Full detailed profile on Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore Played by Jess Walton on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore
Actor: Jess Walton
Who played Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore over the years
Jess Walton (1987 - present)
Useful information on Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore
* Was paid to keep company with Katherine Chancellor.
Current: Co-CEO of Fenmore, Co-CEO of Chancellor Industries
Past:Co-CEO of Jabot
Past: CEO of Chancellor Industries
Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics and major stockholder, Executive of Jabot Cosmetics, Head of the Men's Line at Jabot, Management Trainee at Jabot, Manicurist at Derek's Salon, Paid companion to Katherine Chancellor, Manicurist at a salon that Katherine frequented
In 1973, Jill Foster was a dreamer and worked in a salon as a manicurist with the hopes of living the high life. After meeting Katherine Chancellor, Jill took a job as Kay's companion. Although Jill and Kay were very close, Jill ended up having an affair with Katherine's husband Phillip. Feeling guilty, Jill accepted a marriage proposal from Kay's son Brock and the two married. However, Jill found out that she was pregnant with Phillip's child and ended her marriage with Brock before it was consummated.
Philip was happy with Jill's news and asked Kay for a divorce. However, Jill and Phillip's love affair ended abruptly after a drunken Kay picked him up from the airport and lost control of the car causing Phillip's death. Jill gave birth to a son, Phillip, and so Jill and Kay's long rivalry begins� For many years, Jill and Kay found themselves fighting over the same men, the Chancellor estate and constantly at each other's throats!
Jill went on to marry wealthy John Abbott, who gave her a job at Jabot, then had an affair with his son Jack, causing John to file for divorce. Jill found out that she was pregnant, but never knew who the father was due to a miscarriage. Wanting to keep the family disgrace secret, John awarded Jill a hefty divorce settlement: One-fourth of Jabot, a seat on the board, and an executive job with a salary of $150,000 a year!
Although Jill became a success at Jabot, her family life continued to dissipate. After her son Phillip married Nina Webster, against Jill's liking, he drove drunk and died in a car accident.
Throughout the years, Jill jumped from affair to affair until she finally won her way back into John Abbott's heart and the two remarried and had a son, Billy. Although John wasn't keen on the idea of having another child at his age, he was granted custody of Billy after catching Jill engaged in an affair with Jed Sanders. John and Billy moved to New York and Jill was left to battle with Katherine once again.
After finding that Phillip Chancellor wanted Jill to have his estate, Jill took Katherine to court and ended up winning half of the Chancellor estate. Although unbearable, the two lived under the same roof. When Billy returned home, to Jill's dismay, he fell in love with Katherine's granddaughter Mackenzie Browning. However, Jill got the shock of her life in 2003 when Katherine found out that Jill was her long lost daughter! Jill went on to find her father and even ended up forgiving Katherine for throwing her away as a child.
One of the most amazing mother and daughter reunions in daytime history, just when Jill and Katherine had put their sordid pasts behind them, in January of 2007, Jill was faced with a confession from Katherine that would change her life forever! Through a series of disturbing nightmares, Katherine realized that she had switched Jill's son with another baby at birth, meaning that Jill's 'real' son was indeed alive!
Jill has been reunited with her real son, Cane Ashby, and made peace with her mother over the matter. She is running Chancellor Industries, and still mourns the death of her lover, Ji Min Kim. She appointed Cane as CEO of Jabot, and had her other son, Billy, return to town.
Jill's life was turned upside-down when Katherine was believed dead. When Kay finally turned up alive, it was revealed that they are not mother and daughter. While still reeling from that, Jill learned that Cane is not her son, but an impostor, and that Phillip had faked his death - sending Cane to GC to take his place! Jill lost her money in the Caymans bank collapse and wound up doing manicures for a living for a brief time. She made amends with Katherine, finally, and was offered a position back at Jabot, running things with Jack. When Kay decided to take Chancellor public, she offered Jill shares.
