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Who is Adrianna Therese León ?

Who is Adrianna Therese León? The entertainment and acting world knows her as Adrianna LeónisLeónis is an American singer-songwriter, chef, personal fitness trainer, model and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Caught Crimson.[4] León began writing songs for the Emmy award-winning soap opera General Hospital. León went on to have a role as the punk rock teen Brook Lynn Ashton, which earned her an Daytime Emmy nomination and a Soap Opera Digest Award, but left the ABC soap for the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Colleen Carlton. After her dismissal from CBS soap opera, she admitted in an interview with Soap Opera Weekly that she had not been able to do her music with Caught Crimson as heavily as she had planned and would then place her focus on music.[5]

Biography

 Early life

Adrianne León was  born March 15, 1987  in San Diego, California; she is of Puerto Rican and Italian and Canadian descent.[2] She is a descendant of the Borgia family and is also a relative of the former Vice Mayor of Puerto Rico. When she was a child, Adrianne lived in Ecuador where family member, Rodrigo Borja, served as President. After moving to the US from Ecuador, León began to perform at weddings, modelingand dabbled in musical theatre where she began to take all of the lead roles in productions such as “Anne of Green Gables”. After completing the seventh grade, León was home schooled by her mother and then rapidly advanced through high school.[2] She's a member of the ASCAP[6] and AFTRA.[6]

Career

She voiced over a Glamma Jammas commercial which she provided vocals for and was also in a Public Service Announcement for Vons, a Los Angeles-based supermarket chain.[7] León starred in the indie-film Pheromones as the lead Anima, the film is directed by Genie Joseph and is produced by Hawaii Movie Studios.
León was hired in 2002 to write songs alongside Rick Krizman for the soap opera General Hospital. In 2003, Adrianne León performed two songs for the documentary Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina, "Everlasting Dream"[8] and "She Heals You".[8] She formed Caught Crimson[9] with the help of Murray Yates, lead vocalist of the Canadian rock band Forty Foot Echo. León later recruited former Artension bassist Kevin Chown, former Alien Ant Farm guitarist Terry Corso and former Forty Foot Echo drummer Rob Kurzretier. León provided vocals for a Glamma Jammas commercial song titled "Don't Get Me Started", it was written and produced by Kendall Marsh. She also sang "Favor Me" and "Falling In" both written and produced by Jody Whitesides.[8] On October 4, 2003, Adrianne León performed at the California Avocado Festival. As well as performed at Aloha Festival on August 23, 2003, where she opened for the band "Dishwalla" and another Festival on May 17, 2003. All festivals were held in Carpinteria, California.
In May 2004, León was cast as the feisty and rebellious teen Brook Lynn Ashton on the soap opera General Hospital. León portrayed Brooke Lynn as a talented punk rock singer and songwriter who constantly fights against her mother Lois Cerullo's pressure to become a rock star.[7] Léon was named "Outstanding Performer of the Week" of September 13, 2004 by Soap Opera Weekly for her performance as the rebellious young Quartermaine[10] The role earned her a win for a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Female Newcomer"[11][12] as well as a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series"[12] later in 2005.
She also guest starred on the ABC prime time sitcom Hot Properties as the young music VJ Courtney alongside Harry Hamlin as his much younger fiancée. In early 2006, León took over the role of Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless. However, due to her massive weight gain, she was released from her contract in June 2007.[5]
León has been linked to Country Music Star Chris Young.
She will be returning as her character Brook Lynn Ashton on General Hospital on May 21, 2010.[13]

Personal life

One of Adrianne León's best friends is Rachel Kimsey, who after León's dismissal from the CBS soap opera threw a "What the Heck? I Just Lost My Job" party, where her close friends attended.[5] León has a puppy named "Price" with whom she shares custody with former co-star Darcy Rose Byrnes; they named her because she was on The Price is Right.[5] Byrnes saw "Price" but wasn't able to adopt it, so León did.[5]









Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
Unknown  Pheromones[6][7] Anima Leading role/never released, Hawaii Movie Studios
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2006, 2010–present General Hospital Brook Lynn Ashton (#2) First aired on May 31, 2004 – January 17, 2006, May 21, 2010 – present
2006–2007 The Young and the Restless Colleen Carlton (#2) First aired on January 18, 2006 – July 16, 2007
Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2005–2006 Soap Talk Herself Three episodes
2005 I Wanna Be a Soap Star Herself Aired on August 11, 2005
Hot Properties Courtney Aired on December 23, 2005

[edit] Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Motive Result
2005 Daytime Emmy Award "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" General Hospital Nominated[12]
Soap Opera Digest Award "Outstanding Female Newcomer" Won[12]

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