as Epiphany Johnson
Sonya Eddy stars as Epiphany Johnson, the tough as nails head nurse with zero patience for the hospital staff's personal lives, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Epiphany made it clear that in her hospital, work comes first and romance comes second but even she may break her cardinal rule on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Sonya Eddy, a native of Concord, California, graduated from UC Davis. During her intense studies she began her acting career in theater the West Coast premiere of "Zora, Is My Name!" (Written by the award winning actress Ruby Dee). Other theater credits include the role of the Courtesan in "Comedy of Errors" as well as performances in productions of "The Crucible", "Pericles", and the role of the Witch in "Into The Woods". Eddy won an Arty Award for her powerful portrayal of Bloody Mary in "South Pacific" and has also appeared professionally in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with John Goodman and Brenda Fricker at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Eddy's professional acting career in Los Angeles has spanned over a dozen years, and she has the notable distinction of the only actor to appear in two separate roles on the hit series "ER" including the recurring role as Harriet, a homeless woman. Additional television appearances include "Joan of Arcadia", "Seinfeld", "The Drew Carey Show," and guest spots on "In Case of Emergency," "House," "Monk," "Gilmore Girls", "Less Than Perfect," "Reba," "Touched by an Angel," "Murphy Brown," "3rd Rock From The Sun" and " Strong Medicine" among others. She has also appeared in the Hallmark Movie of the Week "The Reading Room" opposite James Earl Jones, and was a series regular on Martin Short's "Primetime Glick." Eddy has had the recurring role of Epiphany Johnson on ABC's "General Hospital" since March 2006. Ms. Eddy also appears in over a dozen national commercials yearly. An all around performer she can be seen in feature film roles in "Coach Carter" starring Samuel L. Jackson, "Bad News Bears" with Billy Bob Thornton, "Barbershop", "Daddy Daycare", "Nutty Professor II," and "Matchstick Men". Recently, Sonya completed filming "Year of the Dog" starring Molly Shannon and Peter Sarsgaard as well as the other upcoming feature films "Player 5150" and "Disfigured." Among Sonya's many special skills and talents she is also an accomplished Improv\Sketch artist, vocalist (2nd Soprano to 1st Tenor) and voice-over artist.