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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At the Abbott's, Abby doesn't understand why Kelly was being so secretive about Stitch. Traci gets between them when they start to bicker. Meanwhile, Jack assures Billy that he'll be a wonderful father if he is the father of Victoria's baby. Billy wonders why Stitch isn't fighting for his role in his child's life. Kelly interrupts and asks Billy to stop prying into her brother's life. Summer and Austin arrive and they all go in for dinner. Billy wonders what Jack seems so upset about. They all sit down for a meal. It's awkward. Abby takes jabs at Austin. He insists he's not trying to hurt Summer and will go back to work after he serves his time. Summer suggests that Jack give him a job. Austin can't picture it. The topic accidentally turns to Billy and his children. He talks about his life falling apart. When Summer and Austin get up to leave, they explain they are staying at his place downtown. Everyone worries that's too dangerous. The newlyweds leave. Traci tells everyone that they all need to stick together. Abby starts quizzing Billy about the new woman in his life. Jack walks him out and tells him he has every right to be happy. Billy wonders why he seems so tense around Kelly. Once he leaves, Kelly thanks Jack for staying quiet about her brother. He doesn't want to lose her trust. After she leaves, Traci and Abby question Jack about how serious he is about Kelly.
At the Abbott house, Traci and Abby chat about the family while setting the dining room table. Traci declares they’ll have a happy and healing family dinner. Abby disappears into the living room and stalks Tyler’s FacePlace page. She sees he’s single. Traci comes in and says it’s not a curse being single. She takes her tablet away. Abby leaves and Traci is tempted to check Steve’s account. Abby catches her and tells her she hopes that one day she can be as strong as her. They share a laugh and decide that men aren’t a necessity. They talk about Abby and Tyler. Traci stresses that Abby will find a man that fits and promises she’ll be happy again.
Later, at the Abbott house, Kelly and Jack arrive for dinner. Abby’s displeased but Traci warns her behave. Kelly takes Jack aside and wonders how she can act normal when her brother’s future is at risk. Summer and Austin show up. Jack greets them and mentions he didn’t realize Austin would be joining them. Summer thanks everyone for the invitation and leaves to take Austin on a house tour. Abby catches up with Kelly in the dining room. She asks about her secret. Billy arrives and Jack tells him he has news - nothing he ever expected. Billy says they’ll deal with it together and to tell him what he heard.