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'Melrose' Alum Jamie Luner Cast on All My Children

'Melrose' Alum Jamie Luner Cast on All My Children

Melrose Place alum Jamie Luner (Lexie) hired as the new Liza Colby on All My Children!

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Another internet rumor comes true.  For days, the message boards buzzed with talk that All My Children head writer Chuck Pratt was bringing on a former Melrose Place actress to live it up in Pine Valley.  TV Guide’s Michael Logan confirms Jamie Luner (ex- Lexi, Melrose Place) has been cast as the new Liza Colby.  Luner and her trademark hair flip will begin airing at the end of April/beginning of May.

As for Liza, rumors of her recast have been going around for over a year since Beth Ehlers said goodbye to Guiding Light and hello to AMC. Initially, it was reported that Ehlers would play Liza Colby, ex-wife of Adam Chandler (David Canary).  Ultimately, Ehlers came on as a new character, Taylor Thompson. Last we saw her, as played by soap icon Marcy Walker, Liza was fleeing town with daughter Colby in order to save her from being ruined by the Chandlers like JR was. 
Colby Chandler (Brianne Moncrief) returned to town at age 15 a couple of years ago after running away from Liza.  So what brings Liza back to the Valley?  Executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers tells Logan, Liza has “reinvented herself as an attorney and will come back to town to reclaim her daughter Colby.  We also find out that Liza is secretly working for someone in Pine Valley.”  Soap Opera Source can’t wait to see Luner’s take on the man-stealing vamp.  One thing’s for sure.  Jamie Luner knows how to play a vixen.

Luner began her career as a child star in the late 80s on the sitcom Just the Ten of Us. She studied acting at the Professional Children’s School in New York City. Her first big break was when she was cast as Southern seductress Peyton in Aaron Spelling’s Savannah.  After the show was cancelled, she landed the role of Lexi Sterling on Melrose Place, where AMC head writer Charles Pratt was a writer. Since the end of the primetime sudser in 1999, Luner has worked on other primetime shows such as The Profiler and the short-lived 10:8 Officers on Duty.  She has kept busy with a handful of Lifetime made-for-TV movies and theatre work.