2008 BIO from cbs.com

Eileen Davidson returned to the role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless in March of 1999. She previously portrayed Ashley Abbott from 1982-1989. She was nominated for the Soap Opera Award for Favorite Return in 1999.

Eileen was born and raised in Southern California. She most recently played Kristen Blake on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives. She previously portrayed Kelly Capwell on the daytime drama Santa Barbara. Davidson starred in the primetime television series Broken Badges. She also starred in the CBS telefilm Sharing Richard with Ed Marinaro.

Davidson's 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.

When Eileen is not working, she surfs, snow skies and scuba dives. She also plays piano, paints and enjoys writing. She is married to actor Jon Lindstrom and lives in Los Angeles. Eileen's birthday is June 15. She stands 5'7" and has blonde hair and green eyes.

NEW BIO 2010

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. From 2007-2008, Davidson starred as Ashley Abbott on the daytime drama series “The Bold and the Beautiful.” In October, 2008 she re-joined the “Y&R” cast.

Davidson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2003. She was also nominated for a Soap Opera Award for Favorite Return in 1999. In 1998, she made daytime television history for portraying five characters at one time on “Days of Our Lives,” and was honored with a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performances. She previously portrayed Kelly Capwell on the daytime drama “Santa Barbara.” Davidson also 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.” Eileen recently completed her first novel with co-author Robert J. Randisi, Death In Daytime. It is a fictional murder mystery. Summer of 2009 she will release a clothing line titled Femmology.

A Southern California native, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Vincent Van Patten; her son, Jesse; and two stepsons, Duke and Vinny.

When Davidson is not working, she surfs, snow skies and scuba dives. She also plays piano, paints and enjoys writing.
 

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