If you can't handle the truth, don't seek the advice of the woman who doesn't know how to be honest without being brutal. While Epiphany often takes the tough love approach with her staff, there's no one she protects more than her colleagues. She's fiercely loyal and proud of it.
-Worked day and night to put her son Stan through college.
-Helped save countless lives in the hospital.
-Assisted in the surgery of an AIDS patient who was nearly taken out of the hospital for not having medical insurance.
The Bad and the Ugly
-Her brutal honesty.
-The death of her son.
-Her nearly fatal heart attack.
Sonya Eddy started on General Hospital in March 2006 in the role of Epiphany Johnson, a strong-willed and no-nonsense nurse who is always putting in her two cents' worth with her medical colleagues. Ms. Eddy also played the role in the hit SOAPnet spinoff General Hospital: Night Shift.
Growing up in Concord, CA, Ms. Eddy went to UC Davis, where she double-majored in English and African-American studies, with a minor in Dramatic Arts. After college, her acting debut was in the West Coast premiere of Ruby Dee's Zora Is My Name, in which she played a number of characters. Other roles followed, including Courtesan in Comedy of Errors, The Witch in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and Bloody Mary in Rogers and Hammerstein's classic South Pacific. Fior the latter she won an Arty Award.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Ms. Eddy's acting career has taken off with many additional credits, including the television series CSI, In Case of Emergency, Everybody Hates Chris, Monk, ER, Joan of Arcadia, Seinfeld and The Drew Carey Show, among many others. Her feature film appearances include Coach Carter, Bad News Bears, Year of the Dog, Barbershop, Daddy Daycare, Matchstick Men and Surviving Christmas.
Among Ms. Eddy's many special skills and talents, she is an accomplished improvisation and sketch artist, vocalist and voice-over artist.
She currently lives in Los Angeles.