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Watch out Paul Williams, your daughter is heading back to Genoa City!

Newcomer Vail Bloom will join the cast of
The Young and the Restless as Heather Stevens, the long lost daughter of Paul Williams (Doug Davidson)! Unless you’ve watched the show for years, some fans may not remember the storyline where a young Paul got April Stevens pregnant and ended up handing over all parental rights to April when parenthood was too much for him to face. Now Heather is back, with a law degree, and she’s ready to take on some of Genoa City’s latest cases as the Assistant District Attorney to William Bardwell (Ted Shackleford). It should be interesting to watch how father and daughter interact after all this time - if that's at all possible… Some even wonder… Will they recognize each other?

Vail graduated from Princeton University in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Arts. She's appeared in the primetime hit “Los Vegas” and has recently starred in the 2007 flick “Finishing the Game.”

Aside from her new acting career, Vail took third place in Maxim magazine's Hometown Hotties 2003.

Fans can look for Vail’s first airdate in Genoa City on July 13, 2007! wants to welcome Vail to the show! We look forward to this new storyline and, at the same time, are happy that Paul will be back in full swing!