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Colby Chandler
Colby Chandler - Brooke Newton 5-16-2013
Brooke Newton as Colby Chandler (2013-present)
Online Reboot of AMC
All My Children
Portrayed by Brooke Newton (5/6/2013-present)
Carson Grace Levine (1999)
Brianne and Morgan Mullan (2000)
Abby Wathen (2002)
Kathryn Newton (2001–04)
Ambyr Childers (2006–08)
Brianne Moncrief (2008–09)
Natalie Hall (2009–11)
Current status Contract/Recurring ??
Duration 1999-2004, 2006-2011, 2013-present
First appearance September 7, 1999 (on ABC's AMC)
June 5, 2013 (PP's AMC)
Last appearance September 23, 2011 (on ABC's AMC)
Cause/reason Network finale
Created by Agnes Nixon
Elizabeth Page
Jean Passanante
Introduced by Jean Dadario Burke
Profile
Family Chandler family
Alias(es) Colby Marian Martin (birth name)
Gender Female
Born September 7, 1999 (revised to 1990)
Age 23
Occupation Hosts a Video Blog
Server at the Comeback
Student

Shareholder of Chandler Enterprises

Residence 300 River Road
Pine Valley, Pennsylvania
Colby Chandler - Natalie Hall 2009
Natalie Hall as Colby (2009-2011)
Colby Chandler - Brianne Moncrief
Brianne Moncrief as Colby Chandler (2008-09)
Relationships
Parents Adam Chandler
Liza Colby
Siblings Skye Chandler Quartermaine (adoptive)
Hayley Vaughan
JR Chandler
Miguel Reyes
Anna Claire Chandler (deceased)
Grandparents Larry Colby (deceased)
Marian Colby Chandler
Aunts and uncles Stuart Chandler (deceased)
Charlotte Chandler (deceased)
Mia Saunders
Nieces and nephews Lorenzo Santos
AJ Chandler
First cousins Ross Chandler
Scott Chandler (adoptive)
William Saunders-Hubbard
Godchildren Jenny Martin

Colby Marian Chandler is a fictional character on the Online Reboot of AMC and previously ABC's All My Children from 1999-2004, 2006-2011, 2013-present. She is the daughter of Adam Chandler and his ex-wife Liza Colby. She was initially slated to appear on the May 16th episode, but due to the reduction of episodes per week and other production issues, she first appeared on June 5th.[1]

ABC Storylines Edit

1999-2004Edit

She is born to Liza Colby and originally thought to be the daughter of Jake Martin.  Her mother decided to have a baby through artificial insemination and chose Jake Martin as the sperm donor.  However, Liza's ex-husband decided to buy the sperm bank and make himself the father of the baby.

2006-2008Edit

In 2006, a rebellious Colby Chandler, then incognito, shows up in Pine Valley. She steals a car and gets arrested, refusing to give the authorities her name. She makes a phone call and is revealed to be Adam Chandler's long lost daughter (aged by several years). She ran away from her mother, Liza Colby after years in hiding.

Several years before, Liza had divorced Adam. Determined to save her daughter from Adam's nefarious ways that have "poisoned" the lives of his other children, she took Colby and went on the run. Colby has missed her father terribly and is now angry at Liza for banishing him from her life. Colby is now a spoiled brat who plays on her father's guilt by demanding extravagant luxuries, such as a lavish Sweet Sixteen party, putting her at odds with Adam's then wife Krystal Carey.

During this lavish party she crashed her fathers yacht and began a relationship with Sean Montgomery. Soon after the party she had a pregnancy scare. Her dad and brother found out and asked who the father was. Though she knew Sean was the only possible father she claimed that it could be Josh Madden to get back at Babe, whom she assumed was having an affair with him.

On April 11, 2007, Colby helped deliver Krystal Carey's baby girl at the Chandler Mansion. On April 12, Krystal honored Colby by naming her daughter Jenny Colby Carey (later Martin). On July 12, 2007, Krystal also named Colby Jenny's godmother. After Colby learned that Adam paid Ava Benton to plant drugs on Sean, she moved out of her father's mansion, and moved in with her goddaughter Jenny, Krystal, and Tad Martin

Colby was spoiled, selfish and hostile towards Krystal and Babe at first, but her time in Pine Valley changed her and she put the bulk of her bad behavior behind her and emerged a much kinder and generous person. In 2008, Sean and Colby broke up because Sean cheated on Colby with Zach Slater's ex-lover Hannah who was much older than Sean. After the breakup, Sean moved out of Pine Valley and is now very seldemly mentioned.

