Melody Thomas-Scott (Nikki Reed Newman on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Nikki Reed Newman

Birthday: 1956-04-18

Birthplace: Born in Los Angeles, California

Marital Status: Married Edward Scott ( October 12, 1985 - present) 3 children


Melody Thomas Scott made her motion picture debut at the young age of eight in the Alfred Hitchcock film, "Marnie". She had previously studied tap, singing, ballet and jazz. Years later, she attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in music.

Melody has worked for decades in Primetime television on series ranging from "Ironside" in the seventies, to "My Name is Earl" in 2007. She has acted in made-for-television movies and feature films as well.

Melody is married to Edward Scott, who was once the 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 pair has three daughters, Alexandra, Jennifer, and Elizabeth.

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Nicole "Nikki" Newman (1979 - Present)
My Name is Earl
- pill-popping mom (2007)
Piranha - Laura Dickinson (1978)
Posse - Laurie (1975)
The Beguiled - Abigail (1971)
Ironside - Leslie Richards (1969)
Marnie - Young Marnie (1964)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005)
Soap Opera Digest Award, Outstanding Lead Actress (2002)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1991, 1995, 2005)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999)


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