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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In Victor's office, Billy comes upon Abby and Victoria arguing after Abby calls Vikki's ideas 'too 1988'. They get to talking about types of love. Billy looks pointedly at Victoria. Adam enters and says charges were dropped against him. Billy tells him to get out. Victor appears. "Gabriel isn't going anywhere." He says Jack is alright with it and the rest of them should be too. Billy argues against it and Victor invites him to resign. Victoria and Billy exit. Once alone, Adam asks Victor what's going on. They spar verbally. Victor irks Adam by saying he has everything. Adam tells Victor he doesn't have a damn thing he wants.
On the Club pool deck, Colin offers a hungover Cane a little hair of the dog. Colin questions him talking about custody. Cane says Lily doesn't deserve to have the kids. Downstairs, Lily talks wedding plans with Hilary and Devon. Neil appears and listens as Lily talks about making the wedding something special and tells Devon to love his bride. Neil pictures Devon and Hilary at the altar with their mouths taped shut. Nearby, Victor tells Nikki about the kids working at Newman. He says Nick remembered what it means to be a Newman. She wonders what that is. Victor says to work hard and always win. Nikki joins Neil as the wedding conversation continues. Devon tells Lily he can't expect Neil to be there. Cane appears with Colin and asks if Lily is giving marriage advice - did she leave out the part about fidelity? Lily tells him to stop, but Cane goes on about their lies and Hilary drugging him. Devon tells him to back off Lily. Cane calls them the three adulterers. Lily says she forgave him for a long list of things. He says maybe she didn't forgive him. Lily counters that the man she married would be disgusted with his behavior. On the pool deck, Stitch tells Abby about the veteran he had to deal with at the hospital, it takes him back to those relationships, which were everything. Abby compares it to her and Gabe, who had her back. Stitch shakes his head and excuses himself.
In Victor's office, he tells Victoria and Abby he and Jack will be running the company together. They're going to put their differences behind them. Victoria and Abby snark at one another. Victoria complains the C.O.O. position isn't for on-the-job training. Victor talks about Gabe being gone and Jack returning. Paul arrives. He tells Victor he's free of charges but remarks on how seamlessly his and Jack's stories dovetailed together. After, Abby and Victoria also comment on how conveniently things worked out. Victoria demands the truth about the park and how it got to that point. She gathers the shooting was about getting the corner office. Victor trashes Gabriel. Victoria points out he didn't act alone and Victor gave him the C.O.O. position. Abby questions Jack not backing up Gabe and sending Victor to prison. Victor thinks he and Jack have become better people. Abby wonders if Jack's just pretending to call a truce. Victor says Jack needs him. Victoria thinks Victor needs Jack more.