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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At Crimson Lights, Noah complains to Abby about Victor choosing Kyle's ideas over his own. Abby says working for Victor isn't easy' it's why she won't do it. Noah rants about Kyle as he enters and overhears. Abby looks awkward as Noah calls Kyle a lunkhead. Abby tells Noah he should stop. Kyle and Noah spar verbally. Abby interrupts to talk about how much she loves working with Lily. She's sad that she's leaving. Noah suggests that Kyle go back to Jabot, and Kyle counters that he should return to bartending. Abby refuses to let the feud go into the next generation and makes them shake hands. They agree to work together but then start bickering about coffee.
Lily meets Tyler in the park at his request. He says he needed to thank her - if it wasn't for her, he never would have been able to move on with his life. He explains that when he met her, he was still stinging from a bad break-up with his fiancee. He says if Lily hadn't been who she was, Abby would have been a blur in his rear-view mirror. Lily's happy they found each other. Tyler tells Lily something else, and she says it won't be a problem. She shares her plans to leave Jabot and work with Cane. She thanks Tyler for reminding her Cane is the man she wants to be with. They are hugging with Abby appears. Lily says they just ran into each other and leaves. Abby sulks. Tyler professes his love. Abby giggles. "Gotcha!"
At the hospital, a limping Ashley tells Abby that Billy made up an excuse not to see her. She's saying her ankle's really not that bad, and she doesn't need to see a doctor when Stitch appears. Ashley gapes. Abby grins and tells Stitch they have a Thanksgiving casualty. Stitch holds Ashley's leg while Abby 'helps' them get to know each other. Stitch steps out and they bicker about whether he's married or not. Talk turns to Mariah calling Tyler. Abby wonders why he didn't block the number. They talk about trust. Stitch returns. Abby lets him know she's angling for Ashley to return to town on a more permanent basis. He tells them to call him Stitch. Ashley later tells Abby to trust her instincts with Tyler.
Noah finds Tyler at Crimson Lights and tells him about Dylan becoming his uncle. Tyler teases him, wondering who in town he's not related to. Noah gets testy about being a Newman. He tells Tyler what happened at work. Noah guesses he needs to step up his game. Tyler warns the people closest to you can hurt you the most. Later, Tyler tells Abby he blocked Mariah's number. Abby's thrilled.