Barbara Ryan
Colleen Zenk
Colleen Zenk as Barbara Ryan
As the World Turns
Portrayed by: Judi Rolin (1971)
Barbara Stanger (1971)
Donna Wandrey (1971-1972)
Colleen Zenk (1978-2010)
Duration: 1971-1972 & 1978-2010
First appearance: 1971
Last appearance: September 17, 2010
Cause/reason: Series finale
Created by: Irna Phillips
Family: Ryan family
Sullivan family
Gender: Female
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Residence: Oakdale, Illinois
Parents: Chuck Ryan (father, deceased)
Jennifer Sullivan (mother, deceased)
Siblings: Rick Ryan (brother)
Melinda Grey (maternal half-sister, deceased)
Frannie Hughes (maternal half-sister)
Marital status: Henry Coleman (married; 09/2010-)
Past marriage(s): James Stenbeck (divorced; 1980-1983)
Gunnar St. Clair (dissolved; 1983-1984)
Hal Munson (divorced; 1988-1990)
Hal Munson (divorced; 1992-1994)
John Dixon (divorced; 1995-1996)
Hal Munson (divorced; 1999-2001)
Craig Montgomery (divorced; 2001-2002)
James Stenbeck (divorced; 2002)
Children: Paul Ryan (son, with James)
Jennifer Munson (daughter, with Darryl, adopted by Hal, deceased)
Will Munson (son, with Hal)
Johnny Dixon (son, with John, deceased)
Sven Coleman (step-son, deceased)
Grandchildren: Jennifer Ryan (granddaughter, via Paul, deceased)
Eliza Ryan (granddaughter, via Paul)
Johnny Montgomery (grandson, via Jennifer)
Hallie Munson (adopted granddaughter, via Will)
Aunts & uncles: Kim Sullivan (maternal)
Cousins: Sabrina Hughes (maternal)
Andy Dixon (maternal)
Chris Hughes (maternal)
Other relatives: Hope Dixon (maternal)
Romances: James Stenbeck (lovers; 1977, deceased)
Tom Hughes (lovers; 1978)
John Dixon (dated; 1980)
Steven Farrell (lovers; 1981)
Tom Hughes (dated/engaged; 1982)
Brian McColl (dated/engaged; 1985)
Gavin Kruger (lovers; 1986)
Tonio Reyes (lovers; 1986)
Duncan McKechnie (lovers; 1991)
Darryl Crawford (affair/lovers; 1991)
Evan Walsh (lovers; 1991)
Walker Daniels (dated; 2004)
Henry Coleman (affair/lovers; 2009-2010)
Barbara Ryan Coleman (formerly Stenbeck, St. Clair, Munson, Dixon & Montgomery) is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns.

Actress History:Edit

  • Judi Rolin (1970)
  • Barbara Stanger (1970-1971)
  • Donna Wandrey (1971-1972)
  • Colleen Zenk (09/1978-09/2010)

Character History:Edit