Sharon Collins married Nick Newman, son of wealthy industrialist Victor Newman. Sharon, being insecure in her marriage, skipped her birth control pills and told Nick she "accidentally" got pregnant. Nick tried to convince Sharon to have an abortion, feeling that they were not ready to become parents. Sharon nearly went through with it, but backed out at the last minute. Months later, Sharon fell on some ice and landed on her stomach. Baby Noah Christian Newman was born prematurely. When it appeared that Noah was going to die, Sharon's best friend Grace Turner and her boyfriend Tony Viscardi tracked down the baby Sharon gave up as a teenager in Madison, to help Sharon ease the pain of her loss. They returned with Cassie, then 5 years old. But Noah lived.
When Cassie was only 14, she was seriously injured in a car accident. She was getting better until she walked out of the hospital in search of Daniel Romalotti who was accused of driving the car, and she was later found and returned to the hospital in bad shape. Anxiously, her family held vigil while Cassie's fever escalated and Newman-financed specialists arrived too late to help. Victor, Nikki, Victoria, Noah, and Cassie's Grandma Doris, who arrived from her home in Eau Claire, sadly said their goodbyes and I love you's, and left her alone with Nick and Sharon. One last whisper in Nick's ear that the accident wasn't Daniel's fault, as he chokingly sang her a lullaby while Sharon hugged her, we saw flashbacks of the adorable child Cassie-the light of their lives-Cassie slipped away.
The memorial service was touching with memorial speeches given by Victor, Nikki, and Sharon. Noah placed Cassie's doll Cindy on her casket with a tear in his eye. During Nick's speech, which was more a threat against Daniel, he spotted Phyllis who had snuck in the back, spoke right at her, then marched to her afterward and demanded she leave. Jack ushered her out in embarrassment.
Life got rough for Noah, losing his sister so young, and with his parents so caught up in the death, he began acting out, throwing tantrums and saying hateful things. Sharon handled her loss, mostly just feeling responsible for letting Cassie go out that night and regretful for all the things Cassie missed out on in her life. Meanwhile Nick was angry, refused to accept any responsibility, and was out for revenge against Daniel. Daniel was charged with vehicular manslaughter, and he ran out on his bail, with Nick and Phyllis in hot pursuit, to California. It was later proven that Cassie was driving, but Noah's parents were torn apart by their loss and Nick's not being there for Sharon when she needed him most.
Months later, Nick began an affair with Phyllis who got pregnant, and Nick and Sharon were divorced. Then Sharon had an affair with Brad Carlton. Noah's new half-sister, Summer, was born, and Noah was thrilled. Then Nick and Phyllis were married, and Jack and Sharon were married with Noah as best man. They got Noah into therapy and gave him a puppy, who he named Fisher, to try to get him to stop acting out. Then Sharon and Nick went on a photo shoot, but their plane went down with everyone thinking they were dead. But Sharon hadn't been on the plane and returned. Nick was presumed dead for a month-further increasing Noah's anguish. Nick returned injured and with a memory loss of the past two years. But Phyllis was going to prison for extortion, and Noah was losing another person in his life. No wonder the kid was acting out and telling everyone he hated them! He even locked Fisher in the closet, "putting him in jail for being bad." Noah began seeing a psychologist, and appeared to be a pretty normal kid.
