|Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery|
| Online Reboot of AMC |
All My Children
|Portrayed by|| Denyse Tontz (2013-present) |
Raymond M. and Joseph R. Cartigiano, Jr. (2004-2005)
Haley Evans (2005-2009)
Mackenzie Aladjem (2010-2011).
|Current status||Contract, regular|
|First appearance||March 23, 2004 (on ABC's AMC)April 29, 2013 (on PP's AMC)|
|Last appearance||September 2011 (on ABC's AMC)|
|Alias(es)|| Elizabeth "Bess" Charlotte Chandler|
(when she was given to JR and Babe Chandler, when JR's/Babe's son was switched for Kelly Cramer's stillborn son)
|Born||March 23, 2004 (c1997)|
|Occupation||High School Student|
|Residence||Bianca's House in Pine Valley|
Miranda Mona Montgomery is the daughter of Bianca Montgomery and Michael Cambias. She was born in March 2004 the same day that AJ Chandler was born. She was initially adopted by her mother's girlfriend Reese Williams.
On the online reboot, Miranda was seen on the premiere episode on April 29th, 2013. She will be SORASed to be a teenager and be protrayed by Denyse Tontz. It was originally reported that Jordan Lane Price was protraying Miranda, but Price is now assigned to protray a new character, Celia Fitzgerald.
ABC Storylines Edit
Character Miranda Montgomery is written into the show All My Children as the daughter of Bianca Montgomery, conceived after a brutal rape by Michael Cambias. The storyline begins when Michael Cambias wants revenge on Bianca's mother, Erica Kane. He soon rapes her youngest daughter. The situation torments Erica, since she too had been raped and impregnated at a young age.
At first, Erica, fearful of what can happen with Bianca's psyche, urges her to have the child aborted. Bianca agrees to this suggestion at first, but when her older half-sister, Kendall Hart, comes to the clinic, and Bianca tells her what has happened, Kendall is so touched that the sister she always scorned now understands what she went through in being a product of rape, that she throws her full support to Bianca. This solidifies a still unbreakable bond between the two sisters.
Erica finds out about the followed-through pregnancy and is furious that everyone kept her in the dark about it. She and Bianca have a vicious argument concerning this issue, and Bianca storms out of the house. This angers Kendall who unleashes her rage at Erica over her treatment of Bianca.
Miranda is born during a storm where her mother is stranded in a cabin with Babe Carey, one of her mother's best friends. With Babe's help, Miranda is born. Her name is chosen because her mother loves the first name, and her middle name comes from her late great-grandmother, Mona Kane Tyler. Although her father is a Cambias, her mother uses her surname, Montgomery, for her daughter's last name.
Switched at birthEdit
Miranda's first few months are hectic. Far more hectic than they should be. This begins with her mother believing her to be dead due to news from a man named Paul Cramer, but she is not. She has been switched by Paul as he has taken then-wife Babe's son, and passed him off to his sister, Kelly Cramer, back in Llanview, Pennsylvania. He then presents Miranda to Babe and her husband at the time, J.R. Chandler, as their own daughter. J.R. promptly names her Bess, short for Elizabeth Charlotte Chandler.
For months, Bianca is led to believe that her baby has died. In fact, it is Miranda's aunt, Kendall, who has to tell Bianca that Miranda is dead. All this time, she is being raised by J.R. and Babe. Bianca is so shaken by this, that she almost kidnaps her own daughter, not even knowing that the little girl is her child. J.R. wants Bianca in jail, but Babe intercedes on her behalf, having discovered that Bess is actually Bianca's biological daughter, though she does not tell this to Bianca due to her own personal reasons. She goes so far as to ask Bianca to be Bess' Godmother, a situation J.R. resents. Babe also changes Bess' middle name to Miranda to honor Bianca. J.R., on the other hand, is not so pleased about this, and even hires a nanny to watch Bianca when she makes a visit. J.R. is just as unaware of the truth regarding Bess as Bianca is.
Revealed as a Kane and Cambias heirEdit
In 2004, Ethan Cambias comes to town. He is Miranda's biological cousin by virtue that Michael is Miranda's father. Ethan's father is Zach Slater, who is really Alexander Cambias, Jr. Ethan befriends Miranda's mother and aunt, and later on a DNA test sampled from both Miranda and Ethan shows that they are indeed Cambias blood.
After the death of Paul Cramer, things go awry. It is becoming increasingly evident that people see that Bess Chandler is really Miranda. J.R. and Babe have split up romantically at this time, and Babe is growng closer to his brother, Jamie Martin. It is during a benefit in Florida that the truth about the baby switch comes out. Babe asks Bianca to come to Florida and she spills everything.
