That’s right! Soap veteran Susan Seaforth Hayes returns to the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” as Joanna Manning!
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Susan Seaforth Hayes is a busy woman. She recently returned to NBC’s Days of our Lives as Julie Williams and will next return to CBS’s The Young & The Restless as Joanna Manning. She will tape her scenes later this month and no airdate is available at this time.
Joanna is the mother of Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) and I am sure Lauren will have a lot of questions for her mother regarding the recently learned news that Jill Abbott (Jess Walton) is her half sister. Did Joanna know that Lauren had a half sibling all this time? Will she help the two form a friendship? Or will she help Lauren stop Jill from trying to get some power at Fenmores?
Seaforth Hayes starred on the CBS drama from 1984-1989 and made appearances in 2005 and 2006. She also played Joanna on sister show The Bold & The Beautiful in 2003. The actress was a favorite of the late Bill Bell, who wrote for her during his stint as Days head writers and brought her over to Y&R. He also created the role of Stephanie Forrester on B&B for her, but she turned it down and her former Days costar Susan Flannery took it over.