Jess Walton was born on February 18 in Grand Rapids, MI, but grew up in Toronto, Canada.
Walton’s given name is Mary.
Her first job was as a claims adjuster for the Ontario Hospital Services Commission.
Walton’s first soap role was as Kelly Harper on CAPITOL from 1984-87. She joined Y&R after departing CAPITOL.
The actress has won two Daytime Emmys for playing Jill. She took home the gold in 1991 for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and in 1997 for Outstanding Lead Actress.