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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.