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Exclusive: Gina Tognoni Joins The Young and the Restless

6/17/2014 Michael Logan

By Michael Logan

Look who's coming out of her coma! Suds goddess and two-time Emmy winner Gina Tognoni has won the hotly contested role of Phyllis Summers on CBS's The Young and the Restless. The character, originated by Michelle Stafford, has been hospitalized and off the show for a year. A rep for Y&R tells TV Guide Magazine that Tognoni's audition and take on the character was "flawless."

The actress arrived on the soap scene in 1995 as Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and followed that with her Emmy-annointed stint as Dinah Marler on Guiding Light. She has also appeared in Crystal Chappell's big-buzz web sudser Venice. Look for Tognoni to hit Y&R in late summer.

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