Melody Thomas Scott

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Melody Thomas Scott
Melody Thomas Scott - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
BornMelody Ann Thomas
(1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1959-present
Spouse(s)Lindy Davis (1979)
Bob Shields (1980)
Edward J. Scott (1985–present, 3 children)
 
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Melody Thomas Scott
Melody Thomas Scott - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
BornMelody Ann Thomas
(1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1959-present
Spouse(s)Lindy Davis (1979)
Bob Shields (1980)
Edward J. Scott (1985–present, 3 children)

Melody Thomas Scott (born April 18, 1956) is an American actress best known for playing Nikki Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.[1]

Early life & acting career[edit]

Scott was born Melody Ann Thomas in Los Angeles, California. Her first film credit was as a child actress[1] in the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock movie Marnie. After parts in television and movies in the mid-1970s (most notably in John Wayne's final film, The Shootist in 1976), she was offered parts on nighttime series such as, The Rockford Files, Charlie's Angels, and a recurring role on The Waltons

In 1979, at the age of 23,[1] left The Waltons to take over the role of Nikki Reed, a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks, on the daytime serial The Young and the Restless, choosing the part over a sitcom pilot that in the end was not picked up.[1] She was a replacement for the previous Nikki, who had lasted six months.[1] Over time, her character reformed and became an important part of Genoa City society, as she married Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). Scott has said, "It's a miracle for an actor to have a job last 35 years," I am so blessed.[1]

Personal life[edit]

It was on the set of "Young and the Restless" that she met her third husband, the show's executive producer Edward J. Scott. They married in 1985 and have three daughters, Jennifer (his daughter from a previous marriage [2]), Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy (father is the late Carlos Yeaggy, a makeup man Melody met on the set of Y&R.[3]) and Elizabeth. The family resides in Beverly Hills, California. Jennifer gave birth to twins on May 25, 2011, a boy named James and a girl named Charlotte. James and Charlotte are Melody and Edward's first and second grandchild, respectively.[4]

In 2002, Scott was one asked to be one of the original board members of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, New York.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1964MarnieYoung MarnieMovie (uncredited)
1965Wagon TrainSamanthaEpisode: "The Katy Piper Story" (as Melody Thomas)
1969IronsideLeslie RichardsEpisode: "Goodbye to Yesterday" (as Melody Thomas)
1971The BeguiledAbigailMovie (as Melody Thomas)
1975PosseLaurieMovie (as Melody Thomas)
1976The ShootistGirl on streetcarMovie (as Melody Thomas)
1977SecretsLaura FlemingTV Movie (as Melody Thomas)
1977Code RLindaEpisode: "The Firebug" (as Melody Thomas)
1977FishJoanie KellenEpisode: "The Neighbors" (as Melody Thomas)
1977The CarSuzie PullbrookMovie (as Melody Thomas)
1977The WaltonsDarlene JarvisEpisodes: "The Go-Getter" and "The Seashore" (as Melody Thomas)
1978Charlie's AngelsBetsy HarperEpisodes: "The Sandcastle Murders" (as Melody Thomas)
1978The FuryLaRueMovie (as Melody Thomas)
1978PiranhaLaura DickinsonMovie (as Melody Thomas)
1979Makin' ItCarol / PaulaEpisodes: "Stayin' Alive" and "Tony's Homecoming" (as Melody Thomas)
1979BillyShirleyEpisode: "Computer Dating" (as Melody Thomas)
1979The Rockford FilesSherryEpisode: "Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs, Part 1" (as Melody Thomas)
1979–presentThe Young and the RestlessNikki NewmanSeries regular
1980The Scarlett O'Hara WarLaurie LeeTV Movie (as Melody Thomas)
1985HotelMandy VinningEpisode: "Sleeping Dogs" (as Melody Thomas)
2001The King of QueensNikki NewmanEpisode: "Inner Tube"
2003The Paradise VirusLinda FlemmingTV movie
2005FreezerburnJill Renzie the MoviestarMovie
2007My Name is EarlPill Popping MomEpisode: "The Birthday Party"
2011CastleTonya WellingtonEpisode: "Nikki Heat"
2014The Crazy OnesFloraEpisode: "The Monster"

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
19918th Telegatto AwardsBest ActressThe Young and the RestlessWon
199511th Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding ActressThe Young and the RestlessNominated
199926th Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the RestlessNominated
200117th Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding ActressThe Young and the RestlessWon

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