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Jess Walton
Walton jess

Birthdate

February 18, 1946

Birthplace

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spouse

John W. James (1980-present)

Children

1

Occupation

Actress

Years Active

1986-present

Jess Walton's career in daytime in 1986 when she joined Capitol as Kelly Harper. In 1987, Walton took over the role of Jill Abbott on The Young and the Restless. Walton has made several appearance on TV shows throughout her career. Walton began a six month leave of absence from Y&R in May 2012 so she could spend time with her son and his new child.  When she returned in November 2012, Walton has been on recurring status with the show.

Personal LifeEdit

Walton has been married to John W. James since 1980. They have one child together, Cole (b. 1981) and is stepmother to James' daughter, Allison.

SoapographyEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1990 Supporting Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N
1991 Supporting Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless W
1996 Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N
1997 Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless W
2000 Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N
2017 Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1986 Outstanding Leading Actress - Daytime Kelly Harper, Capitol N
1988 Outstanding Leading Actress - Daytime Kelly Harper, Capitol N
1989 Outstanding Villainess - Daytime Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N
1994 Oustanding Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless W
1996 Outstanding Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N
2000 Outstanding Lead Actress Jill Abbott, The Young and the Restless N
Preceded by
Erika Slezak (1996)
Lead Actress Winner
1997
Succeeded by
Cynthia Watros (1998)
Preceded by
Julia Barr (1990)
Supporting Actress Winner
1991
Succeeded by
Maeve Kinkead (1992)

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