Three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown has joined the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives reports Entertainment Weekly.
The actress will play Madison James, a “powerful” CEO who takes on Sami (Alison Sweeney) as a protégé. Madison will also go toe-to-toe with Kate (Lauren Koslow) and maybe get it on with Brady (Eric Martsolf). Brown will first air in September.
“Days of our Lives is one of television’s historic gems,” Brown said in a statement. “I’m excited to join such a talented cast to portray such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewers.”
Brown took daytime by storm in 1996, originating the role of Caroline “Carly” Roberts, the long-lost (and troublemaking) daughter of Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital. The actress would go on to earn three Daytime Emmys, two for Outstanding Younger Actress in 1997 and 1998 and for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2000. Brown left GH in 2001, and went on to guest star in multiple primetime series. Brown returned to daytime in 2004 when she was cast as Julia Larrabee on As the World Turns. She would depart in 2005, appearing in more primetime series and in the feature film Big Momma’s House 2.
Brown rejoined GH in January 2008 as mob princess Claudia Zacchara after a 7 year absence. Her much anticipated and heavily promoted return would suffer from mixed reactions by the fans, and the inconsistent writing for Claudia made it hard for fans to connect to her. The actress’ decision to leave GH in 2009 was no surprise, seeing as Brown had been very vocal about her unhappiness with the direction of her character. Two weeks after announcing her departure from GH, Brown was cast on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, reuniting with former GH love interest Rick Hearst (Whip; ex-Ric, GH). The daytime vet spent 17 months on B&B, playing Agnes “Auggie” Jones (aka Sandy Sommers) from November 2009 – February 2011.