NAME: Melody Thomas Scott
SOAP ROLES: Nikki Newman, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (1979-present)
2005 Soap Opera Digest nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress
2002 Daytime Emmy Special Fan Award nomination for America's Favorite Couple
2001 Soap Opera Digest win for Outstanding Lead Actress
2000 Soap Opera Digest nomination for Favorite Actress
1999 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
1995 Soap Opera Digest nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress
1994 Soap Opera Digest nomination for Hottest Female Star
1991 Soap Opera Digest nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress: Daytime
COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Roger Newcomb: Melody debuted on Y&R when I was eight years old and I was home from school because I somehow managed to have appendicitis and chicken pox at the exact same time she took over the role of Nikki. Melody is a prime example of an actress assuming a role and making you forget anyone else ever played the part. She made me care about Nikki Reed from the first minute and watching her journey over the past three decades has been a wonderful trip.
COMMENTS FROM CO-STARS/CO-WORKERS/INDUSTRY:
Michael Muhney: (works with Scott on Y&R) MTS is a hoot! A very sweet woman.
We Love Soaps caught up with Melody Scott on the red carpet at the Daytime Emmy Awards in August 2009.