FROM OCTAVIA SPENCER’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
It has been confirmed that Eddy had passed away after sustaining an infection following a non-emergent surgery she had on December 9.
A veteran actor and California native, the always serious-faced actress started playing her most famous role of Nurse Epiphany Johnson on General Hospital, the longest running soap opera of 59 years, in 2006.
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EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Eddy was born in Concord, California, on June 17, 1967. She majored in theatre and dance at University of California, Davis and received her B.A. in 1992.
Eddy made her acting debut in the Ruby Dee‘s play Zora Is My Name in 1990. Other stage credits included The Comedy of Errors, The Witch in Stephen Sondheim‘s Into the Woods and Bloody Mary in South Pacific.
She moved to Los Angeles and appeared in such sitcoms as Married… with Children, The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld and Home Improvement. From 2004 to 2005, she had a recurring role on Joan of Arcadia. In 2006, Eddy began playing Epiphany Johnson on General Hospital on a recurring basis. From 2007 to 2008, she was a regular cast member on the spin-off, General Hospital: Night Shift. From 2016 to 2019, she played Tammy in the truTV comedy series, Those Who Can’t.