Daytime Emmy winner and ‘Lost’ alum Cynthia Watros is heading to CBS’ The Young and the Restless this fall reports Entertainment Weekly.
The actress will play Kate, a character who will have a profound influence on Billy, Victoria and Chloe, among several others. EW reports Watros reported to work today. Watros will reunite with executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, who hired her on CBS’ Guiding Light in 1994.
For four years, Watros toiled on Guiding Light as the psychotic Annie Dutton. The hell raiser would make the lives of Reva (Kim Zimmer) and Josh (Robert Newman) a living hell. Her fearless portrayal of the unhinged Annie earned her a Daytime Emmy in 1998, winning for Outstanding Leading Actress. After departing Guiding Light in 1998, she briefly assumed the role of Victoria McKinnon on Another World while Jensen Buchanan was on maternity leave.
The actress soon set her sights on primetime, becoming a series regular roles on Titus and The Drew Carey Show. She landed her most high-profile role in 2005 when she joined the cast of ABC’s Lost. From 2005-2006, Watros played psychologist Libby Smith on the hit series.
Cynthia Watros’ additional credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, Men of a Certain Age, In Plain Sight, Gossip Girl, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, House M.D., Grey’s Anatomy and Hawaii Five-O.