopher), who is believed to be dead. While traveling, Ava and Nikolas (under the alias of "Niall Carradine"), run into Huxley Lynch (Trent Dawson), who ultimately entraps them within his home. Believing that Huxley wants Nik (Nick Stabile), they confront him and demand for their release; Huxley admits it is Ava he is truly after, due to her ownership of the "Weeping Willow". Upon their escape, Nik and Ava make their way to Greece and end up on Cassadine Island, where they are discovered by Jason and Sam Morgan. When confronted to go back to Port Charles and joined by several of Nikolas' family members, Ava and the other guests on Cassadine Island are taken hostage by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart). Ava is then held at gun point by Valentin, and in an attempt to save Ava's life, Nikolas is ultimately shot and falls out of a window.


Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential referred to West's potential casting as a "bombshell."[1]TV Source discussed the storyline potential that could come with West's character if she shared was related to the Jerome family.[15] West debut as Ava was highly anticipated by fans and critics alike. "[i]t was as amazing as we’d hoped" said Omar Nobles of West's May 8 debut.[16] In naming his Top 5 Bad-Ass Women of Summer TV, Luke Kerr of Daytime Confidential listed West and her portrayal of Ava as an honorable mention, citing: "Maura West has been bringing the heat this summer as General Hospital's mad art dealer. She has sizzling chemistry with Michael Easton’s Silas."[30] In the June 10, 2013 issue of ABC Soaps In Depth magazine, editor and chief Richard M. Simms named West and her character were listed as one of the top five enjoyable things about the series at that time.[31] In a Soapoperadigest.com online poll, fans were asked who they believed to be the most enjoyable new additions to the cast. West's portrayal of Ava Jerome was voted the best, winning 42% of the vote with 5,200 votes.[32][33] Based on her portrayal of Ava Jerome, Michael Logan of TV Guide, called West "the soap sensation of the decade".[12] Highlight Hollywood editor Tommy Lightfoot Garrett called West's acting talents as "definitely one of Hollywood’s top five most talented women today."[34] He went on to call her "lightning in a bottle" and that "she can do anything" proving that "just when you think her talent is contained, she breaks out of that mold, and proves she’s unstoppable."[34]

Giddens further remarked of Ava and her brother Julian, "If loving Ava and Julian is wrong, I don't wanna be right!"[35] West's portrayal of Ava in her relationship with Bryan Craig's Morgan Corinthos was listed on TV Guide's 2013 Hot List under the category of "Hot Bed". Michael Logan writes, "He is a marvelous muddle of puppy awkwardness and testy testosterone. It’s the scandal of Port Charles, but this was no one-night mistake."[36][37] For her portrayal of Ava, West placed at number thirty-four, down four positions, on Daytime Confidential's Hot 100 list for 2013.[38] West also made Logan's list of "The Best in Soaps 2013", as Best Actress. He praised West saying: "Her performance as high-strung, power-mad mob spawn Ava Jerome is a noirish marvel — deadly, campy and defiantly sexual. There is nothing like a dame."[39] Daytime Confidential also listed West's arrival of Ava and the return of the Jerome crime family as number nine on their "10 Best Soap Opera Storylines of 2013". They said, "When sultry gallery owner Ava Jerome (Maura West) was first introduced, fans and Port Charles citizens alike took notice of her infamous surname."[40] Hollywood Highlight also listed West as one of their top five female performers in 2013. The website praised, "Can anyone be so good, so grand, so sublime with every single man and woman on her talented cast? She can, she is. From beautiful wife, to busy mother, who knows where this woman finds the time to be the best in Daytime TV, but whatever she is doing, we should bottle it and force-feed it to every actress in this town."[41]

Michael Fairman of On-Air On-Soaps named West's debut as Ava Jerome as "Best New Character, Female" as part of his Best and Worst of 2013 list!. "This savvy soap veteran made Ava Jerome must-see soap TV whenever she walked into a room, and delivered her lines with such lethal undertones! We loved it … and Ava’s red-hot fling with the much younger Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig)! You go, Ava!," Fairman raved in his year-end review.[42] Daytime Confidential also listed West at number three on their list of 10 Best Female Soap Opera Entertainers of 2013, for her role as Ava Jerome. The site praised West's talent, praising, "Maura West recalled the brassy broads of Old Hollywood as mob queen Ava Jerome on General Hospital in 2013. We didn't think it was possible to love a character played by the actress more than we adored As The World Turns' Carly Snyder, but boy-oh-boy were we wrong!"[43] Head writer Ron Carlivati also praised West's portrayal of Ava, praising, "Now to see what she has brought to the character of Ava, it has just been amazing. It is so different than the character she played before, and what that shows me is … she can pretty much do anything."[13] Boston Herald praised West's performance, exclaiming, "Springfield native Maura West is mesmerizing as 'General Hospital’s' scheming Ava Jerome, sultry, sexy, vulnerable, vindictive — sometimes in the same scene. To think, this was only supposed to be a five-episode gig. If West hosted a pay-per-view in which she read the zip codes for the United States, she might make a fortune."[44]

