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Mitzi Kapture

Birth Date: May 2, 1964 / Age: 53
Birth Place: Yorba Linda, California

Biography: Mitzi Kapture (b. Mitzi Gaynor Donahue 2 May 1964 in Yorba Linda, California) is an American actress, also credited as Mitzi Kapture Donahue. She married singer/songwriter Bradley Kapture in 1982. According to an online interview, Kapture credits her husband for getting her started in acting (TVGen, 1998).

Kapture began her career in films, most of which were not huge commercial successes. She went on to make a few television guest appearances before she gained international exposure with her first major television role as Sergeant Rita Lee Lance in the television series Silk Stalkings. Silk Stalkings premiered on CBS but later moved to USA Network. "Silk" aired for 8 seasons and became one of USA network's highest rated original series. Kapture's role as Rita, the other half of the two "Sams" for almost 5 years, cemented her popularity. Paired with Rob Estes (Melrose Place, I do, they don't) (who played Sergeant Chris Lorenzo), Kapture gained global recognition along with her costar since the show was broadcast in several countries. They were nicknamed the "dynamic duo" by fans. Kapture garnered much praise for her strong portrayal of the character who was a role model for many young women. Sergeant Lance eventually became Lieutenant Lance by the time Kapture left the series in 1995 to have her first child Madison. Her departure from the series together with that of co-star Rob Estes left many fans protesting. During her time with the series, Kapture briefly sat in the director's chair, for two episodes. She was interviewed for the Silk Stalkings Season 1 DVD which was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment and released in September 2004.

After a short hiatus from the screen following her exit from Silk Stalkings, Kapture returned to the small screen and USA Network. She played lead roles in two USA Pictures Originals telemovies, Perfect Crime (based on a true story, also called Hide and Seek: The Joanne Jensen Story) and His Bodyguard. She later starred a few other independent film projects and theatre productions and had several television guest appearances. Kapture also had a recurring role on Baywatch as Alexis Ryker, helping to boost the show's ratings from 2.8 to 4.2.

In Kapture's current project, a role she began in 2002, she plays Anita Hodges on The Young and the Restless, where she is credited as Mitzi Kapture Donahue. Kapture is the official celebrity spokesperson for the Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society.

Biography Credit: Wikipedia

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Starring/Leading Roles

Baywatch (1989) ... Alex Ryker (1997-1998)

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