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. Abby and Tyler faced some interference from Tyler's ex-fiancee, Mariah, but she seemed to back off. Tyler proposed to Abby and they became engaged, but Abby was unaware that Tyler was still contacting Mariah. When Mariah finally showed up in Genoa City, her past with Tyler was too much for Abby to deal with and she ultimately broke off her engagement to him. Abby then went on a date with Devon, but realized he was already in love with someone else. Abby kept busy with work and as Victoria's birth coach. She has butted heads with Victoria's ex-lover and possible Baby Daddy, Ben 'Stitch' Russell and even kissed him once to try and make Tyler feel jealous. She was thrilled that her mother, Ashley, was coming back to Jabot full-time, but not so happy to hear she'd hired Stitch to work in the lab.
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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Stitch wakes up hungover in the Jabot lab. Ashley hands him coffee. Once dressed, Ben says he should probably apologize. She has no regrets. Jack and Abby arrive and Abby notes Stitch is wearing the same clothes from last night when he was drunk. Jack complains this isn't a flophouse for wayward drunks. He fires Stitch. Ash and Abby shout, "No!" Stitch says he got bad news and reacted badly. Jack relents. Ben gets Victoria's phone message and says he has to step out. Jack tells Abby and Ashley he saw Victor yesterday and they have to be on guard. Ash doesn't want Abby in the middle. Jack leaves for lunch at Summer's. Abby and Ash are discussing email when Tobias appears. He removes a file from a drawer and photographs the pages when they step away. Ashley almost catches him. Abby talks to Ashley about Stitch and Ash flashes to the shower sex.
At the Jabot lab, Ben leaves Victoria a message that he'd like to see her and the baby. Ashley and Abby arrive and he says he has major news - he's had a breakthrough and obliterated the bad scent. Ashley and Abby sniff and are thrilled. He warns it may not be as potent since he neutralized the scent. Ash wants to open champagne, but Ben wants to go see Victoria. Abby apologizes for how she treated him regarding his father, but warns it won't change things with Victoria, who now has a bigger family with Billy. Ben goes, and Ash rants at Abby for being so blunt toward him about Victoria. Abby and Ashley welcome Tobias to their team. After, Abby gets melancholy about having no one to kiss under the mistletoe. Ash reassures her. Later, Ashley talks to Tobias about the fragrance perhaps not being as effective. He wonders what she means. Ash flashes to Ben kissing her. "We'll get into that later."
Stitch arrives at The Underground as Nick, Avery, and Dylan are discussing Katie being Billy's. Avery and Nick step away to discuss the case, so Ben joins Dylan. He thinks Billy and Victoria are already back together. Avery approaches Joe, who questions her not being honest with Dylan. She snaps at him and rejoins Dylan. She tells him Joe sent a text at Thanksgiving. Dylan goes to Joe and tells him no more calls, texts, or surprise visits or things are going to get much less civil. Abby arrives. Ben, drinking, says he had a change of plans. Abby checks in with Nick, who tells her about the woman who saved his life. Jeff arrives and Ben wants to fight him. Jeff was going to drop the suit, but now he's not sure. Later, Nick asks for Abby's support. She muses that you can knock a Newman down but they'll always get back up.