In early 2014, West received a pre-nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, her sixth potential nomination in the category.[45][46][47][48][49][50] West was previously nominated five times in previous years, for her portrayal of Carly Tenney Snyder, winning twice; this is her first potential nomination in the role of Ava Jerome. West was listed at number one on Daytime Confidential's "Top 10 Female Soap Opera Entertainers of 2014" list. They called West "10 percent present" and cited "West fought to keep her character relevant amid a slew of new storylines and larger-than-life characters."[51] In 2015, West received a pre-nomination for the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards in the category of Lead Actress for her portrayal of Ava, her sixth over-all potential nomination in the category, and her second for the role of Ava.[52] West was officially nominated in the category of Lead Actress on March 31, her first for her portrayal of Ava Jerome.[53] She later won in the category on April 26, 2015.[54] She was nominated again in the same category in 2016.[55]



  1. ^ a b Giddens, Jamey (April 13, 2013). "RUMOR REPORT: Is Soap Superstar Maura West Headed For General Hospital?". Daytime Confidential. Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  2. ^ SOD (April 24, 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Maura West To GH!". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Simms, Richard M. (April 24, 2013). "Maura West Joins GH!". ABC Soaps In Depth. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Fairman, Michael (April 24, 2013). "Maura West Confirmed In New Role on General Hospital!". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Motivich, Matt (April 24, 2013). "General Hospital Casts ATWT Vet Maura West — As a Member of the Jerome Crime Family?". TVLine. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  6. ^ Newcomb, Roger (April 24, 2013). "Maura West Joins GENERAL HOSPITAL". We Love Soaps. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b Kroll, Dan J. (April 25, 2013). "Maura West joins General Hospital". Soap Central. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Lewis, Errol (May 6, 2013). "THIS WEEK: General Hospital Puts New Style on Old Faces". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  9. ^ SOD (May 8, 2013). "Maura West Makes GH Debut". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Levinsky, Mara (May 20, 2013). "How The West Was Won". Soap Opera Digest: pgs.30–33.
  11. ^ a b Perigard, Mark (June 23, 2013). "Springfield native is making waves on ABC's 'General Hospital'". Boston Herald. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c Logan, Michael (September 13, 2013). "Maura West Takes General Hospital By Storm". TV Guide. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c Fairman, Michael (December 26, 2013). "The Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati Interview – General Hospital – Soapmakers of the Year 2013". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  14. ^ "Maura West Makes GH Debut". Soap Opera Digest. May 8, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  15. ^ a b Durrell, Angel (April 25, 2013). "Emmy Winner Maura West Joins 'General Hospital'". TVSource Magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  16. ^ a b Noble-White, Omar (May 9, 2013). "12 Awesome GIFS from Maura West's 'General Hospital' Debut". TVSource Magazine. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  17. ^ "Ins&Outs: Who Is Ava?". ABC Soaps in Depth: pg.11. May 27, 2013.
  18. ^ a b c Hornick, Susan (January 24, 2014). "TCA SCOOP: GH's Maura West on Lethal Ava Jerome — "She Only Moves When She is Going to Strike"". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  19. ^ a b c Fairman, Michael (January 24, 2014). "General Hospital's Maura West Interview: The Making Of Ava Jerome!". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  20. ^ a b Logan, Michael (June 2, 2014). "Exclusive: General Hospital's Maura West on Ava's Shocking News". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  21. ^ Logan, Michael (March 10, 2014). "General Hospital Shockers: Writer Ron Carlivati on Sonny, Ava and Robin". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  22. ^ "'GH': A Bridge Too Far, Beach Bombs and A Hot Lsd Injection". Uexpress. Universal Uclick. February 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  23. ^ a b c d e "Is Maura West out at GH?". Soap Opera Digest: 5. May 4, 2015.
  24. ^ "GENERAL HOSPITAL: Maura West Delivers Yet Another Knockout Performance … And Ava Learns She Is Dying!". On-Air On-Soaps. Michael Fairman Soaps, Inc. March 7, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  25. ^ Giddens, Jamey (April 11, 2015). "General Hospital SPOILERS: Ned Makes Quite The Fiscally Unsound Sacrifice". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  26. ^ Purvis, Matt (March 9, 2015). "GH Recap: I'm Yours". SheKnows Media. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  27. ^ Ron Carlivati (May 8, 2013). "Episode 12782". American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  28. ^ Ron Carlivati (May 22, 2013). "Episode 12812". American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  29. ^ Ron Carlivati (August 2, 2013). "Episode 12862". American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  30. ^ Kerr, Luke (July 18, 2013). "Top 5 Bad-Ass Women of Summer TV". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  31. ^ Simms, Richard M. (June 10, 2013). "5 Things We're Loving About GENERAL HOSPITAL Right Now...". Soaps in Depth: pgs.30–31.
  32. ^ SOD (2013). "Which of GH's recent cast additions have you most been enjoying?". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  33. ^ Levinsky, Mara (September 23, 2013). "Extra Extra: Snap Poll". Soap Opera Digest: pg.14.
