Faith Newman
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Alyvia Alyn Lind as Faith Newman
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by: Unknown actresses (2009-2011)
Brynn & Madison Bowie (2011)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (2011-2013 & 2014-)
McKenna Grace (2013-2015)
Duration: 2009-
First appearance: September 30, 2009
Created by: Maria Arena Bell
Hogan Sheffer
Scott Hamner
Family: Newman family
Reed family
Full name: Faith Cassidy Newman
Other names: Faith Colleen Newman [1]
Gender: Female
Born: September 30, 2006
Occupation: Newman Heiress, Student
Residence: Genoa City, Wisconsin
Parents: Nicholas "Nick" Newman
Sharon Collins
Siblings: Cassidy "Cassie" Newman
(maternal half-sister/adoptive sister, deceased)
Mariah Copeland
(maternal half-sister)
Noah Newman
Summer Newman
(paternal half-sister)
Grandparents: Victor Newman Sr.
(paternal grandfather)
Nicole "Nikki" Reed
(paternal grandmother)
Unknown man
(maternal grandfather, deceased)
Doris Collins
(maternal grandmother, deceased)
Great-grandparents: Albert Miller
(paternal great-grandfather, deceased)
Cora Miller
(paternal great-grandmother, deceased)
Nicole "Nick" Reed
(paternal great-grandfather, deceased)
Unknown woman
(paternal great-grandmother, deceased)
Aunts & uncles: Dylan McAvoy
(paternal uncle)
Victoria Newman
(paternal aunt)
John Abbott III
(paternal uncle, deceased)
Victor "Adam" Newman Jr.
(paternal uncle, deceased)
Abigail "Abby" Newman
(paternal aunt)
Faith Newman
(paternal aunt, deceased)
Cousins: Eve Howard II
(paternal cousin, deceased)
Reed Hellstrom
(paternal cousin)
John "Johnny" Abbott IV
(paternal adopted cousin)
Katherine "Katie" Newman
(paternal cousin)
Riley Newman
(paternal cousin, deceased)
Connor Newman
(paternal cousin)
Christian Newman
(paternal cousin)

Faith Newman is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Actress History:

  • Unknown actresses (09/2009-04/2011; recurring)
  • Brynn & Madison Bowie (04/2011-08/2011; recurring)
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind (09/2011-07/2013 & 05/2014-present; recurring)
  • McKenna Grace (07/2013-05/2014; recurring & 12/2014 & 01/2015; temp)

Character History:


Faith Cassidy Newman is the daughter of Nicholas "Nick" Newman and Sharon Collins and was born on September 30, 2006. She has three older half-sisters Cassidy "Cassie" Newman, Mariah Copeland and Summer Newman as well as an older brother Noah Newman. Over four years before her birth, Cassie had prophesied just before her death that Nick and Sharon would have another little girl.


Sharon was commited to a mental health hospital. Soon after birth, Faith was switched by Charles Taylor and uncle Victor "Adam" Newman Jr. and given to Ashley Abbott. For the first few months of her life she was believed to be the daughter of Ashley and her grandfather Victor Newman Sr.

At the time of her conception, Sharon was sleeping with her than husband John "Jack" Abbott Jr., Jack's younger half-brother William "Billy" Abbott and a married Nick. After learning that Sharon was pregnant, Nick split with wife Phyllis Summers and Sharon divorced Jack. The two begun planning a future together even before the paternity tests on Faith came back.

On the day that Sharon learned that Nick was Faith's father, Nick's other daughter Summer was admitted to the hospital with anaphylactic shock. Sharon seeing that Summer needed Nick, lied to Nick and everyone else that Jack was the father of Faith.

Nick and Phyllis soon got back together but Sharon and Jack didn't last long after Sharon revealed Nick was Faith's father. Sharon who has long been suffering from a mental illness soon starting looking control and had herself commited to the mental hospital from the rest of her pregnancy. Nick learned that truth about Faith's paternity just days before Faith's birth after overhearing Sharon and her mother Doris Collins talking. Ashley who was also staying at the hospital having been driven crazy but Adam to get back at his father Victor. Adam had accidently caused Ashley to lose her baby. Adam needing to replace Ashley's baby, gave Sharon's baby to Ashley and Sharon was lead to believed that her baby died.


Following Faith's presumed death, Sharon was released from the hospital. Sharon and Adam soon grow close and married. When Faith is about six months old, Phyllis begin to suspect something is up. Phyllis later learns that Adam knew that doctor who delivered Faith. Phyllis later discovered that Faith was Nick and Sharon's child and a DNA test later revealed the truth. Sharon and Adam split and Faith was returned to Nick and Sharon with Sharon and Nick having joint custody of Faith.

Sharon later got back together with Adam with Nick didn't like it and decided to go for full custody of Faith. The judge ruled that the two would share custody until Sharon was arrested for the murder of Adam's wife Skye Lockhart

Following the revealed that Sharon didn't kill Skye, Sharon and Nick returned to joint custody of Faith. In 2012, Sharon suffered another break down and was revealed to be bi-polar. Sharon soon set her sights on getting Nick back. Nick however was involoved with Phyllis's sister Avery Summers. Sharon used Faith to cause problems in Nick and Avery's relationship.

Nick and Avery's engagement didn't last long and Nick returned to Sharon's side as she suffered another break down and after is was revealed that Nick wasn't Summer's biological father. 

Everything in Faith's world was perfect, she had gained a new sister with the reveal of Mariah Copeland as Cassie's twin sister. As well as the upcoming marriage of Nick and Sharon. However, Faith's world came crashing down as it was revealed that Sharon had switched Summer's paternity test results the year before. Following the truth coming up Nick sued Sharon for full custody of Faith and won. Following Sharon's marriage to Faith's uncle Dylan McAvoy, Nick agreed to joint custody of Faith.


  1. Name When believed to be Victor Newman Sr. & Ashley Abbott's child.

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