KRISTOFF ST. JOHN (Neil Winters)
 joined the cast in January 1991
 nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy for his role of Neil Winters in 2000
  his second consecutive nomination
 also nominated for his Y&R role in 1992 and 1993, in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor
 won the award in 1992
 has been honoured with six NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama
 nominated for the Outstanding Younger Actor Emmy in 1991, for his role of Adam Marshall on the now defunct soap
  Generations
 has had recurring roles on the television series Hanging with Mr. Cooper and Martin
 additional credits include guest-starring roles on The Cosby Show, Diagnosis Murder, A Different World, Jake and the
  Fatman and Happy Days
 appeared in the made-for-television movies Beulah Land, The Atlanta Child Murders, Roots II: The Next Generation and
  Finish Line
 launched his television career at age seven with an appearance in the series That's My Mama
 guest-starred on the television programs Suddenly Susan, Family Matters, For Your Love and Get Real
 developed and directed Soap World, a television pilot that eventually became CBS Soap Break
 feature film credits include a starring role in Avatar and The Champ
 hosted the fitness video Kick Butt and is in pre-production with Kick Butt II
 hosted and produced the video Backstage Pass
 studied at the Actor's Studio in Los Angeles, the Virgil Frye Workshop and the Tony Morina Workshop
 his parents are both in the entertainment industry: his father, Christopher Kristoff, is an actor/director and his mother,
  actress Maria St. John, is a graduate of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
 wrote a screenplay, Cafe America, which will be produced by Moonboy, his own production company
 he's a movie buff and also enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time
  volunteers for various child-related causes and has two children, Julian and Paris
 birthday is July 15
 height of 6' 1" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
MICHELLE STAFFORD (Phyllis Summers)
 returned to the role of Phyllis Summers in June of 2000
 previously portrayed Phyllis from 1994 - 1997
 born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Montrose, California
 after graduating, she was a runway print model and traveled throughout Europe
 starred in the Aaron Spelling series Pacific Palisades
 television credits include guest starring roles in the series JAG, Diagnosis Murder, The Watchers,
  Models Inc., Renegade, Another Midnight Run, and was a series regular on Tribes
 feature film credits include supporting roles in Double Jeopardy, Vampires Anonymous, The Big Bowling Bowl,
  Roadkill, The Desert and The Premise
 stage credits are numerous and include starring roles in The Heart Beats In Waltz Time, Savage In Limbo, Nuts,
  Frankenstein, Annie Get Your Gun, An Incidental Evening, Fool For Love, Extremities, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Summer
  and Smoke and Twelfth Night
 hobbies include snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving and wind surfing
 enjoys ballet dancing and reading
 height of 5'7" tall
 currently has red hair and blue eyes
 birthday is September 14
DAVID TOM (Billy Abbott)
 joined the cast in June of 1999
 won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2000
 received the Outstanding Male Newcomer Soap Opera Award in March 2000
 born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California
 studied with renowned acting coach Diane Hardin
 starred in the feature films Pleasantville, Roommates, Walking Thunder, Swing Kids, Stay Tuned,
  Stepfather III and Lessie's Rainbow and had a featured role in Plain Clothes
 previously starred in the primetime television series World's Apart, Buddies, Brand New Life and Salute Your Shorts
 had recurring roles in the series Cousin Skeeter and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
 starred in the telefilms Holy Joe, The Sixties, Summertime Switch and A Place To Be Loved
 guest-starred in numerous television series including Party Of Five, Rescue 77, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Sister, Sister,
  Quantum Leap, Get A Life, Totally Hidden Video and Just The Ten Of Us
 enjoys playing the drums, working out and going to the movies
 birthday is March 23
 height of 5' 11" tall
 currently has blonde hair and blue eyes
 his real-life sister, Heather, plays Victoria Newman on Y&R
HEATHER TOM (Victoria Newman)
 joined the cast in February 1991
 left the series in April 1997 and returned in October of the same year
 was honoured with Emmy awards in 1993 and 1999 as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama
  Series, and has received six nominations in the same category, including one in 2000
 television credits include starring roles in the made-for-television movies Deadly Whispers on CBS,
  and I'll Take Romance, and guest-starring roles on Who's the Boss?, Trial By Jury, Kids Inc. and
  Divorce Court
 had featured roles in the theatrical motion pictures Lookin' Good and Lessie Rainbow
 stage credits include a lead role in Pinocchio II for Center Stage USA
 starred in the Los Angeles stage premiere of The Glass Menagerie as well as the Los Angeles production of Gila
 stage credits also include starring roles in Out of Gas on Lover's Leap and Vanities at the Creative Outlet theatre in
  Los Angeles, a company which she co-founded
 produced both productions, as well as Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World, for the theatre
 born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and raised in a suburb of Chicago, before moving to Seattle, Washington, where she performed