Colby became fast friends with Cassandra Foster who recently moved to town from Paris, France to live with her adoptive mother Angie Hubbard. Colby originally planned college to attend Wellesley College, but she turned down her acceptance there in favor of Pine Valley University, hoping to stay close to her family. Around this time Colby and Dre liked each other slightly but it never blossomed into anything.

Colby developed a requisite crush on the older Frankie Hubbard, upon meeting him. At first Frankie was annoyed by Colby but came to love her as a little sister during the time they were kidnapped together and almost killed. Frankie sees her as a "kid", and nixed a possible relationship between the two. Colby become quite intoxicated at her 18th birthday party. Dre was driving Colby's car when he and Cassandra decided to bring her home. He ran over someone in the road, but was unable to determine what the object was, since it was nighttime.

The next day—upon learning that Richie Novak had been struck by a car on the same road at approximately the same time—the three teenagers feared that they had inadvertently killed him. Unaware that Richie had actually been murdered earlier that evening by his sister Annie Lavery, the teens vowed to keep the entire incident a secret. It has since been public knowledge that Annie was the one who killed Richie.

During the whole Richie incident Pete Cortlandt started to hang around Colby and developed a crush on her. At first Colby wanted nothing to so with him but after he was struck by lightning she realized she did like him as a friend. They remained friends for a while, though they kissed on occasion and Petey made it clear he still had a crush on her.

Then after Petey's house burned down they began to date. Though she can act spoiled from time to time Colby's mostly a sweet loyal girl who is incredibly defensive of her friends and family. Though Dre and Cassandra have both moved away she is still friends with Ren and Corinna.

During the Richie storyline, Colby had a slight drinking problem that fizzled out around the time of the tornado that killed Babe. Colby now lives with her dad, brother, and nephew. In May 2009, Colby's uncle Stuart Chandler is shot accidentally.

Adam and Stuart are identical twins so it is believed that someone assumed they were shooting Adam. It is later revealed that Adam accidentally shot Stuart because David Hayward is switching up his heart medications. Adam also marries Annie after she saves his life. Colby and her half-brother JR Chandler constantly find ways to annoy her and get her out of the mansion.

Liza's return and DamonEdit

In May 2009, Liza (now portrayed by Jamie Luner) returns to town with the news that she is pregnant and supposedly give birth a son that she names after Colby's late uncle Stuart. Colby later finds out that Liza was never really pregnant and that Liza was supposed to adopt the son of Amanda Dillon to keep him away from David Hayward who was believed to be the father. Amanda's husband, Jake switches Amanda's baby with the newborn son of Bailey Wells and Damon Miller.

Bailey later decides that she wants to work things out with her parents. Damon begins acting out and is accused of breaking into houses around town, while Colby assumes he is innocent. Damon is proven guilty and Colby is furious with him. Meanwhile, JR is diagnosed with leukemia. He falls into a short coma and Damon assures Colby that JR is aware of everything that is going on around him. Liza notices a closeness between Damon and Colby and tries to keep them apart.

Damon takes Colby's car and she follows him which leads to them getting into a car accident with Brooke English. Colby is okay, but Brooke and Damon need surgery. Liza overhears Damon admitting to Colby that he wants to be more than just friends and tries to sabotage his chance of staying out of prison. But, Damon is later diagnosed with ADHD and sent to therapy instead.

The new boy in town Asher Pike saves her from falling from a railing at Chandler Enterprises. In 2011, she finds out that her ex-boyfriend Damon and her mother slept together and after finding out she posted a video of herself ranting about what happened between Damon and her mom Liza and the video went viral. She does not want anything to do with her mother after she found this out. Colby started to embrace the video after people appreciated her story and has made more videos for a vlog on the internet. On August 31 2011 Colby packs her stuff and leaves the Chandler mansion and goes back to live with Liza due to JR blackmailing his ex wife and AJ's legal mother/biological aunt Marissa Tasker into giving him full custody and Colby is furious so she packs and leaves.

Online Reboot of AMC StorylinesEdit

2013-Edit

She sees Pete Cortlandt at Jane's cafe and flirts with him. She also goes to the Chandler Mansion and is disappointed that Brooke English is controlling the family's money.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The reduction of episodes started on the week of May 20th, so presumably the later first air date may have been due to other circumstances.

SlideshowEdit

  • Ambyr Childers as Colby from 2006-08
  • Brianne Moncrief as Colby from 2008-2009
  • Natalie Hall as Colby from 2009-11
  • Brooke Newton as the new Colby Chandler (May 2013-present)
  • Brooke Newton at the AMC/OLTL Premiere two weeks before official reveal
  • Brooke Newton as Colby (this is stated as a photo of her appearing on AMC)

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