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Naomi Matsuda Looks Toward Her Future on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

Please join us in congratulating Naomi Matsuda, who is celebrating her first anniversary playing Li Finnegan on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL! “Hard to believe it’s been a year since I joined the cast of B&B,” the actress shared on Instagram. “It’s been an incredible experience that I hope continues for another 50 years.”

Matsuda also expressed her gratitude to everyone who helped make this happen. “Thank you [B&B executive producer and headwriter] Bradley Bell, [the soap’s publicist] Eva Basler, Midwest Talent to Watch, FSE Talent Agency, the amazing cast and crew, and all of you who have supported me through #teamli. It’s greatly appreciated!”

Before joining the cast of B&B in August 2021, Matsuda could be seen in primetime series like THE X-FILES, NEW GIRL, AMERICAN CRIME STORY, and THE ROOKIE. This wasn’t her first experience in daytime, either — back in 2015, Matsuda played John’s ex, Tori, for a brief run on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She also earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer for her performance on B&B.

B&B Bill Li Finn
Matsuda has plenty of juicy material to make up another Emmy reel for next year!Howard Wise/

Li was introduced alongside her husband, Jack, as they came to Los Angeles to attend their adopted son’s wedding to Steffy Forrester. It was at the reception when notorious villain Sheila Carter crashed the party to reveal that she was Finn’s birth mother! This set off a chain of events that led to Li discovering that Jack was really Finn’s biological father from a long-ago affair with Sheila, and then hiding her son away from everyone after he was believed shot to death by Sheila!

What might the future hold for Li? Well, after her presumed death, Bill Spencer found her and nursed her back to health, so might something spark between those two? He has been on the outs with Katie for quite some time, so he’s mostly available! Of course, in the near future, the doctor will likely be dealing with the repercussions of having stolen Finn’s body from the hospital and not telling anyone he was alive!

Stay tuned to see what happens next!

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