  with the Seattle Children's Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet and studied piano at the Academy of Music and Dance
 also studied at the famed Strasberg Institute with coach Margrit Pollak, and took lessons with Diane Hardin at the Young
  Actor's Space
 her sister, Nicole Tom, costarred on the primetime series The Nanny on CBS
 her brother, David, also stars on Y&R as Billy Abbott
 birthday is November 4
 height of 5' 7" tall
 currently has brown hair and blue eyes
JESS WALTON (Jill Foster Abbott)
 joined the cast in June 1987
 was honoured with an Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actress in 1997 and as Best Supporting
  Actress in 1991
 received an Emmy Award nomination in the latter category in 1990 and is nominated for Outstanding
  Lead Actress in 2000
 additional honours include a 1993 Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Lead Actress and a nomination
  for the same award in 1999
 guest-starred in many notable television series through the course of her career including The Rockford Files, Cannon,
  Marcus Welby, M.D., The Six Million Dollar Man, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Ironside, Starsky &
  Hutch and Kojak
 starred as Kelly Harper on the daytime drama Capitol for three years
 starred in the made for television movies Montserrat, You'll Never See Me Again, The Storm, Diary of a Madman and Mod
  Squad II
 studied at the Toronto Workshop Productions' Repertory theatre for three years and appeared in summer stock and
  repertory company productions including Uncle Vanya and The Right Honourable Gentleman
 born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up in Toronto, Ontario
 married to the internationally renowned grief recovery authority John W. James, founder of the Grief Recovery Institute
  and co-author of the national bestseller The Grief Recovery Handbook
 donates her time to the Grief Recovery Help Line
 lives in Los Angeles with a son, Cole and a daughter, Allison
 has two dogs and a cat
 birthday is February 18
 height of  5' 7" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
PATTY WEAVER (Gina Roma)
 joined the cast in 1982
 television career began with appearances on the series Maude and All in the Family
 appeared as Trish Clayton Banning in Days of Our Lives for nine years
 before launching her acting career, she formed the rock 'n roll band The Loved Ones
 continues her singing career and has several record albums
 keeps busy on the night club circuit and has opened for Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis and the late George
  Burns in Las Vegas and Atlantic City
 a regular on some of the most prominent telethons and has helped to raise millions for charities
 born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and raised in Dayton, Ohio; now lives in Southern California
 married to Y&R writer Jerry Birn
 birthday is September 23
 height of 5' 0" tall
 currently has blonde hair and blue eyes
TONYA LEE WILLIAMS (Dr. Olivia Barber Winters)
 joined the cast in May 1990
 has been nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy twice; once in 1996
  and again in 2000
 from 1995 to 1999, she has been nominated for consecutive NAACP Image Awards in the category
  of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama and won the award in 1999
 prior to joining the cast of the series, she appeared as Linda in the daytime drama Generations,
  along with fellow Y&R star Kristoff St. John (Neil)
 additional television appearances include Falcon Crest, Hill Street Blues, Matlock, Gimme a Break, A Very Brady
  Christmas, Silk Stalkings and The Liberators
 Canadian television credits include the series For the Record, Seeing Things, In Good Company, Street Legal, Time
  of Your Life, Check it Out and Polka Dot Door, the Canadian version of Sesame Street
 has appeared in the feature films Spaced Invaders and Hearts of Fire
 graduated from Ryerson College in Toronto, a school specializing in theatre arts
 began her career while still a teenager as the milk girl in the now famous "Wear a Mustache" milk campaign
 was born in London, England and a year later, relocated with her family to Kingston, Jamaica
 she and her mother returned to London before moving to Oshawa, Ontario
 she operates the Publicity Group out of Toronto, Ontario during her spare time
 currently lives in Los Angeles
 birthday is July 12
 height of 5' 8" tall
 currently has brown hair and brown eyes
LAUREN WOODLAND (Brittany Hodges)
 joined the cast in March of 2000
 born in Nevada and raised in Los Angeles, California
 attended the University of Southern California and majored in history
 attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London
 previously starred on the daytime serial Sunset Beach as Sarah Cummings and had a recurring
  role on Port Charles
 other television series credits include starring roles in Alien Nation and The Dom DeLuise Show
 had recurring roles in Encore! Encore! with Nathan Lane, Brooklyn Bridge and Brotherly Love
 guest starred on the television series L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, as well as the telefilms Teenage Confidential,
  Bloodlines Murder, Willing To Kill, The Last To Go, When You Remember Me, Family Of Spies and An Enemy
  Among Us
 starred in the feature films The Doorway, Cover Up, Frame Up, Rock-A-Die-Baby, Super Star and The 11th
  Commandment
 enjoys traveling, going to the movies and spending as much time as possible with her Maltese dog
 birthday is October 28
 height of 5'4" tall
 currently has blonde hair and brown eyes

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