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Melody Ann Thomas Scott was born in Los Angeles, California USA on 18 April 1956, and is an actress who began her career at the age of three. She is probably best known for her Nikki Reed role in one of the most popular soap operas of all time, “The Young and the Restless”, making the actress a star and which has been one of the most important sources of her net worth.

So just how rich is Melody Thomas Scott? Melody’s net worth has been estimated by authoritative sources at $3 million, her wealth having been earned from her acting career, now spanning over 50 years.

Melody Thomas Scott Net Worth $3 Million

Scott was raised by her grandmother, and attended the University of Southern California majoring in music. She was only a small child when she started with acting, singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz within Ethel Meglin’s group The Meglin Kiddies, and later at the Hollywood Children Theater and the Three Arts Studio. She performed various stage productions and her early theater performances include “Heidi”, “The Bad Seed”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Summer and Smoke”. She also shot many commercials , including for Kelloggs Rice Krispies. She also appeared in various television shows that marked the 60s, such as “My Three Sons”, “Ironside” and “Wagon Train”, all of which contributed to her net worth.

Melody scored her first movie role as a child actress, playing the young Tippi Hedren in 1964 movie “Marnie” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and continued to appear on screen through the 60s both in guest and regular roles. In 1970 she played Abigail with Clint Eastwood in “The Beguiled” directed by Don Siegel, who cast her again in “Dirty Harry”, again with Eastwood. She played bit parts with the legendary Kirk Douglas in “Posse” and Brian De Palma’s “The Fury” and with John Wayne in his final 1976 movie “The Shootist”, also directed by Siegel. Her other movie appearances include “The Car” and “Piranha”. Her net worth was rising.

In 1977 the actress played the role of Darlene Jarvis in the TV series “The Waltons”. She also participated in “The Rockford Files”, “Movin On”, “Billy”, “Fish”, “Charlie’s Angels” and various other shows and MOWs. In her early 20s Scott left “The Waltons” to take the role of stripper Nikki Reed in “The Young and The Restless”, replacing Erica Hope who had originated the character the previous year, and the worldwide popularity of the series brought the actress several awards, including four Update Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of Nikki, and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1999. She was also nominated for two Soap Opera Digest Awards, and won one in 2001. Additionally, she and co-star Eric Braeden received a special fan award nomination in 2002 for America’s Favorite Couple. Her net worth benefited considerably.

Scott has now played Nikki for over 30 years, while also guest starring in series such as “The Nanny”, “The King of Queens”, “Diagnosis: Murder”, “My Name is Earl” and “Castle”. The actress has also participated in game shows such as the “$25,000 Pyramid”, “Family Feud”, “Match Game” and “Body Language”. These also added to her net worth as well as her popularity.

Away from acting, Melody has produced her own clothing line for HSN, hair and skin products for Canadian Home Shopping, and she is currently working on her autobiography.

In her personal life, 1985 she married Edward J. Scott, former executive producer of “The Young and the Restless”, with whom she co-founded the Save the Earth Foundation, an organization that endeavors to create awareness about environmental issues. The couple has three daughters, and resides in Beverly Hills, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 18, 1956
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:University of Southern California
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Edward J. Scott (m. 1985), Michael Altman (m. 1979–1979)
Children:Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy, Jennifer Scott, Elizabeth Scott
Awards:Soap Opera Digest Awards - Outstanding Lead Actress (2001), 8th Telegatto Awards - Best Actress (1991)
Nominations:Daytime Emmy Awards(1999 (1999), 2002), Gold Derby Awards (2010), Online Film & Television Association (1997 (1997), 1999), Soap Opera Digest Awards,
Movies:“Marnie” (1964), “The Beguiled” (1970), “Dirty Harry”, “Posse”, “The Fury”, “The Shootist” (1976), “The Car”, “Piranha”
TV shows:“The Waltons”, “The Rockford Files”, “Movin On”, “Billy”, “Fish”, “Charlie's Angels”, “The Nanny”, “The King of Queens”, “Diagnosis: Murder”, “My Name is Earl”, “Castle”, “$25, 000 Pyramid”, “Family Feud”, “Match Game”, “Body Language”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was in a relationship with makeup artist Carlos Yeaggy in the early 1980s who she met on set of The Young and the Restless (1973). They share a daughter: Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy who was later adopted by Scott's third husband Edward Scott.
2Was raised by her grandmother who was a compulsive hoarder.
3Mother of three daughters: Elizabeth Scott, Alexandra Scott and Jennifer Scott Christensen.
4Friend of Catherine Hickland.
5Attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in music
6Daughter, Elizabeth Frances Marie Scott, born [December 1988]


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actress - Daytime DramaThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2002Special Fan AwardDaytime Emmy AwardsAmerica's Favorite CoupleThe Young and the Restless (1973)· Eric Braeden
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Female StarThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless1981-2017TV SeriesNikki Newman Nikki Reed Newman Nikki Landers ...
The Crazy Ones2014TV SeriesFlora
Laid Off2012TV SeriesMelody Thomas Scott
Castle2011TV SeriesTonya Wellington
My Name Is Earl2007TV SeriesPill Popping Mom
Freezerburn2005Jill Renzie the Moviestar
The Paradise Virus2003TV MovieLinda Flemming
The King of Queens2001TV SeriesNikki Newman
The Nanny1997TV SeriesMelody Thomas Scott
Diagnosis Murder1995TV SeriesMelody Thomas Scott
Hotel1985TV SeriesMandy Vinning
The Scarlett O'Hara War1980TV MovieLaurie Lee (as Melody Thomas)
Eight Is Enough1980TV SeriesHostess
The Rockford Files1979TV SeriesSherry
Billy1979TV SeriesShirley
Makin' It1979TV SeriesPaula / Carol
Piranha1978Laura Dickinson (as Melody Thomas)
The Fury1978LaRue (as Melody Thomas)
Charlie's Angels1978TV SeriesBetsy Harper
The Waltons1977TV SeriesDarlene Jarvis
The Car1977Suzie Pullbrook (as Melody Thomas)
Fish1977TV SeriesJoanie Kellen
Code R1977TV SeriesLinda
Secrets1977TV MovieLaura Fleming
The Shootist1976Girl on Streetcar (as Melody Thomas)
Posse1975Laurie
The Beguiled1971Abigail (as Melody Thomas)
Ironside1969TV SeriesLeslie Richards
Wagon Train1965TV SeriesSamantha
Marnie1964Young Marnie (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless2006TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!1995-2016TV SeriesNikki Newman / Herself - Contestant
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marie2012-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Beat the Chefs2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
We Love Soaps TV2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2010TV MovieHerself
Catch 212009TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
2006 LA Area Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
10th Annual Prism Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2002-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host / Herself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
CBS: 50 Years from Television City2002TV MovieHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Maury1993TV SeriesHerself
The Price Is Right1985-1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest Star / Herself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The Image Workshop1991TV SeriesHost
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1983-1991TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Into the Night1991TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
6th Annual Soap Opera Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Now You See It1989TV SeriesHerself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Body Language1985TV SeriesHerself
Tattletales1982TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731982TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentarySuzie Pullbrook
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesNikki Newman
Mr. Mom1983Nikki (uncredited)

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