One day everyone in GC seemed to be at Clear Springs when its underground parking structure and casino collapsed, trapping several of them inside. Sharon, Jack, and Nick were there to scout for a photo shoot. Nick was knocked out, and Jack pinned by debris, but Nick awoke and got Jack free. Sharon's leg was sprained, but they managed to find an opening in the rubble. Jack levered it open so that Nick and Sharon could escape, leaving him there still trapped. While waiting for rescue, Jack wrote a note to Sharon confessing how much he loved her. Meanwhile Amber crawled out of her crushed car and made her way to an elevator, finding Kay bruised and dirty inside, having been left there while her grandson Cane and JT crawled up the shaft for help. Also trapped were Adrian Korbel with a very pregnant Victoria, and Lauren and Noah trapped with Paul. Nikki and others stood vigil on the outside, waiting while rescuers cleared rubble and tried to get to the victims. Phyllis, still in prison, heard about it on TV, got no answer on Nick's cell phone, and got the news when she called Victor. Sharon and Nick walked out of the rubble, asking rescuers to go back for Jack. The rescuers said it was too dangerous, that methane was escaping and about to blow up, so our hero Victor, went in and rescued his worst enemy. Cane and JT made it out, but Cane fooled them into believing he'd had rescue training in Australia, and went back to rescue Kay and Amber. Sharon and Nick were relieved when Noah came out on a stretcher. Noah later had his spleen removed as a result of his injuries. Then the dead body of the construction foreman was removed. The reason Cane and Kay were there was to investigate him for shoddy work and kickbacks. Finally, Korbel and Victoria emerged, just as the methane blast occurred. Victoria was hit on the head with a rock, knocked out, and rolled down the pile of debris.
In June 2008 Noah went away to summer camp at age ten, and returned in August fifteen years old and getting into trouble with his buddies who are into drinking beer and partying. He convinced his parents to let him attend Genoa City High School instead of Walnut Grove. Noah was rebuffed and called a loser by newcomer Eden, (Michael Baldwin's half-sister), when he tried to befriend her. One night both were invited to a party in a warehouse. When Noah arrived he realized he was tricked into convincing his parents it was chaperoned and no drinking, then Eden stole his cell phone when he tried to leave. Out past curfew, Nick and Sharon burst in on the party and took Noah home just as the police were showing up and Eden sneaking away.
Noah took an interest in Eden, and persuaded her to go on a French Class trip to France. The trip went well and Noah was enjoying Paris, but Eden was bored and wanted to see the real Paris where her mother grew up. Meanwhile Sharon arrived to meet Noah and do some sightseeing with him, but ran into Nick who was there to find Victor. Eden and Noah went to the PŤre Lachaise Cemetery where Jim Morrison was buried, Eden opened up to Noah about her mother who grew up in Paris, and they ended up in an embrace. But they were interrupted by some young thugs who stole the necklace Eden's mother had left her, and roughed up Noah. Eden got away and called the police. The thugs got away dropping the necklace which Noah retrieved, and Noah and Eden were taken to the police station until Sharon was located and picked them up. Noah and Eden are becoming close and kissing when they can get away with it, since they were forbidden to see each other because of the trouble they got into in Paris.
Once Kay Chancellor was supposedly dead, Kevin's temptation to spend the money she had left at Crimson Lights got the best of him, so Jana found out, disapproved, and although they needed it for repairs at Crimson Lights, she gave the remaining $60,000 to Lowell for the Ashram, thinking it would cleanse their karma. Jana and Kevin thought River had taken the money with him when he skipped town, but Kevin overheard Eden and Noah saying that they found it hidden in Eden's old teddy bear and hid it in the tack house. Jana gave up karma and being the June Cleaver of Genoa City, so helped Kevin steal the money back.
In late January of 2009, Sharon went up to the Abbott cabin at Twin Lakes to be alone and think about what to do with her life after divorce papers were served on Jack. Brad showed up and declared his love, but Sharon sent him away. On the drive home, Brad had car trouble, got out, and heard the screams of Noah Newman who had gone skating with Eden and fallen through the ice. Brad died a hero after he pulled Noah from the hole in the ice, when he fell through himself and drowned. Meanwhile back in Genoa City, Abby and Colleen, concerned that Brad never showed for his dinner date with them, got JT and Billy to help search for him. Colleen and JT found Bradís car about the same time Noah remembered and told Victoria that it was Brad who rescued him. JT and Colleen heard a boy playing on the ice scream as he discovered Brad's body showing through the ice. JT checked out the situation and had to deliver the bad news to Colleen. Colleen and Abby were both devastated by the news, and Victoria and Ashley commiserated over the loss of their former husbands. Noah and Sharon both felt guilty over Brad's death.
