The Bold and the Beautiful Character Description: Xander Avant

Xander Avant on Bold and Beautiful

Xander Avant played by Adain Bradley

Xander is Maya’s cousin, who joined Forrester as an intern in June, 2018. He grew up in Britain. At first, Xander didn’t let anyone at Forrester know that he had a British accent. He wanted to fit in, so he told them he was from the midwest.  Xander was literally bowled over by Emma when she first saw him. She was doing a dance routine, and he got in the way. She was very embarrassed and apologized after he woke up. Emma and Xander were both new interns at Forrester. They became good friends and started dating.

Xander’s ex-girlfriend, Zoe, followed him to Los Angeles. She worked as a painter, including painting a mural in Wyatt’s beach house. She had her cat, Harry, with her, that she and Xander treated like their child. She was a bit like a creepy stalker at first, but eventually, Xander realized that she just loved and missed him. He comforted her when Harry died.

They both agreed to drop their British accents and speak with American accents, to fit in more.  Even though Xander chose Emma over Zoe, Emma wasn’t ready for a physical relationship, so she broke up with him.  Zoe was happy to start up where they left off.  Zoe became a model at Forrester, so she was working alongside Xander.  Zoe’s father came to town, which caused her a great deal of stress.  Xander worried about the secret she’d been keeping.

Xander seemed like a really nice guy; he might be a little bit of a wuss because he lets the women in his life push him around. Xander modeled a little for Forrester, alongside Zoe.  He wants to be a graphic designer.  He found out that Zoe was keeping the huge secret that her father had switched Hope’s baby Beth with a dead baby. He wanted to go to the police, but  Zoe was afraid of going to jail and wanted to protect her father.  Also, Thomas threatened them to keep the secret. Xander left town, going back to London for awhile. When the secret came out, he returned to face the music.  He was not arrested, but he did lose his job at Forrester. He hasn’t been seen since.

Xander and Zoe at Christmas on Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful Character Description: Thomas Forrester

The last four actors to play Thomas on Bold and the Beautiful

Thomas Forrester played by Matthew Atkinson (formerly by Drew Tyler Bell/Adam Gregory/Pierson Fodé)

Thomas grew up in a wealthy family, but his parents constantly were breaking up and getting back together again, and his mother was presumed dead twice, which no doubt left its toll on him and his sisters (and his step-siblings). Rick had a troubled past, especially as a teen. When he came back from boarding school, he set fire to Rick’s house and blew up his car to keep Steffy away from him.  He went through counseling for that and made peace with Rick. Later, he and Steffy sent fake text messages to try to keep Ridge and Brooke apart. He and Steffy squabbled and caused some other problems. Later, he developed a bit of an obsession with Brooke. He renamed her line Taboo and kissed her on the runway, and then he creepily kissed her later as she slept. They were stranded on an island after a plane crash and took hallucinogenic drugs, which made Thomas believe that they’d slept together. He wasn’t sure, though. His grandmother, Stephanie, bribed him with Forrester shares to get him to say that they did have sex (to keep Brooke and Ridge apart). He agreed but couldn’t go through with it. Thomas was dating Dayzee, who begged him not to do that, but they broke up.

Later, Thomas took an interest in Hope and worked with Steffy to keep Liam and Hope apart.  Then he competed with Rick for Caroline.  Rick and Thomas argued more when Thomas was interim CEO while Ridge was out of town.  They had a fight, and Rick crashed through a second-story window, so Thomas lost Caroline. Thomas hoped to take over the company after Stephanie died, but Steffy found a DVD that proved she left it all to Eric.  Thomas and Rick had a fashion showdown to decide who would be president, but Thomas lost.

Thomas moved to the beach house with Oliver. A while later, he moved to Paris.  Then he moved home again for Aly’s funeral. He still loved Caroline, even though Ridge was married to her. He slept with her, not knowing that she was combining alcohol and pills.  She didn’t recall the night, so they agreed to forget about it. Thomas then went on a romantic spree, kissing and dating as many women as he could. After a fight with Ridge, Thomas left town again. He returned to find that Caroline was pregnant. Caroline swore Ridge was the father, so he moved in with Ivy, planning to seduce her after a bet with Steffy.   Unfortunately, Ivy was electrocuted during a fight with Steffy, so both she and Thomas blamed themselves.

Thomas became a new man when Douglas was born; he was very close to his “little brother.” When it came out that Ridge was the father, after a time, Thomas wanted to be a family with Caroline and Douglas, but she wasn’t interested. He dated Sasha for awhile, and then tried to make a family with Caroline in New York, but it didn’t work out.  Throughout all of this, Thomas felt rejected by his family because he wasn’t promoted to where he thought he should be. He took up with Sally and invested in her company.  Bill and Caroline concocted a scheme to make Thomas think that Caroline was dying, so that he would leave Sally and cause her financial ruin. Later, he found out about the lie and dumped Caroline, returning to take Sally and her family to New York to start again. It didn’t work out, and he dumped Sally once more to be with Caroline and Douglas.

