Avery Jerome-Corinthos
Ava and Grace as Avery Jerome-Corinthos
General Hospital
Portrayed by Harper and Presley Carlson (2014)
Ava and Grace Scarola
Celesta DeAstis
(2018; in Ava’s dream)
Current status Recurring
Duration 2014-present
First appearance November 4, 2014
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Birth name Avery Jerome
Previous legal name(s) Avery Corinthos
Avery Jerome "A.J." Quartermaine[1]
Alias(es) Jaime Summers[2]
Namesake(s) Ava Jerome
James Nathan Reeves
A.J. Quartermaine
Jaime Sommers
Ethnicity Cuban-American
Gender Female
Born November 4, 2014
(Revised to October 31, 2014[4])
The Brownstone
1424 Elm Street
Port Charles, New York
Age 5
Occupation Student at PC Academy Pre
Residence Greystone Manor
120 Shoreline Road
Port Charles, New York
Harper and Presley as Avery Jerome

Avery Jerome-Corinthos[6] is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of mob boss, Sonny Corinthos and mobster turned gallery owner, Ava Jerome.

She was born onscreen on November 4, 2014.



Twins Harper and Presley Carlson portrayed Avery in November 2014.[7]


She is currently being portrayed by twins Ava and Grace Scarola, who debuted on December 1, 2014.[8]


Celesta DeAstis appeared as a adult Avery in her biological mother, Ava’s dream on January 17, 2018.



Avery's parents Sonny and Ava

Avery was conceived on the day of A.J. Quartermaine's funeral in April 2014. Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny on the same day, leading there to be a question of paternity later on. In the end the paternity test confirmed that Sonny was the father.


Positive test

Ava finds out she is pregnant off screen, but her pregnancy is revealed when Sonny tries to kill her on his island. She shows Sonny the positive test to prove to him it's the truth, but to be sure he has her get a blood test at General Hospital, which comes back positive.

When Morgan finds out about the baby, he asks Ava to have an abortion, but she refuses. During the pregnancy Ava missed a lot of appointments, experienced constant stress, and had multiple cases of horrible Braxton Hicks contractions.

Ava feels Avery kick on August 19, 2014. Ava also refuses to get a paternity test before the baby is born as there was a significant risk to the baby.

Sabrina Santiago, who thought she had lost her own child because of the Jerome mob, seeks revenge on Ava during her pregnancy. Ava almost suffered a miscarriage after Sabrina purposely gave Ava the wrong medication -- Misoprostol instead of Nifedipine.


Avery and her mom

Ava delayed taking the pills which helped, but experienced more pain after taking them later on. The pills also caused Ava to go into early labor, but Silas Clay came to their aid and he was able to stop it.

At one point her sister, Kiki Jerome was her guardian as well as her adoptive brother, Michael Corinthos.

On November 10, 2015, Ava was awarded sole custody of Avery after goading Sonny into threatening her (she recorded it) and Sonny was given visitation rights.

During The Nurses' Ball 2016, after months of trying to find something on Ava, Carly finds a sex tape of her and then-D.A. Paul Hornsby and tries to use against Ava to get Avery back but Ava isn't fazed until Carly lets Paul know that she has it.


Avery and her parents

When Paul finds out he threatens to turn Ava into the police for killing Connie Falconeri (he has the recording). Ava finally relents and basically gives custody over to Sonny with an agreement that she can still see Avery.

In 2016, her brother, Morgan was killed in a car bombing.

As of July 14, 2017, Sonny has full physical and legal custody of Avery and Ava has no right to her anymore. It was also revealed that they had come to an agreement privately. That stayed until May 2018, where Ava blackmailed Sonny into giving her joint custody.

In 2018, her sister, Kiki was murdered by Ryan Chamberlain.

Through her father's marriage, she gained Carly Corinthos as a stepmother (whom she affectionately also calls "mommy") and a step-sister Josslyn Jacks.



Baby Avery

Avery was born onscreen November 4, 2014 to Ava Jerome with the help of Nina Reeves. Nina paralyzed Ava and forced her into labor by injecting her with a drug. After she was born, Nina and her mother kidnapped her as revenge against Ava. Nina flees with the baby with Franco's help and they relocate to Canada, where Franco makes Nina realize that the baby is not her child with Silas. Nina then convinces Franco to raise the baby with her. Nina calls them a "dysfunctional family". After many suggestions, they name the baby Jaime, after Nina's brother, James. The dysfunctional family comes to an end when Dante, Kiki, Ava, Silas, and Morgan catch up with them. She is briefly returned to Ava before Dante arrests Ava for Connie Falconeri's murder, leaving the baby with Kiki and Morgan.