Phyllis, knowing all to well that forbidding Noah and Eden to see each other would only push them together, talked Nick and Sharon into letting them see each other so long as they followed the rules of curfews and permission. That same evening they were tempted to have sex, but Noah wisely stopped it.
Sharon began to experience black outs picking up random objects from other people's houses, then later wondering where they came from. After checking out at the bookstore, Sharon added books not paid for. Eden arrived with Noah, Noah left with Sharon, leaving the bag of books on the counter. Eden grabbed them to take to her, was caught by the security system, detained for shop-lifting, and the police were called. Meanwhile Sharon visited her mom in the hospital, and Doris recognized the same behaviors Sharon had as a teen over the guilt she felt when Doris became paralyzed. She asked Sharon if she wasnít feeling similar guilt over Bradís death, but Sharon denied it. Back at the bookstore, after Lauren and Michael had no success getting the owner to reconsider pressing charges, Eden was arrested, and later given into Michaelís custody at Juvenile Detention. When Sharon found out what happened, she had no recollection that she was involved, and attacked Nick for trying to help calm her panic.
Once again, Noah and Eden were not allowed to see each other, but when Victor asked Noah to meet him later at the ranch, they showed up together early, thinking they could be alone there together. Instead they walked in on a surprise 16th birthday party for Noah, and Eden made a hasty exit. Victor gave Noah a new car for his birthday, despite the fact that he'd been misbehaving and his parents disapproved.
Eden and Noah took off together for the Abbott cabin at Twin Lakes to be alone and have sex for the first time, but they reconsidered and had left by the time both Sharon and Nick got there to stop them. Once again, Sharon & Nick fell back into the old attraction and had sex there themselves. Nick admitted to Phyllis what had happened and suggested they separate until he could decide who he really wanted. They arrived at home to find Eden and Noah having sex on their couch. Nick spent the night at Victoria's, and Phyllis went crazy in Sharon's hotel room, screaming and cutting up her clothes. She discovered Sharon's stash of stolen items, and notified the police. When Sharon arrived back at her room, she was arrested for theft. Jack bailed her out, Nick accused Phyllis of setting her up, and Victor decided it was time Noah came to live with him. Once Sharon admitted she had been shoplifting, Eden, Noah and Michael were relieved that Eden was not guilty.
Noah was so distressed that his father Nick asked Phyllis for a divorce and that his mother Sharon was expecting a baby, not even knowing who the father was, that he decided to consult Rafe about divorcing his parents and becoming emancipated, but Daniel talked him out of it.
After Sharon began shoplifting again, she was required to check into a mental hospital for observation. Ashley was convinced by Jack to check in to the same mental hospital. Adam followed with Dr. Taylor in tow. It wasn't long afterward that Sharon went into labor, and with no obstetrician on-staff, Dr. Taylor was enlisted to deliver her baby. Ashley went into "labor" for her hysterical pregnancy, and begged Adam to deliver her baby in her room. He gave her a drug that knocked her out. Meanwhile Dr. Taylor delivered Sharon's baby girl. Adam snatched her out of his arms, and when Ashley awoke, Adam handed her Sharon's baby as her own. Dr. Taylor was forced to deliver the news to Sharon that her baby had been born malformed and died. The baby was cremated, so by the time she told Nick, who turned out to be the father, there was no way to prove differently. Adam's guilt began drawing him close to both Ashley and Sharon. Sharon decided it was time to move on and moved in and is renting Brad and Colleen's now vacant house from Jack, and Noah moved in with her.
Noah and Eden became accepted as a couple and managed to stay out of trouble for quite some time. Noah was shocked when Sharon suddenly married Adam, but he and Noah got along well.
