Get to know the actor who plays Steffy Forrester on CBS' popular Daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful.

Reporting by Malcolm Venable


Throughout its 32 years on our television screens,

The Bold and the Beautiful has garnered over 100 Emmy Awards and has become the most watched Daytime drama in the world! Watch! chatted with B&B star and recent Emmy-winner Jacqueline MacInnes Wood about acting, playing her character Steffy Forrester, and how she spends her free time.


Who's your biggest inspiration?


As an actor I've always loved Sandra Bullock. She was always self deprecating and open and there was always something about her I loved.




Sandra Bullock at the

Our Brand Is Crisis film premiere.


Why did you decide to become an actor?


I guess I worked on the creative side of my brain and was just kind of drawn to it. I loved being able to play different characters.




Canadian actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood has portrayed fashion executive and heiress “Steffy Forrester” on

The Bold and the Beautiful since 2008.


How has your character Steffy Forrester evolved over the years?


She has evolved leaps and bounds. Usually new characters in the beginning are played quite innocent. It's kind of up to you as an actress to try different things between scenes—see what works and what doesn't. You build and see where that character goes. Steffy is sassy and fierce but also vulnerable and flawed. Very layered.




Jacqueline MacInnes Wood won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Pasadena, California.



Do you remember your first day on the B&B set?


Absolutely. I remember the scenes like they were yesterday. I was terrified because I grew up watching the show. And my first scene was with my TV dad Ridge Forrester [then played by Ronn Moss, now played by

Thorsten Kaye]—who I weirdly enough had a crush on growing up. I was nervous but they made me feel at home. I remember my first word was, Dad!



Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester and Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester in

The Bold and the Beautiful.


What do you like to do when not filming The Bold and the Beautiful?


I just had a baby, so I'm usually with him. But if I have a day off, I'm at the beach with my dogs too. I try to take advantage of my experiences.


Photo Credits: Cliff Lipson/CBS; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images (Bullock); Jill Johnson/JPI Studios; Trae Patton/CBS; Howard Wise/JPI Studios.



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