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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At the hospital, Vikki takes a call from Billy. She tells him to enjoy Thanksgiving and she'll talk to him when the DNA results come in. Abby arrives. She's dismayed to hear Billy is still with Chelsea and hopes Ben won't show up. Victoria tells her to stop slamming Ben. She fills her in on the truth - he's the man she always believed him to be. Victoria asks Abby to help her.
As Nikki announces she's going to get another bottle of wine, Abby and Victoria arrive at the ranch with the baby. Victoria wants to stay there tonight. Victor and Nikki gush and the others gather around. Victor says, "Now we have a Thanksgiving." Victoria announces the baby's name - Katie, short for Katherine. Nikki tears up. Victoria says there was really only one choice. They all miss Katherine and talk about her great qualities. Victor thinks she's looking down on them now. Victoria gets a call from the hospital - the DNA results will be in in the morning.
At the Abbott house, Phyllis tells Jack family and friends are coming for an engagement party. Jack replies, "No Phyllis. That is not a good idea." Summer and Austin arrive, followed by Abby and Traci. They enthuse over the engagement news. Jack says the announcement is premature. Phyllis asks why. Jack wants time to savor it with Phyllis first. It turns out no one can stay. Phyllis is upset. Jack intervenes. Summer thanks him. Later, Traci takes Phyllis to see some roses out back. Ashley enters and hisses at Jack, "You're marrying her?" She wonders how him falling for another woman fits into the plan. Jack says he has to tell Kelly it's over. Ash is appalled he hasn't already, and urges him to tell her immediately before she hears it from someone else. Phyllis and Traci rejoin them. Jack has to go out. Phyllis accuses Ashley of talking behind her back. Ash suggests they get things out in the open. Phyllis thinks not. Ashley convinces her to stick around. Phyllis suggests they get the family albums out and then slips out.
Abby, Summer, and Austin arrive at the ranch. Nick has to go, and promises to spend time with Summer when he returns. After, Victor toasts to Summer being his granddaughter. Summer wants to toast to Phyllis and Jack's engagement, but Victor is rude about Jack which frustrates Summer. Victor goes to get more champagne. The younger set bickers about Sharon's actions, Victor trying to make Summer choose between families, and whether Phyllis or Sharon is worse. Abby tries to lighten things but Summer, Austin, and Noah leave. Victor asks Abby what happened. She says some people have no sense of humor. Victor thinks everyone will come for Thanksgiving.