Melody Thomas Scott, born as Melody Ann Thomas, is an American actress best recognized for playing the role of Nikki Newman in the drama series ‘The Young and the Restless’. She has also guest-starred in a number of TV shows, such as ‘Wagon Train’, ‘Ironside’, ‘Code R’, ‘Charlie's Angels’, ‘Makin' It’, ‘The King of Queens’ and ‘The Crazy Ones’. In addition, the actress has acted in several big screen movies including ‘Marnie’, ‘The Beguiled’, ‘Posse’, ‘The Shootist’, ‘The Car’, ‘The Fury’ and ‘Piranha’. She has contributed to numerous television movies as well. Coming to her awards and honors, Scott received the ‘Best Actress’ award at the 8th Telegatto Awards function for ‘The Young and the Restless.’ Her performance in the series also fetched her the ‘Outstanding Actress’ award at the 17th Soap Opera Digest Awards event. Talking of her personal life, the American beauty is a mother of three daughters. Currently, she lives with her children and third husband in Beverly Hills, California.
Melody Thomas Scott first appeared as a child in the 1964 flick ‘Marnie’. After this, she appeared in an episode each of ‘Wagon Train’ and ‘Ironside’. In 1971, she did the flick ‘The Beguiled’. Four years later, the actress appeared as Laurie in the movie ‘Posse’. Soon after this, she got featured in the film ‘The Shootist’. In 1977 and 1978, Scott had roles in the movies ‘The Car’, ‘The Fury’ and ‘Piranha’ as well as in the TV programs ‘The Waltons’ and ‘Charlie's Angels’.
In 1979, she joined the cast of the series ‘The Young and the Restless’ as Nikki Newman. That year, she also guest-starred in the shows ‘Makin' It’, ‘Billy’ and ‘The Rockford Files’. After this, Scott did the TV movie ‘The Scarlett O'Hara War’.
In the year 2001, she appeared in an episode of ‘The King of Queens’. Two years later, she was cast as Linda Flemming in the television film ‘The Paradise Virus’. Then from 2007 to 2014, she made guest appearances on the shows ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘Castle’ and ‘The Crazy Ones’.
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Melody Thomas Scott was born as Melody Ann Thomas on April 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was raised by her grandmother. She attended the University of Southern California and majored in music.
Talking about the actress’ love life, she was first married to Lindy Davis and then to Bob Shield. Scott was also in a love relationship with the famous makeup artist Carlos Yeaggy during the 1980s.
Currently, the American beauty is married to her third husband, executive producer Edward J. Scott. The couple got married in 1985 and has three beautiful daughters: Jennifer (from Edward’s previous marriage), Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy (Melody’s daughter with Carlos Yeaggy), and Elizabeth.