Lucy Deakins

Lucy Helyn Deakins (born December 18, 1971) is an American actress and attorney best known for starring as Milly in The Boy Who Could Fly and originating the role of Lily Walsh on As the World Turns.[1][2]

Lucy Deakins
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Deakins on the set of The Great Outdoors in 1987.
Born (1971-12-18) December 18, 1971 (age 49)
New York City, U.S.
Alma materHarvard University
University of Washington School of Law
OccupationActress, attorney
Years active1984-2002 (as an actress)
Spouse(s)John Jay Arnold (1999-present)


Deakins was born in New York City, the daughter of Alice, a professor at Columbia University, and Roger, a New York University professor.[3] She graduated from Stuyvesant High School and enrolled in Harvard University in 1988. She graduated in 1994 with a degree in comparative religion. She took time off from acting to backpack across Europe.[4]

In 2007, she graduated from University of Washington School of Law and is now a practicing attorney in Denver, Colorado, specializing in the energy industry.[5][6] She is a partner in the Denver law firm, Dunsing, Deakins & Galera.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Boy Who Could Fly Amelia "Milly" Michaelson
1988 Little Nikita Barbara Kerry
1988 The Great Outdoors Cammie
1989 Cheetah Susan Johnson
1994 There Goes My Baby Mary Beth


Year Title Role Notes
1984–1985 As the World Turns Lily Walsh TV series
1990 ABC Afterschool Special Becky Noonan "Stood Up!"
1993 Law & Order Julia Wood "Discord"
1995 A Mother's Gift Isobelle (adult) TV film
2002 Law & Order Leah Stanton "The Ring"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1986 Young Artist Award Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film - Comedy or Drama The Boy Who Could Fly Nominated
1987 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor The Boy Who Could Fly Nominated


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (November 21, 1986). "SCREEN: 'THE BOY WHO COULD FLY'". The New York Times. NYC. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Who's Who In Oakdale: Lily Walsh Snyder". Soap Central. Soap Central. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lucy Deakins, 15, Learns All the World's a Stage, or Else a Movie, or a Video". People Magazine. NYC USA. November 10, 1986. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Lynch, Jason (October 15, 2001). "The Sky's the Limit". People Magazine. NYC USA. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Where Are They Now? Lucy Deakins".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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