Bianca is clearly livid and slaps and denounces Babe as her friend for her actions. J.R., however, is more hell-bent on keeping Miranda away from Bianca than Babe is. He kidnaps Miranda, and while he and Bianca are arguing about the turn of events, she falls off of a second story balcony and is injured severely. Because of these events and the injuries that she suffered, both physical and emotional, J.R. and the normally compassionate Bianca, who were once close in childhood and adolescence, are now mortal enemies to this day.
J.R., hoping against hope that he is Bess's father, has Bianca taken back to Pine Valley, where she is admitted to the hospital. She remains in a coma for several days.
Meanwhile, Erica promptly storms over to J.R.'s father, Adam Chandler, who, incidentally, is one of her ex-husbands, and demands that he set up a DNA test to prove who Bess/Miranda is once and for all. She punctuates this demand by pointedly telling Adam, "Because you will not raise any Kane children in this house!"
Adam, to J.R.'s ire, does exactly what Erica has announced must be done. The results are conclusive and there is no shadow of a doubt. Bess is Miranda and has been very much alive all this time.
J.R. is not going to let a DNA test result stand in his way of being with his daughter. In his mind,
Miranda is Bess and DNA or no DNA, he is the father, and nothing or nobody is going to stop that. One person, however, does eventually stop that — J.R.'s stepfather, Tad Martin.
Tad, along with Adam, Jackson Montgomery, Bianca's uncle, Aidan Devane, and Erica, take Miranda out of J.R.'s arms and returns her to the hospital. A truly depressed and furious J.R. denounces everyone for what has happened. He takes to drinking and mourns the loss of both his son and his daughter.
A very relieved Erica takes her granddaughter and brings her into Bianca's ICU room. Erica, along with Kendall, her uncle (and later stepfather), Jackson, her best friend (and later girlfriend), Maggie Stone, and many people who love her, plead for her to come out of her coma. Erica tries to awaken Bianca from her coma by having Miranda around her.When Erica puts Miranda into Bianca's arms, it is a Christmas miracle indeed. Bianca wakes up and holds her beautiful baby girl close to her heart. Ethan, who is there when she is brought in, meets his cousin as Bianca is already forming a bond with her.
Many weeks later, Miranda, along with her mother and Maggie, move to Paris, where Bianca works at Cambias Industries' European Division. While there, Maggie becomes like a mother to Miranda and Miranda thinks of Maggie as a mother. It is inferred by Bianca to Julia Santos that adoption papers have been drawn up, never signed, but that Miranda does not need the adoption papers to love Maggie as a mother.
Since she and her cousin, Ethan, are Cambias by blood, they stand to be heirs to the Cambias fortune at that time. Because of Miranda's age, however, Bianca votes Miranda's shares in Cambias Industries by proxy. Now that her cousin, Ethan, is dead, she will be the sole heir to the Cambias fortune. When she is of age, she will take her rightful place in the Cambias Empire. Though Ian Slater her paternal/maternal cousin and her maternal-sister/paternal cousin Gabrielle Montgomery is also heirs both through her uncle Zach Slater. As well as possibility of Spike Lavery maybe an heir because he is the stepson but raised by Zach Slater; and his father was the owner of Cambias Industries for a few years and still has part of the shares for Cambias Industries.
In 2006, Miranda returns alongside her mother to Pine Valley, where she meets her new half-uncle, Josh Madden. (It is revealed that Maggie has cheated on Bianca while in Paris.) At present, Miranda is a happy and healthy little girl, who has thrived, in spite of the drama that surrounded her when she was a baby. While back, she gains friends in Kathy Mershon and Emma Lavery, and she gets along wonderfully with her cousin, Spike Lavery. She also makes friends with Zoe, who happens to be her uncle Josh's roommate. She gets along well with her great uncle and surrogate grandfather, Jackson Montgomery, as well.
On April 26, 2007, Miranda moves back to Paris with her mother. Bianca cites the fact that Miranda has friends in Paris and that they had a life there that she wants them to get back to. This may bring about a reconciliation between Bianca and Maggie, who returned to Paris in February, both of whom considered themselves a family with Miranda prior to fall of 2006.
While away from Pine Valley, it is also discovered that Miranda's cousin, Greenlee Smythe, stole her Fusion Stock that she inherited from Simone Torres. (There is debate now concerning this, as Simone possibly willed only the actual Trust Fund left to her by her fiance, Ethan Cambias, to Miranda and possibly held out the Fusion shares to give to Greenlee. There is no proof that the shares were stolen from Miranda or if Miranda actually ever had control of the Fusion stock to begin with.)
