Abby Newman
Melissa Ordway
Melissa Ordway as Abby Newman
The Young and the Restless
The Bold and the Beautiful
Portrayed by: Madison & Morgan Reinherz (2000-2003)
Amanda & Rachel Pace (2003)
Darcy Rose Bryne (2003-2007)
Hayley Erin (2008-2010)
Marcy Rylan (2010-2012 & 2013)
Melissa Ordway (2013-)
Duration: 2000-2007, 2008-2012 & 2013- (Y&R)
2007-2008 (B&B)
First appearance: November 13, 2000 (Y&R)
May 11, 2007 (B&B)
Last appearance: August 31, 2007 (B&B)
Created by: Kay Alden
Family: Newman family
Full name: Abigail Rachel Newman
Other names: Abigail Carlton [1]
Gender: Female
Born: November 13, 1989
(originally November 13, 2000)
Occupation: Marketing at Jabot Face of Fashion
Residence: Genoa City, Wisconsin
Parents: Victor Newman Sr.
Ashley Abbott
Nicole "Nikki" Reed
Siblings: Victoria Newman
(paternal half-sister)
Nicholas "Nick" Newman
(paternal half-brother)
Victor "Adam" Newman Jr.
(paternal half-brother, deceased)
Robert Carlton
(maternal half-brother, deceased)
Faith Newman
(sister, deceased)
Dylan McAvoy
John Abbott III
(step-brother, deceased)
Marital status: Benjamin "Ben" Rayburn
(married) [12/2015-]
Children: Unnamed child
(daughter, with Ben, deceased)
Maxwell "Max" Rayburn
Grandparents: Albert Miller
(paternal grandfather, deceased)
Cora Miller
(paternal grandmother, deceased)
Brent Davis
(maternal grandfather, deceased)
Dina Mergeron
(maternal grandmother, deceased)
Aunts & uncles: Matthew "Matt" Miller
(paternal uncle)
John "Jack" Abbott Jr.
(maternal uncle)
Traci Abbott
(maternal aunt)
Nieces & nephews: Eve Howard II
(niece, deceased)
Reed Hellstrom
John "Johnny" Abbott IV
(adopted nephew)
Katherine "Katie" Newman
Cassidy "Cassie" Newman
(adopted niece, deceased)
Noah Newman
Summer Newman
Faith Newman
Riley Newman
(nephew, deceased)
Connor Newman
Christian Newman
Cousins: Keemo Volien Abbott
(maternal cousin)
John Abbott III
(maternal cousin, deceased)
Kyle Abbott
(maternal cousin)
Colleen Carlton
(maternal cousin, deceased)
Other relatives: Bradley "Brad" Carlton
(former adoptive father, deceased)
Romances: Ryder Carter
Daniel Romalotti Jr.
Daniel Romalotti Jr.
Carmine Basco
Alejandro "Alex" Chavez
Tyler Michaelson
Austin Travers
(affair/lovers, deceased)

Abigail "Abby" Newman Rayburn is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Actress History:

  • Madison & Morgan Reinherz (Y&R: 11/2000-04/2003; recurring)
  • Amanda & Rachel Pace (Y&R: 05/2003-04/2003; recurring)
  • Darcy Rose Byrnes (Y&R: 09/2003-01/2007 & 06/2007-06/2008; recurring & B&B: 05/2007-07/2007; recurring)
  • Hayley Erin (Y&R:12/2008-04/2010; recurring)
  • Marcy Rylan (Y&R: 05/2010-09/2012; contract & 01/2013-04/2013; recurring)
  • Melissa Ordway (Y&R: 04/2013-09/2013; recurring & 09/2013-present; contract)

Character History:


Abigail "Abby" Rachel Newman is the daughter of Victor Newman Sr. and Ashley Abbott. She was born on November 13, 2000 (later changed to November 13, 1989). Abby is the paternal half-sister of Victoria Newman, Nicholas "Nick" Newman and Victor "Adam" Newman Jr. and the maternal half-sister of the late Robert Carlton and sister of the late Faith Newman. Abby was conceived by Ashley who was desperate to have Victor's child to replaced the one child that she had aborted years ago. Ashley stole Victor's sperm from a sperm bank and secretly was inseminated. During, Ashley's pregnancy with Abby, Ashley got involved with Bradley "Brad" Carlton. Ashley allowed Brad to believed to Ashley was pregnant by a one night stand while she was out of town.


Ashley and Brad married and Brad adopted Abby. Following the death of Brad and Ashley's son Robert in 2003 and Ashley's cancer and the reveal of that Victor was her biological father, Ashley and Brad's marriage fell apart in 2006. Brad and Victor struggled to be fathers to Abby.

Ashley and Abby left town in 2007 and moved to Los Angeles. The two moved back to town a year later following Brad's death. Victor and Ashley got back together and were expecting a baby. Ashley miscarried the baby who was named Faith Newman. Adam however switched Nick and Sharon's daughter for Ashley's child.


Abby briefly dated Ryder Carter before living down for a month and returned. Abby then dated Daniel Romalotti Jr. on and off for year before having a relationship with Carmine Basco. Abby then had a briefly relationship with police officer Alex Chavez. Abby then moved on Tyler Michaelson. Abby and Tyler were happy together for a time but Tyler's ex-girlfriend Mariah Copeland arrive to town to brake them up. Abby and Tyler later end their engagement. Abby then started dating Victoria's ex-boyfriend Benjamin "Ben" Rayburn. The two married on December 31, 2015.


  1. Name while adopted by Bradley "Brad" Carlton.