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, Abby, Tyler, and Kyle are gathered at the Abbott mansion. Ashley arrives and surprises them. Hugging ensues, followed by talk about traditions. Tyler gets a text from Mariah. He turns off his phone and reassures Abby. Later, Abby admits to Ashley that his ex won't go away. They all laugh about Tyler's first meeting with Victor. Tyler won't let him chase him off. Kyle says he's been good to him. Ashley questions Kyle about working at Newman.
Jack and Summer arrive at the Abbott house and greet Ashley. He tells her Billy's been elusive. Traci is glad they came back in time for dinner. After dinner, Tyler leaves for Neil's place. Abby and the Abbotts talk about how hot and amazing he is, and then do the wishbone tradition. Jack and Summer each take one side. Jack doesn't think it will matter who gets the bigger side - they both have the same wish.
Jack is looking at photos at home when Abby and Traci come in. Traci says she got a call from Victoria - Billy agreed to go to grief counseling. Jack's surprised but pleased. Kyle enters with a box of eclairs to celebrate Abby's birthday later. Abby says Ashley sent a handbag from Milan. They talk about wanting Ashley there, and the evening of festivities Jack has planned. Abby stammers - she already has plans. Jack tells her to have the time of her life. Kyle walks Abby out. Jack tells Traci he really needs the family to be together. Traci asks how he is, really. Jack says Neil helped him stay sober. Kyle overhears Jack discuss using Devon to spy on Victor. After, Kyle tells Traci he wasn't aware that Jack was struggling. Traci says they all need to find ways to minimize Jack's stress.