Who is Tracey E. Bregman?

Tracey is an award-winning American soap opera actress, probably  best known to the world as Lauren Fenmore in the soap operas “The Young and the Restless” (1983-2022), and its sister show “The Bold and the Beautiful” (1992-2022), among several other soap opera appearances.

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Tracey E. Bregman Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Tracey Elizabeth Bregman was born on 29 May 1963, in Munich, then West Germany. She’s the daughter of Buddy Bregman, an American musical arranger, record producer, and composer, and Suzanne Lloyd, a Canadian-born actress best known for her roles as Raquel Toledano/Isabella Linares in the TV series “Zoro” and as Maxine Powell in the film “The Return of Mr. Moto”.

Although born in Germany, the family lived in London until she was 10 years old. Then moved to the USA, settling in Southern California.

She was interested in acting from an early age, and became a student at the American National Academy of Theater Arts under Francis Lederer.

As she grew older, she moved to the Lee Strasberg Institute, and currently studies with Gene Bua and Ivana Chubbuck.

Career Beginnings

Tracey’s career began in the late ‘70s. She made her debut in the television movie “Three on a Date” in 1978, then in the same year, she was chosen for the part of Donna Temple Craig in the popular soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, portraying Donna Temple Craig, a troubled teenager living with her father, who tries to commit suicide, but her problems deepen when she becomes pregnant. After 166 episodes and two years, her troubled teenage character was sent to live with her grandma.

This was the first time Tracey showcased her acting skills on a larger scale, and before long, she secured the part of Lauren Fenmore in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”. She made her debut appearance on 25 January 1983, and appeared regularly until 1995, when she moved to “The Bold and the Beautiful”. However, she returned to the show in 2000, and was on a recurring status until 2013,

Since making her first on-screen appearance, her character has gone through a lot, including several marriages, most notably with Michael Baldwin, portrayed by Christian LeBlanc, and a longstanding rivalry with a character named Sheila Carter, portrayed by Kimberlin Brown.

So far, Tracey has appeared in 1727 episodes and won several prestigious awards, including the Daytime Emmy Award in the category for Outstanding Ingenue/Woman in a Drama Series, and two Young Artist Awards, in the category for Best Juvenile Actress in a Daytime Series, and then of the Best Young Actress in a Daytime Soap.

The series has been renewed for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, and according to reports, Tracey will return to the show.

‘The Bold and the Beautiful

Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the creators of “The Young and the Restless”, several characters transferred immediately to the new show. Tracey joined the show in 1992, making her debut on 29 September. Since then, she has appeared in more than 350 episodes of the critically acclaimed series. Although she hasn’t won any awards for her work on the sister show, Tracey was nominated for Soap Opera Digest Award in the category for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer.

Other Projects

Although the role of Lauren Fenmore celebrated her as an actress, Tracey has made several other notable appearances throughout her career.

In 1982, she was Elizabeth in the thriller crime-drama film “The Concrete Jungle”, co-starring Jill St. John and BarBara Luna.

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Fast forward to the 2000s, Tracey portrayed Katherine in the television comedy-drama movie “Sex & Mrs X”, which starred Jacqueline Bisset, Linda Hamilton and Paolo Seganti, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. The film is about a woman left by her husband, but she regains a sense of self through a sexual reawakening.

Thirteen years later, Tracey played Rebecca in the award-winning thriller-drama film “Misogynist”, written and directed by Michael Matteo Rossi. The film follows a chauvinist guru and his students on their way to a mysterious discovery.

Next, she was Miram Larsen in the romantic comedy-drama Christmas-themed television movie “A Very Charming Christmas Town” (2020), starring Natalie Hall, Jon Prescott, and Kelley Jakle, written and directed by Jake Helgren, about a lifestyle blogger who gets to write a news story on a small tourist town for the Christmas season.

In 2021 she had the lead role in the comedy-drama film “Swag Town”, co-starring Natalie Lander and Kathleen Gati.

Furthermore, Tracey appeared in the action crime-drama film “City Limits”, about a millionaire whose life is in jeopardy as an unknown murderer is trying to kill him, and he doesn’t know whom to trust. The film stars Bai Ling, Ray Park, and John Amos.

Net Worth

According to sources, Tracey E. Bregman’s wealth is over $7 million, as of late 2022, earned through her successful acting career.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

She met real estate developer,Ronald Recht in 1986. The two started dating and married the following year. They were together for 23 years before they divorced.

During their marriage, the couple welcomed two sons, Austin and Landon Recht.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Tracey Bregman has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while she weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 36-25-36, bra size 34C.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

From an early age, Tracey implemented a vegetarian diet, and as she grew older, this became a vegan lifestyle, which she follows today.

In April 2014, Tracey was inducted into the Ride of Fame, and her dedicated to her achievements have also seen a New York City double-decker bus named for her.

She lived in a Malibu home until 2018, when the said home was burned in a wildfire in November of that year.

An avid animal lover, Tracey has been a lifelong supporter and honorary board member of Chenoa Manor, which is an animal sanctuary in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

She added the letter E into her professional name in the early ‘80s when an astrologist suggested that would help her career. Just a month later, she was chosen for the part of Lauren.

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