ABC Daytime Wiki
Advertisement
Brook Lynn Ashton
Brook Ashton.jpg
Adrianne Leon as Brook Lynn Ashton
General Hospital
Portrayed by Brooke Radding
(1996)
Adrianne Leon
(2004-2006; 2010-2011)
Amanda Setton
(2019-present)
Briana Lane
(temp; 2020)
Duration 1999, 2004-2006, 2010-2011, 2019-present
First appearance 1999
Profile
Nickname(s) Lynn
Gender Female
Born 1987[1]
Residence Port Charles, New York


Brook Lynn Ashton is a fictional character on the popular ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Within the show's universe, she is the teenage daughter of Ned Ashton and Lois Cerullo, and was named after her mother's home town of Brooklyn. Originally played by actress Brooke Radding in 1996, the character was last portrayed by actress Adrianne Leon starting in 2004. Leon was nominated for two awards for the role in 2005: the Soap Opera Digest "Outstanding Female Newcomer Award" , and "Outstanding Younger Actress" in the Daytime Emmy awards. Leon continued to play the character until 2006. Leon reprised the role in 2010 and left again in 2011.

In 2019, the role was recast with actress Amanda Setton, who made her first appearance on November 18, 2019. Setton was hired by GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini, who also her boss at One Life to Live. Valentini approached her and offered her the job without an audition, and evidence suggests he didn't contact Leon first and gauge her interest in reprising the role.

Setton temporarily exited the role on August 4, 2020 to go on maternity leave and she returned on March 15, 2021.

In 2020, while Setton was on maternity leave, actress Briana Lane temporarily took over the role from August 6 to November 16, 2020. For her performance in the role, Lane was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award in the "Outstanding Guest Performer" category.


Background[]

Brook Lynn is raised by her mother after her parents' divorce, but lives with her father as a teenager. She is a talented song writer and singer and her mother, a band manager and record company executive, often pressures her to pursue a singing career. Brook dates Diego Alcazar for a time, but they later break up. She is also involved in adventures with Georgie Jones, her uncle Dillon Quartermaine, and Sage Alcazar, who competes with her for a recording contract. The obnoxious Sage is murdered by serial killer Mary Bishop after she is locked in the Quartermaine freezer by a fed-up Georgie. Sage is a sitting duck for the killer, who mistakes her for Brook's adopted cousin Emily Quartermaine. After her death, Brook puts a poignant song written by Sage to music and records it. Sage's uncle Lorenzo Alcazar blames Brook and the other teens for her death, but is brought to tears when he hears Brook perform the song. The following year, Brook is a victim of the Port Charles Stalker, who drugs girls and takes pictures of them. The stalker later turns out to be Sage's cousin Diego, who had read her journals and decided to get revenge on Brook and the others on her behalf. Soon after, Brook Lynn decided to leave Port Charles and return to New York to pursue her music career.

References[]

  1. As 2005, Brook Lynn was 18 years old.
Advertisement