Three-time Emmy award winning Producer, Director, Writer and Actor Crystal Chappell, stars as Lainey Allen, a role written specifically for her. Crystal and her company, Open Book Productions, in partnership with Perfect Features, is producing.
Crystal Chappell founded Open Book Productions, creating and producing the award winning Venice the Series, digital pilot The Grove, and Beacon Hill with partner Bella Productions. She developed and executed an in-house subscription-based business model to monetize the web, using motion picture production techniques, Emmy winning talent and state of the art technology to develop unconventional storylines, compelling messages and a creative freedom that is often lacking in traditional television formats. Crystal accomplished this with Venice the Series winning the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime and the 2014 Outstanding Drama Series New Approaches.
Crystal’s acting career has garnered her an Emmy win, and six nominations. She received the Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy for her role as Olivia Spencer on CBS’ Guiding Light in 2002, a character she played for 10 years. She was nominated for the same award in 2005 and 2006, and received Outstanding Lead Actress nominations in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Crystal also played Dr. Carly Manning on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, for which she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2012. She spent two years on ABC’s One Life to Live as Maggie Carpenter and she recently joined the cast of CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful as Danielle.