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)
There are no additional images yet
At The Underground, Victoria, Abby, and Nick meet with Michael about helping Victor. Michael will do his best. They wonder how to prove Victor acted in self-defense. After, Victoria tells Nick he should be there for their father. Abby thinks Nick knows deep down that Victor wouldn't try to kill Jack.
Abby and Victoria arrive at Newman and learn Neil quit. Adam announces that Abby is replacing Victoria as COO. Abby feels she's not qualified. Adam insists she is. Victoria says it's ridiculous. Abby, slightly offended, says she'd like the job. Victoria is upset and Abby takes off. Adam tells Billy he'll remain in R&D. Once alone with Chelsea, Adam explains why he let Neil go; he could figure out they tried frame Victor for embezzlement. She asks if he blackmailed Victor to get this position. Nick appears. Chelsea goes. Nick wonders why 'Gabe' is out to get Victor; he hardly knows him. Adam says he'll pay for shooting Jack. Nick counters that he'll have to go through him. Adam says Nick's finally become the one thing he hates. "Your father."
At the Club, Lily asks about Avery's face. She says it's nothing. Lily thanks her for her help. Avery admits she told Paul that Lily and Joe slept together. Lily asks, "Why would you tell him that?" Avery blurts that she was raped; she didn't see his face but she knows it was Joe. Lily didn't know he was capable of that and hates that she slept with him. Avery says Paul assured her the information would be kept confidential. Upstairs, Neil arrives at Nikki's suite and tells her he quit his job. Neil realizes Nikki is drunk. She holds up a vodka bottle. "I am relaxed." He tries to talk her out of drinking and they struggle over the bottle. She faints in his arms. Neil calls 911 and then climbs on top of her to administer CPR. Downstairs, Joe arrives and Lily says he disgusts her. They have it out about Avery. Joe insists he won't tell Cane about them, but warns her not to put her life in Avery's hands. By the door, Ashley catches up with Abby. Abby thinks she can learn the COO position and save her family.
At the Abbott house, Ashley tells Abby and Ben that Jack is in a coma and the police suspect Victor shot him. Abby says it's not possible and storms out. Ben accuses Ashley of trying to punish Abby...for being with him. They bicker about whether he could hurt Abby, and agree it's awkward. Ashley gets emotional and lashes out. She says the feud is destroying all of them. She apologizes for her behavior. "I'm not that person." Ben puts his arm around her. She suggests he find Abby, but he'll stay with Ash. Later, they hear fireworks and step outside. Ash watches Ben as he looks up.
At Newman, Victor tells Victoria he doesn't blame Phyllis for lashing out. Vikki says everyone is against him. Victor insists there's no evidence for Paul to arrest him. Victoria wonders if he can trust 'Gabriel'. Adam appears. He wants Victor's office. Victoria lets him know she's aware of the blackmail. Abby enters and asks Victor if he shot Jack. Victor tells her not to believe it. Paul appears to arrest him because 'Mr. Bingham' came forward as an eyewitness. Victor argues that 'Bingham' wants full control of his company. Adam says he couldn't protect him anymore. Paul arrests Victor.
At the station, Victor secures immunity for Victoria before admitting on the record that he shot Jack Abbott in self-defense. He gives a full statement. Paul says there's one problem - Jack was not in possession of a firearm when he shot him. Elsewhere, Abby and Victoria debate about the situation. Victor emerges from Paul's office in handcuffs and says he confessed. Victoria reassures Abby that their father knows what he's doing. Later, Victor watches fireworks out the window.