|Ciara Alice Brady|
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by|| Dakoda and Danica Hobbs (2007–08)|
Lauren Boles (2008–15)
Vivian Jovanni (2015–17)
|Current status||Present; Contract|
|First appearance||February 15, 2007|
|Created by||Hogan Sheffer and Meg Kelly|
|Introduced by||Ken Corday and Stephen Wyman|
|Fullname||Ciara Alice Brady|
|Nickname(s)|| Doodlebug (by Bo)|
Ciara of the corn (by Claire)
Rockstar, my little kick-ass action hero (by Ben)
Bobcat (fan given nickname)
|Born||July 16,1997 (originally December 29, 2006)|
|Occupation||Junior executive at Titan|
|Residence|| Salem Inn|
Salem, Illinois, U.S.
Ciara Alice Brady is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by child actress Lauren Boles from 2008-15. Vivian Jovanni from 2015-17, and is currently portrayed by Victoria Konefal.
Ciara is the youngest and only daughter of popular supercouple Bo and Hope Brady and the younger and only sister of Shawn Douglas Brady and the late Zack Brady. She was born onscreen and is a member of three of the most prominent families of Salem: the Bradys, the Hortons and the Kiriakises. She is one of the legacy characters of Days.
She is one half of the popular couple Ben Weston and Ciara Brady also known as Cin.
Child actors, Dakota and Danica Hobbs were the first actors who originated the role of Ciara Brady, when they appeared in the role from 2007 to 2008, the role was then taken over by Lauren Boles from 2008 to 2015. In 2015, Days of Our Lives sent out a casting call using the code name Danielle, describing the character as a 16–17 year old girl who has experienced a lot of pain in her life. In October, 2015, it was declared that Vivian Jovanni had won the role, which had been previously played by child actress Lauren Boles. Jovanni made her on-screen debut on October 30, 2015. In December 2016, Jovanni left the show, In July 2017, it was revealed that Ciara would be recast and return in December 2017 alongside Brandon Beemer's Shawn-Douglas Brady and Martha Madison's Belle Black. In August 2017, actress Victoria Konefal was cast as the new Ciara, making her debut on December 1, 2017.
In July 7, 2020, rumors have started spreading that Victoria is set to leave her role as Ciara Brady this Fall.
While grieving the loss of their young son, Zack Brady, Bo and Hope Brady found comfort in each others’ arms and conceived Ciara. Although her paternity was in question in the beginning because Patrick Lockhart had tampered with the DNA tests to claim he was her father. Bo delivered Ciara in a warehouse and Patrick confessed the infant’s true paternity before he was arrested for kidnapping Hope.
As a child, Ciara was abducted from the Salem Carnival by a man she’d come to call her “birthday buddy.” But he was actually a registered sex offender named Kyle who was working with his sister and her boyfriend to hold Ciara for ransom. Dean, a corrupt cop with the Salem PD, realized the authorities were closing in on them and shot Kyle and Brenda dead while wounding himself. Ciara was rescued, but traumatized by the experience. Especially when Dean later attempted to get the money from Hope after all. Thankfully, Bo saved the day and rescued his family!
Ciara was originally born on December 29, 2006 but her birthday was changed to July 16, 2004 then March 18, 1998 then July 19,1998 then July 19,1997 then July 16,1997. Ciara was born in a warehouse, delivered by Bo. Patrick reveals her true paternity before being arrested.
Tragically, when father Bo Brady returned after three years of being away in 2015, he soon died of terminal cancer. In 2016, she finally graduated from high school with her niece Claire Brady, her cousin Joey Johnson, and her friends Theo Carver and Jade Michaels.
Currently, she lives with Claire and Tripp Dalton. She was in a committed relationship with Tripp. However their relationship didn't last after he walked in on him and Claire nearly having sex. Soon afterwards, she was saved by Ben Weston, who was recently released from a mental asylum, and she has begun to fall for him, despite everyone's disapproval. In late 2018, after breaking up with Tripp for the final time, she and Ben decided to give their relationship a chance.
Ciara was originally born on December 29, 2006 but her birthday was changed to July 16, 2004 then March 18, 1998 then July 16, 1997. Ciara was born in a warehouse, delivered by Bo. Patrick reveals her true paternity before being arrested. Ciara lives with Hope and Bo the first couple of years of her life before living with Hope, Doug and Julie after her mother and father separate for a short while. Ciara's parents have since reunited and separated again. She is also best friends with Theo Carver. Ciara had a scuffle with a boy named Chase Jennings at school.
This ended up bringing Hope and Chase's father Aiden Jennings into conflict, but they eventually started dating. Ciara and Chase started to get along and Ciara supported Hope marrying Aiden. Sadly, Aiden tried to kill Hope and was later killed in a scuffle with Bo. Ciara did her best to support Chase, but she wanted her parents to get back together. Bo died soon after from terminal cancer, and Ciara asked Chase to come to the funeral with her. Ciara did her best to help Chase fit in with the family, but she found out he was bullying Theo. Chase later raped Ciara, mistakenly believing she wanted him. This left Ciara traumatized and she started acting out. Ciara eventually confessed to her niece, Claire Brady, that Chase raped her. Claire, Theo, and Joey Johnson teamed up to capture Chase, so Ciara could confront him.
