melody thomas scott over 40 years

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Young and Restless marks Nikki Newman milestone. is thrilled to share photos from Young and Restless’ party celebrating the 40-year anniversary of Melody Thomas Scott playing the iconic Nikki Newman on the number one daytime drama.

From Y&R video clips of Nikki Newman’s past to Melody Thomas Scott’s appearance on The Talk , and finally to Y&R’s special tribute episode which featured Nikki sharing her life story in a letter to her grandchildren, it’s been a memorable week of honoring the incredible actress and character that has touched so many over four decades.

Y&R co-stars past and present gathered to pay tribute to the actress at a party in honor of her 40th anniversary milestone that featured a beautiful cake and a glamorous-looking Melody Thomas Scott. Relative newcomer, Jason Canela (Arturo Rosales), shared a photo on Twitter with his first scene partner on the show and stated, “40 years!!! This woman truly is an inspiration.” Bryton James (Devon Hamilton Winters) also took the opportunity to tweet about Scott and said, “Congratulations @MelodyThomasSco on 40 years of bringing Nikki Newman to life!! & Thank you for being such an amazing teacher & example to me from the beginning. All my love!”

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On Instagram, Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) shared several photographs from the celebration, including one with Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), with the comment, “A LA FAMIGLIA! I ADORE THESE TWO!!! Celebrating a #Legend.” In another, he posed with Y&R alum Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti) and enthused, “OLD HOME WEEK!!! #DanielRomalatti @goodgriefcharliebrown at @homasmelody7276 ‘s 40th anniversary shindig!”

Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair Williams) attended the party and was excited to be joined for a photo by Scott and Doug Davidson (Paul Williams). She commented, “Such a special day celebrating Melody’s 40th!! Amazing speeches and a room filled with so much love & respect! …the icing on the cake was @dougdavidsonyr.” Davidson’s return to Y&R was recently announced.

Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers Newman) also paid tribute to Melody Thomas Scott and her accomplishments on Instagram, with a post of a framed photo of the actress that hangs on the wall at CBS studios, and the caption, “To this incredible beauty. So many people have loved you on and off screen for decades. Your longevity and the amount of people who filled the sound stages today Celebrating you spoke volumes. Such an Honor to work with you everyday.” The Young and the Restless’ official account posted a picture of the actress with her impressive cake, while sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, shared a photo of John McCook (Eric Forrester) with the star. congratulates Melody Thomas Scott on an incredible 40 years as Nikki Newman.