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Genoa City Presence
February 27, 1979 to Present
At A Glance

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.

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.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Nikki Reed Newman
February 27, 1979 to Present
Acting Portfolio: FILM
The Fury
LaRue
1978

Piranha
Laura Dickinson
1978

The Car
Suzie Pullbrook
1977

Secrets
Laura Fleming
1977

The Shootist
Girl on Streetcar
1976

Posse
Laurie
1975

The Beguiled
Abigail
1971

Marnie
Young Marnie
1964
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005, 2008, 2012, 2013)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: April 18, 1956
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Edward Scott [Oct 12, 1985]
CHILDREN: Daughter, Alexandra; Daughter, Jennifer; Daughter, Elizabeth Frances Marie Scott [Dec 4, 1988]
News Archives
News Archive: Rumors say Scott leaving Y&R to join Port Charles. [Jul 30, 2001]
News Archive: Insiders say Scott has been let go by Y&R. [Jul 30, 2001]
News Archive: CBS says Melody Thomas Scott is staying put. [Aug 13, 2001]
News Archive: Scott, Y&R at odds over planned salary cut. [May 11, 2009]
News Archive: Contract impasses leads Y&R to write out Nikki. [Jun 8, 2009]
News Archive: Fans react to Scott contract situation. [Jun 29, 2009]
News Archive: Y&R, Scott reach deal on new contract. [Jul 6, 2009]
News Archive: Scott to be interrogated on ABC's Castle. [Dec 9, 2010]
News Archive: Scott is a grandmother -- twice. [May 28, 2011]
News Archive: Melody Thomas Scott out at Y&R? [Jun 1, 2011]
News Archive: Update: Melody Thomas Scott out at Y&R? [Jun 8, 2011]
News Archive: Y&R: Melody Thomas Scott hasn't been fired. [Jul 19, 2011]
News Archive: Melody Thomas Scott to return to work on Y&R. [Sep 15, 2011]
News Archive: VIDEO: Melody Thomas Scott on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 23, 2012]
News Archive: Scott pre-nominated for Daytime Emmy. [May 1, 2013]
News Archive: Daytime stars challenge Hollywood celebs to join the genre [May 5, 2015]
News Archive: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott to get standalone episode as Nikki “hits the skids” [May 18, 2015]
News Archive: THE HAUNTING: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott reveals real-life paranormal experience [Oct 5, 2015]
News Archive: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott teases surprise guest star is headed to Genoa City [Oct 7, 2015]
News Archive: Y&R reveals new cast photo in celebration of 11,000th episode [Jul 19, 2016]
News Archive: WATCH: Christian LeBlanc interviews cast mates about Y&R's 11,000th episode, the Bell family's “dream come true” [Sep 1, 2016]
News Archive: Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott dishes on her memoir, Nikki dumping Victor [Jul 14, 2017]
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