Kirsten Renee Storms (born April 8, 1984) is an American actress. Her biggest break came when she was cast as Isabella 'Belle' Black on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives, and she aired from 1999 to 2004. In 2005, following her departure from Days of Our Lives, Storms was cast as the character Maxie Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital and its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift. She departed the series in September 2011 upon being diagnosed with endometriosis and was replaced in the role by Jen Lilley. After nearly a year off-screen, it was announced that Storms would be returning to General Hospital as Maxie in September 2012. She first aired on September 5. Storms was born in Orlando, Florida. She is the daughter of Mike (a sportscaster) and Karen Storms.