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  • Debuted on: March 27, 1989
  • Last Episode: January 25, 1991
  • # of Episodes: 470
  • Network: NBC
  • Created by: Sally Sussman Morina
  • Took place in: Chicago, IL USA

  • Original Cast

    • Tony Addabbo (Jason Craig)
    • Jonelle Allen (Doreen Jackson)
    • Jack Betts (Hugh Gardner)
    • Taurean Blacque (Henry Marshall)
    • Sharon Brown (Chantal Marshall)
    • Patricia Crowley (Rebecca Whitmore)
    • George DelHoyo (Rob Donnelly)
    • Rick Fitts (Martin Jackson)
    • Vivica A. Fox (Maya Reubens)

    • Lynn Hamilton (Vivian Potter)
    • Andrew Masset (Trevor McCallum)
    • Joan Pringle (Ruth Marshall)
    • Gail Ramsey (Laura McCallum)
    • Barbara Rhoades (Jessica Gardner)
    • Kelly Rutherford (Stephanie "Sam" Whitmore)
    • Nancy Sorel (Monique McCallum)
    • Kristoff St. John (Adam Marshall)
    • Robert Torti (Lt. Kyle Masters)


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    News & Cast Updates

    (News section last update January 5, 2019)

    Talk Show Appearance

    (1/5/19) THE REAL, syndicated

    Mo 1/7: Vivica A. Fox

    Talk Show Appearance

    (9/29/18) Rachael Ray - syndicated

    Oct 02, 2018: Vivica A. Fox

    Vivica A. Fox says #MeToo shouldn't be used 'as an excuse to take down people'

    (9/25/18) Vivica A. Fox has blasted those who have used the #metoo movement “as an excuse to take down people”.

    Since the movement began, stars such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct, with women using the hashtag to spread their stories. And while she has praised those who have been brave enough to come forward with their experiences,

    Independence Day star Vivica told Fox News that there are also false rumours being started.

    “I’m happy about the #MeToo movement for the simple fact that it brought exposure to those who were abusing their power,” she said. “However, I’m not happy with those who are using the #MeToo movement to be an excuse to take down people… It takes two to tango.”

    Vivica first started in the film and movie industry in the late ’80s and has since starred in movies such as Kill Bill: Vol 1 and TV shows like Empire. And while many other actresses found starting a career in Hollywood the point at which when they were taken advantage of, Vivica managed to avoid such situations.“I’ve been fortunate that it hasn’t happened in my career,” she said. “I can’t say I haven’t been hit on. I just tried to make better choices. But I respect those that speak out and I’m all about women’s empowerment, and not being taken advantage of.

    “And it doesn’t happen just in show business. It happens in a lot of different genres. You’ve got to do the work. If someone is trying to offer you an opportunity through the casting couch, don’t do it!”

    More Casting News For THE BAY Season 4

    (9/18/18) Vivica A. Fox (Candace, EMPIRE) has joined the cast of THE BAY for season 4 as Dr. Angela Foster, a tough as nails psychiatrist at Bay University Hospital. “Vivica and I have crossed paths on several projects, but I’ve yet to have the opportunity to work with her on a director-to-actor capacity,” noted Creator/Director/ Executive Producer Gregori J. Martin in a release. “She’s such a talented actress and I’m very much looking forward to having her on this season. I’ve been a fan of her work for years.” Additionally, Sean Patrick Flanery (ex-Sam, Y&R) has been tapped to portray Sara’s (Mary Beth Evans) younger brother Ty.

    The Young and the Restless Star Kristoff St. John Is Engaged to Russian Model Kseniya Mikhaleva

    (9/3/18) Third time’s the charm!

    The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John announced on Sunday that he is engaged to model Kseniya Mikhaleva.

    “She said yes,” the actor, 52, wrote on social media alongside a series of images showing off the dazzling square-cut diamond ring he proposed to the Russian beauty with. In another photo, his bride-to-be wore the ring on her finger as the pair lovingly intertwined their hands.

    He also went on to share some sweet photos of the couple embracing each other while kissing each other on the lips.

    “My beautiful woman,” he wrote alongside the loved-up snaps.

