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- Thorsten Kaye
(Episode #6720 – Present)
Thorsten Kaye plays the role of “Ridge Forrester,” world-renowned designer and charming heir to the fashion empire Forrester Creations on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Born in Germany and raised in England, Kaye moved to the United States in 1985 on a track scholarship to the United States International University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He went on to earn his master’s degree from Wayne State University in Theater and Theater History.
Because of his great love for the theater, Kaye starred in many stage productions, including Macbeth and Julius Caesar as a member of the Hilberry Repertory Theater Company in Detroit, MI, and trained with Bill Hobbs at London’s National Theatre.
In 1995, Kaye booked his first daytime television role on the drama One Live to Live as “Patrick Thornhart.” After taking a break to pursue other roles on television and stage, Kaye returned to daytime television in 2003 on Port Charles, playing his former character’s brother, “Ian Thornhart,” for which he earned two Daytime Emmy® nominations. In 2004, he began playing “Zach Slater” on All My Children, where he garnered two additional Daytime Emmy® nominations. Kaye received two other Emmy® nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his work on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2020 and 2021, for six nominations. Kaye currently holds the record for being the only performer to be Emmy® nominated in the Lead Actor category on three different shows.
He appeared for two seasons on the prime-time hit, Smash as “Nick Felder,” playing opposite Oscar® award-winner Anjelica Huston, and has co-hosted The View with his dear friend, Whoopi Goldberg.
Kaye resides on the east coast with his wife, Emmy® award-winning actress Susan Haskell, and their daughters, Marlowe and McKenna. He commutes weekly to Los Angeles to film The Bold and the Beautiful. Kaye celebrates his birthday on February 22nd.
Follow him on Instagram at @iamthorstenkaye, Facebook at @iamthorstenkaye, and Twitter at @iamthorstenkaye.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL celebrated its 35th anniversary on March 23, 2022. Created by William J. and Lee Phillip Bell, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc. and is broadcast weekdays (1:30 – 2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bradley Bell is the executive producer and head writer.