Alexis Davis

played by Nancy Lee Grahn


A tough-as-nails attorney, Alexis Davis prides herself on her pragmatism and faith in the law. Unfortunately, her beliefs are often challenged by her personal relationships.

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The Good
-Tracked down her long lost sister Kristina Davis who'd been missing for years.
-Gave birth to Molly via C-section during the Port Charles train crash, even though the procedure could have ended her life.
-Tracked down the child she was forced to give up for adoption years earlier. She turned out to be Sam McCall.

The Bad and The Ugly
-Kept secret from Sonny Corinthos that he was the father of her daughter Kristina.
-Witnessed her husband Ric having sex with her daughter Sam.
-Killed her daughter's abusive boyfriend.

-Sonny Corinthos: Friend and father of her daughter
-Sam McCall: Daughter
-Diane Miller: Friend
-Molly Lansing: Daughter

-Carly Corinthos Jacks: Enemy

Love Interests
-Sonny Corinthos
-Mac Scorpio
-Shawn Butler


Nancy made her 1980 TV debut in an episode of Little House on the Prairie, then spent two years playing secretary Beverly Wilkes on One Life to Live. She soon scored guest spots on Magnum, P.I., The Incredible Hulk, Knight Rider, and Murder, She Wrote. Her big break came when she joined the cast of Santa Barbara, where she stayed for nine years as attorney Julia Wainwright -- and won the 1989 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. After making guest appearances on Models Inc. and Murder One, Nancy became a regular on General Hospital -- as attorney Alexis Davis -- in 1996. While filming GH, she played the same character in the GH spin-off Port Charles and had a recurring role on Melrose Place.

Nancy is the second of three daughters. Thanks to her choreographer parents, she started doing musical theater as a kid. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City to become an actor. She now lives in Los Angeles and is a single mom; Nancy describes daughter Katherine as "heaven on a stick."