Judi Evans
Prior to returning to TV in 2009, Judi had been working as a "pre-need counselor" at Rose Hills Memorial Park near Los Angeles.

Awesome news, Days of our Lives fans! Per Soap Opera Digest, Judi Evans -- last seen in Salem as Adrienne Kiriakis in January 2008 -- is returning to the show! Seeing as how Adrienne's marriage to Justin (portrayed by Wally Kurth) is on the rocks, it was only a matter of time before she made her way from Dubai to Salem to confront him ... especially since he's fallen for Hope!


Judi was first introduced to daytime audiences as Beth Raines on Guiding Light in 1983; it was a role she played until 1986, when she joined the cast of Days as Adrienne. After leaving Salem in 1991, Judi took on the role of Paulina on Another World, which she played until the show's cancellation in 1999. Most recently, Judi appeared as Maeve on As The World Turns.


In a weird, sort-of-postmodern twist, Judi also played a non-Adrienne role on Days -- Bonnie Lockhart, a gold digger who married Mickey -- from 2003 to '07. How meta!


This will be the first time Judi and Justin have acted together on Days since 1991, so we're all in for a treat! No word yet on when Adrienne first appears in Salem; stay tuned to SOAPnet.com for more info as it develops.


Did you watch Justin and Adrienne Kiriakis back in the late '80s?



Fri, Mar 12 - 5:44 pm

I love days of our lives, I am just waiting to see that EJ gets what is coming to him. Sammie has to catch on to EJ's skimming very soon.

Fri, Feb 12 - 2:31 pm

I glad that she is coming back and that she dose leave Justin. I hope that she will hook up with Victor

Fri, Feb 12 - 1:31 pm

Judy & Wally back on Days together, that is wonderful news. I am so excited. I love Judy in both roles but this should be great with her back with Wally. Best wishes to you both; I have watched Days from day 1 starting as a child.

Thu, Feb 11 - 7:07 am

this is going to be great and maybe adrienne will fight for her man.

Mon, Feb 08 - 9:47 pm

Their is going to be hell to pay. Go Adrienne. I did watch Justin and Adrienne years ago. They are great together.

Sat, Feb 06 - 5:46 pm

She is back and what did Judi will have to say to Justin bout fallen for Hope? I am going to watch this.

Sat, Feb 06 - 1:22 pm

So glad she is back-she and Justin had a nice sl yrs ago-looking forward to older actors sl- so tired of all the young sl on soaps today.

Fri, Feb 05 - 4:52 pm

YEA!!! This is GREAT news! Kurth and Evans are wonderful together.

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