Thomas returned after Caroline passed away. He tried to convince Hope to dump her husband, Liam, for him and be a mother to Douglas.  In doing so, he took Sally as his confidante (strangely enough), and the secret ruined her relationship with Wyatt.  While Thomas has always been a schemer, this new version of him seems to be way more amoral and twisted.  During his plotting, Thomas kept mum about Steffy’s adopted daughter Phoebe really being Beth.  He terrorized his son and broke up his dad and Brooke and tried hard to sway Hope to his side. He even wooed Zoey to make Hope jealous and almost married her. In March, 2020, Hope, Liam, Steffy and Zoe banded together to foil his plans (and his wedding to Zoey). He hasn’t been seen since. Hopefully he’s getting some much-needed mental help..

Thomas and Caroline on Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful Character Description: Sally Spectra

Sally Spectra from The Bold and the Beautiful

Sally Spectra played by Courtney Hope

Sally is the great-niece of the original Sally Spectra that ran Spectra Fashions back in the 80’s and beyond.  She’s what they call “a feisty redhead.”  She is strong-willed and often stubborn. She sometimes speaks or acts before thinking things through. She once pulled a gun on Wyatt (when she was drunk, and angry at his father), and she also tried to shoot Bill.  She is a great designer and has a lot of good instincts. She takes chances.  She loves fiercely.  They’ve modeled her a little bit on her great-aunt Sally, who was also another fiery redhead.  However, she is much younger and not as sleazy or outrageous as that Sally.

Sally tried to revive Spectra Fashions in its original building in 2017 but was shut down by Bill Spencer, who wanted the property to build a skyscraper. Sally recruited her grandmother, Shirley and other family and friends to start it up. She started a romance with Thomas Forrester, who was also helping her financially.

Sally never knew her parents because they were in the circus. She was raised by her grandmother, Shirley, who was a baker. Sally had worked at her bakery before starting a fashion career.  Shirley helped her at Spectra.  Not having a regular family gave Sally a bit of a chip on her shoulder.

Sally got involved with the Forresters because she need publicity for her business, and this is how she met Thomas. Bill kept trying to sabotage her line, and he also lured Thomas away with a lie from Caroline that she was dying. Liam figured out what Bill was up to and took over Spencer, financing Sally’s business again.  Bill was able to get control back and blew up the Spectra building, not realizing that Liam and Sally were in it. Fortunately, they weren’t badly injured.

Sally reunited with Thomas and left town. He had promised to start up a New York version of Spectra with Sally and her family.  Later, Sally returned after Thomas dumped her again. She had no money or place to stay, and her family didn’t return with her. Wyatt found her, drowning her sorrows at the local bar, so he convinced her to stay with him until she figured things out. They began a romance, and she got a job at Forrester creations.  At first, she didn’t get to design, while working for Hope. Later, Steffy hired her to design for her line.

Wyatt went back to work for his father, Bill, who had turned over a new leaf, on the condition that Bill finance a new Spectra Fashions for Sally. Bill agreed, but Sally decided to stay at Forrester, where they offered her a bright future. Wyatt was a little put out by her changing her mind because he liked working with her and he had done this great gesture for her.

Sally and Wyatt were doing well, though, until his ex-girlfriend Flo came into town at the beginning of 2019. Thomas returned to town with his child. He confided in Sally that he was planning to get Hope and break up her marriage to Liam.  She kept that secret, which led to more problems with Wyatt. Quinn, Wyatt’s mother, never liked Sally for her son. When she spied Sally with Thomas, she tried to get Sally to leave Wyatt by pressuring her to move out and stop sponging off him.  Quinn wants Wyatt with Flo. Wyatt broke up with Sally to get back with Flo, which was devastating for Sally.  Then, it turned out that Flo helped Dr. Reese steal Hope’s baby, Beth, and switch it with a dead one, only to give Beth to Steffy as her new adopted daughter.  Wyatt broke up with Flo and went back to Sally. Sally was reluctant to be hurt again, but he finally won her over, since she does love him.  Later, Flo made amends, so Wyatt dumped Sally again.

Sally’s work started to suffer when she got dizzy spells and her hands shook. She was almost fired.  She found out t hat it was just from stress, but she plotted with her doctor and friend Penny to make it look as if she were dying from some mysterious illness. They manipulated Katie to find out that Sally was dying, so she told Wyatt, Bill, Steffy and Ridge. Wyatt let Sally move back in so that he could take care of her until she died.  Sally was hoping that he would fall back in love with her, and then she could be “cured.” However, Wyatt was already in love with Flo and thought that Sally should move into a hospice or somewhere, since he thought her condition was getting worse. He felt that she needed professional 24-hour help.  Meanwhile, Flo was also suspicious, so she confronted Sally about it and planted a fake rubber snake, which made Sally jump in fear (she’s afraid of snakes).  She then snooped into her medical records and learned that she wasn’t dying.  She was about to blow up Sally and Penny’s plans by calling Wyatt.  However, Penny hit Flo over the head with something, causing her to fall, unconscious, to the floor. Sally and Penny proceeded to move Flo’s body out to the car because Wyatt would be home any minute.  Updated 6/2/20!

