ASHLEY BASHIOUM (Mackenzie Browning)

 joined the cast as Mackenzie in February of 1999
 born in Chicago, Illinois
 moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin before moving to Minnesota
 relocated to Los Angeles in February 1999, when she landed the role of Mackenzie
 enjoys going to the movies and discovering new restaurants
 birthday is December 30
 height of 5' 2" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes

LAURALEE BELL (Christine "Cricket/Bug" Blair Williams)

 honoured as Favorite Soap Opera Actress by Teen Magazine's national poll in 1989
 nominated for a Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Younger Lead Actress in 1996
 Soap Opera Update nomination as Outstanding Younger Lead Actress in 1997
 received a Soap Opera Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1999
 daughter of William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the creators of The Young and the Restless
 began daytime career with the series in 1977 at the age of nine as an extra in a non-speaking part
 at 13, she was rewarded with a brief scene and a few lines in a role that slowly became a recurring one
 became a full-time cast member while completing her senior year in high school in 1986
 born and raised in Chicago
 married to photographer Scott Martin
 hobbies include playing tennis and needlepoint
 currently has blonde hair, blue eyes
 height of 5' 6" tall
 birthday is December 22


 joined the cast as the multifaceted Jack Abbott in October 1989
 received eleven consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor (1990-2000) for his
   performance on the Y&R, winning the coveted award in 1991 and in 1992
 honoured with the Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in 1992 and 1993
 recipient of the MVP Award from Soap Opera Update in 1991, 1992 and 1994
 portrayed Dr. Cliff Warner from 1979 to 1989 on the daytime drama All My Children
 received a 1983 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Series for his performance on that
 guest-starred in the television film Kojak, and in the television series The Five Mrs. Buchanans and The Nanny
 starred in the PBS presentation of Pity the Poor Soldier and in the made-for-television movie Woman on the
   Ledge with Deidre Hall
 television credits also include guest-starring roles in the films Fantasies, Money, Power, Murder and Palimino
 theatre credits include Love Letters with Y&R colleague Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) at the Canon Theatre in
  Beverly Hills, California
 attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, graduated, appeared in numerous regional
   theatrical productions and in several television commercials before landing his first role in daytime in 1979
 born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
 his father was in the United States Navy and the family moved nine times before Peter entered the eighth
 enjoys playing the piano, which he began studying at the age of 20
 donates his time to several charities, and coaches his children's various sports teams
 serves on his kids' school board of directors
 married to Mariellen and has two children, Connor and Claire
 has blue eyes, light brown hair
 height of 6' 1"
 birthday is June 11

LAURA BRYAN BIRN (Lynne Bassett)

 joined the cast in February 1988
 plays the devoted secretary at Paul Williams Investigations
 her father, Jerry Birn, joined the Y&R just a year earlier as a staff writer in August 1987
 has appeared in the feature film Risky Business and the made-for-television movie Hot Times at Montclair High
 theatre credits include regional productions of A Chorus Line, Evita, Vanities, Crimes of the Heart and ER
 born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Darien, Connecticut, where she remained until her teenage years when the
  family returned to Chicago
 appeared in productions of several plays while a student at New Trier High School
 accepted into the highly competitive and elite Northwestern summer theatre program and later attended the
  University of Southern California's acting conservatory program, from which she received a BFA in drama
 debut on the Y&R shortly after graduation
 married to business executive Mitch Sebolsk
 enjoys all sports, both as a fan and participant
 continues to study voice and dance
 height of 5' 6"
 currently has auburn hair and green eyes
 birthday is April 3
ERIC BRAEDEN (Victor Newman)

