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 his suite, Ben and Abby have slept together. Abby says it was amazing, but was it right? He says it was very right and they have sex again. After, they talk about their previously contentious relationship. Stitch now thinks she's sexy and sweet. She asks about Victoria. He says the split was mutual. They realize they are late for work. Downstairs at the bar, Kyle asks Phyllis if the others are right and his father's lost his mind. Phyllis talks about him admitting to taking a drink - a one time thing in celebration of the merger. Kyle says that's two things that make no sense. Phyllis has to trust him. Kyle agrees but is uncomfortable.
At Jabot, Yack tells Ashley that Victor and Victoria will be by today. "We're one big happy family now." Ash thinks he's lost touch with reality. Yack says if she's against him, she should quit. Victor appears with Victoria and Victor says they'll do everything to make Ash comfortable. They snipe back and forth. Yack is distracted by a text. Ash refers to working with Victoria. Victor says she won't work with Victoria, she'll work for Victoria. Ash turns on Yack. She seethes that Hex is a huge success and she's still not co-CEO. Victoria suggests she stay in the lab if emotion will cloud her judgement. Yack says, "Welcome to our brave new world." Ash will stay and fight for John's legacy. Yack takes Victor on a tour. Outside the lab they bicker. Yack says Ash is pain in his ass. Victor warns him not to make her question his behavior - it's becoming a little cuckoo. Meanwhile, Victoria wants Ash's office. Abby and Ben arrive. Abby says the merger is like her - Newman and Abbott. Ash tells them Victoria is now the boss. Ben is a little overwhelmed at the thought of them all working together. Victoria says she'll see them individually in her office. Ash whispers to Abby and Ben that they have to stick together. Vikki calls Ben in. She says it hasn't even been one day since they broke up. "Focus on business. That's all that's left." Meanwhile, Abby tells Ashley that Ben and Victoria broke up. Abby assures Ash she's loyal to her. Abby is next in Victoria's office. Vikki says they'll always be sisters but asks her to be on time and focus on work not her personal life. In the lab, Ash confronts Ben about his bed-hopping. She warns there will be war here and suggests he resign. He won't. Chelsea arrives. Ash tells her Victoria's in her office - the one with her name on the door. Chelsea enters. She informs her she won't allow her business to be threatened to keep Billy in line and threatens to take her line elsewhere. Victoria recognizes her value. Chelsea goes and Vikki notices Ben and Abby kissing. Elsewhere, Ash leaves Jack a voicemail - if he's John Abbott's son he wouldn't do this.
At the Club, Abby, Ashley, Billy, and Kyle discuss the Jack situation. Ash has talked to Traci and is going ahead with voting him out. Stitch appears. Billy says it's a family only meeting. Billy and Stitch spar verbally. Abby takes Ben aside to tell him Jack fired Billy and they need to talk. Ben leaves to see Victoria. The discussion about Jack resumes. Kyle will support Jack. He asks Abby to join him. Ashley makes an appeal that it's the best thing for Jabot and Jack. Kyle vows to stop them.
At the Abbott house, Yack toasts to 'Jackie Boy'. "I've made a new man out of you!" He takes a swig of his drink and Phyllis enters. They kiss and she asks, "Have you been drinking?" He says he had one little drink. She lectures him. He tells her not to be a killjoy. Yack insists he's not stressed, he's excited about the future and won't do anything to screw it up. Phyllis talks to him about firing Billy. She's puzzled at his contention that Billy is out for number one. Ash, Abby, Kyle and Billy appear. Billy says they've spoken to the board and he can fight it or exit gracefully, but either way he's out. Ash confirms they have the majority, including Traci. Billy's glad John's not around to see Jack trash his life work. Phyllis defends Jack. Ash says it's not her business. Yack agrees to meet them at Jabot in an hour. He tells Phyllis he has a plan. She blames his family for him drinking. Yack reassures her. She warns about Victor trying a hostile takeover. He says she's right - he knows exactly what he has to do.
In the Jabot lab, Billy and Ashley wonder why Jack has called this meeting. Elsewhere, Abby complains to Kyle about their schizo family and Jack having flashbacks to his playboy days. Abby won't take sides. She leaves. Yack arrives in the lab with Victor and Victoria. Yack announces, "Victor and I are now partners." Billy pulls Victoria aside. She's as surprised as he is about this. Victor says he's dropped charges against Jack for cyber-theft. Yack insists it's not the reason he formed the alliance - Victor saved his life and got Kelly to confess - he's an ally not an enemy. A reporter appears and photographs Victor and Yack shaking hands and grinning.
At the Club, Ben finds Abby alone at the bar. She's had enough family drama. Abby learns he and Victoria split up. Ben says it feels right. If it didn't he wouldn't do this - he kisses Abby.