College girl, Daisy, convinced Lauren to hire her at her boutique and that she was a sweet, hard-working girl who had no family. When Eden began seeing through Daisy's con job, Daisy set the Carlton house on fire while Eden and Noah were upstairs making love. Noah's uncle Adam arrived in time to save them and Noah's dog Fisher. Eden confronted Daisy with a Fenmore's card found at the scene, certain that Daisy set the fire. Not long afterward, Eden was contacted by an Aunt in Paris, asking her to live with her for awhile and attend a prestigious school there. While she hated to leave Noah, she persuaded Michael and Lauren to let her go. Once Eden got to Paris she told Noah she was confused that her Aunt thanked her for contacting her and requesting to come. Noah soon got permission to join her there.
Six months later, Noah returned from Paris only saying that he and Eden had broken up, and that he was home to stay. Noah began hanging out with Jana after her divorce from Kevin. Noah surprised everyone by playing a guitar and singing at Daniel Romalottiís showing at an art gallery. Jana was impressed, and Devon told Noah he could set him up with a chance to record. After making and submitting a demo, Noah got a record deal with Tucker McCallís record company, Resurrection Music, with Devon as producer, and he and Devon left for New York City to record an album.
Noah's mother Sharon was found guilty of the murder of Skye Newman, but Adam arranged an elaborate escape for her from the courthouse. After subduing her guard in the restroom, Sharon escaped out the barred window which Adam had left cut for her. Using the fake ID, a car, clothes, and hair dye Adam supplied, Sharon stopped to see Doris, who tried to talk her into giving herself up. Then Sharon headed for Sedona, Arizona where she would eventually meet Adam.
Sharon called Adam to let him know that she had arrived and was waiting for him at a hotel. But the more Sharon thought about her situation, she decided that everyone would be better off without her, and wrote apologetic goodbye notes to Adam, Noah and Faith, leaving them behind as she drove away. Later Sharon was carjacked by a man and a woman and left alone on the road. Later, the car wrecked out, the female occupant was killed and badly burned, and Sharon's ID was found nearby.
Adam arrived at the motel in Sedona, found the notes that Sharon had left, and was disheartened to realize that she had run away. Adam heard a radio broadcast announcing the accident and that fugitive Sharon Newman had been killed. Adam went to accident site, watched and cried to think that the love of his life was gone. Relatives and friends in Genoa City were horrified. Adam identified the burned body by his engagement ring, her body type, dyed hair color, and clothes.
Adam broke the news to Doris, who gave him hell until he showed her the goodbye letters that Sharon had left, which convinced Doris that Sharon had really loved Adam. Doris told Adam that she would take care of the funeral and that he was not welcome. Victor flew to New York City to retrieve Noah. Noah and Doris planned a lovely funeral for Sharon, Nick gave a touching eulogy about her being the first love of his life and Sharon being together with her daughter Cassie now.
Meanwhile Sharon heard about her "death" on the news, made it to a ranch in the New Mexico desert, where she spent the night in a barn. The owner, veterinarian Sam Gibson woke her up, and she told him that her name was Sheri Coleman. Sam said that she could stay and asked her to assist in birthing a lamb which Sharon named Fanny. Sharon as "Sheri," was disturbed when she saw the suicide posts on the Sharon Newman Faceplace memorial page. But she agreed to stay on at Sam's ranch to assist in his veterinary practice. Sharon was pleased for her children's sake when Adam and Nick later proved that her "death" had not been a suicide.
After Tucker McCall was run down by a car and was in critical condition, Noah and Devon's New York careers were put on hold, and they returned to Genoa City to finish recording Noah's album. Accompanying Noah home was a young girl, Hunter Forlani. Once Victor had chased Adam off the ranch, he asked Noah if he would like to live in the caretaker's cottage where he had grown up, and Noah agreed. Hunter rented a room in the campus house with Devon.
Meanwhile Victor had helped Abby escape some trouble in Genoa City by checking her into a rehab facility in Connecticut where she ran into fellow-resident Eden, there as a bulimic. Eden and Abby came to understand each other, and the day that Eden was to be released and return to Paris, Abby had a surprise visit from Noah. Noah told Abby that the attempted murder charges had been dropped against Ashley, so Abby decided to check herself out and return home with Noah. Although Eden had been adamant that she would not return to her past, she changed her flight plans for Genoa City instead of Paris. Noah, Michael and Lauren were surprised to see Eden again, and she had a heart to heart talk with Noah, apologizing for all that she had put him through in Paris, and Eden told everyone that she was a different person thanks to rehab.
