Cane’s life got a lot more complicated on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS after his trip to Tokyo introduced him to Juliet Helton. And now that she’s followed him back to Genoa City, fans are wondering about not only the mysterious Juliet but also her portrayer, Laur Allen!
On her website, Allen described her nationality as half-Chinese and half-European and relishes her dual nature. “Born to parents of opposite backgrounds, cultures, political views and religions,” she explained, “I was raised with an understanding and respect for the duality in everything.”
Allen fell in love with performing back in junior high school after playing a daisy in a production of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. “As I stood in front of the whole school in my ill-fitted, partly spray-painted, larger than life foam headpiece,” she recalled, “I sold my soul to Hollywood.”
However, after graduating high school, Allen admitted she had to put her dreams of acting aside to try and pursue a “real” career, admitting: “So I engaged in a full-hearted rack focus back to my production aspirations, suppressed whatever daydreams I had conjured up about acting, and shipped off to university.”
However, after graduating from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Allen decided it was time to return to Los Angeles, where she found herself persuaded to enter the Miss Los Angeles Chinatown pageant. “To my surprise, I won,” she admitted. “As the first multi-ethnic queen in the pageant’s 47-year history, I was honored to be chosen as an ambassador for the Chinese community.”
Upon her return from Hong Kong, where she participated in the Miss Chinese International Pageant, Allen threw herself back into acting, appearing in some short films and digital series before making her daytime debut on Y&R. “Proud to be a part of it!” she declared on Instagram.
Allen with Daniel Goddard (Cane) in one of her first Y&R episodes.
(Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
After Cane made a successful business deal for Brash & Sassy in Tokyo, Juliet took him out to celebrate, but when he got thoroughly sloshed, Cane woke up believing he’d slept with the young woman! Juliet has since followed Cane back to Genoa City and while she seems to be just looking for a job working at Brash & Sassy, there could still be a lot more to this woman than meets the eye, so stay tuned!
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