Full detailed profile on Traci Abbott Carlton Connolly Played by Beth Maitland on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Traci Abbott Carlton Connolly
Actor: Beth Maitland
Who played Traci Abbott Carlton Connolly over the years
Beth Maitland (1982-1996; 1999; May 2001 - present)
Useful information on Traci Abbott Carlton Connolly
* Married to Steve Connolly.
Current: Best-selling Author
Past: Singer in Danny Romalotti's band
Traci arrived back in Genoa City from boarding school in 1982. Having always felt inferior to her old sister Ashley, Traci grew up very insecure.
Her first bout of love came after being the fan club president to rock star Danny Romalotti. Just when Traci got the opportunity to sing with Danny, she found herself fighting for his affection with the beautiful Lauren Fenmore. In fact, most of Traci's life was spent feeling rejected. After she fell for Professor Tim Sullivan, Traci was so depressed after finding him in bed with another woman that she attempted suicide!
Shortly after Traci fell in love with the Abbott's gardener, Brad Carlton. As her luck would have it, Brad's bitter ex-wife Lisa came to town and kidnapped Brad! Kept in a cage, Lauren Fenmore came across Brad, but in an attempt to save him she was captured, too! Fortunately, just as Lisa was leaving the scene, Traci's brother Jack came in and rescued Brad and Lauren. During Brad's absence, thinking that he had abandoned her, Traci had filed for divorce. After finding out that Traci was pregnant with his child, Brad remarried her. However, even after Colleen was born, their marriage continued to falter and Traci ended up taking Colleen to NY, divorcing Brad and marrying Steve Connelly. For many years, Colleen would grow up referring to Steve as her father and to Brad as a visitor.
Traci finally found her calling after she wrote and published her first novel "Echoes of the Past," then went on to write a second "Epitaph for a Lover."
After discovering that Steve had cheated on her, Traci briefly moved back to Genoa City to sort out her life. Despite her daughter's objection, she forgave Steve and moved back to New York with an angry Colleen in tow. When Colleen began acting out through broken curfews and marijuana smoking, Traci sent her back to GC to live with her father John Abbott.
Although Traci hasn't made many visits back to town since, she did return to Genoa City in 2006 when John was sent to prison for the murder of Tom Fisher and later left her book tour to come back when he died from a massive stroke right before being released from prison. Having a difficult time handling her father's death, Traci left town soon after the funeral.
Traci has recently made a trip to Genoa City for a Jabot shareholder meeting, and met with Ashley, Jack, and Billy in New York to discuss Jack's plan to bring the company back into the Abbott family's control.
John Abbott (father - deceased)
Dina Abbott Mergeron (mother)
Jack Abbott (brother)
Ashley Abbott (half-sister)
Sharon Collins Newman Abbott (sister-in-law)
Billy Abbott (half-brother)
Robert Abbott (grandfather - deceased)
Keemo Volien Abbott (nephew)
Kyle Jenkins (nephew)
Abby Carlton (niece)
Robert Carlton (nephew - deceased)
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Traci and Abby worry about Billy and Adam at the Abbott house. Traci says it must be killing Jack - she thinks a family breakfast might help. Abby wonders where Jack is. They muse that there will be another Abbott/Newman battle - and it's going to be epic. Abby feels bad for Victor - he considered Delia to be a granddaughter. Tyler arrives. He tells Abby he came to help and not to push him away. Traci and Abby talk about Kyle having gone to New York. Traci goes to update him. Abby gives Tyler five minutes to talk. Tyler tells her he loves her and if she could forget about Mariah they could have something special. They kiss. Abby says there's nothing to forgive him for. Tyler tells her he'll take legal action if Mariah doesn't leave them alone. Abby takes his phone and leaves Mariah a voicemail. "It's time we met."
Jack arrives at home and tells Traci that Victor wouldn't admit a thing, but he was right and Nikki knew it too. Traci asks if it's Victor he's really upset with. Jack talks about Adam and their closeness. He would have tried to understand if it was anyone but Delia. They worry about Billy and what is going on.
Jack is surprised to see Traci arrive at the Abbott house on New Year's Eve. He asks what she's doing there. Ashley appears. "The same thing I am - making sure the Abbotts start the new year off right." They tell him he has to start living his life again. He's angry they want him to forget Phyllis. They insist it's what Phyllis would want.
At the Club, Lily and Cane fawn over Leslie's engagement ring. Devon and Tyler appear and a toast is made to the newest Winters. Leslie looks uncertain. Tyler and Leslie step aside. Leslie talks about making it official with Neil. Tyler mentions Abby thought she saw Mariah sneak out of their room in L.A. Leslie thinks he'll be going all 'picket fences' sooner than he realizes. Hilary comes into the lobby as Devon is running off a reporter. He thanks her for the heads-up about Mason. Neil appears, followed by Abby. Hilary watches them go into the dining room. Victor and Nikki arrive and congratulate Neil. Nick enters. Nikki and Victor are pleased, until Sharon appears behind him. Abby wonders if Sharon has a tracking device on him. Nick tells Sharon not to let them get to her. Jack enters with Traci and Ashley. Victor and Jack eyeball each other. Ashley and Victor have an exchange about peace between him and Jack. Abby glares over at Sharon, who asks Nick to check her back for knives. She muses that people will think they're a couple. He says they're friends. She thinks anything's possible. Meanwhile, Victor needles Jack about the prostitute he picked up there. He wonders what he is helping Adam cover-up in return. Jack spots Hilary and confronts her about telling his sisters what he's doing. He advises her to focus on her life, not his - kiss someone at midnight. Nearby, Leslie assures Abby, Traci, and Ash it will be a long engagement. Neil proposes a toast to Leslie. The new year is rung in. Jack says, "Happy New Year, Red." Hilary and Devon look close, and Nick and Sharon kiss. Victor notices.