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Ridge Forrester
Thorsten Kaye
THORSTEN KAYE (Episode #6720 – Present)

Thorsten Kaye plays “Ridge Forrester,” a world-renowned designer and charming heir to the fashion empire Forrester Creations on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Born in Germany and raised in England, Kaye moved to the United States in 1985 on a track scholarship to the United States International University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He went on to earn his master’s degree in theater and theater history from Wayne State University.

Because of his great love for the theater, Kaye starred in many stage productions, including Macbeth and Julius Caesar, as a Hilberry Repertory Theater Company member in Detroit, MI, and trained with Bill Hobbs at London’s National Theatre.

In 2023, Kaye received his first Daytime Emmy® Award as Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his “Ridge Forrester” role on The Bold and the Beautiful. He received two previous Emmy® nominations in the same category for his work on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2020 and 2021.

1995, Kaye booked his first daytime television role on the drama One Live to Live. After taking a break to pursue other roles on television and stage, Kaye returned to daytime television in 2003 on Port Charles, for which he earned two Daytime Emmy® nominations. In 2004, Kaye joined All My Children, where he garnered two additional Daytime Emmy® nominations. Kaye currently holds the record for being the only performer to be Emmy® nominated in the Lead Actor category on three different shows.

He appeared for two seasons on the prime-time hit Smash as “Nick Felder,” playing opposite Oscar® award-winner Anjelica Huston, and has co-hosted The View with his dear friend, Whoopi Goldberg.

Kaye resides on the East Coast with his wife, Emmy® award-winning actress Susan Haskell, and their daughters, Marlowe and McKenna. He commutes weekly to Los Angeles to film The Bold and the Beautiful. Kaye celebrates his birthday on February 22nd.

Follow him on Instagram at @iamthorstenkaye.

The Bold and the Beautiful debuted on March 23, 1987. Created by William J. and Lee Phillip Bell, The Bold and the Beautiful is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc. and is broadcast weekdays (1:30 – 2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bradley Bell is the executive producer and head writer.