Bobbie Eakes

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Bobbie Eakes
Bobbie Diane Eakes
Other namesBobbi Eakes
Bobbie Steen
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1986–present
Known forHer role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful and Krystal Carey on All My Children (2003–2011).
David Steen
(m. 1992)
Bobbie Eakes
Years active1986–2005, 2012
Formerly ofBig Trouble

Bobbie Diane Eakes is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful (1989–2000, 2001, 2002–2003) and for her role as Krystal Carey on All My Children (2003–2011).


Personal life[edit]

She is the youngest of five daughters in an Air Force family.[1]

Eakes was Miss Georgia 1982, placing among the top 10 at Miss America 1983. She studied at the University of Georgia. In 1992 she married novelist and actor David Steen on July 4.[1]


Eakes received bit roles on nighttime television series, such as Cheers, before becoming successful in the soap opera genre. In the mid-1980s, she was the lead singer of the dance-pop rock group Big Trouble. The group released one self-titled CD in 1987, which was produced by Giorgio Moroder.[2] Their single "Crazy World" charted on the U.S. singles chart, reaching No. 71. As a result, Big Trouble became short-lived one-hit wonders.[citation needed]

She first achieved fame in the role of Macy Alexander on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which she played from 1989 to 2000 (on contract), 2001 (guest appearance) and 2002 to 2003 (on contract). A very popular "good girl" kind of character, Macy battled with her inner demons (including an addiction to alcohol) before finally finding happiness with Deacon Sharpe (played by Sean Kanan). On the show, Macy was an accomplished singer in her own right (in tune with Eakes' hobby).

Between stints as Macy, Eakes hosted shows on the country music television channel Great American Country. She was also featured on country music singer Collin Raye's 2000 single "Tired of Loving This Way", which peaked at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.[citation needed]

On July 7, 2000, her character "died" in a fiery explosion when her car crashed into a gasoline truck when the writers of the show felt the character of Macy no longer contributed to the show's storyline. She was brought back to the show during the B&B location shoot at Portofino, Italy in December 2002, and was then killed off after a chandelier fell on her during a concert in 2003. The decision was made to kill Macy off a second time after Eakes had decided to take the role of Krystal Carey on All My Children, as the complete opposite of Macy, playing the sexy and sassy character. The role of Krystal is loosely based on Eakes' Southern upbringing.

Eakes also starred in productions of Cinderella and Love Letters opposite her former costar Jeff Trachta in Los Angeles. The two have still been friends offscreen. The CD they recorded together, Bold and Beautiful Duets, went double-platinum in Europe.[citation needed]

With All My Children airing its final episode on ABC in September 2011, earlier in June it was highly rumored that Eakes would be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful. She also starred as Katherine "Kitty" on The Grove: The Series created by Crystal Chappell and in 12 episodes of Tainted Dreams. Both were released exclusively online.


Year Film Role Notes
1986 Matlock Joanne Leigh 1 episode – as Bobbi Eakes
1987 Jake and the Fatman April Blue 1 episode
Falcon Crest Dating Girl
Werewolf Margaret
1988 Cheers Laurie Drake 1 episode (season 6, episode 15: Tale of Two Cuties)
1989 The Wonder Years Bookstore Clerk 2 episodes
1989 Full House Diane 1 episode
21 Jump Street Bobbie 1 episode
The Bold and the Beautiful Macy Alexander Role from: April 27, 1989 – July 30, 2000; August 1–2, 2001; December 2002 – October 2003
1995 Land's End Stephanie Wade 1 episode
2001 Doc Molly Campbell 1 episode
JAG Annabel Hart 1 episode
Days of Our Lives Marchioness of La Cienega 1 episode
2003–2011 All My Children Krystal Carey December 9, 2003 – September 23, 2011
2004–2005 One Life to Live Krystal Carey November 12–19, 2004; February 17–21, 2005
2004 Hope & Faith Herself 2 episodes
The Division Ms. Emberly 1 episode
2008 Sordid Lives: The Series Daniella 2 episodes
2011 Who Is Billie Mackenzie? Mrs. Mackenzie 1 episode
2012 Fumbling Thru the Pieces Crystal 3 episodes
2022 P-Valley Delta 1 episode
George & Tammy Nan Smith 2 episodes
Year Title Role Notes
1994 A Gift from Heaven Unknown
2001 Choosing Matthias Kay
2003 Charlie's War Caroline Lewis
2011 A Christmas Wedding Tale Hillary TV movie
2013 Sunny and RayRay Abilene
2013 Southern Baptist Sissies Mark's mother
2015 The Diamond in the Desert Newscaster Short
2017 Distortion Pam Walters
2020 The Bellmen Catherine
2020 The Crickets Dance Janice
2022 A Christmas Open House Janice
Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Grove Katherine Pilot
2014–2017 Tainted Dreams Courtney Parish 12 episodes: January 4, 2014; December 25, 2016; December 28, 2017



Title Album details
Big Trouble
(with Big Trouble)
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Epic
Bold and Beautiful Duets
(with Jeff Trachta)
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Arcade
Duets II
(with Jeff Trachta)
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Arcade
Here and Now
Something Beautiful
  • Release date: April 26, 2005
  • Label: Brentwood Records
  • Release date: 2012
  • Self-released

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
2000 "Tired of Loving This Way" Collin Raye 50 76 Tracks

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2000 "Tired of Loving This Way" (with Collin Raye) Jon Small

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Soap Opera Digest Award Best Love Story: Daytime or Prime Time (shared with Jeff Trachta) The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress All My Children Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Bobbie Eakes Official Website". May 13, 2008. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Giorgio Moroder discography, 1986-1990 Archived April 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The 33rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York, New York: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. February 8, 2006. Archived from the original on February 17, 2006. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on May 15, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2013.

External links[edit]

Preceded by Miss Georgia
Succeeded by