Noah, Nick, Faith, and Doris met on a bridge to dump Sharon's ashes into a creek that she loved. Meanwhile Adam, still trying to clear Sharon's name, found the correct erased memory chip that once contained the video of Sharon attempting to save Skye. That same day, Sharon was recognized and arrested while attending a barn dance with Sam while hiding out in New Mexico. Sharon was extradited back to Genoa City, and her family was shocked to hear that she was still alive. One by one they visited her in jail, Nick told her she was selfish and washed his hands of her. Noah was at first resentful that she could abandon him and Faith, but Eden talked him into going to see his mother where they hugged and reconciled. Adam arrived, elated to see that his Sharon was alive, and let her know that he understood why she let them all think she was dead. But later when Adam returned he caught her and Sam in an embrace and realized that Sharon had not been faithful to him. Feeling betrayed, Adam threw the memory chip that would have vindicated Sharon into the creek with her ashes. Victor came to Sharon to help and verbally attacked Sam for trying to get something from them, but Sam was able to convince Victor that he had been the one to take Sharon in, and had fallen in love with her. Later after Sharon begged Adam for forgiveness, she sent Sam back home, but Victor asked him to stay. Noah was devastated when Adam later told him there was nothing found on the memory chip, and that there was nothing Adam could do to help Sharon. Sharon was convicted to serve thirty years in prison without parole. Victor hired famous New York lawyer, Avery Bailey Clark, to handle Sharon's appeal.
Jack offered Noah a job writing music for Jabot commercials, he accepted, and told Devon that he would not be finishing their album. Devon broke the news to Tucker that the Jabot lawyers would be getting Noah out of his contract. Since Noah was the reason Devon was hired, Tucker told him he had twenty-four hours to find someone else worthy of a recording contract. It didn't take Devon long to remember his half-sister Ana, but she was just entering high school and they felt that was more important. Devon returned to Tucker empty-handed, was reprimanded for it and for not getting tough with Noah, and Devon was fired. In December, 2011, Noah moved to Manhattan to be closer to the music scene of the music used for Jabot commercials.
In May 2012, Noah returned to Genoa City. Finding out that his mother, Sharon, was now seeing his grandfather, Victor, Noah told her that it was her life, and he would accept it. Since Noah needed a place to stay, Eden asked Noah to move in with her platonically. Eden said that she needed him to help safeguard her from Ricky Williams whom she had become afraid of and kicked out of her apartment, but Ricky had moved in across the hall.
When Noah's father Nick decided to remarry Phyllis, he asked Noah to be his best man, and Noah accepted. But when Phyllis had a miscarriage on her wedding day, Katherine performed the ceremony the next day at Phyllis' penthouse, with only their children, Noah, Faith, Daniel and Summer in attendance. Noah told Sharon that living in New York City was not what he thought it would be, and he had decided to stay, but would be living with Nick until he figured things out. Noah admitted to Nick that someone in New York City named Adriana had broken his heart, and that he was no longer interested in music or business. He then took a job as a bartender at the Genoa City Athletic Club.
Noah received a package containing a travel bag filled with bundles of cash from Adriana with a note asking him to keep it safe. Noah left a voicemail telling her that he'd gotten the package, but was afraid for her.
NYPD detective Alejandro "Alex" Chavez arrived in Genoa City looking for Noah. After Kevin refused to give him any information, he went to Nick's house and questioned Noah about Adriana. Noah told him that their relationship didnít end well, he had not seen Adriana since he left New York City, and she wasn't returning his calls. After he left, Noah checked to be sure the bag of money was still hidden in a wooden toy box in the entryway of Nick's house. Noah finally got a text from Adriana, but he told her not to come to Genoa City, that the police were looking for her there.
