Alice Johnson on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has been nothing but trouble since she first showed up in Genoa City, but newer viewers might not be up on her history, so we’re here to give you the skinny on Alice and her portrayer!
Who Plays Alice Johnson on Y&R?
Alice first appeared in December of 1998 played by Tamara Clatterbuck on a recurring basis until 2000. Tiffany Salerno briefly stepped into her shoes for a few episodes in 2000. But Clatterbuck took back her Y&R role for another stint in 2017. The actress has appeared in many different primetime series like NYPD BLUE, ER, and CSI, though daytime fans might also recognize her from her roles as GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Tammy Carson or DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Barb Reiber.
Who is Alice Johnson?
Alice is the former adoptive mother of the late Cassie Newman. When Sharon Collins was 17, she gave birth to a baby girl and gave her up for adoption. Alice took the infant and named her Cassidy but later left the girl in the care of her aging mother so she could go after a guy. When Sharon gave birth to Nick Newman’s son, Noah, the infant was premature and critically ill. Her best friend, Grace Turner, went looking for the baby she’d given up and brought Cassie home in the hopes it would ease Sharon’s pain over losing Noah. Thankfully, Noah survived, and Grace decided to raise Cassie as her own, but Nick and Sharon fought for custody and won.
However, Alice arrived in Genoa City intent on taking back her adoptive daughter, and Michael represented her in court. But Christine won the case for Nick and Sharon, who retained custody of her daughter. Tragically, in 2005, Cassie was killed in a car accident, and Alice returned to visit Nick and Sharon in their grief.
Why Was Alice Back in Town?
Alice resurfaced in 2017 at The Underground, looking better than ever in nice clothes and claiming she’d landed a great job in sales. But in reality, she was part of a sex slave ring, taking care of the girls for the boss, Zack. One of those girls was Crystal, Tessa Porter‘s sister who she’d been searching for, and Sharon was shocked to learn the truth. With Tessa’s help, Mariah Copeland kidnapped Alice and then posed as her late twin sister, Cassie, to spook Alice into bringing Crystal back to town. Once they released her, Alice packed to leave town but Zack found out about her betrayal and she was run down by a car. The last anyone saw of Alice was on security footage sneaking out of the hospital, so who knows if she might turn up again someday!