When Abigail Deveraux was presumed dead in a plane crash, Ciara moved into the DiMera mansion to help Chad DiMera raise his and Abigail's son, Thomas Deveraux. During this time, Ciara developed a crush on Chad. This angered Theo, who also had feelings for Ciara, and warned her Chad would break her heart. Ciara was no longer needed at the mansion when Chad realized he couldn't care for Thomas while grieving Abby, so he let Lucas Horton, and Adrienne Johnson care for Thomas. By this time, Theo and Claire were dating and Claire was as starting to get into music.
Ciara left Salem to stay with Shawn in Hong Kong after she learned she was manipulated by Theo and her new crush Wyatt. On December 1, 2017, Ciara finally returned to Salem, driving up on her father's motorcycle. Claire and Tripp welcome her back but she isn't civil. She blames Claire for what happened to Theo. Ciara meets with her mom at the Brady Pub. Hope is against her riding a motorcycle because her cousin David died on a motorbike accident. While arguing, Ciara learns her mother and Rafe broke up.
In November 14, she eavesdrops on Rafe and Sami's conversation and learns he slept with her. She is disgusted by his actions. Later she learns Tripp has feelings for Claire. When Theo finally woke up from his comma, Ciara confessed to him her feelings for him. However he doesn't reciprocate and reveals he loves Claire, leaving Ciara heartbroken. In December 29, Ciara gets drunk in Chad and Abigail's New Years Eve Party at Doug's place, she nearly tells her mother about Rafe's infidelity but stops herself.
The next day, Ciara was suffering from a hangover. She tells Tripp that Rafe cheated on her mother. She was planning to out Rafe for what he had done, but Tripp was able to convince her not to tell her mother for she would only hurt her and herself. Later Rafe dropped by and revealed everything that led to him sleeping with Sami. She agreed not tell her mom realizing it would only hurt her and herself. She thanks Tripp for helping her realize that. Ciara and Tripp continued getting closer. On Valentine's Day, Ciara took Tripp on a ride on her bike, they soon began flirting. In February 20, when Tripp and Ciara were taken hostages by ISA Boss Pamela Van Damme, in the end Tripp saved Ciara and injected by Pamela with a syringe filled with poison.
On March 5, during her grandmother's wedding, Claire revealed to Hope that Rafe cheated on her. Because of this, Ciara declared war on Claire. In March 13, Tripp and Ciara shared their first kiss. Tripp and Ciara exposed Claire's deceit on the face of Bella contest and helped her become the new face of Basic Black. However, on May, when Tripp and Ciara were on the brink of making love for the first time, she backed out and on June 1, she broke up with him without explaining why. Later Claire returned and revealed she and Theo broke up after learning she cheated on the contest months earlier. Both Tripp and Claire were in heavy emotional pain that led to them nearly having sex.
On June 5, Ciara walked in on them, and after vexing them and being pushed she revealed to Tripp that she was raped by her former step-brother Chase, which was why she couldn't make love to him. She walked out without hearing an explanation. She drove on her motorcycle which led to an accident at the edge of town that left her unconscious in the middle of the road. She was soon found by a recently released Ben Weston. He carried her to the old cabin, where he held Abigail captive. When Ciara wakes up, Ben promises Ciara he has changed and convinces her to let him tend to her wounds. The two bond as Ben takes care of Ciara and she begins to trust him. However, Ben starts to unravel when he can't refill his medication due to the Salem PD putting out an APB on him and Ciara. He grows paranoid and begins suffering from hallucinations of Clyde who tries to convince him that Ciara turned him in.
Ciara makes him believe that he's hallucinating and that she's real. She convinces him to go get his meds, but as soon as he leaves the cabin catches fire, and when he returns with his meds and starts looking for Ciara, Rafe and Hope arrest him, charging him with attempted murder. Afterwards he's released from prison after Ciara hires a lawyer for him. He is then confronted by his victim Paige's mother Eve Larson who ends up attacking him for killing her child. Rafe shows up and stops Eve, letting Ben get away. Ben stops by Ciara's house to see her only to be attacked by her niece Claire Brady with a frying pan. Hope and Rafe soon arrive and Rafe takes him out and orders him to stay away from Ciara.
However, days later, Ciara invites Ben to move in with them. Tripp was against it, but Claire supported her, mainly because she wants to push Ciara and Ben together so Tripp could be hers. On September 14, Ben was arrested by Hope after claiming new found were brought into light, but Ben rebuffs her claim believing she is setting him up. In October 1, Ben was released as they learned that the evidence found was staged. He returned back to the loft right after Ciara and Tripp had sex for the first time, but Ciara requested that he moves out as she doesn't want him to cause trouble for her and Tripp. On October 30, she and Ben nearly kissed in the Pub till she backed away as she doesn't want to betray Tripp.
In November, Ben and Ciara continued to bond as they admitted they have feelings for one another. Ciara soon learned from Ben after he confronted Wyatt Stone, the man who claimed to have set him up, that Tripp was the one trying to frame him. Ben soon told Ciara of what Tripp had done and when confronting Tripp she broke up with him. In November 27, Ben and Ciara shared their first kiss till it was interrupted by Rafe as he warned Ben to stay away from Ciara. However, they decided to start dating despite everybody's disapproval.
- The necklace that Ciara wears on May 4th, 2018 is the same necklace that Claire wears on July 30th, 2018.