The respected veteran, Maurice Benard,is a renowned American actor, author, and mental health advocate. The aspiring individual is best known for his role in the hit series General Hospital. The Soap Opera Digest Award winner is a known name to Hollywood for a while now.
The 58-year-old successfully bagged three Emmy awards for his outstanding role in the above-mentioned series. Bernard, who recalls his role as a "cool-ass character," has been in the drama for more than 28 years.
The Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter alum, born on March 1, 1963, is blissfully wed to his beautiful wife for a long time now. Continue reading to know more about Maurice Benard's wife.
Who is Maurice Benard's Wife?
The Mi Vida Loca star Maurice Benard walked down the aisle with the gorgeous Paula Smith on August 11, 1990. The pair recently celebrated their 31st year of togetherness. The talented actor posted a heartful appreciation post on his Instagram celebrating their union last year.
Maurice Benard with his wife. Photo Source: Soaps in Depth.
Maurice's wife, Paula,isanAmerican producer and actress. The beautiful personnel who produced a film with Maurice as an actor grew up in the United States. Smith shares four amazing children with his lovely wife. Three of the kids are daughters, and one is a son. Benard and his wife adopted Paula's younger sister named Heather after their mother's untimely demise.
The couple went through highs and lows together with her husband suffering from bipolar disorder. Maurice was diagnosed with a mood disorder at the age of 22 and since then has been a spokesperson in Mental Health America. He not only used his voice to advocate in health organizations but also in his tv shows where he portrayed his real-life struggle. It leads him to receive an end number of appraisals for such a realistic depiction.
Maurice Benard's Career Highlights!
Maurice Benard was born as the son of Martha and Humberto Morales. He came from a humble beginning where his mother was a bank employee, and his father was a bakery superintendent. Despite that, he followed his desire to be an actor and starred in his first soap opera called, All My Children.
Maurice Benard starred in the soap opera General Hospital. Photo Source: ABC
After that, fans watched him shine through in various tv shows and movies like General Hospital, where he got the role of a manic depressive mobster King Pin. The show was followed by his appearance in the CBS TV movie Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter and The Ghost and the Whale.