Actress Alice Hunter has been cast as Kerry Johnson on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and made her first appearance in the Oct. 31 episode. “Ready to hit Genoa City!” she declared on Instagram when her casting was announced. “Making my mark on the number one legacy soap opera in the country . Truly honored to be portraying the intelligent, strong-willed, and big-hearted Kerry Jones on Y&R. Can’t wait to meet the talented cast, the loyal and loving fans, and get to work peeling back the layers of Ms. Jones’ history and her intentions… one… by… one.” (The character's last name was changed from Jones to Johnson when she began filming.)
Kerry was first introduced when new Jabot CEO Phyllis hired her to be the new chemist hoping to bring the company back to the forefront of the cosmetics industry. She has very quickly become an integral part of the business, but also the Abbott family as Jack Abbott seems to have found himself smitten with the beautiful newcomer. Could a romance be on the horizon?
Born in Middlesex, England, Hunter has had guest roles on primetime series like FOR THE PEOPLE, NCIS, CODE BLACK, and POWER. Her first big role was as Tiffany in the Australian fantasy mermaid series H20: JUST ADD WATER, and she also played Chantelle on Showtime’s HOUSE OF LIES as well as Flobelle on the Comedy Central series ANOTHER PERIOD.
Stay tuned to see what kind of drama Kerry stirs up in Genoa City, and for more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!