The Wentzville, Mo., native has starred in the films “Dark Ride,” “The Last Run,” “Master of Disguise” and “Ready or Not,” made appearances in a number of familiar television shows, including “CSI: NY,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Two and a Half Men” and been in commercials for Coors Light, Taco Bell, AT&T, Nike, the Gap and more.
Currently, Bogart is portraying the character Abby Haver on ABC’s “General Hospital.”
“My role on General Hospital has been my favorite so far; the opportunity to develop and regularly play a character has been wonderful. Bringing to life something that’s written on the page is so creative, imaginative and fun,” said Bogart.
While the young actress has experienced a great deal of success in her career, she didn’t spend her childhood daydreaming of becoming a movie star. Instead, she dreamed of dancing.
“I’ve danced since I was a little girl. I knew when I started looking at colleges that dance was something I wanted to continue.”
While she was a student, she danced with the Sugar Bears and minored in dance.
“Being a Sugar Bear was an incredible experience. It was a great social outlet that allowed me to do something I was passionate about. I was able to work with a wonderful group of girls, with whom I’m still close to this day.”
Bogart isn’t trading in her dance shoes just yet.
“I teach a few hip hop, ballet, tap and jazz classes each week to four to six-year-old dancers,” Bogart said. “Teaching kids is very inspiring. It gives me a couple of hours to put all of my energy into them.”
Bogart resides in Los Angeles where she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, making photo books for her family and friends and doing outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and lounging at the beach. She returns to Missouri a few times each year to visit family.
“I’m very close with my family, especially my four nieces. They are truly amazing and a huge part of my life.”
When asked what words of wisdom she would offer students at Missouri State who will be embarking on new careers, Bogart said: “No matter what career you are headed into, light up rooms. Be a positive person whom others not only want to be around, but perhaps can learn from. This simple thing is infectious and takes you a long way in life.”