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Heather Tom
(Victoria Newman)
Heather Tom, who plays Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless, joined the cast of the daytime drama in February 1991. She left the series in April 1997 and returned in October of the same year. She was honored with Emmy awards in 1993 and 1999 as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, and has received six nominations in the same category.

Among her television credits are starring roles in the made-for-television movies Deadly Whispers on CBS, and I'll Take Romance, and guest-starring roles on Who's the Boss?, Trial By Jury, Kids Inc. and Divorce Court.

Heather had featured roles in the theatrical motion pictures Lookin' Good and Lessie Rainbow. Her stage credits include a lead role in Pinocchio II for Center Stage USA. She also starred in the Los Angeles stage premiere of The Glass Menagerie as well as the Los Angeles production of Gila.

Heather's stage credits also include starring roles in Out of Gas on Lover's Leap and Vanities at the Creative Outlet Theater in Los Angeles, a company which she co-founded. She produced both productions, as well as Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World, for the theater.

Heather was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and raised in a suburb of Chicago, before moving to Seattle, Washington, where she performed with the Seattle Children's Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet and studied piano at the Academy of Music and Dance. She also studied at the famed Strasberg Institute with coach Margrit Pollak, and took lessons with Diane Hardin at the Young Actor's Space.

Her sister, Nicholle Tom, co-starred on the primetime series The Nanny on CBS. Her brother, David, also stars on Y&R as Billy Abbott.

Heather's birthday is November 4. She stands 5' 7" tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.