 joined the cast 1980
 honoured as Most Popular Daytime Actor at the People's Choice Awards
 won the Soap Opera Update Award in 1997 as Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
 was nominated for a Soap Opera Award in the category of Best Lead Actor in 1999
 received an Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama in 1990, 1997, 1999 and
 won the coveted award in 1998
 appeared in over 120 television series, as well as a number of made-for-television movies including The Judge and
   Mrs. Wyler with Bette Davis, Happily Ever After with Suzanne Somers and Tyne Daly, and the Jackie Collins
   mini-series Lucky
 appeared in the films Operation Eichmann, The Ultimate Chase, Escape from the Planet of the Apes and Morituri
   with Marlon Brando and co-starred as John Jacob Astor in James Cameron's feature film Titanic
 theatre credits include Kean, which marked the premiere production of the Santa Monica Playhouse and the
   Broadway production of The Great Indoors with Geraldine Page and Curt Jurgens
 emigrated to the United States in 1959 from Hans Gudagest in Kiel, West Germany, a port city near the Baltic
 lived in Texas for several years and worked in the University of Texas medical school lab before moving to
  Los Angeles, where he attended Santa Monica College
 joined a local semi-professional soccer team while launching his acting career
 was chosen as the only actor to be on the newly formed German American Advisory Board in 1989. The
   illustrious group includes Dr. Henry Kissinger, Katherine Graham, Alexander Haig, Steffi Graf and Paul Volcher
 maintains an active athletic regimen by continuing to play soccer with several teams, including the Maccabees,
   with whom he won the 1972-73 National Soccer Championship
 married to his wife Dale and lives in Los Angeles
 have one son, Christian
 birthday is April 3
 height of 6' 2"
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
SHARON CASE (Sharon Collins Newman)
 joined the cast in August 1994
 wife of Nicholas Newman on the show
 received Emmy Award nominations in 1996 and 1997 as Outstanding Younger Leading
 the recipient of a Soap Opera Award for Hottest Female In A Daytime Drama in 1998
 won the Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1999
 prior to joining the series, she portrayed Debbie on As the World Turns, Dawn on General Hospital and Anne
  on Valley of the Dolls
 starred in the HBO Production Silicone Wars with David Schwimmer
 additional television credits include guest-starring roles in Cheers, Beverly Hills, 90210, Silk Stalkings, Parker
  Lewis Can't Lose and Doogie Howser
 starred in the feature film Diplomatic Immunities
 theatre credits include lead roles in Grease, The Wizard and The Nutcracker
 born in Detroit, Michigan and shortly thereafter, moved to Chatsworth, California
 enjoys shopping, reading and traveling
 currently has blonde hair, blue eyes
 height of 5' 7"
 birthday is February 9
TRICIA CAST (Nina Webster McNeil)
 joined the cast in June 1986
 was honoured with an Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama
  Series and a Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in 1992
 received an Emmy Award nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress in 1991,
  as well as a Soap Opera Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1998
 previous acting credits include a role as a series regular on The Bad News Bears and It's Your Move
 had a recurring role on the daytime drama Santa Barbara, and has guest-starred on the primetime series ER,
   LA Doctors and Chicago Hope
 costarred with Michael Corbett (ex-David Kimble, Y&R) in the play Love Letters at the Canon Theatre in Beverly
   Hills, California
 born in Long Island, New York and attended Saddleback Community College before moving to Los Angeles to
   pursue an acting career
 married to Jack Allocco, a music composer for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
 enjoys tennis, traveling, crafts, sewing, quilting, painting and drawing
 donates her time to various environmental organizations
 has two dogs and two cats
 height of 5' 1"
 currently has hazel eyes and brown hair
 birthday is November 16

 joined the cast in May 1989
 previous television credits include guest-starring roles on Hard Copy, Miami Vice,
  Babylon 5 and Teen Angel
 starred in a PBS special entitled Prelude to the Fall, and his feature film work includes
  a role in K-9
 theatrical career includes a co-starring role opposite Frank Langella in the Los Angeles
  stage production of Les Liaison's Dangereuses
 appeared in stage productions with the American Conservatory Theatre, the Oregon Shakespearean Theatre,
   the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival and the Sunnyvale Repertory Company in such productions as Cat on a Hot
   Tin Roof, Love's Labor Lost, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Tamara
 starred, along with Harry Hamlin, Jessica Walter and Amy Irving, in a KCRW radio theatre play entitled Bad Axe
 attended Grossmont College in San Diego and appeared in the Old Globe Theatre's production of Poor Murderer,
  a performance that was honoured with an Old Globe Theatre Atlas Award as Best Performance by a Leading Actor
 studied theatre arts at San Diego State University
 while guest lecturing at the University, noted Broadway producer Paul Gregory invited John to participate in an
  exchange program at the National Theatre of England
 born in La Mesa, California
 currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rhonda Freedman, a supervising producer of The Bold and the
 enjoys playing tennis and golf, traveling, woodwork, writing and storytelling
 birthday is April 11
 height of 6' 0"
 currently has black hair and brown eyes
 joined the cast in March 1980
 television credits include appearances in the daytime drama General Hospital. She has
  also appeared in primetime on Knots Landing, Little House on the Prairie, Lou Grant, The
  Quest, and Medical Center
 starred in regional theatrical productions of Hamlet, Born Yesterday, Tea and Sympathy,
  Summer and Smoke, The Taming of the Shrew, A Streetcar Named Desire, No Exit and
  Our Town
 starred in Los Angeles stage productions of The World of Ray Bradbury, World of Sholom Aleichem, Othello,
  Come Blow Your Horn, Once More with Feeling, Freud and The Runner Stumbles
 costarring roles in the feature films Torn Curtain, Adam at 6:00 AM, The Boston Strangler, The Magnificent
  Seven Ride and Cheech and Chong: The Next Movie
 born and raised in Chicago and went on to earn a BA from Lawrence College with a major in theatre arts
 studied her craft with Herbert Berghof in New York and Jeff Corey in Los Angeles
 additional theatre experience includes summer stock with the Peninsula Players in Wisconsin and with the
  Dobbs Ferry Players in New York
 resides in Los Angeles and has three children
 hobbies include gardening, golf, singing and reading
 currently has blonde hair, blue eyes
 height of 5' 8 1/2" 
 birthday is May 16
JEANNE COOPER (Katherine Chancellor)
 joined the cast in 1973 as Katherine Chancellor, the grande dame of Genoa City
 nominated for Emmy Awards as Outstanding Leading Actress in 1988, 1989, 1990,
  1991 and 1999
 won a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1989 as Outstanding Leading Actress and received
  the magazine's Editor's Award that same year
 received the MVP Award from Soap Opera Update in 1990
 recipient of the Woman of the Year Award from the Pasadena Playhouse Alumni & Associates in 1989
 television appearances include the series The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Maverick, and Ben Casey, a
  performance for which she received an Emmy nomination
 appeared with her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, in the television series LA Law (a role for which she received an
  additional Emmy nomination), Touched by an Angel and the television movie Beyond Suspicion
 appeared in the motion pictures The Man from the Alamo, The Boston Strangler and Tony Rome
 theatrical productions include On the Town, The Miracle Worker, Plain and Fancy and a successful touring
  production of Plaza Suite and starred in Love Letters at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, California
 attended the College of the Pacific and performed in the Civic Light Opera Company and Revue Theatre in
 graduated from the famed Pasadena Playhouse School
 founded a national volunteer support network called the Katherine Chancellor Society
 donates her time to several charities, hospitals and organizations, including the Humane Society of Hawaii,
  Greenpeace, the National Wildlife Association, and the Children's Hospital of Toronto. Additionally, her other
  charity work includes Children's Cancer Research (London), House of Hope (San Diego, California) and Drive By
  Agony (Lynwood, California)
 mother of three children, Caren, Collin, and Corbin and grandmother to eight
 currently lives with her two grandsons, Weston and Harrison, in Los Angeles
 currently has blonde hair, blue eyes
 height of 5' 3 1/2"
 birthday is October 25
DOUG DAVIDSON (Paul Williams) 
 joined the cast in May 1978
 portrays a private investigator
 awarded the 1997 Soap Opera Award for Best Supporting Actor
 received Soap Opera Awards for Outstanding Hero in 1991 and 1992
 hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1998 and 1999
 was also the host of the nighttime version of CBS's The Price is Right
 costarred in the Judith Krantz mini-series I'll Take Manhattan and The Initiation of Sarah, and appeared as a
  guest star in the CBS series Diagnosis Murder
 was the master of ceremonies for the Miss California Pageant and hosted the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy
 costarred with Paul Reiser in the feature film Mr. Write, and had supporting roles in the films Don't Stop Now
  and Fraternity Row
 hobbies include traveling, camping and playing the bagpipes
 contributes much of his time to various charities, including the YMCA
 he and his wife, actress Cindy Fisher, have teamed up to serve as National Honorary Chairpersons for WE-TIP,
  a non-profit anonymous tip line that aids in crime prevention
 has two children, Calyssa and Caden
 height of 6 feet
 currently has blonde hair and blue eyes
 birthday is October 24
EILEEN DAVIDSON (Ashley Abbott Carlton)
 returned to the role of Ashley Abbott in March of 1999
 previously portrayed Ashley Abbott from 1982-1989
 nominated for the Soap Opera Award for Favorite Return in 1999
 born and raised in Southern California
 most recently played Kristen Blake on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives
 previously portrayed Kelly Capwell on the daytime drama Santa Barbara
 starred in the primetime television series Broken Badges and starred in the CBS telefilm Sharing Richard with
  Ed Marinaro
 feature film credits include starring roles in Eternity with Jon Voight and Armande Assante, and Easy Wheels
  with Paul LeMat and also starred in The House on Sorority Row
 hobbies include surfing, snow skiing and scuba diving, playing piano, painting and writing
 married to actor Jon Lindstrom and lives in Los Angeles
 birthday is June 15
 height of 5' 7"
 currently has blonde hair and green eyes