Annette Marie Westwood
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Annette was born in Yonkers, New York to a New York City firefighter and a librarian. Growing up in Hastings on Hudson, NY, she knew she was going to become an actress at the age of three. Annette remembers seeing the hour glass for Day of our Lives on the small screen thinking that was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She first stepped on a stage two years later, when she started taking dancing classes at the Margaret Pike School of Dance, Yonkers.Annette trained in ballet, tap and jazz for many years. Read more... starring role in a middle school production of Annie. Her mom would often take Annette and her older sister, Elizabeth, to Broadway shows matinees and although she caught the acting bug then, Annette only managed to take part in one more theater production in High School. By the age of 14, she had gotten a job with an orthodontist practice and was working after school every day. While studying for "her back up plan", dental hygienist, Annette kept working on her acting skills. She took her love of dance into the fitness industry and passed her American Council on Exercise Fitness Instructor certification at NYU. Annette got married in 1997 and dedicated herself to motherhood for the next several years, living in New York, Illinois, Maryland and Florida. Moving to California after her divorce, Annette landed her first commercial in 2006, for the San Luis Obispo chamber of Commerce and appeared on two billboards for Paso Robles Wine Country. Her childhood dream came true when she was cast in one of her favorite soap operas as "the groom's sister" in General Hospital: Night Shift in 2008. Annette has been Recurring as a make up artist in The Bold and the Beautiful since 2009.