Return in 2008Edit
Bianca comes back to town on October 17, 2008 pregnant via sperm donation. However, Bianca had not informed her family and friends of the pregnancy. When caught up in a storm due to occasional tornados currently hitting Pine Valley, she reveals to Zach that he is the baby's father. Zach had agreed to father Bianca's child, but did not know that she had gone through with the procedure of artificial insemination. Bianca soon gives birth to a baby girl during the storm. The child is biologically related to the Slater family, as well as the Montgomery/Kane family, therefore making her Miranda's half-sister and cousin.
Miranda was part of the wedding of her mother and Reese. Bianca and Reese allowed her to dance with them on their first dance. The marriage was later short lived after her mother learned that Reese kissed Zach drunk. Miranda said goodbye to Reese, Erica, Kendall, and Zach Slater. Miranda and her mother and sister headed back to Paris, France.
Second Return to Pine ValleyEdit
When her mother returned to Pine Valley, Bianca said that she did not bring her daughters back with her because of Erica being missing. Jackson Montgomery has Miranda and Gabrielle flown to Pine Valley after Erica is back. Miranda, Gabrielle, and Bianca are living at Wildwind along with Caleb Cooney, their late friend, Palmer Cortlandt's nephew.
Prospect Park's AMC StorylinesEdit
Miranda is now an aged teenager in the online reboot. She is talking to childhood friend AJ Chandler in his room with just his towel on. They then head off and meet up with AJ's grandfather Adam Chandler and Brooke English. They then go to school and Miranda is enamored by Hunter, which AJ is visibly jealous of. (4-29-13) She is seen talking to her mother Bianca Montgomery and Bianca says that she has concert tickets for the family. Miranda says that she can't go because there is a dance on that date. Miranda suggests that her mother and sister Gabby stay in New York over the weekend after they go to the concert. Hunter comes by and says that he wants to talk and Bianca says to Miranda that she understands why the dance is so important. Later on Miranda accepts Hunter's proposal to hang out on Thursday. AJ is seen watching it and again unimpressed. (4-30-13) She is getting ready for the "date" with Hunter and she is just has blue underwear and trying to fit in Colby's jeans. She asks AJ to help her get in the jeans and AJ remarks on the wasted effort that she is putting into the date. She then heads to the bathroom nearby and takes off her pink bra and puts on a skimpy yellow top. This makes AJ really anxious and he tells her that he should the notify the trailer park to pick up their trash, which offends Miranda. (5-2-13) AJ tells Miranda that Hunter can just pick her up at his place (Adam's). She and Hunter decide that they would go to Jane's Addictions and just "talk". Hunter asks Miranda to draw him something and Miranda notices AJ walking in. AJ and Miranda talk and AJ says that Miranda needs to re-claim her spot because a girl, named Sally, has just taken her chair. Hunter covers it up. Hunter tries to get Miranda to hang with Sally too, but she wants alone time with Hunter. Hunter reveals the true nature of the night, he wants to experiment with Miranda to see if she like men or women (Sally is bisexual, but prefers women). Miranda storms out and AJ gets into a physical altercation with Hunter.
Miranda is later taken to Chandler Mansion (AJ's residence with JR in a coma and Babe seemingly dead in 2009). She gets into a tearful argument with her mother Bianca. However, she and Bianca make up. She, Celia, and AJ have a study session. AJ is not really there for most of it though. Celia and Miranda talk about their romantic woes. Miranda sees a envelope labelled with her name and notices that there are rose petals going to AJ's room. She opens the box in AJ's room and it's a dress. AJ informs her that it is for tonight and she walks down to a equally-dressed AJ. AJ tries to go in for a kiss, but then takes Miranda to the living room where her favorite band is slated to play. Miranda and AJ dance. She and AJ talk about AJ's father-predictament and she says that she doesn't know who her father was. She comforts AJ after AJ visits his father in the hospital. She talks to her mother Bianca and Bianca wants her to stay away from JR and thus AJ too. Bianca has some choice words for a returned from the hospital JR. Miranda decides to stay at the Chandler Mansion thus disobeying a direct order from Bianca. Miranda sings a song in AJ's bedroom and AJ kisses Miranda. The kiss shocks Miranda and she hurries to leave confused.
See: Miranda Montgomery Wikiapedia Page (3-23-13)