Alexis takes pictures of Avery for Kristina

Avery is taken the hospital by her sister, Kiki and her possible father, Morgan, where it is revealed by Silas that she is healthy other then a slight ear infection. Morgan asks Silas to preform a paternity test but Silas says he can't without Ava's permission due to her being the baby's legal guardian. Kiki announces that she is the baby's temporary legal guardian because she is her mom's next of kin so Kiki gives permission to run the test. Silas returns and tells them a standard paternity test will not work because both potential fathers are related, so they need to test the baby's DNA with someone who is either clearly related to her or not. Silas decides to use Morgan's mother, Carly's DNA because she is related to Morgan and not Sonny. On December 19, it is revealed that Avery's DNA doesn't match Carly's, making Sonny her father.


Avery spends time with her father

On January 5, 2015, Ava gets to hold her daughter one last time and name her, Avery before she goes to prison. It is also revealed that Avery would be living with her sister, Kiki and her father, Silas at his apartment. During January, Avery spends time with the Corinthos side of her family while in custody of Kiki and is seen by her mother in prison. During this time her mother, Ava was presumed dead after falling off a bridge. After Sonny is released from prison, he takes Avery home with him, which makes Kiki question if she should sue for custody. It is later revealed that Kiki decided not to sue for custody, but Avery's adoptive brother, Michael Quartermaine is, to get back at Sonny, who murdered Michael's biological father, A.J. Quartermaine, and to protect Avery from the dangerous mob lifestyle that left Michael in a coma for a year. Michael and Sonny went to court where, after Michael got a new judge (Judge David Walters, his grandmother's boyfriend), he was awarded custody of Avery.

Before Michael takes Avery, she meets her grandmother, Delia and her uncle Julian at her mother's memorial service (in New York City) while Ava looks on. Kiki and Morgan return to Port Charles with Avery, where Michael takes her and renames her Avery Jerome Quartermaine, A.J. for short after Michael's father.


Avery with her family, Maxie and Sabrina

After Michael wins custody, Avery's siblings, Morgan and Kiki drug Michael to make him look like a bad parent and it works and Avery put under the guardianship of her sister but before she can go home with her, she goes to the hospital to get checked out and is kidnapped by Silas to save Ava (who was presumed dead but was save by Silas only to find out that she had cancer and Avery saved her life by donating bone marrow). She is eventually discovered by Kiki and Morgan in Silas' apartment and is returned to Michael, in exchange for Michael dropping the charges against Morgan and Kiki, who were arrested for drugging him. On June 29, 2015, Michael gave Avery back to Sonny, where he relinquished all legal rights to her. As of July, her name is now Avery Corinthos.


Avery with her mom, Franco and Nina on Halloween

In October, while her father Sonny is in the hospital recovering from being shot, Ava comes to claim her daughter. Carly tries to stop her but is unsuccessful at doing so and Ava is awarded temporary custody and takes Avery home. Later, Ava brings Avery to the Floating Rib where Julian get more acquainted with her. A few days later Ava takes Avery to the hospital where she is diagnosed as eczema. While there, they run into Sonny and the two have a not so civil conversation about Avery and her custody. On November 5, Sonny gets Ric to move up the custody hearing for Avery, which causes her mother, Ava to flip out on Sonny and Ric in Sonny's hospital room at General Hospital.

On the day of the custody hearing, everyone including Kiki testifies on Sonny's behalf and when it looks like Sonny is going to get sole custody, Ava does what she does best and provokes Sonny into threatening her and unbeknownst to Sonny, Ava was recording the conversation. When Scott plays it for the judge, the judge awards Ava sole custody and Sonny is given visitation rights, but this custody battle is far from over. It was also stated by the judge that her legal name is Avery Jerome-Corinthos. Later, Morgan comes to Ava's penthouse to see Avery and to give Ava, Avery's favorite blanket that he bought for her while she was living with her father.


On Thanksgiving, Avery and her mom are seen alone at the Metro Court. Later on, Avery and her mom show up at her uncle Julian and Alexis' new house, and Olivia, who is there with her and Julian's son, Leo, answers the door and when she see Ava she slams the door in their faces because she is not happy to see Ava since she killed her cousin, Connie. She tells Ava and Alexis (since it's Alexis' house) that she wants them to leave but Kristina convinces Olivia (and Alexis) to let Ava stay so she can meet her little sister. While the women get dinner ready, Kristina and Avery bond and she meets her cousin, Molly as well. Afterwards, the unconventional family sits down for Thanksgiving dinner.


Court mandated visitation

On November 30, Avery is seen with her mother at GH, where she gets to see her father for their court mandated visitation but it must be supervised by Yvonne Golnik, the court appointed supervisor and Sonny reluctantly agrees so he can see Avery. Later Carly, Sonny, Avery, and Yvonne go into one of the hospital meeting rooms and Carly convinces Yvonne to wait outside the room while Sonny stays with Avery. After Carly leaves, Sonny and Avery bond. Sonny tells her that she is his heart and then he sings her a song. A little while later, Yvonne comes back and says that the visit is over but Sonny says it's not time yet they are still playing. Before Yvonne takes Avery, Paul walks in and convinces her to give Sonny a couple more minutes which she does and then she takes Avery.

