Full detailed profile on Abby Newman Played by Melissa Ordway on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Melissa Ordway
Who played Abby Newman over the years
Melissa Ordway (May 7 2013 - present)
Useful information on Abby Newman
* Returned from boarding school in London to live with her mother, Ashley Abbott, and her biological father, Victor Newman, at the Ranch
Current: Executive at Jabot
Past: Reporter for Restless Style TV
Past: Naked Heiress
Abby Carlton came into this world believed to be the daughter of Brad and Ashley Carlton. Although Ashley knew otherwise, she never let on that she in fact stole Victor Newman's sperm and had herself artificially inseminated in order to get pregnant! Ironically, Victor Newman was the first to hold little Abby after having rushed Ashley to the hospital during labor!
The apple of her parent's eye, the secret of Abby's paternity came out when Ashley was struggling with breast cancer. Although Ashley didn't initially want Victor to be a part of Abby's life, there was no stopping him. Through an adjustment period, Abby became fond of visiting Victor at his ranch and took a keen interest in his horses until one day when she was bucked off a spooked stallion. With a little time, Abby got over her fall and has accepted and made room for both Daddy Victor and Daddy Brad in her life.
Abby found herself in a bit of a predicament while she was playing with her mommy's make-up and got a hold of some of the contaminated Jabot cream. Fortunately, Abby only suffered a minor burn.
Abby has lived in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and London, as Ashley has moved around for work. She returned to the Ranch to live with Ashley and Victor after finishing her semester of boarding school in London. Abby has most recently dealt with the deaths of the man she called her dad, Brad Carlton, and her 'sister/cousin', Colleen Carlton. In her grief, she tried to flirt with older guy, Ryder Callahan, and dabbled in drinking. She is close to Noah Newman.
After living through the losses of both Brad and Colleen Carlton, Abby became closer to biological father, Victor. When she returned from time away, Abby had a plan to start a reality tv series called "The Naked Heiress" which appalled her family. Victor and Ashley both refused her money from her trust fund to help with the venture, so on the advice of Jack Abbott, her uncle, she sued Victor. Her sister, Victoria, and brother, Nick, ended up joining the suit as well. Abby began dating Daniel Romalotti during this tumultuous time. The lawsuit was resolved and the three siblings won against their powerful father. Abby was filled with remorse about what it did to Victor's company and her relationship with him. Victor stepped in to help Abby, however, after he learned that she ran down Ashley's fiance, Tucker McCall, while drinking and driving. Abby went to rehab and returned to find herself embroiled in Diane's murder mystery. Abby made amends with Tucker and stood up for Ashley when she married him. Abby went away to California, but returned to Genoa City. After considering an offer to work at Beauty of Nature, she decided to become an investor instead, after Jack won the company in court. She's been warned by Victor that she'll regret this move. Abby worked with Chloe to plan the annual arts gala, but Carmine threw a wrench into the works in a misguided attempt to get back at Kevin for stealing Angelina from him. In an effort to distance herself from the gala gone wrong, Abby hopped into the trunk of Carmine's car and made it appear he'd kidnapped her. Abby, who was crushing on the hunk, called her worried mother from the motel room they'd holed up in.
After Abby's return, she started dating Carmine, much to Victor's chagrin. She began working on the Restless Style TV show with Billy as well. Abby left town following her mother's move to New York and Carmine returned without her. When Abby finally showed up, it was clear that she'd blown off Carmine and he wasn't interested in trying again. Abby took a romantic interest in Detective Alex Chavez, and they began dating. Abby also decided to try being an executive at Jabot in hopes of being taken more seriously.
After things didn't work out with Chavez, Abby turned her romantic sights on Tyler and they began dating.
