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Michelle Stafford
Port Charles Presence
May 1, 2014 to Present
At A Glance
A celebrated member of the soap community, Stafford recently ended her 15-year run as Phyllis Summer on “The Young and the Restless.” In addition to her popular soap role, Stafford has been featured in several television series including “Pacific Palisades,” “Players,” “Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place,” “JAG,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Judging Amy,” “Frazier” and “VIP.” Her film credits include “Double Jeopardy,” and “Attraction.”

Recently, Stafford created her own lifestyle website, “Michelle Stafford – Doing it as a Single Chick,” where in oft-colorful language, she pulls no punches in her blogs about the experience ranging from single parenting to being a mature, new mother. Stafford also gives single-chick straight talk on style, body image, décor and men.

Coinciding with her website, Staffords’s other endeavor is the critically acclaimed “The Stafford Project,” the web series she created and serves as star, writer and producer. “The Stafford Project” is an engaging and often humorous look into the life of a 40-something soap opera star who is also a new, single mother (“exaggerated elements of me,” Stafford clarifies).

Besides her entertainment career, Michelle is active in philanthropic endeavors including “The Hollywood Education and Literacy Project” and the “Citizens Commission on Human Rights.” Stafford currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Natalia.

Michelle stands 5'7" and has red hair and blue eyes. Her birthday is September 14.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
General Hospital
Nina Clay
May 1, 2014 to Present

Ringer
Peggy Lewis
2011

ACME Saturday Night
Guest host
2011

Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary
Ex-wife Jessica
2007

Like Mother, Like Daughter
Dawna
2007

The Young and the Restless
Sheila Carter
December 28, 2006 to February 9, 2007

Charmed
Mandi
2005

Clubhouse
Sydney
2004

Judging Amy
Linda Barnes
2002

Frasier
Heather Murphy
2001

V.I.P.
Nancy Biggs
2000

JAG
Suzanne Moore
1999

Diagnosis Murder
Trish
1999

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
April
1998

Players
Vanessa Evans
1998

Pacific Palisades
Joanna Hadley
1997

Another Midnight Run
Hotel Guest
1994

The Young and the Restless
Phyllis Summers
1994 to 1997; July 14, 2000 to August 2, 2013

Tribes
Frankie
1990
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Cara (short)
Agent
2008

Cottonmouth
Rene
2000

Vampires Anonymous
Taffeta Monroe
2000

Attraction
Suzanne
2000

Double Jeopardy
Suzanne Monroe
1999

Body of Influence
Madam
1993
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2004; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1997; for The Young and the Restless)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1996, 1997; for The Young and the Restless)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; for The Young and the Restless)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
DATE OF BIRTH: September 14, 1965
HEIGHT: 5'7"
HAIR: Red
EYES: Blue
News Archives
News Archive: Stafford named Outstanding Lead Actress at Emmys. [May 21, 2004]
News Archive: Stafford gets new contract, time off. [Jul 15, 2009]
News Archive: Stafford welcomes a baby girl. [Dec 21, 2009]
News Archive: Stafford scores sixth Lead Actress Emmy nom in eight years. [May 12, 2010]
News Archive: Stafford tallies eighth Emmy nom in eleven years. [May 1, 2013]
News Archive: Michelle Stafford to exit The Young and the Restless. [May 20, 2013]
News Archive: An interview with Stafford just prior to exit announcement. [Jun 5, 2013]
News Archive: Last day for Stafford on Y&R set. [Jun 20, 2013]
News Archive: Michelle Stafford joins GH. [May 1, 2014]
News Archive: Y&R will recast Phyllis. [May 7, 2014]
News Archive: Details are out on Michelle Stafford's “secret” new series [Apr 2, 2015]
News Archive: INTERVIEW: Michelle Stafford spills the deets on GH's live extravaganza [May 7, 2015]
News Archive: Michelle Stafford's new project to debut next week [Jun 11, 2015]
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