Full detailed profile on Jade Taylor (PAST) Played by Elena Goode on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.
Jade Taylor (PAST)
Actor: Elena Goode
Who played Jade Taylor (PAST) over the years
Elena Goode (2006 - August 2007)
Useful information on Jade Taylor (PAST)
* 2006 - Stole from an orphanage in Chicago.
Current: Works at Crash
Past: Library Aide at Oakdale Latin
Jade made her appearance in Oakdale telling Lily that she was Lily’s sister, Rose D’Angelo’s daughter. Jade told Lily that Rose had an affair with a man when she was a teenager. Unable to care for her child, she gave her daughter to an orphanage. Lily was skeptical at the moment so she called the orphanage. They verified that Rose indeed gave birth to a little girl and turned her over to the orphanage. That was enough proof for Lily. She didn’t need a blood test to prove anything. Lucinda and Holden didn’t trust Jade from the beginning and pleaded with Lily to get a blood test, but she refused. Lily welcomed Jade with open arms.
Weeks later, Jade stole Lily’s charm bracelet. Emma caught her, and Jade lied and told her that Lily had given it to her. Lily started to become suspicious, and when she did more investigating at the orphanage she found out that Rose had a little girl, but Jade wasn’t that girl. Jade was friends with Rose’s daughter in the orphanage and she heard that Rose’s family was wealthy. She was determined to get a part of it. Lily had taken Jade in, gave her a home, found her a job and made her part of the family, only to have Jade lie to her. That made Lily angry and she threw Jade out of the house.
During her short stay at the Snyder’s she became good friends with Luke. He confided in her about him being gay, and how he had feelings for his best friend, Kevin. Jade vowed to keep his secret for as long as he wanted her to, and she did. Luke eventually told his family that he was gay so Jade didn’t have to.
While working at the library, the job that Lily helped her get, she helped Will Munson buy a term paper online. Will got a passing grade and was able to graduate, until the school found out that he purchased it online. He was not allowed to graduate with Gwen, and Jade lost her job. On graduation night, Jade happened to find Will, who was drunk after a fight with Gwen. They started talking and ended up sleeping together. The next day, Will and Gwen made up and moved on. Will helped Jade get another job at Crash, and Gwen offered for Jade to move in with her and Will at her sister, Carly’s house. Later, Jade announced to Will that she was pregnant. Will vowed to stand by and support Jade through the pregnancy, but Will and Gwen soon discovered Jade wasn’t pregnant at all! She had lied.
Jade got over Will, because she knew that she could never come between Gwen and Will. She set her sights on Will’s half brother, Adam Munson. Adam was cutting a record for Gwen, and he and Jade started dating. The only problem was that Adam was having feelings for Gwen.
Will Munson (affair)
Rose D'Angelo (mother - deceased)
Taylors (adoptive parents)
Lily Walsh Mason Snyder Grimaldi Snyder (aunt)
Luciano 'Luke' Snyder (cousin)
Faith Snyder (cousin)
Natalie Snyder (cousin)
Ethan Walsh Snyder (cousin)
Iva Snyder (biological grandmother)
Josh Snyder Stricklyn (maternal biological grandfather)
Jared Carpenter (maternal biological great grandfather)
Caroline Carpenter (maternal biological great grandmother - deceased)
Elizabeth Snyder (maternal biological great grandmother)
Cal Striclyn (maternal biological great grandfather)
Emma Snyder (adopted paternal grandmother)
Harvey Snyder (adopted paternal grandfather - deceased)
Glad to be home without Cleo, Gwen asks Will if they can just stay in their house - alone! - forever. He would like to but tells her he has to go because Barbara's been leaving messages for him for days. Gwen hugs him tightly. He kisses her. They are interrupted by Jade. She asks to come in and Gwen invites her inside. Jade surprises them both by apologizing and thanking them for telling the police about Cleo so she wouldn't get in even more trouble. She tells them how great they have it and apologizes for all the trouble she has caused. Gwen and Will are stunned. Jade leaves.
Jade meets Luke at the farm. As she is telling him goodbye, Lily walks in. Jade explains that she needs to be on her own for a while so she can figure out who she is. She is going back to her adoptive family to figure some things out. She hugs Luke and he leaves. Alone with Lily, Jade promises to stay in touch. She gives Lily letters to give to the girls and then hands her the J pendant, asking Lily not to forget her. Jade's cab arrives and she leaves. With tears in her eyes, Lily promises Rose that Jade will be okay.
Gwen and Jade are fighting the ropes, trying to get free as the train gets closer and closer. Gwen realizes the train horn isn't as loud as before and they realize it's going a different direction. Instead of feeling relived, Gwen is more worried because another train could come along at any second. Jade suggests they begin trying to free only one of them; Gwen agrees, as long as they free her first. She doesn't trust Jade to stick around to help her! When she realizes that there is only one knot left in Jade's bonds, though, Gwen decides to free the other girl first. Another train approaches and they hurry to free Jade. They finally get her arms free and Jade unties Gwen's arms. They both begin working on their ankle bonds; Jade gets free first but they can't get Gwen's knots undone. Jade runs off, telling Gwen she'll be right back. She returns because she couldn't find a signal to stop the train. The girls realize the train is getting closer this time. They hear Will yelling for them and Gwen begins hollering back at him. Jade runs to direct him to the tracks and Will takes off. He has a pocketknife and cuts her loose as the train rounds the bend! They clear the tracks as the train rushes past.
Will, Gwen and Jade arrive back at the theatre as the show ends. Andy Williams introduces her and she takes the stage. The audience loves her and she begins to sing. Andy Williams comes back on stage and asks Gwen to sing a duet with him! They begin to sing "What the World Needs Now Is Love". Backstage the police haul Cleo off in handcuffs. Jade walks in and Luke hugs her, glad she is safe. Will takes a giant bouquet of flowers to Gwen on stage. From the corner, Gwen watches Cleo being taken away.