YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS - Michael Baldwin
Christian Jules LeBlanc joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Michael Baldwin in October 1991, departing in 1993. He returned to the series in April 1997. A slick attorney, Michael has found happiness in his marriage to Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), despite the antics of his troubled brother, Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and his unpredictable mother, Gloria (Judith Chapman).
In 2005, 2007, and 2009 LeBlanc won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and was nominated again in 2008. He was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004.
LeBlanc graduated with honors from Tulane University where he majored in Roman history and pre-med. He opted to pursue an acting career after he was offered a role in the PBS television series Edit Point. He has appeared on the television programs Cheers, Gabriel's Fire and Perry Mason. In addition, he was a regular on the series In the Heat of the Night and played Kirk McColl on As The World Turns.
On stage, LeBlanc has appeared in No Orchids For Miss Blandish and Ladies in Retirement, in which he co-starred with the legendary actresses Julie Harris and Eileen Brennan. He produced and starred in his first short film, Puppy Love, which was honored as the Outstanding Short Film at the Los Angeles International Short Film Awards in April 2001.
Born in Fayettville, N.C., LeBlanc grew up in New Orleans as the second oldest of eight children, whose father, retired Major Andre Victor LeBlanc, is a decorated veteran.
LeBlanc lives in Los Angeles. His hobbies include genealogy, water skiing, swimming, racquetball and body surfing. He is an award-winning artist who is writing and illustrating his first children's book. He has also worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles school district. A world traveler, LeBlanc's journeys have taken him to Australia and the Middle East.
Congratulations to Christian on his Pre-Emmy Lead Actor nomination.