Wyatt and Sally on The Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful Character Description: Quinn Forrester

Quinn on Bold and Beautiful

Quinn Forrester played by Rena Sofer

Quinn Fuller came to town in 2013 with her son, Wyatt. They had a jewelry business. Hope helped discover that Bill Spencer is Wyatt’s father.  She hired Quinn to design jewelry at Forrester Creations.  Quinn, like the late Stephanie, kept trying to interfere in Wyatt’s love life. She liked him with Hope, so she did everything she could to get Steffy and Liam back together (to keep Liam away from Hope). She had sex with Bill and didn’t want him to go back to Brooke, so she made sure Ridge had evidence of their sex, which sent him to stop Bill and Brooke’s wedding. It ended with Ridge being pushed out of a helicopter and sustaining damage. Everyone blamed Quinn for causing trouble, and she lost her job. Quinn kept interfereing with Hope and Wyatt’s life. Hope fell and miscarried their child during an argument with Quinn.  Quinn tried to reform and married Deacon, but they split up later. Quinn then kidnapped to keep him away from Hope, but she ended up falling for him when he had amnesia.  Eventually, Wyatt tracked him down and helped him escape. They weren’t able to keep Quinn in jail for lack of evidence.

Quinn turned over a new leaf when she started an affair with Eric. When his family found out, they were against it.  She and Eric married and are still together. Eventually, everyone accepted them together. For a brief time, she and Ridge flirted and kissed, but they stopped when they realized they both loved Brooke and Eric too much.  Eric left Quinn and spent some time with his crazy ex-wife, Sheila, but he finally forgave Quinn.  Quinn felt threatened when Katie moved next door and had a friendship with Eric, too. She wasn’t happy that Katie and Wyatt were sleeping together, but she also wasn’t happy when they broke up, and he then took up with Sally. She found herself to be a suspect when Bill was shot in the back. She fought a bit with Pam about having her wedding in the mansion, and also with Donna, who moved back to town and moved in with Katie next door.

When Quinn kidnapped Liam, she confided that her mother never wanted her and treated her badly. Her mother had many boyfriends and berated her for being born.  We know that Bill basically used her and then told her to get an abortion, so she had a hard life, being a single mother and not having many friends.  She never felt worthy of love until she met Eric.  He made her feel worthwhile for the first time.  Being so insecure, Quinn always worries that Eric is going to meet someone better, and she’ll lose him.

Although Quinn is a lot nicer than she used to be, it’s clear that she gets jealous very easily about any woman that Eric talks to and still interferes in Wyatt’s love life (whenever she can).  Quinn’s old friend Shauna recently came to town, which made Quinn very happy. Shauna’s daughter, Flo, used to date Wyatt, so Quinn is trying to push them back together.  Quinn is one of the best characters on the show, and fans love Quinn and Eric together.

Quinn wasn’t getting a lot of story until she and Brooke starting fighting.  Brooke found out that Shauna was kissing Ridge, so she insisted to Eric that he kick out not only Shauna but his wife, Quinn.  Quinn was outraged and plotted against Brooke. She even drugged her juice but decided to back off.  Brooke, however, didn’t back off.  Quinn even suggested that they call a truce, but Brooke was upset about her and Ridge separating, and Shauna putting the moves on him.

Shauna showed Quinn that she took a video of Bill and Brooke making out, the night before Thomas’ wedding.  Shauna had gone there to chat with Brooke about Ridge, but she saw them kissing, so she took the video. Quinn was happy to hear it and wanted Shauna to show it to Ridge.  Shauna wouldn’t hurt Ridge like that, so she asked Quinn to delete it for her.  Quinn did but also sent herself the video and then sent it to Ridge and Brooke’s picture frame (Ridge had set it up so that family could sent pictures or videos of the two of them). Ridge and Brooke had reunited after Brooke was proven right about Thomas being psycho.  Brooke confronted Quinn about the video when she and Donna happened to it. Later, to Brooke’s horror, the video appeared again during her and Ridge’s party (she thought that she had gotten rid of it).  Everyone was horrified, but Quinn was very happy to see Brooke get her comeuppance.  Eric was not happy to hear that Quinn was behind this, but he forgave her.  Hopefully, Quinn will have more story after this and not just fighting with Brooke or talking to Shauna.  Quinn feels sorry for Sally dying, but she will be very upset when the truth comes out.

Eric and Quinn Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful

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