Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Abby Newman

Birthday: 1983-03-31

Birthplace: Born in Atlanta, Georgia

Marital Status: Married, Justin Gaston (September 22, 2012)


Melissa Ordway was born on March 31 1983 to John and Christine Ordway in Atlanta, Georgia. She began doing community theater in high school and went on to attend Georgia State University where she got the opportunity to compete on a reality TV show by MTV called "The Assistant." She won and moved to Los Angeles.

In L.A., Ordway signed on with a modeling agency and appeared in a national campaign for Skechers, as well as on magazine covers and in a campaign for Old Navy.

In 2008, Ordway landed her breakout television role of Jordanna on "Privileged." The following year she appeared in her first feature film, "17 Again." She came to be a recast Abby Newman on "The Young and the Restless" following a stint on "Hollywood Heights."

Melissa Ordway resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Justin Gaston, whom she met while filming "The Last Song."

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Abigail 'Abby' Carlton (May 7 2013 - present)
Hollywood Heights - Chloe/Cynthia (2012)
The Last Song - Ashley (2010)
17 Again - Lauren (2009)
Privileged - Jordanna (2008)