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 (visit inside for the latest news).
Career overview & recent video below. Articulate Theatre Company and working with new playwrights keeps me in shape as an actress for whatever professional surprise awaits. Right now, we're knee-deep in recreating the world of Radio Drama (not that far removed from my soap world), but sooo much more challenging! Remember: theater is the actor's medium; TV -- out of our control. "They" can make you look good -- or bad -- depending on . . . (probably your bottom line -- $$).
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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