Best known for her eight-year tenure as Melissande Boudreau on Guiding Light, Yvonna Kopacz-Wright began her career as a model after entering a contest in Seventeen Magazine. The Wilhelmina Agency in New York City flew her out from her home in Fresno, CA, where she spent two years working in print and television commercials for well-known brands such as AT&T and Coca-Cola.
She returned to California to study at the University of California at Berkeley, but was quickly drawn into acting with her first role as Wendy Reardon on Days of Our Lives. Since then she has appeared in various TV shows and movies, such as Cosby, Damages, Unforgettable, Perfect Stranger and more. She has had an occurring role on Blue Bloods as Ava Hotchkiss and is currently appearing on Law and Order: SVU as Dr. Darby Wilder.
Yvonna is a Certified Yoga Instructor and a backyard farmer enthusiast who loves to tend to her flock of chickens, take care of beehives and harvest fruits and vegetables from her luscious gardens in Rockland County, NY. Yvonna is a very proud wife and mother of two daughters, Lola 12 and Marley 11.