Christian Jules LeBlanc, who stars as attorney Michael Baldwin, rejoined the cast in April 1997
 previously played the role from 1991 to 1993
 was nominated for a Soap Opera Award in the category of Favorite Return in 1998
 nominated for the 2000 Outstanding Supporting Actor Daytime Emmy, his second consecutive
  Emmy nomination
 has appeared on the television programs Cheers, Gabriel's Fire and Perry Mason
 also had a recurring role on the series In the Heat of the Night and played Kirk McColl on the CBS daytime drama As
   the World Turns
 stage credits include Ladies in Retirement, in which he costarred with the legendary actress Julie Harris, and No
  Orchids For Miss Blandish
 graduated with honours from Tulane University, where he majored in ancient history and pre-med
 opted to pursue an acting career after he was offered a role in the PBS television series Edit Point
 born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
 is the second eldest of eight children whose father, retired Major Andre Victor LeBlanc, is a decorated veteran and
  winner of the Bronze Star
 lives in Los Angeles with his two dogs
 hobbies include water skiing, swimming, racquetball and body surfing
 he's an award-winning artist who is currently writing and illustrating his first children's book
 worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles school district
 a world traveler, whose journeys have taken him to Australia and the Middle East
 stands 5' 10" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
 birthday is August 25

KATE LINDER (Esther Valentine)

 joined the cast in November 1985 as Esther Valentine, confidant and housekeeper to Katherine
  Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper)
 additional television credits include roles on Bay City Blues, Archie Bunker's Place and Dream Girl
 appeared in the feature film Rocky III, as well as in the play Bee Luther Hatchee
 attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a BA in theatre arts 
 she's active with Big Sisters of Los Angeles and Love is Feeding Everyone, and hosts a celebrity bowling tournament
  to benefit both organizations
 a founding member of TV Cares, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences AIDS awareness and fundraising arm
 the only daytime actress to be featured in Portraits of Life, with Love...a coffee table book published to raise funds for
  various AIDS organizations
 in addition to her role on the daytime drama, she also works as a United Airlines flight attendant, flying mostly on
 married to Ronald Linder, president of American Medical Productions, and a world leading expert and author on drug
 lives in Los Angeles
 height of 5' 4"
 currently has brown hair and hazel eyes
 birthday is November 2
SHEMAR MOORE (Malcolm Winters)
 joined the cast in April 1994 as Malcolm Winters
 won the 2000 Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor
 received Emmy Award nominations in 1996 and 1997 in the category of Outstanding Younger Lead
 in 1998 and 1999, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Lead Actor in A Daytime Drama at the
  NAACP Image Awards
 prior to joining Y&R, Shemar had guest-starring roles on The Nanny, Living Single, Chicago Hope and in the HBO
  original series Arliss - the Art of the Sports Super Agent
 recently starred in the lead role of Freddy Rowland in the HBO movie Butter, and costarred in the CBS mini-series
  Mama Flora's Family
 appeared in several national television commercials
 was a successful print and runway fashion model before launching his acting career
 appeared in such publications as Gentleman's Quarterly and Mademoiselle, and in fashion layouts for major
  department store chains
 hosted the Miss USA Pageant in 1999 and the Hula Parade portion of CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade's program
 guest-starred in the television series Moesha, For Your Love and Malcolm and Eddie
 completed a supporting role in the feature film Box Malloy
 attended Santa Clara University, where he majored in communications and played varsity baseball
 born in Oakland, California and raised in Palo Alto
 hobbies include photography, sports, traveling and baking
 birthday is April 20
 height of 6' 1" tall
 currently has black hair and brown eyes
JOSHUA MORROW (Nicholas Newman)
 joined the cast in June 1994
 received the Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Younger Lead Actor in 1996
 honoured with Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in 1996, 1997, 1998,
  1999 and 2000
 starred in the television movie My Stepson, My Lover, opposite Rachel Ward
