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 the hospital, Dr. Shelby tells Avery and Joe that Joe's nervous system has severe damage - he will be transferred to a therapeutic clinic. Joe sneers that's to teach him to adapt to life in a wheelchair. Shelby exits. Joe tells Avery to go. In the corridor, Shelby compares notes with Leslie, who is preparing to go up against ADA Mobley. In Joe's room, he tells Avery he doesn't want her pity. Avery talks about options, but he hollers at her to leave. Dylan appears. Joe tells him to come in and claim his prize. "You win!" Joe keeps up the anger until Dylan takes Avery out. After, Shelby talks to a hostile Joe about his attitude making a difference. Joe says the life he could have had is gone for good.
At Crimson Lights, Avery and Dylan discuss their gut instincts. He can't turn away from Sharon and Avery can't walk away from Joe.
Avery returns to the hospital where Shelby tells her the right person can make all the difference to Joe's recovery. She goes in and makes Joe eat.
At the hospital, Joe watches Avery awaken in the chair. There's still no feeling in his legs. "That hasn't changed, but everything else has." The doctor enters. Joe is eager to get into therapy. Avery cautions him to be patient. Joe tries to get up. Avery leans in close to calm him as Dylan arrives. Dylan brings her into the hall and asks her to represent Sharon. Avery argues - it's not a good time. Dylan says, "Because of Joe." Michael appears as Dylan tells Avery she's not Joe's nurse. Beeping is heard. Avery finds Joe on the floor. Back in bed, Joe admits to Avery that he's afraid. She'll hang on for him if he can't. They discuss her turning down Sharon's case. Avery isn't so sure she's innocent. In the hall, Dylan frets to Michael. He asks if he'll take Sharon on. Later, Avery and Joe play Hangman. He does the word 'angel' and looks at her adoringly.