    Sharing her own photograph of her stunning sparkler, Mikhaleva revealed that the soap star popped the question on Friday.

    “Special day 31.08.2018,” she wrote alongside the images.

    The actor, who plays Neil Winters on the long-running soap, first went Instagram official with the pair’s relationship in February.

    “You never know what life will bring you,” he wrote alongside a collage of photographs showing the pair hanging out together in Paris, as well as one close-up image of her eye.

    “Kseniya. Follow her @ksumik,” he continued, adding the hashtags, “life,” “Paris” and “freshstart2018.”

    Earlier this summer, the couple also enjoyed a romantic vacation together to the Dominican Republic and frequently posted images of themselves cozying up together. In fact, in one image, the actor even carried Mikhalev in his arms for a passionate kiss on the sand.

    St. John has previously been married twice before. He was first married to wife Mia St. John, with whom he had two children: daughter Paris and son Julian, who died by suicide in 2014 at the age of 24.

    He also shares daughter Lola, 15, with ex-wife Allana Nadal.

    Celebrity Family Feud: Team Vanilla Ice vs. Kim Fields and Team Ice-T & Coco vs. Vivica A. Fox (8/26)

    (8/6/18) “Team Vanilla Ice vs. Kim Fields and Team Ice-T & Coco vs. Vivica A. Fox” – The celebrity teams competing to win cash for their charities feature Vanilla Ice (“The Vanilla Ice Project”) and actress/director Kim Fields. In a separate game, rapper Ice-T & his wife, Coco, compete against actress Vivica A. Fox (“Empire”) along with their families, on an all-new episode, SUNDAY, AUG. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    Steve Harvey, the highly popular stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy® Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.

    The celebrity teams who will try to guess what the “survey said” are the following:

    Team Vanilla Ice – “The Vanilla Ice Project”; playing for Little Smiles, Inc.
    Tabatha Kay Chansard – niece
    Alisha Carroll – sister
    John Carroll – nephew
    Dusti Rain VanWinkle – daughter


    Kim Fields – actress and director; playing for Back on My Feet
    Alexis Fields-Jackson – sister
    Chip Hurd – mother
    Christopher L. Morgan – husband
    Ophelia Rucker Morgan – mother-in-law

    Team Ice-T & Coco – playing for Long Island Bulldog Rescue
    Ice-T – rapper
    Coco Austin – wife
    Tina Austin – Coco’s mother
    Kristy Austin – Coco’s sister
    Ice Marrow – Ice-T’s son


    Vivica A. Fox – actress known for “Empire”; playing for Best Buddies International
    Marvin R. Fox – brother
    Alecia Marie Williams – sister
    Dana Marie White – cousin
    Shar’day Alecia Williams – niece

    Vivica A. Fox Drama ‘Kinky’ Sets Date With Patriot Releasing

    (7/5/18) Vivica A. Fox-starrer Kinky has been acquired by Patriot Releasing, part of the company’s plan to distribute 10 films a year that target African American women. Written and directed by Chocolate City helmer Jean Claude Lamarre, the film from Patriot Pictures will hit 300 screens October 12 and expand to 700 the following week.

    The plot follows Dr. Joyce Richardson, a beautiful African American surgeon who begins a sexual journey with a billionaire investor. After a few months of dating, the couple begins exploring their most kinky sexual fantasies, leading them into a world of BDSM and hardcore sexual exploration.

    Dawn Richard (Danity Kane), Robert Ri’Chard (Coach Carter), Eurika Pratts (Black Magic) and Gary Dourdan (CSI) co-star.

    Producers are Patriot CEO/chairman Michael Mendelsohn, Jessie LeVostre and Pratts.

    Patriot recently acquired a Black female-lead comedy spec, Wedding Guest List, with an aim to start production next year. Also, the company just wrapped on the RZA-directed heist thriller Cut Throat City with Wesley Snipes and Terrence Howard, as well as Chocolate City 3.

    Kinky’s deal was negotiated between PMendelsohn, LaMarre and Nulite Media.

