Rena Sherel Sofer (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, primarily known for her appearances in daytime television, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. In 1995, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award for her work in the soap opera General Hospital, for her portrayal of Lois Cerullo. Sofer was born in Arcadia, California, the daughter of Susan (Franzblau), a psychology professor, and Martin Sofer, a Conservative Jewish rabbi. Her family subsequently moved to Pittsburgh, where she was raised after her parents' divorce. Sofer is a descendant of Baal Shem Tov and of the Chasam Sofer through her father. Sofer attended the Frisch School, a Jewish high school in Paramus, New Jersey.
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