Maura West is an American actress. She began her career in the 1990s, playing the role of Carly Snyder on the soap opera As the World Turns. She starred on the said show for more than a decade from 1995-2010. Simultaneously, she appeared in an episode of the reality series A Baby Story. Following her character’s departure from As the World Turns, she starred as Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless, which she played from 2010-2011. She later landed the role of Ava Jerome on the medical soap opera General Hospital. In 2014, she had a role in the film Come Back to Me.