Melissa Reeves

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Melissa Reeves
Missy&ty.PNG
Reeves (left) with Ty Treadway in 2010
BornMelissa Brennan
(1967-03-14) March 14, 1967 (age 47)
Eatontown, New Jersey, United States
Other namesMelissa Brennan
Missy Brennan
Melissa B. Reeves
Melissa Brennan Reeves
Missy Reeves
OccupationActress
Years active1983 - present)
Spouse(s)Scott Reeves (1990-present) 2 children
 
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Melissa Reeves
Missy&ty.PNG
Reeves (left) with Ty Treadway in 2010
BornMelissa Brennan
(1967-03-14) March 14, 1967 (age 47)
Eatontown, New Jersey, United States
Other namesMelissa Brennan
Missy Brennan
Melissa B. Reeves
Melissa Brennan Reeves
Missy Reeves
OccupationActress
Years active1983 - present)
Spouse(s)Scott Reeves (1990-present) 2 children

Melissa Reeves (born Melissa Brennan on March 14, 1967) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Jennifer Horton, a role she originated in 1985 on the long-running NBC series Days of our Lives (1985–1995, 2000–2006, 2010-)

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Since March 1990, Reeves has been married to soap opera actor Scott Reeves. They have 2 children: Emily Taylor Reeves (born June 23, 1992) and Lawrence "Larry" David Reeves (born August 4, 1997).[1]

Career[edit]

Her first television role was as Jade Perkins on Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1985. She originated the role of the adult Jennifer Horton (later Jennifer Deveraux) on Days of our Lives in 1985 (prior to which the character had been a young child played by a young actress) and Reeves remained in the role until 1995. Reeves abruptly left Days during the show's thirtieth anniversary, and Corday Productions and Sony TV Entertainment sued her for breach of contract. The matter was settled out-of-court with Reeves paying an unspecified sum, which Days Executive Producer Ken Corday donated to pediatric AIDS research. The role of Jennifer had quickly been recast with actress Stephanie Cameron, who remained on the show until 1998.

In 1999, Melissa and Scott Reeves starred in the made for TV movie Half a Dozen Babies.

In 2000, Days producers rehired Reeves and she made a return to the show. Reeves did a six years stint with the show this time, and then confirmed that she was leaving and she and her family moved to Tennessee.[2]

Reeves returned to Days of Our Lives on June 9, 2010 and continues to play the role of Jennifer Horton.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1983Somewhere, TomorrowGeorgina
1987Summer Camp NightmareHeather
1992Days of our Lives: One Stormy NightJennifer HortonTelevision film
1993Days of our Lives: Night SinsJennifer HortonTelevision film
1994Days of our Lives: Winter HeatJennifer HortonTelevision film
1999Half a Dozen BabiesBecki DilleyTelevision film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1984-1985Santa BarbaraJade PerkinsContract role
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Daytime or Nighttime Television Series (1985-1986)
1985-1995, 2000-2006, 2010-Days of our LivesJennifer HortonContract role
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Daytime Super Couple (shared with Matthew Ashford)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Daytime Wedding (shared with Matthew Ashford)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Primetime or Daytime Love Story (shared with Matthew Ashford)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series
1987The HitchhikerDenise O'MellEpisode: "Homebodies"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

Soap Opera Digest Awards

Young Artist Awards

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107444/bio
  2. ^ Kroll, Dan J. "Reeves Trading Salem for Nashville". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 

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