Maura Jo West DeFreitas (born Maura Snyder; April 27, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her role as Carly Snyder on the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She is also known for her portrayal as Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless. In 1995, West joined the cast of the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns in the role of Carly Tenney. She held the role from April 11, 1995 to May 8, 1996. West later returned to the role on September 10, 1997 and remained on the series until its television finale on September 17, 2010. She has been nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award five times (in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2006), and a Daytime Emmy Award seven times (in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010).
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