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A new face arrives this spring in Genoa City when Brytni Sarpy joins THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! Although she’ll be a familiar face to some soap fans who have been watching her as Valerie Spencer on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Y&R has announced that Sarpy will be joining the cast in the newly-created role of Elena Dawson, and should debut sometime in the next couple months.
Sarpy made her daytime debut as Valerie in March of 2015 and was thrown straight into a major storyline as a long-lost member of the Spencer family who then developed feelings for her cousin’s husband and nearly destroyed her marriage. Valerie then went on to become a member of the Port Charles Police Department, but was dropped from contract to recurring in December of 2016. Although this gave her the opportunity to appear in primetime TV series like NEW GIRL and movies like Truth or Dare, Sarpy did also continue to play Valerie occasionally on GH.
Y&R has not yet released any details regarding the character of Elena, so you’ll just have to stay tuned as more information comes out over time. Could she be a new love interest for Devon to heal his broken heart after losing Hilary? Or perhaps Nate, who hasn’t had any luck in the romance department himself since returning to Genoa City despite being a hunky doctor? There’s also been no word from GH as to Valerie’s fate, if she’ll be recast or simply phased out entirely.
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