Full detailed profile on Avery Bailey Clark Played by Jessica Collins on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Avery Bailey Clark
Actor: Jessica Collins
Who played Avery Bailey Clark over the years
Jessica Collins (July 27 2011 to present)
Useful information on Avery Bailey Clark
* Hired by Victor to defend Sharon.
Current: Defense Attorney/Victor's attorney
Past: College student
Avery was first seen in Genoa City when Victor hired her to try to get Sharon out of prison. At the same time Avery succeeded in getting Sharon a re-trial, it came to light that she was Phyllis's estranged younger sister.
Avery had an affair with Nick, and helped Daisy get released from jail, which didn't help her relationship with her Phyllis. Later, after their father passed away, and some truths came to light, the sisters began to reconcile. Avery became her sister's attorney, and promised to help her discredit Tim Reid in the case of Phyllis's old hit-and-run. When Avery learned that Phyllis had been paying Tim off, she refused to represent her any longer. Phyllis had an affair with Ronan Malloy, so Avery once again took up with Nick. She began bonding with Summer and soon revealed to Nick some of her past. She had had an affair on her husband, Joe, with Dylan McAvoy, who was presumed dead while fighting in Afghanistan. When Avery began working for the Innocence Foundation, Dylan, who was very much alive, made his way to Genoa City to reconnect with Avery. Avery told Dylan she was in love with Nick, but they kissed, and he decided to stay in town. Avery became engaged to Nick, but there were challenges. His daughter Faith never warmed up to Avery, and Dylan, although involved with Chelsea, was still in her orbit. Avery and Nick found Phyllis at the bottom of a stairwell and Avery, along with Jack, Daniel, and Summer, decided to set her up in a facility in Georgia as she was in a coma and showed no signs of coming out. Avery continued to have issues with Faith as her wedding day approached, and when the time came, Avery chose to help Dylan, who came to her distraught over Connor not being his son, and was late to her wedding ceremony. Nick broke up with her.
Avery and Dylan rekindled their romance and dealt with him finding out that Nikki Newman was his birth mother. They also dealt with the conniving Ian Ward, when for a time it was believed he was Dylan's biological father. Later, Paul Williams was revealed to be Dylan's real dad. Avery was stunned when Phyllis showed up in Genoa City under her own steam having woken up from the coma in Georgia. Avery and Dylan began fighting to save his business, Crimson Lights, and the warehouse district from developers, including her ex-husband, Joe Clark, who came to town to head up the project for Victor Newman. Joe wants Avery back and has kissed her and pleaded for another chance. Avery accepted Dylan's proposal and after Joe made another play for her, she told Dylan she wanted to get married right away.
Joe Clark (divorced)
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At Underground, Avery questions Nick's choice to change his custody agreement. He insists that it's only one night a week. Besides, Sharon is more stable now that she's with Dylan. Sage eavesdrops on them debating this. Avery worries that Sharon could revert if Dylan walked away. "Sharon is his latest rescue mission," she snipes. She wishes Nick wouldn't let his child's safety hinge on a romance. After she walks off, Sage wonders if the lawyer has changed his mind. He admits he worries when his daughter is alone with Sharon. Nick tells her how lucky their baby will be, gives her a kiss and leaves. The baby starts kicking and then Victor arrives. He starts quizzing her about Gabriel's father. She wonders why he cares. Gabe arrives and asks him to back off. Newman tells him he wants to know about it next time he sees him. He walks out. Sage worries that Victor might know something. That would mean Nick will find out that she's been lying to everyone.
Dylan meets with David, the lawyer, at Sharon's. They discuss the new custody arrangements. Sharon comes in, worrying about what to wear. Dylan assures her that all will be well. She worries Avery could be changing Nick's mind. He keeps reassuring her and recaps everything that's happened with Avery lately. She wonders if Avery is the reason he hasn't moved in. He claims he just wants to do things one step at a time. Avery arrives. Sharon leaves to change. Dylan and Avery begin debating who is more untrustworthy: Sharon or Joe. As things get heated, Ms. Lahey, the mediator arrives followed by Nick. The hearing commences. Nick allows that Sharon has made many mistakes but thinks his daughter still needs time with her. Dylan explains that Sharon will not be alone with the child and she's stable when they are together. Nick agrees that having Dylan present is the only way he'll be comfortable with Faith staying overnight. Later, when Dylan and Sharon are alone, she thanks him. "I want to be with you," he insists.
Avery shows Joe around her apartment. He insists on taking the couch, not her bed. When he tries to climb onto it, he falls into her arms. He thanks her for her help. Phyllis arrives and starts laying into them. Joe wheels away. The redhead starts asking her if he can have sex. Her sister wants her to butt out and stop trying to bully her way into being a sister. She thinks this is just about Phyllis sticking it to Sharon. Joe wheels back in and Phyllis leaves. Joe asks Avery out for brunch.
Avery brings Joe to the rooftop of the club. They bump into Dylan and Sharon. The lawyer takes Dylan aside. He tells her that what she does isn't his business. Meanwhile, Joe tells Sharon that both of them don't want the other two together. He suggests they make a pact to keep them apart. Later, Dylan gets a call that the rental he was looking at was taken by someone else. Sharon suggests that he move in with her. He's tempted but doesn't think they are ready.
Avery and Joe go back to her place. He insists on taking the couch. When she goes off to prepare for a meeting, he steps out of the chair and balances himself.