Legions of daytime drama fans were thrilled when Jaime Lyn Bauer re-emerged as psychiatric patient, 'Dr. Laura Horton', on NBC's #1 daytime drama "Days of our Lives" after her previous nine-year starring role on the CBS drama "The Young and the Restless" as the sexy and sophisticated 'Lauralee Brooks'.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Jaime's intrinsic beauty led her to the Junior Miss Pageant, which she entered and went on to place as a runner-up in the Miss Arizona Pageant. After graduating from Phoenix Junior College, Bauer began modeling in Chicago and became Miss Chicago for the Miss America Pageant.
While pursuing modeling in LA, she landed numerous guest-starring television roles, finally having to choose between a seven year contract with Universal and a three year contract with "The Young and The Restless". Jaime also appeared in such shows as "The F.B.I.", "Hotel", "The Love Boat" and "Mike Hammer" as well as the feature film, "Young Doctors in Love" and had the good fortune to play opposite many wonderful actors including: Vincent Price, Tommy Lee Jones, Jack Palance, Stacy Keach, Leslie Neilson, Jessica Walters and Tom Selleck.
While she graced the covers of countless magazines, including TV Guide, US, People, Playboy and Playgirl, her talent as well as her beauty was recognized when she was named Best Actress numerous times by Daytime TV.
After leaving "Y&R", Bauer joined the cast of the prime time show, "Bare Essence", and starred in the theatrical production of "Extremities", winning rave reviews. She followed that up with a contract offer for a role in the Broadway production of "The Odd Couple" but was forced to decline when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child.
Returning from maternity leave, she co-starred in a Movie of the Week with Delta Burke & Willie Nelson, along with episodes of "Knots Landing" and "Young Riders", and starred in the maxi-series, "Judith Krantz's Secrets" which shot for 18 weeks in Italy.
For almost 10 years, Jaime was the celebrity spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation and traveled across the nation to raise money, increase awareness and educate the public. She regularly made appearances for the Foundation's 62 nationwide affiliates and was asked to pen the foreword to the book, "The Brainstorms Family".
As talented behind the scenes as in front of the camera, Bauer launched her own production company, Envision Entertainment. Among the projects in development are several screenplays which Jaime co-authored as well as a sitcom that she created and scripted.
Most recently, her heralded return to "Young and Restless", while short-term, resulted in one of the highest weekly ratings jumps in the shows recent history, and she will soon begin production on a feature film.
Jaime is married to Emmy award-winning make-up artist, Jeremy Swan. They reside in Studio City with their 3 children.