Full detailed profile on Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman Played by Michelle Stafford on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman
Actor: Michelle Stafford
Who played Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman over the years
Michelle Stafford (1994 - 1997; 2000 - August 2 2013)
Useful information on Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman
* Drugged Danny Romalotti for sex and became pregnant.
Current: Executive at Jabot
Past: Partner in Restless Style
Past: Partner in NVP Retreats
Past: Director of Internet Affairs at Jabot
Past: Webmaster at Newman Enterprises
Past: Glo By Jabot Webmaster at Jabot
Past: Computer operator at DMS Lab in New York City
Before her appearance in Genoa City, Phyllis Summers was an obsessed fan of rockstar Daniel Romalotti. After drugging and seducing him, Phyllis showed up in GC in 1994, pregnant, causing Danny and his wife Christine to divorce. Danny then married Phyllis. Phyllis retaliated against Christine's meddling by hitting her and Paul Williams with a car, but no one was hurt and Phyllis was never found out. After Phyllis gave birth, her marriage to Danny was dwindled by lies, affairs and outside interferences. Danny eventually found out that he wasn't the father of little Daniel and divorced Phyllis. However, Danny had already grown to love his son, proved in court that Phyllis was an unfit mother and took Daniel away for years!
After Phyllis moved in with Michael Baldwin, she became jealous of Michael's law clients. She even kidnapped him and left him abandoned in a warehouse to make him pay! Even though Michael broke free and blamed Victor Newman for his abduction, Phyllis admitted that she was responsible and Michael threw her out. However, amazingly, through the years, she and Michael have become best friends.
Phyllis fell in love with Jack Abbott during a time when she was working and spying on him for Victor Newman. After Jack found out, he broke things off with Phyllis and she left Genoa City to move back to New York. Three years later, Phyllis returned and Jack hired her to build the Glow by Jabot website. However, when Jack didn't make an effort to keep her on, Phyllis went to work for Newman!
Phyllis and Jack's relationship survived, and even though she had an ectopic pregnancy and was told she couldn't have any more children, Jack married her in 2001. After Jack found out that he was the father of Diane Jenkins' son, Phyllis found herself at the brunt of Diane's ploys to get Jack back, and was even accused for an arson she didn't commit! With Jack and Phyllis working for opposing companies, the stress on their marriage became immense and Phyllis and Jack ended up in the arms of Diane Jenkins and Damon Porter. They filed for divorce and broke their ties.
In 2003, Phyllis' son Daniel returned to Genoa City and briefly lived with Christine Blair. Although it took a lot of mending, with Jack's newfound friendship and help, Phyllis and Daniel were able to put the past behind them and managed to become close, even after he found out that Danny Romalotti wasn't his biological father.
After Daniel got drunk at a party and passed out, Cassie Newman, an underage driver, drove his car home and got in an accident that ultimately caused her death. Phyllis and Daniel were then kicked out of the Newman tack house, but Jack rode in and saved the day when he offered for them to move into the Abbott mansion with him, also welcoming Phyllis back into his arms. It wasn't until after Daniel's run from the law, his trial facing manslaughter charges, and sudden marriage to Lily Winters that Phyllis was finally able to concentrate on getting her life back in order.
Phyllis and Jack continued to have work related problems and with Nick Newman's marriage on the rocks, Phyllis and Nick began a passionate affair! Although Phyllis was mortified after Daniel walked in on her and Nick, the two couldn't keep their hands off of each other. Phyllis later found out she was pregnant and ended her relationship with Jack. When Phyllis expressed to Nick that she wasn't sure if the baby was his or Jack's, a paternity test was administered but Nick was the only one to view the results and then claimed that he was the father! Nick and Sharon soon divorced. To avoid the six-month waiting period, Nick and Phyllis flew to Mexico and got married! When they returned to Genoa City, they moved into the Newman tack house and Phyllis soon gave birth to their daughter Summer.
Although the couple appeared to have a lifetime of happiness in front of them, Shelia Carter came to town and kidnapped Phyllis, Summer and Fen Baldwin, leaving Phyllis with the threat of losing her identity and her family for good!
