Eileen Davidson
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1993 to 1998; October 11, 2012 to Present
At A Glance

Eileen Davidson originated the role of Jabot Cosmetics Executive Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless in 1982. She departed the show in 1989 and returned in 1999 where she remained a central character until 2006. In 2007 and 2008, Davidson's Ashley took a trip to Y&R's sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

In 1998, she made daytime television history for portraying five characters at one time on Days of Our Lives. Davidson also portrayed Kelly Capwell on the daytime series Santa Barbara and starred in the primetime television series Broken Badges and the telefilm Sharing Richard with Ed Marinaro.

Her feature film credits include starring roles in Eternity with Jon Voight and Armande Assante, and Easy Wheels with Paul LeMat. She also starred in The House on Sorority Row.

A Southern California native, Davidson lives in Los Angeles with her husband Vincent Van Patten, her son Jesse; and two stepsons, Duke and Vinny. When she is not working, she surfs, snow skis, and scuba dives. She also plays piano, paints, and enjoys writing.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
The Bold and the Beautiful
Ashley Abbott
March 9, 2007 to August 2007 [contract]; August 2007 to September 2007 [recurring]

Days of our Lives
Penelope Kent
1998

Days of our Lives
Thomas Banks
1997

Days of our Lives
Sister Mary Moira Banks
1997-1998

Days of our Lives
Susan Banks
1996-1998

Days of our Lives
Kristen Blake
1993-1998; October 11, 2012 to Present

Santa Barbara
Kelly Capwell #4
1991-1993

Broken Badges
J.J. 'Bullet' Tingreedes
1990

The Young and the Restless
Ashley Abbott
1982 to December 11, 1986 [contract]; May 25, 1988 [guest]; March 19, 1999 to January 11, 2007 [contract]; December 28, 2007 to January 3, 2008; February 27 and 28, 2008; March 25 and 26, 2008; June 19, 2008 to June 23, 2008 [guest]; September 26, 2007 to June 23, 2008; September 26, 2008 to August 3, 2012 contract; March 18, 2013 to March 19, 2013 [guest]; October 25, 2013 to Present [recurring]
Acting Portfolio: FILM
Easy Wheels
She Wolf
1989

Eternity
Dahlia/Valerie
1989

The House on Sorority Row
Vicki
1983

Goin' All the Way
BJ
1982

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1998, 2014; for Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2014)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2007; for The Young and the Restless)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Favorite Return (1999)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Artesia, California

DATE OF BIRTH: June 15, 1959

HEIGHT: 5' 7"

HAIR: Blonde

EYES: Green

MARITAL STATUS: Married; Vincent Van Patten [Apr 15, 2003]

CHILDREN: Jesse Thomas (May 20, 2003; 8 pounds 4 ounces)
PREVIOUS MARRIAGES: Jon Lindstrom [May 3, 1997 to 2000], Christopher Mayer [1980s]

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