10 Must-Know Facts About Y&R Star Christian LeBlanc

Christian J. LeBlanc, Michael Baldwin, on The Young and the Restless, Photo Courtesy of CBS.com

Think you know your Young and the Restless actors? Here are some fun facts about one, the magnetic Christian LeBlanc, who has played intriguing and complex attorney Michael Baldwin since 1991.

Earth Sign

He’s a Virgo–LeBlanc birthday is August 25.

Tar Heel to the Big Easy

LeBlanc was born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where his dad was stationed. He spent his formative years in the New Orleans area, a city to which he still feels close.

Academically Inclined

LeBlanc attended Tulane University, majoring in pre-med and ancient history. He graduated with honors, too!

Family Ties

He is the second oldest in a family of eight siblings.

Man of Many Talents

During a break from Y&R LeBlanc lent his academic prowess as a substitute teacher at an inner city elementary school in Los Angeles.

Award Trifecta!

LeBlanc can boast THREE Daytime Emmy wins for Outstanding Lead Actor on Y&R– in 2005, 2007, and 2009.

A Soap Vet

Y&R isn’t his first foray into soaps. He started out on As the World Turns playing Kirk McColl in 1983. He returned to the show as his Y&R character, Michael Baldwin ion 2005.

…And a Primetime One, Too!

He’s guested on shows such as In the Heat of the Night, Diagnosis: Murder, and Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss.

Parlez Vous Francais?

LeBlanc has French ancestry, and his family has roots in France dating back to the 17th century. Coincidentally, one of his ancestors was also an actor!

Artist as Well as Actor

LeBlanc’s pencil drawings are on display in galleries in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. It’s a hobby he’s had since childhood.

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Christine is a native New Yorker and freelance writer who now lives in southwestern Connecticut. She is a longtime, avid soap fan who has always had an affinity for ABC soaps, in particular her favorite, General Hospital. (She will even tell you she sleeps, eats and breathes that soap!) She is passionate about the soap genre, and in addition she enjoys traveling, attending plays and musicals, reading biographies and various pursuits in between. She was a political science/history major, English minor and has published a book of paranormal short stories under her nom de plume, Prudence MacGregor.

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