Avery is seen again with her mom on Christmas Eve, where they bump into Kiki, who agrees to spend Christmas with them. Kiki then convinces Ava to let Avery spend Christmas Eve with Sonny. Kiki then brings Avery's to Sonny house.

On January 19, 2016, Ava takes her to mommy and me yoga.

On January 21, Carly gets upset that she missed Sonny's supervised visit with her. Later on in January, Carly tries to convince Ava to let Sonny have a couple of unsupervised visits and after Kiki asking her to it and after much consideration, Ava decides against it.


Avery with her mom and Scott at the Metro Court

A few days later, Ava fakes being sick in order to keep Avery safe from her business and asks Kiki to babysit her. Then Kiki takes Avery to see her father and leaves her with him while she and Morgan go out. Later on, Avery is seen spending more time with her father. Then Carly comes home and is happy to her but is concerned about how Ava is going to react. Meanwhile, Kiki (sans Avery) and Ava run into each other and Ava gets upset when she finds out that Kiki left Avery with Sonny. Then Ava goes to Sonny's house to get Avery and threatens that she will take away his visitation and he tells her to try it. Avery is later seen with her mother and Scott at the Metro Court.


Avery and Nelle

On February 17, Avery is spending time with Sonny and Dante, Michael and Morgan also get to see her. On March 2, Avery is brought to the hospital by the babysitter who has to drop her off due to her mother not doing well. Then Ava then lets Sonny take Avery while Kiki is recovering. On May 20, Carly revealed that Kristina took Avery to a play group. On May 31/June 1, Avery is seen with her mother, Kiki and Dillon at the Metro Court. On July 6, (the 4th of July on the show), Avery is seen watching the fireworks with her dad and Carly. On August 22, Avery is seen being brought back to the house by her nanny. She also meets Nelle.


Nephew Rocco

On Thanksgiving 2016, she is seen at the Metro Court with her mom, sister, Kiki and uncle Julian. On Christmas 2016, she is seen at Greystone Manor with her dad, stepmom, siblings Michael and Kristina, Nelle and the Morgan family

In May 2017, Avery is seen at the park with Michael, Nelle, Charlotte, her mom and stepmom.


Avery and Kiki

On June 2, Avery got a visit from her big sister, Kiki.


Avery is scared to see her mom

On July, Kiki brings Avery to visit their mom in the hospital and Avery gets scared.

Avery is seen at Christmas time.

In January, Avery was seen at Kelly's with her big sister, Kiki, her mother, Ava and her big brother, Michael.

In May, Avery is seen at Nelle's baby shower.

In November, Avery is seen at the Corinthos home where her uncle Julian made a surprise visit to request Sonny that Avery should spend the day with her mom but because Ava wasn't feeling well to see her, she spent the entire day with Julian instead.

In April of 2019, Avery eavesdropped on her stepmom Carly hearing about a baby. Sonny and Carly later explained to her that Avery is going to be a big sister and she couldn't be happier.

In August, Avery is seen at the vow renewals of her dad and stepmom.

In October, Avery meets her baby sister Donna for the first time.

Health and Vitals

  • Born premature but healthy [Oct 31, 2014; shown on Nov 4, 2014]
  • Kidnapped by Nina Reeves and Madeline Reeves shortly after birth [revealed Nov 6, 2014]
  • Kidnapped by Nina and Franco [Nov-Dec 2014]
  • Had a slight ear infection [revealed Dec 15, 2014]
  • Accidentally knocked over while in her stroller by Michael (she was uninjured) [Apr 8, 2015]
  • Kidnapped by Silas Clay [Apr 10-24, 2015; revealed Jun 3-4, 2015]
  • Had her bone marrow extracted by Silas Clay in order to save the life of her mother, Ava, who was suffering from terminal leukemia [Apr 2015; revealed Jun 3-4, 2015]
  • Has eczema [revealed Oct 7, 2015]
  • "Kidnapped" by her grandpa Mike, who has Alzheimer's [Apr 13-20, 2018]

Family tree


Photo gallery


  1. On March 9, 2015, Michael stated (as her legal guardian) that he was changing Avery's name to Avery Jerome Quartermaine, A.J. for short ...
  2. Nina and Franco decided to give her a name. December 3, 2014. Franco often refers to her as Jaime Summers, last name spelling is correct due to captions on December 10th. (transcript of the dialogue:
  3. Mike Corbin mistook Avery for his daughter Courtney Matthews during an Alzheimer's induced psychosis
  4. She was born during Carly's wedding on Halloween.
  5. In 2013, it is stated that Dino had died in prison.
  6. Stated by the judge at her custody hearing on November 9, 2015 ... ...

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