On a suggestion from Avery, Nick bought a basement bar, starting renovations, and named it The Underground. He brought Noah there, and Nick asked him to run it with him. Noah was very pleased with the idea, arranging to work at both bars a few days a week.
Noah returned home one day to discover the money was missing, and accused Summer of taking it. After Nick witnessed Detective Chavez questioning Noah, Nick confronted Chavez. He showed Nick his badge and explained his suspicion that Noah knew the whereabouts of a girl who was in a lot of trouble with the NYPD. Nick asked Noah about it, and he admitted that it was his former New York girlfriend, but he didn't know where she was. After Nick left the bar, Noah received a text from Adriana saying, "I'm here. See you soon."
When Adriana showed up at Noah's, he reminded her how she had cheated on him with a guy from Brooklyn, and had broken his heart; then how she had the nerve to send him her stolen drug money, implicating him in a crime. Noah told her the money had disappeared. Adriana claimed that Chavez was a dirty cop, that she had found the drug money in the wall of her apartment, and it was her only chance to start over. But Noah later found in her purse a bank statement for a $10,000 account in the name of Maria Sanchez with Adriana's address. Chavez told Noah the money was police sting money, that the guy who Adriana cheated on Noah with had it from a drug buy, and Chavez's job was on the line if he didnít get it back. Noah admitted he had received the money, but that it had been stolen from where he had hidden it. Chavez believed him since he already suspected Kevin and Chloe of stealing it, and he convinced Noah to work for him to keep himself out of trouble. Adriana figured out that Kevin and Chloe had the money and stole it back. After Noah declined to run away with her, Chavez caught Adriana and tried to talk her into giving him the money. But Adriana pulled his gun on him, handcuffed him to a stairway, hugged and kissed him, and left town. Later after being fired from the NYPD over it, Chavez admitted to Noah that Adriana was his younger sister. Adriana happened on Katherine Chancellor trapped in her car during a bad winter storm, rescued her, and took her home. Adriana then showed up at The Underground where Noah was working to return the money and gun to Chavez. But even after Chavez returned the money, he was fired from the NYPD.
Noah and Adriana made up and were talking about moving in together. Then after she was accused of stealing by Jill again and quit working for Katherine, Adriana disappeared. Noah went to Alex who was not concerned. He told Noah that she had been a liar and used people all her life. Adriana was not to be trusted and would never change. A few months later, Noah ended up moving into an apartment with Tyler Michaelson, when both realized they needed a roommate. Tyler suggested Noah take a job at Jabot as a cameraman's assistant.
When Nick told Noah that he had lied about Summer's paternity all her life, and that Jack was really her father, he rejected Nick, telling him that he had brought Noah up knowing that honesty was always the best policy, and then he could lie about something as important as Summer's paternity?
After Noah's photos taken at the MS fundraiser were published on the Sophisticate magazine website, Tyler made a deal with his boss Devon to get Noah promoted to photographer for Jabot Fashion, to follow in the footsteps of Malcolm Winters.
Noah began to be concerned about his mother Sharon's strange behavior again, and accused her of being off her medication. But Sharon lied and told him that she was the happiest she had been in years. She later admitted that it was true, but that she had found a new doctor and was on a new drug, and on her way to getting her life back.
Noah became romantically involved with Summer's friend Courtney Sloane. Fen shocked Summer with the knowledge that his dealer Raven had told him that Courtney was her biggest customer. Summer told Noah, and they both realized how little they knew about Courtney, that she never spoke of her family, nor had either of them met them. Summer confronted Courtney, and she denied it. Having never shown any signs of drug use, Summer believed her. But Noah was still skeptical.
After Noah's grandfather Victor inherited Chancellor Industries, he asked Noah to work for him as an executive trainee in the Lifestyles division. Nick warned Noah not to become consumed by business and wished him well. Noah gave the corporate world another try, but he became resentful when Victor asked the two of them to present their ideas in front of each other, and he chose Kyle's over Noah's. Later Abby convinced Noah and Kyle to work together.