Kent Masters King (born August 5, 1974) is an American actress currently appearing on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. Kent began her career as Julie Williams on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing (1988-1992). She filled in for Victoria Rowell in 2000 when Rowell took a hiatus from The Young and the Restless, then joined Port Charles briefly in 2003 as the mysterious and beautiful Imani. She began a recurring role as Dr. Lainey Winters on General Hospital on April 1, 2005, and was upgraded to contract status in December 2005. In 2007, King became an original cast member of the General Hospital prime-time spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift while maintaining her day job on GH. On June 1, 2008, King was taken off contract with General Hospital, and became a recurring cast member once again. Kent is the daughter of Egyptologist and actress Alfreda Masters (who spent many years as an extra General Hospital at the nurses' station), and was named for an Egyptian goddess.