Michelle Stafford

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Michelle Stafford
Michelle Stafford 2011.jpg
Stafford in 2011.
Born (1965-09-14) September 14, 1965 (age 49)[1]
Chicago, Illinois. U.S.
Years active 1990-present
Children 1
Website
www.michellestafford.com

Michelle Stafford (born September 14, 1965) is an American actress, writer and producer, best known for her role as Phyllis Summers in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, for which she has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2013, Stafford created her own web comedy series, The Stafford Project. She currently portrays Nina Clay, the wife of Dr. Silas Clay (Michael Easton) on the ABC Daytime Soap Opera, General Hospital.

Career[edit]

In 1990 Stafford was cast in Fox soap opera Tribes. The show was canceled after 3-month airing on Fox.[2] She later appeared in two plays directed by Charles Durning in Los Angeles stage, and co-starred in several small films.[3]

In October 1994, Stafford began what was supposed to be a short term role of Phyllis Summers on the American CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless; however, her work impressed the producers and she was placed on contract.[4][5] In 1997, Stafford left the series to pursue other career opportunities, and she was replaced by Sandra Nelson.[6] In 1997 she was cast in Aaron Spelling primetime soap opera Pacific Palisades as lead character, but show was canceled after 13 episodes. She later guest-starred in Two Guys and a Girl, Diagnosis: Murder, and JAG. In film, Stafford appeared in 1999 thriller Double Jeopardy opposite Ashley Judd.

In July 2000, Stafford was brought back to the soap opera by former head writer Kay Alden.[7] From December 2006 to February 2007, Stafford played dual roles on Y&R, portraying Sheila Carter, formerly played by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila had plastic surgery to look like Phyllis).[8] In May 2013, it was announced that Stafford would be exiting the soap opera after sixteen years in the role.[9] Stafford later confirmed that her final scenes would air sometime that August.[10] Stafford exited the series on August 2, 2013.[11]

In 2004, Stafford was a hockey correspondent for The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Stafford starred in Lifetime movie Like Mother, Like Daughter in 2007.[12] In 2007, Stafford appeared on Tyra Banks' talk show to help Tyra through "soap opera school."[13] And also stars as Lauren on The Grove: The Series created by Crystal Chappell. She also guest-starred in Frasier, Charmed, and Ringer.[14] She subsequently launched her web series, The Stafford Project, based on her personal life and struggles, with the first episode premiering on her YouTube Channel on August 5, 2013.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Stafford was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents moved her and her older sister, Janine, to Montrose, California, where she was raised. After graduating from high school, Stafford chased after her dream of modeling.[16] Stafford had a daughter, Natalia Scout Lee Stafford, via surrogate on Monday, December 21, 2009.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Body of Influence Madam
1994 Another Midnight Run Hotel Guest TV Movie
1999 Double Jeopardy Suzanne Monroe
2000 Attraction Suzanne
2002 Lost Rachel Short film
2002 Cottonmouth Renee Alexander
2003 Vampires Anonymous Taffeta Munro
2007 Like Mother, Like Daughter Dawna Williams TV Movie
2007 Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary Jessica
2008 3 Days Gone Detective Holloway
2008 Cara Agent Short film
2013 Parker Phyllis Summers

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Tribes Frankie Series regular, 13 episodes
1994 Renegade Lauren Jessup Episode: "The Posse"
1994 Models Inc. Girl in the toilets Episode: "Blind by Love"
1994–97, 2000–13 The Young and the Restless Phyllis Summers Series regular
1997 Pacific Palisades Joanna Hadley Series regular, 13 episodes
1998 Players Vanessa Evans Episode: "Wrath of Con"
1998 Two Guys and a Girl April Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Softball Team"
1999 Diagnosis: Murder Trish Episodes: "Gangland: Part One" and "Gangland: Part Two"
1999 JAG Suzanne Moore Episode: "Contemptuous Words"
2000 V.I.P. Nancy Biggs Episode: "Val Point Blank"
2001 Frasier Heather Murphy Episode: "The First Temptation of Daphne"
2002 Judging Amy Linda Barnes Episode: "The Bottle Show"
2005 Clubhouse Sydney Episode: "Between First and Home"
2005 Charmed Mandi Episode: "Desperate Housewitches"
2011 Ringer Peggy Lewis Episode: "If You Ever Want a French Lesson..."
2013-present The Stafford Project Herself Web series, also writer and executive producer
2014-present General Hospital Nina Clay[18] Series Regular

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards
Year Award Work Result Ref
1996
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Nominated
[19]
1997
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won
[20]
2003
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[21]
2004
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Won
[22]
2005
Daytime Emmy Award for Irresistible Combination (shared with Peter Bergman) Nominated
[23]
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[24]
2007
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[25]
2008
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[26]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[27]
2011
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[28]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[29]
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Year Award Work Result Ref
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer
The Young and the Restless
Won
[30]
1997
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess in a Drama Series – Daytime Won
[31][32]
2001
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer Nominated
[33]
2003
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Won
[34]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Nominated
[23]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ The Young and the Restless recap (July 14, 2000) - Soapcentral.com
  8. ^ "Buzz". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 8. 
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  10. ^ Clifford, Kambra (June 19, 2013). "Michelle Stafford Tapes Final Episode of ‘Y&R’ Today". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
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  13. ^ "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 32. 
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