top of page

Genie's Career Guide

Stage Appearances

The Baby Dance, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Defying Gravity, Other Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1991.

Linda Wilson, "A Therapeutic Moment," Class 1 Acts: '91-'92, Manhattan Class Company Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Also appeared in The Group, Manhattan Class Company; Crimes of the Heart; See How They Run.


Film Appearances

(Uncredited) Mrs. Spiegel, Camp Nowhere, Buena Vista, 1994.

Marsha/Marcia, Teacher's Pet (animated), Buena Vista, 2004.

Lisa Lowe, Thunderbirds, Universal, 2004.


Television Appearances; Series

Laura Vining Webber Baldwin Spencer, General Hospital, ABC, 1976-81, 1983-84, 1993-2002, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015- present.

Patricia "Tyger" Hayes-Marshall, Bare Essence, NBC, 1983.

Diana Colville Winters, Days of Our Lives, NBC, 1987-89.

Ceara Connor Hunter, All My Children, ABC, 1990-92.

Ceara Connor Hunter, Loving, ABC, 1991.

Voices of Betty Ross and Sister Rose, The Incredible Hulk (animated), UPN, 1996-97.


Television Appearances; Miniseries

Patricia "Tyger" Hayes, Bare Essence, CBS, 1982.

Brett Main, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Brett Main Hazard, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

Brett Main Hazard, John Jakes Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III , ABC, 1994.


Television Appearances; Movies

Kris Buckner, "Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss," NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1993.

Sarah, Terror in the Shadows, 1995.

Peyton McGruder, The Note, 2007, Hallmark Channel.

Peyton McGruder, Taking a Chance on Love, 2009, Hallmark Channel.

Peyton McGruder, Notes from the Heart Healer, 2012, Hallmark Channel.



Television Appearances; Specials

The 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, 1981.

The 24th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, Nine Network, 1982.

Host, Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1988.

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Host, Before They Were Stars, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1995.

Laura Spencer, "General Hospital": Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

The "General Hospital" 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

Intimate Portrait; Genie Francis, Lifetime, 2001.

Presenter, The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2007.

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, POP, 2015.


Television Appearances; Episodic

Alice Dennison, "Jury Duty: Parts 1 & 2," Family, ABC, 1976.

"Valentine's Day Special," "Eight is Enough vs. General Hospital," Family Feud, 1978.

Cohost, Fridays, 1981.

Christa Atland, "Daddy's Little Girl," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.

Jenny Bernard, "Outsiders," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1984.

Woman to Woman, 1984.

Victoria Brandon, "Birds of a Feather," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984.

"The Matriarch," Glitter, ABC, 1985.

Victoria Brandon Griffin, "Corned Beef and Carnage," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Susan Timmons, "Body Shot," The New Mike Hammer, CBS, 1987.

"Barriers," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1987.

Victoria Brandon Griffin, "The Fixer-Upper," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

(Uncredited) Laura Spencer, "Suck Up or Shut Up," Roseanne, ABC, 1994.

Amber Lake, "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , ABC, 1995.

Herself, "As the World Turns to Crap," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Gwen McMichael, "Gwen, Larry, Dick, and Mary," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 2000.

Mother, "Destiny," Roswell, The WB, 2000.

Rachel, "Image," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 2000.

Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 2006.

The View, ABC, 2006.

Multiple Characters, “Three Times a Lady,” Bar Karma, 2011.

Dr. Kate,“Welcome to Pretty Pageant Therapy”, “A Very Pretty Epiphany”, “A Very Pretty RV”, “Meet the Minks” Pretty the Series, Web Series, 2011.

Dr. Kate, “The Prettiest Finale Yet”, Pretty the Series, Web Series, 2012.



Television Appearances; Self

The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Episode #17.189 Co-Host (1979), Episode #17.137, 1979.

The John Davidson Show (TV Series)  December 1, 1980.

Today (TV Series)  January 7, 1982.

The Regis Philbin Show (TV Series), Episode #1.60 1982, Episode #1.54, 1982.

Tom Cottle: Up Close (TV Series), Episode #1.12, 1982.

1983-1984 Woman to Woman (TV Series), November 14, 1983 & April, 10 1984.

The Joan Rivers Show (TV Series), July 19, 1990

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) July 22, 1996.

I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary), 2002.

Access Hollywood (TV Series)  November 23, 2007.

2006-2007 The View (TV Series), November 14,  2006, December 3,  2007.

2006-2007 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series), November 13, 2006, December 7, 2007.

78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Special), 2009.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series), Legendary Soap Stars Reunite: Luke and Laura 2011.

The Talk (TV Series), May 24, 2011.

Good Day L.A. (TV Series) February 19, 2013.

Rachael Ray (TV Series) 2013.

Katie (TV Series)General Hospital's 50th Anniversary Extravaganza! Katie's Wedding Day: Genie Francis, 2013.

Home & Family (TV Series) w/ Husband Jonathan Frakes 2013, Holiday Special, 2013.

Entertainment Tonight (TV Series), July 22, 2015.

Where Are They Now? (TV Series), April 16, 2016.



Awards, Honors

For General Hospital:

Young Artist Awards Nomination, Best Juvenile Actress in a Daytime Series, 1980.

Young Artist Awards Winner for Best Juvenile Actress in a Daytime Television Series, 1981.

Young Artist Award Nomination, Best Juvenile Actress in a Daytime Series, 1982.

Soapy Award, Nomination, Outstanding Actress, 1980.

Soapy Award Winner, Outstanding Actress, 1981.

Young Artist Award nomination, Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series, 1982.

Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress, 1997.

Young Artist Award Nominations:

Best Juvenile Actress in a Daytime Series, 1980.

Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series, 1982.

Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, 1997.

Special Fan Award Nomination (with Anthony Geary), Daytime Emmy Awards, America's Favorite Couple, 2002.

TV Land Award Nomination (with Anthony Geary), Most Wonderful Wedding, 2006.

Daytime Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, 2007.


For Young And The Restless:

Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,  for playing “Genevieve Atkinson,” 2012.




Host and Laura Spencer, Luke and Laura, Vol. 1: Lovers on the Run, 1994.

Host and Laura Spencer, Luke and Laura, Vol. 2: Greatest Love of All, 1995.

The Note: Playing Peyton with Genie Francis (Video documentary short), 2008.

The Note 2: Taking a Chance on Love - Heart Healers: Genie and Ted on Peyton and King (Video documentary short), 2009.

The Note 2: Taking a Chance on Love - How It All Began (Video documentary short), 2009.

Perfect Partners: Genie Francis & Ted McGinley in 'The Note 3 - Notes from the Heart Healer' (Video documentary short), 2012.




Francis along with her brothers, released It's Christmas Time Again and donated record sales to the Sisters of Saint Francis Children's Mission in Cuernavaca, November 2009.


Owner and Operator, The Cherished Home (a cottage furnishings and home accessories store), Belfast, Maine, 2006-2012.


Nutrisystem Ambassador, 2015-Present.


bottom of page