Anna Kathryn Holbrook

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Anna Kathryn Holbrook
Anna Kathryn York

(1957-04-18) April 18, 1957 (age 63)
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Bruce Holbrook (1979–present)

Anna Kathryn Holbrook (née York; born April 18, 1957, Fairbanks, Alaska) is an American soap opera actress, known for her role as Sharlene Frame Hudson on Another World.


Holbrook portrayed Sharlene Frame Hudson on Another World from 1988 to 1991, 1993 to 1997, and again in 1999. The character Sharlene was a victim of sexual abuse and suffered from multiple personality disorder, and Holbrook won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress award for her portrayal in 1996.[1]

Holbrook has appeared in numerous guest starring roles on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit between 1993 and 2006, as well as the 1994 film I Love Trouble. She played Sally O'Neal in a 2004 episode of The West Wing, and Dr. Hannah Young on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live for several episodes in 2007.

Holbrook played Lisa Dowd in a 2018 episode of Blue Bloods, and in 2020 appeared as Robin on the Showtime series Homeland in the season eight episode "Deception Indicated". Holbrook has also appeared in off-Broadway and regional theater.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Holbrook's father, Don Joseph York (aged 29) was killed in South Vietnam during the Vietnamese War. Her mother, Rebecca, later remarried.[1]

Holbrook has been married to Bruce Holbrook since 1979, and they have two children. Anna is currently an acting teacher at the Performing Arts Conservatory in New Canaan, Connecticut.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Interview Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed July 4, 2015.

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