Stacy Haiduk Returning to ‘The Young and the Restless’

Stacy Haiduk
Stacy Haiduk courtesy JPI Studios

Stacy Haiduk will reprise her role as Paul Williams’ mentally unstable sister, Patty Williams, this September on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

Soap Opera Digest exclusively reported the actress will begin taping next week and will first air in September.

Haiduk joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 2009 as powerhouse public relations consultant Mary Jane Benson. Viewers would learn Mary Jane was actually Patty Williams, the jilted ex-lover of Genoa City playboy Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), hired by Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) to destroy his longtime rival (Victor’s obsession with doppelgängers is way too real). With a new face and decades to obsess, Patty terrorized Genoa City citizens including, but not limited to Jack, Phyllis, Summer, Colleen, Ashley, Nick and more over the course of her stays in town. Stacy was last seen in 2012 in Fairview psychiatric hospital. She did a dual role as Emily Peterson from 2009-2010, the psychiatrist whom Patty modeled her new look.

Stacy Haiduk was let go in the summer of 2010, though she would return for return sporadically in 2011 and 2012.

With a resume spanning nearly three decades, the actress has appeared in numerous series, most notably The Adventures of Superboy, SeaQuest 2032, Melrose Place, Heroes, Prison Break and True Blood. Prior to joining Y&R, she recurred on All My Children as Hannah Nichols, the ex-lover to Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) and mother of Ethan Cambias (James Scott). She appeared briefly on Days of our Lives in 2010.

With her return to Y&R, she reunited with head writer/executive producer Charles Pratt, Jr., whom she worked with on the ABC Family drama Twisted.

Photo credit: JPI Studios