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 is unaware that Tyler is still contacting Mariah.
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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At the Club, Jack and Abby talk about Ashley's new lab. Abby complains about Stitch. Jack trusts Ashley's judgement and warns things need to run smoothly. Kelly stops by the table briefly and overhears Jack talking about Scarlet Mist and Phyllis. After, Abby talks about Kelly trying to fill Phyllis' shoes. Jack disputes that view. Abby says she'd feel like part of a weird comatose love triangle. Jack reiterates that Kelly's not competing with Phyllis. Abby says she couldn't compete, and then spots Victor, who joins them and needles Jack before getting a table with Abby. He asks her about Ashley hiring Stitch. Abby says she love him, but won't let him use her as a pawn. Victor chuckles and fishes for information on Ashley's new fragrance. Abby won't talk, but warns Victor to take her seriously as a businesswoman. Meanwhile, Jack finds Kelly, who assures him she didn't mind him talking about Phyllis. He tells her one day he'll name a fragrance after her, but then apologizes - he did that for Phyllis. Kelly reassures him. Later, Abby clears the air with Kelly, telling her she's been good for her Uncle Jack. Abby shares her perspective on Phyllis - she pities the woman who would go up against her for a guy.
At the Club bar, Jack and Kelly discuss her mother. Kelly hasn't sought her out. She doesn't want Jack involved either. "Wither my mother goes, trouble follows." Kelly confesses she'll never trust Maureen. Jack thinks Kelly bounces well, but also walks away. Kelly says Maureen's always been distant from her, and her reaction after her father's death was disappointing. She upsets her too much. Sharon appears, looking for help booking her wedding reception. Jack congratulates her, and leaves. Kelly and Sharon firm up reception plans. Sharon tells her she's glad she's with Jack and mentions having once been married to him. Kelly asks about her history with Phyllis. Sharon confesses she doesn't remember how they left things before the accident. Upstairs, Ben asks Maureen about why she's sticking around. Maureen wants to spend time with him and Kelly and see the baby. They talk about moving forward from 'that day'. Stitch leaves as Jack arrives. He tells Maureen her visit has upset Kelly. He suggests Maureen give Kelly some answers. Maureen protests she's worked hard to put the tragedy behind her. She talks about trying to protect Kelly when she was young and says she's become a strong woman. Jack exits as Nikki approaches the door. She hides, and then knocks. Maureen assures her she'll call her Nikki whenever their paths cross. Nikki acts nervous about her staying in town. She blames the tabloids and the pressures of being Mrs. Victor Newman. Maureen pours a toast to their kids. Nikki protests, but then says one drink won't hurt. At the Dive Bar, Victoria approaches Billy and Chelsea, who are kissing. "Look who's back in town." Billy assures Chelsea they owe Victoria no explanation. Stitch appears, followed shortly by Abby for a meeting. Billy learns Stitch is the new chemist. Victoria tells Abby that Nick and Sharon are getting married. After, Vikki watches Abby and Stitch work and banter, and Billy and Chelsea talk about having a relationship. As Chelsea walks past, Victoria confronts her. Chelsea says she can't have it both ways. "You made your single bed, now sleep in it." Abby interrupts their argument. Chelsea goes. Victoria accuses Abby of flirting with Ben. Abby denies it. They look over at Stitch, who tells Kelly that Jack visited Maureen; he shouldn't stir things up with mom. Downstairs, Chelsea and Billy agree they're looking forward to spending time together.