Full detailed profile on Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman Played by Michelle Stafford on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Michelle Stafford (CBS)
Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman
Actor: Michelle Stafford
Who played Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman over the years
Michelle Stafford (1994 - 1997; 2000 - present)
Useful information on Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman
* Married to Nick Newman.
Current: 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 is currently experiencing insecurity over her marriage as Nick and Sharon have been spending time together parenting their teenage son, Noah.
Danny Romalotti (divorced - first time)
Danny Romalotti (divorced - second time)
George Summers (father)
Lydia Callahan Summers (mother)
Nikki Reed Newman (mother-in-law)
Victor Newman (father-in-law)
Victor Newman Jr./Adam Wilson (half brother-in-law)
Victoria Newman (sister-in-law)
J.T Hellstrom (brother-in-law)
At the Abbott house, Traci asks Phyllis if she's leaving because of her. Traci admits when things don't work out between them, Jack could go back to pills. She thinks it's practically guaranteed she'll hurt him again. Phyllis reminds her she was there during Jack's crisis, not Traci. Traci counters that she's now walking out on him. Phyllis tells Traci she's been a broken record. They bicker over why Phyllis is leaving. Phyllis says she doesn't want Jack to have to choose between them. Traci calls her out; she's afraid he wouldn't choose her. Phyllis leaves.
Phyllis arrives at her penthouse to find it in the dark; the electricity could be out for weeks. She's about to call the Club when Jack appears. He suggests she come back to his place. Phyllis accuses him of paying to have the electricity turned off. Jack says he'll make other accommodations for Traci. Phyllis tells him to phone and get the electricity on or he won't visit her bed.
At Phyllis' penthouse, Fen tries to hit Kyle with a candlestick. Kyle takes it and punches him. Phyllis bursts in. Fen accuses Summer of wanting Kyle to walk in at that exact moment. Phyllis throws everyone else out and demands answers. Kyle says Summer texted him that she was in trouble and Fen was all over her. Fen protests. Phyllis smells alcohol on Fen and asks what he was doing to her daughter. Fen says he was dared to kiss Summer, who only protested when Kyle appeared. Phyllis says she's calling Nick. Kyle tells Summer it wasn't cool to lie to get him there.
Michael and Lauren arrive at the penthouse and get up to speed on Fen and the candlestick. Michael hollers at Fen. Lauren intervenes, but Michael yells at her to let him handle it. Nick arrives. Summer says things got out of hand. Fen says she wanted them to. Michael and Lauren leave with Fen. Nick lectures Summer about lying and using alcohol and demands her car keys. Kyle tells Nick to ease up on her. He questions why Nick's so opposed to the idea of him being with Summer anyway. Phyllis puts Kyle out. Summer also asks about Kyle. Phyllis agrees it's a bit much. Nick complains that Kyle will break her heart. Summer says he assumes the worst. Nick leaves with her keys. Summer tells Phyllis she wants to take chances - she wants to try. Later, Summer tells Courtney by phone that Kyle totally wants her now.
Phyllis arrives at the tackhouse and tells Nick he has to loosen the reins - Summer wants to experience life. Once alone, Nick calls to pick up a paternity test kit.