The role of Serena was originated by actress Carly Schroeder from 1997 to 2003.
On July 9, 2017, Soap Opera Digest announced that Schroeder would be reprising her role as Serena in conjunction with the show’s tribute to Scott’s father, Lee on July 14, 2017.
(Lee’s portrayer, Peter Hansen, passed away earlier this year.) Schroeder should be returning sometime during the week of July 10. She was seen on July 13 & 14, 2017.
Serena was born via surrogate mother Lucy Coe when it was discovered that her mother Dominique Stanton Baldwin was dying, but wanted to leave her husband Scott Baldwin with a child. Lucy made Scott and Dominique's dream possible by carrying Serena until birth. Scott and Lucy named her Serena, after the Stanton family estate, Serenity. Soon after Serena's birth, Scott took her and fled to Canada, to hide from the mob that was trying to steal the fortune Dominique left to him and Serena.
In 1997, Scott returned to Port Charles without Serena and at first believed that Lucy had kidnapped her. However, he soon realized he was wrong and not long after he was hit by a car, but that did not deter his search for his missing daughter. It was later revealed that Danielle Ashley, Dominique's half-sister, and Rex Stanton, their uncle, had taken Serena and planned to use her to gain access to her trust fund.
A worn down Danielle ended up admitting the truth to Scott and he was reunited with his daughter. Rex however pushed forward and made Scott look like an unfit father. His plan worked and he gained custody of Serena, but Lucy married Rex in order to keep an eye on the little girl who she had carried and loved. Rex was eventually forced to come clean with his deception and he was arrested for his crimes.
Serena was again reunited with Scott and this time for good. Serena and Scott began to spend time with Eve Lambert, which caused Lucy to become extremely jealous. Lucy came up with a plan to gain back their attention by looking like a hero and siphoned the gas out of Eve's car, so she could rescue them when their car ran out of gas. Her plan backfired however when they were in an accident and Serena lost her eyesight. After a successful surgery, she regained her sight and Serena was ecstatic when her parents, Scott and Lucy, eventually got married and adopted a baby girl they named Christina Baldwin.
Unfortunately though Christina was taken by her biological mother and her loss caused the end of Scott and Lucy's marriage. The tide turned and Serena was thrilled when Christina's biological mother Julie Devlin returned her to Scott and Lucy, after she found out that she was dying and could no longer care for Christina. Later that year on Christmas Eve, Lucy married Kevin Collins and Serena was happy to gain an older sister named Olivia Locke. A few years later, Serena packed up her things and left town with Lucy, Kevin, and Christina for Paris, France.
It was mentioned in late July 2008 that Scott and Serena had taken a long vacation on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Upon his return, Scott learned that his son, Serena's half brother, Logan Hayes, had been murdered by Lulu Spencer. On September 10, 2008, Serena was mentioned again when maniacal mob boss Anthony Zacchara threatened to kill her if Scott continued his case against Johnny Zacchara for the murder of his son, Logan.
Scott remarked that Serena was somewhere Anthony couldn't find her, leading Anthony to reveal that Serena was still living in Paris, France with Lucy and Kevin. Serena was last mentioned on October 30, 2008. After Laura Spencer was kidnapped by Scott, Lulu called Serena in Paris to see if Scott had taken her there. Serena said she'd try to call Scott, but wanted to get off the phone, leading some to believe that Scott and Laura had joined Serena, Christina, Lucy and Kevin in Paris. Scott, Lucy and Kevin have since returned to Port Charles, but Serena still lives in Paris with her sister Christina.
Serena is seen reuniting with her parents at the Metro Court Hotel. Serena, Scott and Lucy mourn Lee.
Health and Vitals
Lost her sight in a car accident (had a cornea transplant to regain her sight; successful)
Creators: Richard Culliton · Carolyn Culliton ·Wendy Riche Executive Producers:Wendy Riche (1997-1999) ·Julie Hanan Carruthers (1999-2003) Head Writers:Carolyn and Richard Culliton (1997) ·Lynn Marie Latham (1998-1999) ·Scott Hamner (1999) ·Karen Harris and Jonathan Estrin (2000) ·Karen Harris (2000) ·Karen Harris and Barbara Bloom (2000) ·James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten (2000-2003)