Camryn Grimes Upped to Contract Status With ‘Y&R’


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It was one year ago this month when word broke that actress would be returning to CBS’ “” after previously portraying the beloved Cassie Newman on the soap from 1997-2005, when the character was killed off following a horrific car accident, and on a less frequent basis as the ghost of Cassie from that point through and up to 2010.

In the year since her return to the canvas viewers, and Sharon Newman () in particular, believed that Cassie had returned in some form only for it to recently be revealed that her look-alike is actually Mariah, Tyler Michaelson’s () ex-fiancée. Just a few short weeks since the reveal comes word that Grimes has been upped to contract status with the soap.

“You spoke, they listened. Officially under contract for #YR!!! @YRInsider @YRJimmyF @CBSDaytime,” the actress tweeted earlier this evening.

Grimes’ other television work includes appearances in episodes of CBS’ “” and ABC Family’s “.” In 2012, the actress appeared in the blockbuster film “,” about male strippers in Florida.

  • denverdean

    Best Y&R casting news this year. CR has grown up into a fine talent. Only she could make me want another doppelganger on Y&R after the messes we had to endure.

  • Bexx

    Great news! Love seeing a redhead on my screen. I just wish is that they would get her away from Tyler, or at least replace the actor playing Tyler.

  • Linda

    She is a great actress. I only hope they listen to the fans and bring back Michael Muhney now that the report found him innocent of false charges. Maybe then the ratings will go up again!

  • Andrew Hass

    I’m happy that Camryn got a contract.

  • jonboy

    Yay! She’s such a better actress now….but she looks too young for Tyler.

    • Bexx

      She does appear too young, but I am loving her feisty attitude. I bet she is going to continue to cause trouble.

      • jonboy

        Let’s hope. This show needs some real excitement….like in the 70s and 80s. But they sometimes have a habit of turning a bad seed good, like Michael and Kevin.

        • Bexx

          I agree about the current stories, there just really isn’t much going on right now. Very disappointing sweeps so far. I hope Mariah stays a bad girl, not to mention that Camryn still has a great connection with Sharon Case. I’d love for them to grow closer.