When Cane's father, Colin Atkinson, came to town, he started wooing Jill almost immediately. She soon became smitten and accepted a proposal of marriage. When it was revealed that Colin was trying to steal Cane and Lily's twins, and that he was still married to Genevieve, Jill professed hatred for the man and called it all off. Colin managed to wiggle back into Jill's good graces after she made up with Cane (who had led everyone to believe he was dead), and he sealed the deal by divorcing Genevieve. Jill was fully back in love with Colin when she learned that he was plotting to kill Genevieve and Gloria, and that he didn't even care if Lily got caught in the crossfire. She seduced him and handcuffed him to the bed, before calling the police to come and get him.
Jill dealt with the ordeal of Delia having leukemia and Billy going missing. She and Victoria traveled to Myanmar looking for him and believed he might be dead until Cane revealed that Billy was alive. She shared a happy reunion with her son when he came home at Thanksgiving.
Jill went to Australia for a time to help Phillip, and returned at the behest of Tucker McCall, who was concerned about Katherine's plans to begin working full-time again running Chancellor. Jill convinced Katherine to let her run it with her, and started dating Tucker. She is pushing for a reconciliation between him and Katherine.
Brock_Reynolds (not legal
Phillip Chancellor II (not legal - deceased)
Derek Thurston (not legal)
Stuart Brooks (divorced - deceased)
Rex Sterling (not legal)
John_Abbott (divorced - first time - deceased)
John_Abbott (divorced - second time - deceased)
Ji Min Kim
Neil Fenmore (biological father)
Lauren Fenmore (half-sister)
William Foster (father by adoption)
Elizabeth Foster (mother by adoption)
Greg Foster (brother by adoption)
William 'Snapper' Foster (brother by adoption)
Phillip Chancellor IV (grandson)
Jennifer Elizabeth Foster (niece by adoption)
Pierre Charles Roulland (nephew by adoption)
Bruce Henderson (uncle by adoption)
Mark Henderson (cousin by adoption)
Lorie Brooks (cousin by adoption)
Cordelia Abbott (granddaughter)
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Colin, Jill, Lily, and Cane enter the Ashby house. Esther throws her arms around a grouchy Jill. Cane thanks her for babysitting. Awkwardness ensues when she asks about Devon, Hilary, and Neil. Esther shows Cane and Lily the cards the kids made for them. Esther goes for drinks. Lily says Cane explained the plane crash to the kids really well, now they need to figure out how to tell them Daddy won't be living there anymore. Jill and Colin defend Cane, who apologizes again. She wants him to leave. "You broke up this family when you broke our trust." Cane slams out. Colin follows. Jill asks if Lily learned nothing at all from last night. Jill gets rid of Esther, and then argues with Lily about turning her back on Cane. Jill feels they survived because of love, which can overcome an adversity. Lily says, "Try telling that to my father." Jill presses Lily not to give up on Cane, who wanted to shield her from pain. Jill reminds Lily that Cane is human and made a mistake. Lily tells Jill she'll go tell the children Cane will be home to tuck them in.
Neil makes his way through the snowy forest and calls out as he goes. At the site, Lily is upset that Neil went on his own. Hilary asks Devon to find Neil, but Cane tells Devon he's not going anywhere. Cane thinks they should stick together. Lily rants about the kids possibly having to grow up without their parents or grandparents - even if they survive their lives will never be the same; their family is broken. Lily tells Cane that he's as bad as they are, but Devon says he's the one responsible for hurting Neil; no one else is to blame. Lily says that's a big consolation to Maddie and Charlie. Devon doesn't get her bringing the kids into it. He loves Hilary and should have handled things differently. Lily will never forgive him... or Cane. Jill tells Lily she needs to grow up - sometimes people do the wrong things with the best of intentions. Lily doesn't want that kind of marriage. Nearby, Colin advises Cane to fight for his marriage before it's too late. Devon pleads with Hilary, who is out again, to please wake up. In the forest, Neil sinks to his knees. He shivers and huddles in his blanket and flashes to memories of Hilary and what happened on the plane. A rescuer finds him. At the site, Cane apologizes to Lily and asks for a chance to make things right. A helicopter appears overhead. Hilary wakes up. She and Devon think Neil saved their lives.