Alicia Minshew was born and raised in South Florida. Born with the acting bug, she has wanted to act professionally for as long as she can remember. After graduating high school, Minshew received a musical theatre scholarship to Indian River College. She acted in several plays and musicals including “Grease,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Godspell,” and “Nunsense.” She also hosted a satellite music program, “The Music Zone,” where she introduced videos and broadcasted live reports. After college, Minshew began working as a model in Miami and shot her first commercial. She was soon invited to audition for “All My Children” in New York. She wasn’t cast at this time, but the experience pushed her to take the leap and relocate to the big apple. Once in New York City, she signed with a talent agent and a commercial agent, joined SAG, and quickly booked two national commercials. Minshew’s big break came when she was cast in the leading role of Kendall Hart on “All My Children,” filling the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Minshew’s portrayal of Kendall soon became a fan-favorite, earning her more screen time with a pivotal storyline. Her portrayal of Kendall earned her two Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Awards nominations, as well as a huge fan base. Now that “All My Children” is off the air, Minshew is entering the next phase of her career. She will next be seen with an appearance on a popular Oxygen show and is shooting an independent film this spring.