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Soap Opera Digest|November 30, 2020
She May Be Working With A-Listers On Other Projects, But Alyvia Alyn Lind Always Loves Coming Back To Y&R
DEVIN OWENS

just the facts

Birthdate: July 27, 2007

Birthplace: Wrightsville Beach, NC. “I was born there because my mom [Barbara Alyn Woods] was filming the series ONE TREE HILL in North Carolina. Then we moved to Los Angeles when I was 2 and I’ve been here ever since.”

Letter Imperfect: “My original name was going to be Olyvia and my aunt already sewed together a blanket for me with Olyvia on it. But my grandpa came into the hospital to see me and he said, ‘Hi, little Oly,’ and my mom said, ‘Oly? Uh, no. That’s not gonna be her nickname.’ She decided right there to change it to Alyvia so I would be called Aly. It’s been interesting my entire life to hear people pronounce it in different ways, especially at auditions. I love my name, even though it can be a mouthful.”

All In The Family: Aside from her mom, Lind’s older sisters, Natalie Alyn Lind and Emily Alyn Lind, are successful actresses, as well.

Reality Check: How about a reality show featuring the Lind gals? “I’m not going to lie to you and say that it’s never come up before. The biggest perk for us would be getting our hair and makeup done every day. It would be fun to film, even if we’re all rarely in the same place. Right now, one sister is working in New York and my other sister is in Vancouver. There can be camera crews following us in different states.”

Alyvia Alyn Lind was just 3 years old when she started playing Nick and Sharon’s daughter, Faith, on Y&R and her first day was, well, quite restful. “I was on set and I was supposed to pretend that I was sleeping,” she recalls. “I was laying in Sharon’s [Case, Sharon] arms and she’s the most comforting human being ever. When the scene was done, they were like, ‘Okay, cut. That’s a wrap on Aly,’ and that’s when they realized I really was fast asleep.”

That tranquility set the tone for Lind’s almost-lifelong association with the No. 1 soap, and her TV parents, Joshua Morrow (Nick) and Case, have set the tone for her experience. “They really have the most genuine hearts of anybody I’ve worked with, and they are the best role models,” Lind attests. “From day one, Sharon and I have always had our little girl talks on the set about daughter/mother things, and Josh and I are always joking with each other and quoting movies. He’s like a comedic god and always has the best jokes. They are really the best. I love them so much.”

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