 theatre credits include, the Young Artists Ensemble production of Ordinary People, regional productions of Picnic,
  The Rainmaker, Road to Ruin, The Witching Hour, Staring into the Abyss, and Dark of the Moon
 majored in communications with a minor in theatre at Moorpark College in California
 studied under acting coaches Preston Sparks, Michael McGrady, Lisa Pantone, Frank Roach, Spencer Hastings
  and Glenn Freeman
 a founding board member of TV Cares, the fundraising and charity arm of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
 a sports enthusiast who plays on celebrity basketball and softball teams on behalf of various charities
 enjoys collecting baseball cards and reading
 born in Juneau, Alaska, where his father was stationed in the Coast Guard
 grew up in Oklahoma and New Mexico before settling in Southern California
 birthday is February 8
 height of 6' 0" tall
 currently has brown hair and green eyes
ANTHONY PENA (Miguel Rodriguez)
 joined the cast in April 1984
 was honoured with a Nosotros Silver Anniversary Golden Eagle Award for his contributions to daytime
  television in 1996
 prior to joining the cast of Y&R, Anthony appeared as Harry Greg in the daytime drama General
 guest-starring roles have included Hill Street Blues, Simon and Simon, Highway to Heaven, MacGyver,
  Hunter, Grand Slam, Quantum Leap and Dynasty
 numerous feature film credits include Marathon Man, Altered States, Megaforce, Porky's II, The Running Man, Colors,
  Born on the Fourth of July and Backtrack, with Dennis Hopper and Jodie Foster
 theatrical credits include starring in the acclaimed stage production of Zoot Suit at the Aquarius theatre and Bronze
  Images at the Actor's Studio West
 launched his acting career by studying with acting coach Bruce Glover and later with Margo Albert, Joshua Shelley
  and Mary Carver of the Columbia Pictures Television talent search program
 born in San Antonio, Texas
 attended the University of Santa Barbara, where he majored in English and history and obtained credentials to teach
  challenged students
 participated in high school athletics in Los Angeles and was scouted by the Cincinnati Reds to play professional
 enjoys snow skiing, jet skiing, reading and traveling
 actively involved with various charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army, Mother Antonia's Foundation and
  several Stay in School programs
 he and his wife Raylene are the proud parents of two children
 birthday is February 18
  height of 6' 0" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
 joined the cast in October of 1999
 the oldest child of Lolanda and Anthony Quinn
 born in Rome, Italy
 attended schools in Italy before attending Columbia University in New York
 studied film production at NYC's Hunter College
 costarred in the Italian television mini-series Quo Vadis, with Frederick Forrest and Klaus Maria Brandauer
 starred with his father and brothers in Stradivarius Crenoneses, which was based on the legendary violin maker Antonio
 costarred with his father in the feature film Judgment, as well as the NBC telefilm The Old Man And The Sea and the
  PBS special O'Henry's Christmas
 starred in the feature films Indio opposite Brian Dennehy and Casablanca Express with Jason Connery
 other feature films include Tiberian Sun, Nowhere Land, Placebo Effect, Cannes Man, Deadly Ransom, Top Dog,
  Dark Dancer, Out Of Jerusalem, Murder Blues, Deadly Rivals, Hitz, District 33 and A Star For Two
 also featured in Oliver Stone's Platoon
 other feature film credits include starring roles in After The Rain and The Favorite
 starred in the television series JAG, Vengeance Unlimited, Soldier Of Fortune, Fortune, Pensacola, In The Heat Of
  The Night, Red Shoe Diaries, Miami Vice and the TNT telefilm The Roughriders
 starred in the off-Broadway productions of Origami, Some Men Need Help and Bring It Home
 enjoys playing the guitar, car and motorcycle racing and is a martial arts expert
 birthday is March 22
 height of 5' 10" tall
 currently has brown eyes and black hair
 joined the cast in May 1991
 was honoured with a 1993 Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Younger Lead Actor
 received Emmy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor in 1997 and 1998
 also received a 1999 Soap Opera Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category
 has teamed up with colleagues Jerry Douglas and Jeanne Cooper (John and Katherine, Y&R) and
  Bobbie Eakes (Macy, The Bold and the Beautiful) in a touring variety show titled "The Young and
  Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful Soap Stars in Concert"
 previously portrayed Jake Hogansen on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives
 other television credits include co-starring roles in the mini-series I Know My First Name is Steven and Teen
  Angel II
 starred opposite Martha Byrne (Lily, As the World Turns) in the CBS made-for-television movie When the Cradle Falls
  and also appeared in the made for television film Hearts Adrift
 guest-starred in the CBS primetime series Chicago Hope
 starred in the telefilm Half-A-Dozen Babies with his wife Melissa Reeves (ex-Jennifer, Days of Our Lives)
 made his feature film debut in the 1987 Paramount film Big Man on Campus
 appeared in Edge of Honour and Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan
 after graduating from high school, he attended acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and studied under
  renowned acting coach Carole D'Andrea
 born in Santa Monica and grew up in the San Fernando Valley
 enjoys sports, backpacking and playing the guitar
 he and his wife Melissa have two children, Emily and Larry
 height of 5' 7" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
 birthday is May 16
VICTORIA ROWELL (Drucilla Winters)
 joined the cast in March, 1990
 was honoured with a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Scene Stealer in 1993
 nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award as Hottest Female Star in 1994
 has been honoured with four NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
 currently co-stars as Dr. Amanda Bentley in the CBS series Diagnosis Murder
 has appeared in the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns and in the serial One Life to Live
 had a recurring role on The Cosby Show, and has made appearances in the series Deadly Games, The Fresh Prince
  of Bel Air and Herman's Head
 costarred with Mario Van Peebles in the HBO film Full Eclipse and with Lloyd Bridges and Beau Bridges in the
   television movie My Father's Son
 was a successful model and was seen in publications such as Seventeen and Mademoiselle before turning to acting
 appeared in national television commercials
 began formal ballet training at the age of eight and, by 16, had received scholarships both to the School of American
  Ballet and the Dance theatre of Harlem
 after completing high school, she moved to New York and danced professionally with the American Ballet theatre II
  Company, the Ballet Hispanico of New York and the Twyla Tharp Workshop
 formed the Rowell Foster Children's Scholarship Fund in 1990, an organization that sponsors foster children studying
  classical ballet
 works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and appears in public service announcements for
  foster care awareness
 donates her time to the United Way
 grew up in Portland, Maine and in Boston, Mass
 lives with her daughter, Mya, and son, Jasper, in Los Angeles
 enjoys collecting poster art and vintage fabrics
 teaches classical ballet at the Portland School of Ballet and the Ballet Company and continues to study ballet at the
  renowned Stanley Holden studio
 joined the cast in February 1979
 was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy in 1999
 prior television credits have included a recurring role on the CBS series The Waltons
 appeared on My Three Sons and Ironside
 additional television credits include the miniseries Studs Lonigan and the made-for-television
  movies Moviola and Secrets
 costarred in films with some of Hollywood's most popular leading men, including The Shootist with John Wayne and
  Dirty Harry with Clint Eastwood
 appeared twice with the legendary Kirk Douglas in the films Posse and The Fury
 attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in music
 began her show business career at the age of three under the tutelage of renowned coach Ethel Meglin, who helped
  launch the career of Shirley Temple
 studied singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz and became one of the Meglin Kiddies, performing at U.S.O. shows in
  Southern California
 made her motion picture debut at age eight in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie
 married to Edward Scott, executive producer of The Young and the Restless
 in 1989, they co-founded the Save the Earth Foundation, an organization that endeavors to create awareness about
  environmental issues
 has three daughters, Alexandra, Jennifer and Elizabeth
 birthday is April 18
 a height of 5' 6" tall
 currently has blonde hair and blue eyes
 in February of 1999, she celebrated 20 years on Y&R