Photo by Nick Coleman
Make-up by Cati James

(all other headshots by Ron Rinaldi)

Thank you for tuning into this soap opera I call my life! As a two-time Emmy-nominee for my role as "Katie Parker" on The Guiding Light, "Katie" continues to infuse my world with continued support from faithful GL fans and the daytime community.  I honor that while continuing to cook today as an actress/producer/writer/filmmaker.

Articulate Theatre Company and working with new playwrights keeps me in shape as an actress for whatever professional surprise awaits.  Right now, however, our Rehearsal Club women are producing our 105th Anniversary Celebration, hosted by The Players on June 22, 2018. We'll be honoring our RC Alum, Blythe Danner and calling all our "star" and "industry" connections to enhance our mission to "inspire the next generation." Enter to join the journey as plans unfold.

I love surprises.

Chapter 1
: I entered the business as a Broadway dancer and worked with some of best directors at that time -- Michael Bennett (via Bob Avian), Bob Fosse and Michael Kidd.
Chapter 2 and 3, Soaps & Kids happened while on The Guiding Light. I credit our theater-based director, John Pasquin and my creators, Bridget & Jerome Dobson, for discovering my comedic side -- voila! "Katie" became an unheard of dash of humor in daytime dramas.  Over the ensuing decade, my greatest production to date resulted in the two amazing women I call my daughters.

Chapter 4: This "silver fox" episode is still unfolding while real life gets grander (soon-to-be grandma by my birthday in 2018. Primetime series anyone?


"Denise Pence, well-known for her years of TV soap opera acting is even better in the flesh, a dancer, singer and comic who belts her way across her audiences and dominates the evening from start to finish." Irma La Deuce CT Journal

Denise Pence is one of the most dedicated and prepared actresses I have ever directed. She takes directorial adjustments and delivers rich, sensitive moments of emotional truth. A joy to work with, a real professional. David Hausman, Director, Schreiber One-Acts

Check out Boockvor Productions for sideline passions, visit History Alive and The Rehearsal Club for ongoing creativity and remember . . .

60 is the new 40, RIGHT?

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What I Did Last Summer w/Adam Perabo excerpt 2015 Circling Back,
& Babe, I Hate To Go (director), Feb, 2016

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