Topics: Alzheimers, Children's Health & Nutrition.Deidre has reigned as one of America's most beloved actresses since her debut as Dr. Marlene Evans on NBC's "Days of Our Lives". Her successful career that spans both daytime and nighttime television, film and theatre. Most recently Deidre was honored with an Intimate Portrait by Lifetime Television, which saluted her personal and professional achievements. She is very active in numerous healthcare causes for non-profit organizations, including the Alzheimers Association.
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Award-Winning TV Actress
For more than thirty years as Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC's Days of our Lives, Deidre has emerged as one of Daytime's most beloved actresses and the only actress to simultaneously star in a daytime and a prime-time drama, the only star to win five daytime "Best Actress" awards and the only daytime actress to star and executive produce a ratings winning autobiographical movie of the week.
She has been nominated for three Emmys and received two People's Choice Awards as well as being honored by the American Women in Radio and Television Association.
As a role model for millions of women, Deidre set the bar high for herself and for fans who have welcomed her into their homes for more than three decades. Deidre created the character Jessie Witherspoon in the family drama Our House, which won her the "best actress" award for two consecutive years and has starred in ten movies of the week including her A&E "Intimate Portrait", ranking one of the highest rated in their history. Her autobiographical movie of the week, Never Say Never, raised social awareness about the miracle of surrogacy.
Deidre's charitable involvement includes Childhelp USA, the Revlon Breast Cancer Foundation, The Ronald Mc Donald House, Habitat For Humanity, Aids Walk L.A. and St. Jude's Research Hospital for Children. She has been an advocate of green living, dedicating herself to the fight for nutritional lunches in American schools.
In her latest role, Hall has become an author and publisher and includes us in her conversation about food, friends, shopping, and cooking in "Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup." Most recently, she has released "How Does She Do It" a Beauty Book with co-author and longtime pal Lynne Bowman. Deidre shares beauty secrets, personal stories and professional tips gleaned from decades in front of the camera, starting with "What Beauty Is and Why It Matters," to skincare, hair care and much more.
Alzheimer's Awareness Advocate
Having watched her father suffer from Alzheimer's, Deidre began speaking to groups around the country, particularly to caretakers who were struggling with family members, just like she had done. She became a spokesperson for the ALA (American Alzheimer's Association) to bring into focus the need for research on the disease.
Child Nutrition Advocate
Being a woman of action, Deidre is compelled to respond to serious social issues. Since becoming a mother, she has been a tireless advocate for children's issues. With childhood diabetes on the rise and childhood obesity close to epidemic proportions, she is appearing before Congress with her son to advocate for the Child Nutrition Act.
Deidre resides in Los Angeles with her two sons.