Birth Date: October 25, 1928 / Age: 87
Birth Place: Taft, California, USA
Biography: Emmy-nominated actress Jeanne Cooper celebrated a record 30 years on The Young and the Restless in January 2004. As the longest-running cast member on the show, Cooper has garnered five Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and received a nominatino in 2005 as Outstanding Supporting Actress. In 1989, she received a Soap Opera Digest Award and the Soap Opera Digest Editor's Award for her portrayal of Genoa City grande dame Katherine Chancellor. Cooper was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Cooper earned her first Emmy nomination in 1961 for an episode of Ben Casey and received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993. Her recurring role on L.A. Law, playing the mother to her real-life son, Corbin Bernsen, earned her another Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series" in 1987. Bernsen recently joined his mother on Y&R, making several guest appearances as a priest.
In 1984, footage of Cooper's real-life facelift was televised on Y&R as her character underwent the surgery at the same time. It was the first time an "extreme makeover" had been broadcast in daytime.