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Tessa Porter
Cait Fairbanks
Cait Fairbanks joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in March 2017. She plays the role of Tessa Porter, an aspiring musician who found love with Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes).

Cait is a three-time Daytime Emmy nominee. She received her first nomination in 2018 for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In 2019, she received her second nomination for Outstanding Original Song for “How Could A Lie Feel So True” and in 2022 for the original song, “Next to You”.

Cait was born in Troy, Michigan and raised in Trabuco Canyon, California. She began her acting career at the age of eight and has appeared in over 20 professional and regional theater productions including “13” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of “Heathers- The Musical”. Her television credits include “The Goldbergs”, “KC Undercover”, “The Middle” and “Two and Half Men”.

In addition to her acting career, Cait is an accomplished musician. She sings, plays the piano, guitar and writes her own music.

In her spare time, she enjoys working on her music, photography, and spending time with her rescue dog, Millie Furbanks.

Her birthday is July 29. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @caitfairbanks