What is ‘General Hospital’ Star Laura Wright’s Net Worth?

A lot of people don’t think soap opera stars are on the same level with movie stars and network television show regulars, but when it comes down to net worth, soap stars can be worth just as much, if not more than some people from your favorite shows or movies. The cast of General Hospital, for example, is very well paid, especially members of the cast who have been on the show for a while.

Laura Wright
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Laura Wright has become a staple in the General Hospital world and because of that, the woman has quite a hefty net worth.

Laura Wright’s career

Wright first started out in the soap world in ABC’s show, Loving in 1991 as Allison Rescott Bowman. She went on to reprise the role from 1995 to 1997 on The City.

She went on to play Cassie Winslow on Guiding Light from 1997 to 2005, but when an opportunity to star on General Hospital came up, she couldn’t turn it down and decided to leave Guiding Light.

“As sad as I am to leave a wonderful place that I called home for a long time, it is time for me to go,” Wright said on her website. “This was not an easy decision. But my husband and I talked about it and we said, ‘What the H*ll! Let’s live on the West Coast for a few years!”

She was brought on as Carly Corinthos.

“Carly is a complex character, and we are excited to bring Laura’s talent, beauty, and intelligence to this role,” ABC Daytime president Brian Frons said in a statement at the time. “Fans can look forward to high drama between Sonny, Carly, and Alcazar this fall.”

Wright became the fourth actress to play the role.

“I know so many of the GH fans loved the past actresses who played this part. I know I have big shoes to fill,” she said. “I hope I make you proud.”

Awards

Wright has spent decades perfecting her craft and she’s got the awards to prove it. She first won a Soap Opera Digest award in 1998 for Favorite New Character for her role in Guiding Light. She then won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Carly on General Hospital.

Is Laura Wright married?

Wright got married to John Wright in 1995. They were together until 2016 when they shocked fans by announcing their divorce. They were separated before they announced their divorce officially. The pair has two children together, Lauren and John.

She is currently dating her General Hospital co-star, Wes Ramsey. There have been rumors floating around that the two are engaged, but Wright shut those down with an Instagram post.

“Yes I just adore this man …. however we are not engaged,” she captioned a photo of the two. “Just living in love and super happy.”

How much is Laura Wright worth?’

Wright has been raking in the money over the course of her longstanding soap career. She has currently starred in over 1,800 episodes of General Hospital. She is currently worth $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which is more than some stars on mainstream television.