Since 2005, Erin Sanders
has played Quinn Pensky, the resident science geek at Pacific Coast Academy, on the Emmy-nominated TV show Zoey 101
. During her stint on the teen series, she has been nominated a 2005 Women's Image Network Award for her performance in the episode "Quinn's Date," and has earned, along with the rest of the Zoey
cast, a 2006 and 2007 Young Artist Awards for Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series. Recently, she went beyond the confines of Nickelodeon to join the cast of The Young and the Restless
as Eden Baldwin.
Playing River's (Michael Gross) rebellious teenage daughter is quite far from her role on Zoey 101
. But Sanders seems to be enjoying her life on the soap opera world.
“I'm having a lot of fun, but it's harder than I thought it would be. It moves so quickly,” Sanders told Soap Opera Digest.
When Sanders joined The Young and the Restless
in August, she didn't know anything about her character aside from the fact that she was related to River. Initially, she just felt that she was in the background of the canvas but thanks to her co-stars on the show, she gradually got in the swing of things.
“Tracey [E. Bregman, Lauren] and Christian [J. LeBlanc, Michael] have been [helping me get adjusted. ] “I've been interacting with them the most since our characters are in a storyline together,” she explained.
“I definitely wasn't expecting [the role to be so dramatic]. The audition sides were light and fun. I had no idea that this was all in store for me. I'm pleased, though, because I love this sort of thing,” she added.
Prior to her roles on Zoey 101
and The Young and the Restless
, Sanders has also appeared on Carnivàle, 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Judging Amy
and American Dreams,
among others. In the big screen, she is also credited for Slightly Thicker Than Water, Art of Love
and Never Never.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Opera Digest
(Image courtesy of JPI)