Colleen Zenk is best known to millions of fans as fashionista-heroine-turned-homewrecker-evil-bitch-mother-from-hell-diva-cougar “Barbara Ryan” on the iconic daytime drama As the World Turns, a role she played continuously from 1978 until the show left the airwaves in 2010. Her portrayal earned her three Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Lead Actress (2002 and 2011) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001). She has also demonstrated her prowess on the big and small screen, on Broadway, Off-Broadway and on the web. Zenk has been tapped to star in the lead role of “Tallulah Bankhead” in the play Looped at the prestigious Stageworks/Hudson Theatre in Hudson, NY. Zenk becomes only the third actor to play the role.
Zenk can currently be seen portraying “Agnes Snead” in the indie Western web series Thurston. Zenk will play opposite Richard Kline in Don’t Know Jack, exclusively for HULU, and is playing the title role in the upcoming indie film Libby.