    Kristoff St. John Shared a Special Message on His Daughter's 15th Birthday

    (4/17/18) (Photo) Judging from the photos he shared, Kristoff St. John had a fantastic time celebrating his daughter Lola’s 15th birthday. But the actor, who plays Neil Winters on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, had a special message for the boys in her life on that special day!

    “I just wanted to let you know: have eyes in the back of my head, HD surveillance cameras, Google Earth imagery, professional high sensitivity recording equipment, infrared and night vision goggles, multiple drones, a lie detector test machine, a UN sanctioned resolution to hunt you down,” he began.

    Over the course of his epic Instagram post, St. John joked that he has everything from poison darts to throwing stars, and promised that his oxygen tank, fireproof suit, parachute, and NASA equipment will let him find his daughter’s potential suitors wherever they might try to hide. “And finally, my nano iPod,” he concluded, “with the classic song ‘Nowhere to Run’ by Martha and the Vandellas on repeat. Best Wishes, Lola’s Dad.”

    St. John’s Y&R co-stars past and present had their own reactions to the protective father’s epic warning in the comments of his post. Eileen Davidson (Ashley) thought it was hilarious and declared: “Lola is gorgeous! Special bond since we had our baby showers together!” Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan) agreed, declaring simply: “Right on, brutha!” And Sabryn Genet (ex-Tricia) joked: “Well, she’s never gonna date now!”

    The actor has a now-adult daughter, Paris, with first wife Mia St. John, so he’s already been through this once. He and second wife Allana Nadal welcomed Lola on April 15, 2003. And while he’ll naturally be protective of his “baby” girl, we’re sure he’s only joking with this amazing Instagram warning to Lola’s beaus… well, pretty sure, anyway!

    Face the Truth

    (3/28/18) Face the Truth, a conflict-resolution talk show hosted by Vivica A. Fox (Empire) will air on 10 CBS-owned stations later this year, according to

    First Look! Kristoff St. John Back At Y&R

    (3/15/18) (Photo) Kristoff St. John (Neil), who has been on leave from Y&R since October, is back on the set, and Daniel Goddard (Cane) shared a pic with the actor and Bryton James (Devon). “He’s back! Please welcome the one and only Kristoff St. John back to the Young & the Restless! #yr #TheDenzelOfDaytime – at CBS Television City Studios,” posted the actor.

    Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Pilot Adds Kelly Rutherford, Hayley Erin

    (3/9/18) Freeform’s search for its Perfectionists has finally come to an end.

    The network on Friday announced the full cast of the upcoming Pretty Little Liars spinoff, which already included Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish — reprising the roles of Alison and Mona, respectively — as well as Descendants’ Sofia Carson, who will be playing a new character named Ava.

    Here’s a full rundown of all the new players coming to The Perfectionists:

    * Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) will play Caitlin, “the perfect daughter of two perfect mothers” who would one day like to follow in her Senator mother’s footsteps with a career in politics. In addition to being “smart and driven,” Caitlin also “thrives under pressure,” which I imagine she’ll face plenty of on this show.

    * Newcomer Eli Brown will play Dylan, a talented cellist who’s “deeply committed to his two passions, his music and his boyfriend Andrew.” As a result of feeling judged in his small hometown, he now “feels the need to be the best in all of his endeavors.”

    * Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) will play Claire Hotchkiss, who — along with her husband — founded Hotchkiss Industries and Beacon Heights University. She believes “perfection is attainable and is the person who pulls the strings behind the scenes to get what she wants.”

    * Lastly, General Hospital‘s Hayley Erin will play a “mysterious, unnamed role.”

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    1. The Daytime Emmy-nominated title sequence was designed by Penelope Gottlieb, with the theme composed by Michael Gore

    2. The last episode, which featured an appearance by Brandon Tartikoff, was not shown in some markets due to coverage of the Persian Gulf War, which had begun days earlier.

    3. Generations broadcast in Turkey as "Hayat Ag(ac?" ("Tree of Life" in Turkish) by TRT.

    4. The series was aired syndication on the BET network, an American cable channel that specializes in black programming. The show ran on that channel until 1993.

    5. Also Known As "Pokolenia" in Poland

    6. Filmed at Stage 1, NBC Studios - 3000 W. Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California, USA

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