Ashley Abbott (mother)
Brad Carlton (custodial father)
Victor Newman (biological father)
Victor Newman Jr./Adam Wilson (half brother)
Nicholas Newman (half brother)
Victoria Newman (half sister)
Colleen Carlton (half sister/cousin)
Traci Abbott Carlton Connelly (aunt)
Jack Abbott (uncle)
Billy Abbott (uncle)
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Backstage at the fashion show, Neil and Connie the stage manager offer support to the models. Tyler appears. He tells Neil he's stunned about Leslie's news. Nearby, Chelsea asks Chloe about the finale dress. Chloe says it's perfect. Chelsea takes it to the model. Kevin appears as Chelsea screams, "No!" Chloe tries to hide a grin. In the office, Hilary and Lily are about to start bickering when Connie appears. She tells them to get their fannies backstage pronto. She leaves, and Lily complains. Hilary tells Lily about her attitude. They argue about Cane starting to forgive Hilary. Neil appears and Lily goes. They discuss almost kissing twice. Meanwhile, Tyler sees Abby in a wedding dress. She says it's not hers. Connie is appalled to catch them kissing. Everyone gathers around as Chelsea emerges with the slashed dress and accuses Chloe of doing it on purpose. Chloe admits it. Neil asks if she can fix it. Chelsea says she can, but wants Chloe out of there. Kevin steers Chloe out. Abby talks to Lily and Hilary as Neil tries to stall the show. In the office, Kevin tells Chloe she's scaring him. When Chelsea has the dressed fixed and Esmerelda's in it, the show goes on. Devon and Neil both watch Hilary as she prepares to walk the runway. Esmerelda smiles at Devon as she models the finale gown. Up in the office, Chloe watches Chelsea take her accolades on the feed. Kevin says he thought he could help her, but her anger is getting worse. Chloe doesn't want to hear it. Kevin tells her he was wrong - it was a mistake to marry her. Chloe says of course it was; she's not even a person. Kevin says he got in the way of her getting the help she needs. Later in the dining room, everyone involved applauds for Chelsea. Tyler tells Abby he was imagining her on their wedding day. Devon finds Hilary and tells her she kept her word and went above and beyond. Neil appears and agrees. Devon talks with Lily and tells her about Leslie. She's angry. Hilary tells Neil she won't go to the reception and will see him tomorrow. Chelsea goes to the office. Kevin says he and Chloe will leave, but she wants Chloe to stay. She asks her why she cut up the dress. Chloe says she cut her out. Chelsea says everything changed and she thought they would get through it together, but the ways Chloe has hurt her... "Sabotage? Really?" Chelsea says she can't fix her, and Kevin can't fix her. She implores Chloe to find a way to put herself back together. Chloe knows she needs to get better. She can't lose Chelsea forever. They hug.
In the Club office, Neil kisses Hilary briefly but they hear screaming. Neil goes down to investigate where Chloe and Chelsea are fighting. Kelly rushes in and Abby appears, pleased at the prospect of a catfight. Jack and Kevin pull Chloe and Chelsea apart but they keep yelling. Neil hollers that this is embarrassing as Rick and Caroline Forrester arrive. Neil introduces the brilliant team behind Chelsea Lawson Designs. Jack shakes Rick's hand and Lily introduces herself. Kelly takes the Forresters off to see the menu and Abby tags along. Jack and Kevin split up Chloe and Chelsea. Neil soothes Lily and looks over at Hilary. Kelly and Abby reappear as Lily learns Lauren left suddenly. Abby volunteers to fill in. Lily asks Abby if Tyler's coming. She says he'll be there. Jack asks Chelsea if she needs to go home. She says she wants to stay. Across the room, Chloe tells Kevin Chelsea's giving her the evil eye. Kevin urges her to make peace. Chelsea goes to chat with Rick and Caroline who offer her a job at Forrester. Chloe eavesdrops as Chelsea says her partner doesn't need to know - she's a free agent and plans to meet with them in Los Angeles. Neil finds Hilary in the office and says he can't stop thinking about the kiss. He moves in close again as Lily appears. Neil says he slowed Hilary down and leaves. Hilary tells Lily she has stage fright. She warns her not to disappoint her or her father. Summer briefs Kelly and Jack about the kitchen and learns they had dinner together. Once alone, Summer reminds Jack about Phyllis. Backstage, Connie the stage manager corrals Chloe and Chelsea together and informs them no more shenanigans. They end up laughing. Chloe apologizes and wants to be friends again, but Chelsea just wants to concentrate on the show. Connie tells Jack and Kevin to go to their seats. Chelsea realizes the finale dress is still in the garment bag. Chloe says she'll handle it. She takes it behind a screen and shreds it with scissors.