  34. ^ a b Lightfoot Garrett, Tommy (July 6, 2013). "Highlight Hollywood's Leading Ladies Gold Standard, Maura West, Heather Tom And Anna Paquin: The Best Of The Best". Highlight Hollywood. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  35. ^ Giddens, Jamey (October 23, 2013). "Can Ava Jerome Stay One Step Ahead of Her Enemies on General Hospital?". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  36. ^ Fairman, Michael (November 7, 2013). "TV Guide's HOT LIST: GH's Ava and Morgan HOT BED & The Stafford Project HOT MESS!". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  37. ^ Newcomb, Roger (November 7, 2013). "TV Guide Magazine Unveils The 2013 Hot List". We Love Soaps. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  38. ^ "Daytime Confidential Hot 100, 2013". Daytime Confidential. December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  39. ^ Logan, Michael (December 17, 2013). "The Best in Soaps 2013". TV Guide. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  40. ^ "10 Best Soap Opera Storylines of 2013". Daytime Confidential. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  41. ^ Lightfoot Garrett, Tommy (December 27, 2013). "Highlight Hollywood Chooses FIVE BEST TV Actresses 2013: Clarke, Sagal, West, Lang, Cohan". Hollywood Highlight. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  42. ^ Fairman, Michael (December 29, 2013). "On-Air On-Soaps Names The Best and Worst of 2013!". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  43. ^ "10 Best Female Soap Opera Entertainers of 2013". Daytime Confidential. December 31, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  44. ^ Perigard, Mark (December 29, 2013). "TV's juiciest dramas take place on daytime". Boston Herald. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  45. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards Unveil Contenders for Acting Nominations". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  46. ^ SOD (March 3, 2014). "41st ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY PRENOMS REVEALED". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  47. ^ Fairman, Michael (March 3, 2014). "41st Annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations Announced! Did Your Favorites Make The Cut?". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  48. ^ Giddens, Jamey (March 3, 2014). "NATAS Reveals 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms!". Daytime Confidential. Zap2it. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  49. ^ Kaplan, Jared (March 3, 2014). "41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  50. ^ Newcomb, Roger (March 3, 2014). "Daytime Emmys Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced". We Love Soaps. Blogger. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  51. ^ Daytime Confidential (December 30, 2014). "10 Female Soap Opera Entertainers of 2014". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media Inc. (in partnership with SAY Media). Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  52. ^ All references concerning the pre-nominations for the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards:
    • Simms, Richard M. (February 4, 2015). "Emmy Pre-Noms Announced!". CBS Soaps In Depth. United States: soapsindepth.com. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
    • SOD (February 4, 2015). "DAYTIME EMMY PRENOMINATIONS REVEALED!". Soap Opera Digest. United States: soapoperadigest.com. American Media. Archived from the original on February 6, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
    • Noonan, Kevin (February 4, 2015). "Daytime Emmys Announce Drama Performer Pre-Nominations". Variety. United States: variety.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
    • Giddens, Jamey (February 4, 2015). "NATAS Reveals Daytime Emmy Acting Pre-Nominees". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. (in partnership with SAY Media. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
    • Fairman, Michael (February 4, 2015). "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced!". On-Air On-Soaps. United States: Michael Fairman Soaps, Inc. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
    • Kroll, Dan J. "2015 Daytime Emmy pre-nominations". United States: Soapcentral.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
    • Mistretta, Amy. "2015 Daytime Emmys: Pre-Nominations Announced". Soaps She Knows. United States: SheKnows Media Entertainment. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  53. ^ All references concerning the nominations for the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards:
    • Oshmyansky, Rosalyn (March 31, 2015). "2015 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations: General Hospital, The Talk & ET Score Nods!". Entertainment Tonight. United States. CBS Television Distribution. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • Biedenharn, Isabella (March 31, 2015). "Daytime Emmy Nominations announced: General Hospital and The Ellen DeGeneres Show lead in their categories". Entertainment Weekly. United States. Time Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • Block, Alex Ben (March 31, 2015). "Daytime Emmys: General Hospital Leads the Field With 28 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. United States. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • Associated Press (March 31, 2015). "Daytime Emmy nominations revealed: ABC soap opera General Hospital leads pack". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Daily News, L.P. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • SOD (March 31, 2015). "DAYTIME EMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • Pedersen, Erik (March 31, 2015). "CBS, General Hospital Lead Daytime Emmy Noms". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • Fairman, Michael (March 31, 2015). "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced! General Hospital Leads All Shows With 28!". On-Air On-Soaps. United States: Michael Fairman Soaps, Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
    • Schaefer, Megan (April 1, 2015). "Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees 2015: Check Out Nomination List For 42nd Annual Award Show". International Business Times. United States. IBT Media. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  54. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". Burbank: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 26, 2015. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  55. ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.


  1. ^ The relationship between Ava and Robert "Franco" Frank was originally stated as a marriage in the December 21, 2009, episode of General Hospital. However, in 2013 with the introduction of Ava, the story was retconned to being just a relationship.

External links

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ava_Jerome&oldid=872374544"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ava_Jerome
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Ava Jerome"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA