Actress MARITA DE LARA Recurs on ABC's Daytime Drama GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Hollywood actress, Marita de Lara,is set to star as Dr. Maria Fleming on ABC's Daytime Drama GENERAL HOSPITAL. De Lara, born and raised in Baltimore, MD, is the daughter of two doctors and gets to play doctors on TV. GENERAL HOSPITAL airs weekdays on ABC.

LOS ANGELES - Californer -- Actress Marita de Lara steps into a recurring role as neonatologist Dr. Maria Fleming in the iconic ABC daytime drama GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Televisions longest running soap centers around the fictional upstate New York town of Port Charles, where family, friends, lovers, and enemies converge for intrigue and adventure.

Beginning December 3rd, de Lara plays a pivotal role in the storyline of lovers and new parents Sasha Gilmore and Brando Corbin (series regulars Sofia Mattsson and Johnny Wactor). After complications following their baby's birth, neonatologist Dr. Fleming (de Lara) steps in to give Sasha and Brando guidance and medical counsel.

The role of Dr. Fleming is a 'full circle' moment for de Lara. In discussing her character, de Lara explained that, "both of my parents are physicians. My father is a radiologist, and my mother is a retired OB/GYN. I grew up visiting them in hospitals and was around newborns constantly through my mom's practice. With this role, I hope to honor my mom and dad and how they spent their lives helping others."

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Up next, de Lara will appear in Apple TV's upcoming bilingual thriller series Now and Then, starring Rosie Perez, Marina de Tavira, and José María Yazpik.

Viewers will also recognize de Lara from her numerous television appearances including on This Is Us, Hawaii Five-O, The Shield, and more. De Lara is no stranger to the soap opera world, having previously appeared on Days of Our Lives (NBC), Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), One Life to Live (ABC), and the General Hospital spinoff Port Charles (ABC).

Originally from Baltimore, MD, de Lara is a classically trained stage actor, singer, and dancer with extensive New York theatre credits. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University School of Drama and trained in classical ballet at the Washington Ballet. Marita is proud of her multi-cultural Filipino American background which includes Pacific Islander, Latinidad, and Indigenous heritage. She is thrilled to honor her parents in this role, as well as the countless other contributions Filipinos have made to medical science.

Follow MARITA DE LARA on Instagram: @maritadelara

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