Liza Huber
Liza Victoria Huber

(1975-02-22) February 22, 1975 (age 47)
Years active1995–2008
Spouse(s)Alex Hesterberg (m. 2004)
Parent(s)Helmut Huber
Susan Lucci

Liza Victoria Huber (born February 22, 1975) is an American television actress, best known for her role as Gwen Hotchkiss on the daytime soap Passions. She is the daughter of actress Susan Lucci.[1]

In 2008, she retired from acting to spend time with her family.


Huber appeared with her mother in a 1993 Ford Motor Company advertisement. Huber's television debut was an uncredited role in Lifetime's original movie, Ebbie (1995), which starred her mother.[1]

In 1999, Huber was announced as a cast member in the new NBC daytime soap Passions. She left the show in 2000, when she announced she was quitting acting to return to New York and be near her fiancé at the time.

In 2000, she was named Miss Golden Globe, an honor the Golden Globe Awards show gives each year to the daughter of a celebrity. Huber was asked to return to Passions in 2002, after her replacement Natalie Zea chose to depart the role of Gwen when her contract ended.[2]

Huber starred in and co-produced the play Four Dogs and a Bone at the Harold Clurman Theater in New York City, as part of her student acting requirements. For a week in October 2003, she appeared on the game show Hollywood Squares.[3]

Personal life

Liza is currently an entrepreneur, founding the company Sage Spoonfuls in 2011,[4] along with residing in Wayland, Massachusetts with her husband, Alex Hesterberg whom she met in first grade and eventually married in 2004, and her four kids, Royce (born December 23, 2006),[5] Brendan, Hayden and Mason.


  1. ^ a b "Liza Huber Biography". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ "Passions News | Zea Opts Out As Passions' Gwen". Soapcentral. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  3. ^ " Passions - About". NBC. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  4. ^ "Liza Huber | Sage Spoonfuls".
  5. ^ "Introducing Royce Alexander Hesterberg".