Doug Davidson's Daughter Is All Grown up and Is a Very Talented Violinist

Doug Davidson's daughter has grown up to become a star in her own right, although in a different genre of entertainment than her parents.

Doug Davidson has played the character of Paul Williams on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" for about 40 years now. And he has made a fantastic career of it, earning some cool showbiz gold for his efforts.

Just like his appearance on the soap opera, his marriage to actress, Cindy Fisher, who also starred in the same series, is longstanding — almost 35 years now. They have two children together, Calyssa and Caden.

Although not much about Caden is heard in the media, Davidson’s daughter is as much of a star herself. She, however, did not follow her parents into acting, but found a passion for music and pursued it vigorously.

She is an alumnus of Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where she studied the violin, after which she bagged a Bachelors and Master’s degree from the Royal College of Music.

She composes music, and besides that, has performed with many famous artists, such as Rick Springfield. She has also gone on tour in the UK and US. A rare talent, Calyssa has always appreciated her parents for their support. 

She nurtures a special relationship with her dad, even as their work schedules often keep them apart. Calyssa shared a very special message for her dad on Instagram, on the anniversary of his 40th year on "The Young and the Restless," 

“Dad, congratulations on being the most amazing human I know. I may not have known you for 40 years yet, but I can sure as anything vouch for the last 28 and in those 28 years, I’ve watched you light up every room you enter, share all of your successes-big and small-with those around you, and teach me how to learn, grow, overcome failures, explore, love, laugh, inspire, believe and never give up. I’m so proud to call you my dad, and even more proud that people say the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. Congrats to 40 years on Y&R, Dad!” 

Besides his longtime career, other facts about Davidson you may not know are these. Davidson and Springfield are terrific friends. They met while taking acting classes, and they have never looked back. Rick was even an usher at Davidson’s wedding, and sometimes they perform together, while other times, they only just share a drink.

Furthermore, the late actress, Jeanne Cooper, was his mentor. He has revealed that he learned a lot from her and, with a post on Twitter of a plaque made for her dressing room after her death, he showed his appreciation for her.

Davidson also has two Daytime Emmy awards, won in 2003 and 2013, for the category of Outstanding Actor in a Dramatic Series.