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Colleen Zenk Joins THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!


A new face on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is actually very familiar to some CBS soap fans! That’s AS THE WORLD TURNS star Colleen Zenk playing Claire’s great aunt Jordan. The Emmy nominee made her debut in the cliffhanger of the Nov. 17 episode.

Zenk made her daytime debut playing Barbara Ryan on ATWT back in 1978 and remained with the soap right up until its final episode in 2010. During her time in Oakdale, the actress was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy Award three times, in 2001, 2002, and 2011.

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Zenk was one of ATWT’s vets, starring on the soap for more than three decades.John Paschal/

During her career, Zenk has also appeared on Broadway with Chita Rivera and Donald O’Connor in Bring Back Birdie and on the big screen in the 1982 movie adaptation of Annie directed by John Houston. She has also hit the stage in productions of Hello Dolly! and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies as well as other shows.

Claire was clearly up to something from the minute she set foot in Genoa City, but lured Nikki into a false sense of security so she could lead her right into her trap! And now that Zenk has debuted as Jordan, the tale is only going to get more twisted!

Stay tuned to Y&R to see what happens next, and check back here at for our exclusive chat with Zenk!

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