Deidre Hall is an American actress best known for her role as Dr Marlena Evans on the daytime soap Days of our Lives, since 1976.
Hall and her twin sister Andrea Hall were born in Milwaukee and raised in Lake Worth, Florida. She is a graduate of Lake Worth High School, Class of 1965.
At age 12, Hall was elected Junior Orange Bowl Queen.
Hall has two sons, David Atticus Sohmer, born August 23, 1992 and Tully Chapin Sohmer, born January 19, 1995. Both boys were born via a surrogate mother known as Robin B.
Hall appeared on a number of shows, including Emergency! (as Nurse Sally Lewis) and The Young and the Restless (as Barbara Anderson) before joining Days of our Lives in 1976 as Dr. Marlena Evans.
In 1986, Hall began playing Jesse Witherspoon on the family drama Our House, which ran for two seasons. Hall exited Days of our Lives in 1987 when it became too difficult to co-ordinate her primetime and daytime schedules.
Hall continued to make guest appearances on a variety of primetime shows until 1991, when she made a dramatic return to Days of our Lives. Hall has remained on the show since then, and has been involved in some of the most controversial storylines of the shows history.
In 1995, Hall produced and starred in Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story, a made-for-TV movie about her personal struggles to become a mother.
Although she has acted in numerous television movies, she is only credited with one role in a feature film, playing Sarah of Nazareth in the 1980 comedy PrayTV.
Hall has been married 4 times. Her husbands were:
William Hudson (1966)
Keith Barbour (1972-1977)
Producer/Writer Michael Dubelko (1987-1989)
Author/Screenwriter Steve Sohmer (1991-2006) Sohmer and Hall have two sons, David and Tully, born via a surrogate mother.