Melody Thomas Scott
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February 27, 1979 to Present
Melody Thomas Scott, who stars as Nikki Reed Newman on The Young and the Restless, joined the cast of the CBS daytime drama in February 1979. She was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy in 1999.
The Young and the Restless
Nikki Reed Newman
Melody's prior television credits have included a recurring role on the CBS series The Waltons. She has also appeared on My Three Sons and Ironside. Additional television credits include the miniseries Studs Lonigan and the made-for-television movies Moviola and Secrets.
She has been featured in films with some of Hollywood's most popular leading men, including The Shootist with John Wayne and Dirty Harry with Clint Eastwood. She appeared twice with the legendary Kirk Douglas in the films Posse and The Fury.
Melody attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in music. She began her show business career at the age of three under the tutelage of renowned coach Ethel Meglin, who helped launch the career of Shirley Temple. Melody studied singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz and became one of the Meglin Kiddies, performing at U.S.O. shows in Southern California. Melody made her motion picture debut at age eight in the Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie.
Melody is married to Edward Scott, former executive producer of The Young and the Restless. In 1989, they co-founded the Save the Earth Foundation, an organization that endeavors to create awareness about environmental issues. The couple has three daughters, Alexandra, Jennifer, and Elizabeth.
February 27, 1979 to Present
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Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005, 2008, 2012, 2013)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: April 18, 1956
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Edward Scott [Oct 12, 1985]
CHILDREN: Daughter, Alexandra; Daughter, Jennifer; Daughter, Elizabeth Frances Marie Scott [Dec 4, 1988]
: Rumors say Scott leaving Y&R to join Port Charles. [Jul 30, 2001]
: Insiders say Scott has been let go by Y&R. [Jul 30, 2001]
: CBS says Melody Thomas Scott is staying put. [Aug 13, 2001]
: Scott, Y&R at odds over planned salary cut. [May 11, 2009]
: Contract impasses leads Y&R to write out Nikki. [Jun 8, 2009]
: Fans react to Scott contract situation. [Jun 29, 2009]
: Y&R, Scott reach deal on new contract. [Jul 6, 2009]
: Scott to be interrogated on ABC's Castle. [Dec 9, 2010]
: Scott is a grandmother -- twice. [May 28, 2011]
: Melody Thomas Scott out at Y&R? [Jun 1, 2011]
: Update: Melody Thomas Scott out at Y&R? [Jun 8, 2011]
: Y&R: Melody Thomas Scott hasn't been fired. [Jul 19, 2011]
: Melody Thomas Scott to return to work on Y&R. [Sep 15, 2011]
: VIDEO: Melody Thomas Scott on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 23, 2012]
: Scott pre-nominated for Daytime Emmy. [May 1, 2013]
: Daytime stars challenge Hollywood celebs to join the genre [May 5, 2015]
: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott to get standalone episode as Nikki “hits the skids” [May 18, 2015]
: THE HAUNTING: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott reveals real-life paranormal experience [Oct 5, 2015]
: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott teases surprise guest star is headed to Genoa City [Oct 7, 2015]
: Y&R reveals new cast photo in celebration of 11,000th episode [Jul 19, 2016]
: WATCH: Christian LeBlanc interviews cast mates about Y&R's 11,000th episode, the Bell family's “dream come true” [Sep 1, 2016]