Crystal Chappell is an American actress who played Carly Manning on Days of Our Lives from 1990 to 1993, Maggie Carpenter on One Life to Live from 1995–97 and Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light from 1999 to 2009.
In 2009, Chappell co-created the soap opera web series Venice: The Series. Chappell executive produces and stars in the series, which centers around the life of Gina (Chappell), a gay interior designer living in Venice Beach, California. Her Guiding Light former co-star Lecchia plays Gina’s ex-girlfriend, Ani. In 2011, Chappell won the first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime as a producer, and won again in 2014 for Outstanding New Approaches – Drama Series. Chappell also produced and starred opposite Lecchia in a pilot for a new soap web series called The Grove in 2013
On October 2, 2009, she began reprising the role of Carly Manning. In May 2011, Chappell revealed that her contract was not renewed and her character ended its run in late summer. She has since appeared as Danielle Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2012.
She was married to Scott Fanjoy from 1988-91. She has been married to actor Michael Sabatino since January 6, 1997. They have two children.