Darcy Rose Byrnes

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Darcy Rose Byrnes
Born (1998-11-04) November 4, 1998 (age 20)
Years active2003–present

Darcy Rose Byrnes (born November 4, 1998) is an American actress.[1] She is best known for her roles as Abby Carlton Newman on The Young and the Restless, Penny Scavo on Desperate Housewives, and Princess Amber on Sofia the First. She currently works as the voice of Maricela in Spirit Riding Free.[1]


Byrnes appeared in the direct-to-video film The Sparky Chronicles: The Map in 2003, the same year she landed a role in the soap opera The Young and the Restless as Abby Carlton from 2003 to 2008.[2] During that time she also had a guest starring role in The Bold and the Beautiful for 8 episodes. Byrnes also has appeared in television shows including How I Met Your Mother, Ghost Whisperer, Cold Case,[3] Dirty Sexy Money and House. She played Rebecca Knepp in the hallmark television movie, Amish Grace alongside Kimberly Williams-Paisley. She played Penny Scavo in the ABC show Desperate Housewives.[4]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Singing Babies: Nursery Rhyme Time Baby Direct-to-video
2003 The Sparky Chronicles: The Map Daughter Direct-to-video film
2003–2008 The Young and the Restless Abby Carlton Newman Recurring role
2005 Without a Trace Young Melissa Episode: "The Innocents"
2005 1/4life Little Sister Unsold television pilot
2007 Cold Case Abby Bradford (1999) Episode: "A Dollar, a Dream"
2007 Brothers & Sisters Gwyneth Episode: "Game Night"
2007 The Bold and the Beautiful Abby Carlton Newman 8 episodes
2007 1321 Clover Tallulah Television film
2007 The Kidnapping Hannah McKenzie Television film
2008 How I Met Your Mother Lucy Zinman 5 episodes
2008 Shark Swarm Heather Television film
2008–2009 Dirty Sexy Money Kiki George 3 Episodes
2009 Private Practice Gracie Rousakis Episode: "Homeward Bound"
2009 Medium Phoebe Burnes Episode: "A Taste of Her Own Medicine"
2009 My Name Is Earl Maddy Episodes: "Witch Lady", "Pinky"
2009 House Marika Greenwald Episode: "The Social Contract"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Drew Stanton Episode: "Cursed"
2010 Healing Hands Dawn Television film
2010 Amish Grace Rebecca Knepp Television film
2010 The Land of the Astronauts Jennifer Television film
2010–2012 Desperate Housewives Penny Scavo Also starring role (seasons 7–8)
2011 A Thousand Words 10-Year-Old Girl Film
2012–2014 The Legend of Korra Ikki Voice role
2012 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Princess Amber Voice role; television film
2012–2018 Sofia the First Princess Amber Voice role
2016 Elena and the Secret of Avalor Princess Amber Voice role; Television film
2017–present Spirit Riding Free Maricela Voice role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Role Result ref
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Abby Carlton in The Young and the Restless Won [2]
2006 Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama) - Guest Starring Young Actress Won [2]
2007 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Recurring Young Actress Won [2]
2009 Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress Nominated [5]
2008 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Abby Bradford - 1999 in Cold Case Nominated [3]


  1. ^ a b "Darcy Rose Byrnes Interview: On Disney's first little princess, singing and more!". The Star Scoop. October 3, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Darcy Rose Byrnes to Leave 'The Young and the Restless'". BuddyTV. November 19, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Twenty-Ninth Annual Awards". Young Artist Association. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  4. ^ ""Desperate" stars give clues to Season 7". Entertainment Weekly. August 16, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Thirtieth Annual Awards". Young Artist Association. Archived from the original on March 19, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2013.

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