Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton-Deveraux on Days of Our Lives)

Current Character: Jennifer Horton-Deveraux

Birthday: 1967-03-14

Birthplace: Born in Eatontown, New Jersey USA

Marital Status: Married Scott Reeves ( March 23, 1990 - present) 2 children


After a five year absence, Melissa Reeves triumphantly returned to "Days of our Lives" and the role of Jennifer Horton, one of daytime television's most beloved characters.

Reeves originally dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. She commuted into New York City to study dance with Phil Black as well as studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Manhattan. Her first debut into acting was in an after school special called "The Lakeside High Experiment". After that she soon landed roles in daytime dramas such as "Another World" and "Santa Barbara" (both off the air).

Reeves moved to Los Angeles and graduated from high school while still working on the daytime dramas. In fact, one month after she left 'Santa Barbara' she was cast as Jennifer Horton (Devereaux) on Days of Our Lives.

Melissa is married to actor and singer, Scott Reeves and they reside in the San Fernando Valley with their daughter, Emily, and their son, Larry. Reeves enjoys quilting, sewing, and painting.

Career Highlights

Days of Our Lives - Jennifer Horton Deveraux (1985 - 1995; 2000 - September 21 2006)
Half a Dozen Babies - Becki Dilley (1999)
Summer Camp Nightmare - Heather (Billed as Melissa Brennan) (1987)
The Hitchhiker - Denise O'Mell (1987)
Santa Barbara - Jade Perkins (Billed as Melissa Brennan) (1984 - 1985)
Somewhere, Tomorrow
Georgina (Billed as Missy Brennen) - (1983)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination- Outstanding Lead Actress (2006)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003)
Soap Opera Digest Awards - Hottest Female Star (1994)


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