Born Caitlin Elizabeth Baunoch, she has gone by the names Cait Baunoch and Cait Fairbanks, professionally.
Fairbanks began acting when she was eight and has appeared in over 20 professional and regional theater productions. Among them: the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Heathers: The Musical in 2014. She played Veronica.
Cait Fairbanks made her daytime debut as Tessa Porter, a young woman with a guitar, who sang outside Crimson Lights for tips.
The character quickly won the hearts of fans of The Young and The Restless (YR) — and Nikki Newman — when they learned she was homeless and living out of her car.
She also won the heart of Noah and the friendship of Mariah, and that’s when things got real interesting.