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 Crimson Lights, Avery flashes through memories of Dylan. He appears. They talk about her public confession. He worries about her career. She is focusing on getting well. Dylan remarks on the coffee house - it may be time for a change. Avery is also making a change - she's leaving town for good. Dylan hopes she finds what she's looking for. Avery says, "What is doesn't erase what was." She cries; this may be the last time she sees Dylan. He tells her to be good to herself. She hugs and kisses him before leaving. Dylan takes out his old photo of her and sighs.
At the hospital, Avery tells Phyllis about the rapist and how she held Joe at gunpoint. Avery says she's leaving Genoa City. Phyllis agrees to tell Summer. Elsewhere, Ashley is emotional after talking to Traci by phone. Ben appears. They are chatting when the male executive from Abby's warehouse meeting appears with a head wound. He says the hot blonde got frisky and he lost control of the car. Ash and Ben panic over Abby, who appears in a wheelchair. "I closed the warehouse deal." Once Abby's in a bed, Ash asks if getting drunk with a business associate and getting frisky is how to close a deal. She leaves to tell the family. Abby tells Ben she wasn't getting frisky.
At the hospital, Michael confronts Avery about her public confession. She knew what she was doing. Phyllis and Avery hug goodbye. Michael tells Avery he'll leave her office as is - the most important thing is her. "Heal." In Abby's room, Victoria and Nick arrive. She tells them she closed the deal and wants respect. Victor enters. Ben exits and Victor talks about going after Bingham and getting the company back. Nick says they have to take it one step at a time. Victor takes Nick outside. "It feels good to know my children are working together." Nick walks off and finds Avery looking emotional. Outside Jack's room, Phyllis asks Victor what the hell he's doing there. She tells him Jack's not dead. Victor says he'll be vindicated. Later, Billy visits Abby, who proudly shows him the contract for the warehouse workers. Billy is appalled - the contract is going to kill them. Elsewhere, Ash apologizes to Ben for insinuating that Abby fooled around on him. Ben says he can't get Abby's mother out of his mind.
In the park, Avery tells Nick she lost her way and let go of the principles she fought for all her life. She recalls hurting him. Nick asks what's next. She's not sure, and can't promise she'll come back. Avery says it's time to move on - he and Dylan have and are both having babies with women who aren't her. She's happy for them though. They hug.