Once Sheila was killed, Phyllis wound up doing some time in jail for manslaughter. She shared a cell with Carmen Mesta's murderer, Jana Hawkes. Phyllis got out early on a work program, and assumed her position as Nick's wife as he held vigil over his comatose sister, Victoria.
Phyllis and Nick began a fashion magazine with their exes, Jack and Sharon, but the foursome had trouble making decisions, so Nick and Phyllis bought out the other couple. Phyllis experienced insecurity over her marriage when Nick and Sharon began spending time together parenting their teenage son, Noah.
George Summers (father)
Lydia Callahan Summers (mother)
Avery Bailey Clark (sister)
Daniel and Jack talk about Lucy in Phyllis' room. Jack mentions missing Summer's childhood. He talks about 'his girls' and says it's killing him that his love may not wake up.
On the coffee house patio, Summer asks Kyle to help her convince Jack that Phyllis going to the facility in Georgia is the best thing. Kyle thinks Jack needs to hear it from her.
At the tackhouse, Nick and Avery bicker about what should happen with Phyllis. Avery lashes out at Nick, who says he's not the enemy. Avery insists she needs to be with family. Nick says Daniel is doing what Phyllis would do.
Noah stops by Sharon's place with Faith's toy. Sharon asks about Phyllis. Noah says she may not wake up. Sharon gasps. She flashes to Phyllis' fall. "I feel so guilty." Noah is puzzled. He talks about Summer only being able to take so much.
Summer joins Jack in Phyllis' hospital room and they argue about moving her. Jack says she needs them. Summer says they need her more. Jack concedes she might be right about that. Summer assures him he won't be alone. They hug.
In the hospital waiting room, Kyle and Daniel discuss being there for Summer and what a mess Nick made of things. Avery appears with Nick. She tells Daniel she thinks Phyllis should to to the facility; she thinks it's what she would want. Daniel hugs her. She says Nick convinced her. Daniel still won't forgive him. Summer appears and says Nick doesn't need to prove anything to her; he loves her. Summer shares that Jack changed his mind about Georgia. They all go to see about paperwork. Sharon slips by and enters Phyllis' room. She tells her she never meant for her to get hurt. She wants her to wake up, but then says Nick can't be told she switched the paternity results. She goes on about having to make him understand herself. She complains that Phyllis should have been patient. Sharon exits and runs into Noah. He asks if she's off her meds. Summer has joined Phyllis and tells her she gets one day to worry; she gets one day to cry, and then they put it all in a box. She needs that. "I love you more than infinity, Mom." Nick goes in next. "No one could ever say we were boring." He won't say goodbye. He joins everyone else. It's time for Phyllis to go. Jack goes in and puts Phyllis' engagement ring on her finger. "I'll wait for you."
At the hospital, Avery and Jack argue with Daniel about Phyllis' care. Avery says she's Phyllis' sister. Daniel asks if she's serious right now. Nick interjects that Avery and Phyllis were getting closer. Daniel tells Nick he should hit the door. Nick wants to explain himself. A livid Daniel would love to hear it. They step away. Jack soothes Summer and Avery that Daniel will calm down. Avery says Phyllis needs to be with her loved ones. If Daniel won't back down, she'll take legal action. Nearby, Nick tells Daniel what he did with Summer's paternity was about Cassie. Daniel doesn't get him using Cassie as an excuse for what he did to Summer - he knew he it was wrong. Daniel reminds Nick that he came forward to exonerate him after Cassie's death because it was right - yet he took another man's child from him.
Kevin arrives at the hospital to find Daniel shouting about trying to do the right thing. Avery tells Daniel they all love her. Kevin and Daniel go into Phyllis' room. Kevin asks if Daniel's pushing to take her away because he feels guilty about leaving. Daniel says partly, but he also thinks the facility is her best shot. Outside, Jack tells Summer he's not convinced that Daniel's facility is so great. Fen arrives and hugs Summer. They discuss his OD mistake. Summer tells him she's confused. He advises her to look in her own heart. Fen gets a mean text that everyone's seen his mother naked. He eyes up the drug cart. Later, Jack talks to Daniel about how much he loves Phyllis. He understands his need to control the situation, but wants Daniel to trust him to do everything possible to bring her back. They bicker. Jack will not let Phyllis become a science experiment.