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 , for which she has won two The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2013, Stafford created her own web comedy series, . She currently portrays the character of Nina Clay on the The Stafford Project ABC soap opera, . General Hospital
In 1990 Stafford was cast in
Fox soap opera . The show was canceled after 3-month airing on Fox. Tribes She later appeared in two plays directed by [2 ] 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 ; however, her work impressed the producers and she was placed on contract. The Young and the Restless [4 ] In 1997, Stafford left the series to pursue other career opportunities, and she was replaced by [5 ] Sandra Nelson. In 1997 she was cast in [6 ] Aaron Spelling primetime soap opera as lead character, but show was canceled after 13 episodes. She later guest-starred in Pacific Palisades , Two Guys and a Girl , and Diagnosis: Murder . In film, Stafford appeared in 1999 thriller JAG opposite Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd.
In July 2000, Stafford was brought back to the soap opera by former head writer
Kay Alden. From December 2006 to February 2007, Stafford played dual roles on [7 ] Y&R, portraying Sheila Carter, formerly played by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila had plastic surgery to look like Phyllis). In May 2013, it was announced that Stafford would be exiting the soap opera after sixteen years in the role. [8 ] Stafford later confirmed that her final scenes would air sometime that August. [9 ] Stafford exited the series on August 2, 2013. [10 ] [11 ]
In 2004, Stafford was a
hockey correspondent for . Stafford starred in Lifetime movie The Best Damn Sports Show Period Like Mother, Like Daughter in 2007. In 2007, Stafford appeared on [12 ] Tyra Banks' talk show to help Tyra through "soap opera school." In 2012 she appeared as Lauren on the web series [13 ] The Grove, created by Crystal Chappell. She also guest-starred in , Frasier , and Charmed . Ringer She subsequently launched her web series, [14 ] , based on her personal life and struggles, with the first episode premiering on her YouTube Channel on August 5, 2013. The Stafford Project The series received positive reviews from critics. Michael Logan of [15 ] appreciated the web series, calling it "terrific and audacious" and saying that "there's never a dull moment in the life of Michelle Stafford". TV Guide Jamey Giddens of the entertainment website [16 ] Zap2it said that Stafford is "as viable and fiery as ever", calling The Stafford Project "insanely-funny". [17 ]
In 2014, Stafford returned to daytime television with the role of Nina Clay, the wife of Dr. Silas Clay (
Michael Easton) on the ABC soap opera, . Stafford’s long-rumored addition to the cast was made official when her character Nina, the presumed-dead wife of Silas, suddenly appeared at the very end of the episode on May 1, 2014. General Hospital [18 ] [19 ] In 2015, she co-starred alongside [20 ] Tom Sizemore in the independent film Durant's Never Closes. [21 ]
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.
Stafford had a daughter, Natalia Scout Lee Stafford, via surrogate on Monday, December 21, 2009. [22 ] [23 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Body of Influence Madam
Another Midnight Run Hotel Guest
Double Jeopardy Suzanne Monroe
Cottonmouth Renee Alexander
Vampires Anonymous Taffeta Munro
Like Mother, Like Daughter Dawna Williams
Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary Jessica
3 Days Gone Detective Holloway
On Georgia's Mind Tricia
Durant's Never Closes Suzie Durant
Television [ edit ]
Series regular, 13 episodes
Renegade Lauren Jessup
Episode: "The Posse"
Models Inc. Girl in the toilets
Episode: "Blind by Love"
The Young and the Restless
Phyllis Summers Series regular
Pacific Palisades Joanna Hadley
Series regular, 13 episodes
Players Vanessa Evans
Episode: "Wrath of Con"
Two Guys and a Girl April
Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Softball Team"
Diagnosis: Murder Trish
Episodes: "Gangland: Part One" and "Gangland: Part Two"
JAG Suzanne Moore
Episode: "Contemptuous Words"
V.I.P. Nancy Biggs
Episode: "Val Point Blank"
Frasier Heather Murphy
Episode: "The First Temptation of Daphne"
Judging Amy Linda Barnes
Episode: "The Bottle Show"
Episode: "Between First and Home"
Episode: "Desperate Housewitches"
Ringer Peggy Lewis
Episode: "If You Ever Want a French Lesson..."
The Stafford Project Michelle
Web series, also writer and executive producer
Nina Clay [24 ] Series regular
Secret Mind of a Single Mom Michelle
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ June 16, 1990 (1990-06-16). "Fox's Teen Soap Opera 'Tribes' Will Fade Out Next Month - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ "Michelle Stafford Biography". Tvguide.com . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ "About Michelle". Michellestafford.com . Retrieved . September 29, 2012
^ "Michelle Stafford Bio". Soap Opera Digest . Retrieved . September 29, 2012
^ Goldstein, Toby (April 6, 1997). " 'The Young and the Restless' Recasts Two Key Roles". . The Buffalo News Tribune Media Services.
^ ". The Young and the Restless recap (July 14, 2000) - Soapcentral.com" soapcentral.com . Retrieved . 7 October 2014
^ "Buzz". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 8.
^ Bricker, Tierney (May 20, 2013). "The Young and The Restless Shocker: Michelle Stafford Exiting After 16 Years". . E! NBCUniversal . Retrieved . May 20, 2013
^ Clifford, Kambra (June 19, 2013). "Michelle Stafford Tapes Final Episode of ‘Y&R’ Today". Soap Opera Network . Retrieved . June 19, 2013
^ Lewis, Errol (July 26, 2013). "Michelle Stafford Talks Real Reason For ‘Y&R’ Exit". Soap Opera Network . Retrieved . July 27, 2013
^ "Like Mother, Like Daughter". myLifetime.com . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 32.
^ Published Friday, Aug 5 2011, 15:41 BST (2011-08-05). "Michelle Stafford joins Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'Ringer' - Ringer News - Cult". Digital Spy . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ "Exclusive: Michelle Stafford Dishes Her Exit from The Young and the Restless - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2013-08-01 . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ Logan, Michael (August 1, 2013). "Exclusive: Michelle Stafford Dishes Her Exit from The Young and the Restless, New Web Series". . TV Guide CBS Interactive . Retrieved . August 6, 2013
^ Giddens, Jamey (August 5, 2013). "Watch: The Premiere of Michelle Stafford's The Stafford Project! (Video)". Zap2it. Tribune Media Services . Retrieved . August 6, 2013
^ "‘General Hospital’ Cast — ‘Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford as Nina - TVLine". TVLine. 1 May 2014 . Retrieved . 7 October 2014
^ "Michelle Stafford Joins General Hospital. - General Hospital News - Soaps.com" . Retrieved . 7 October 2014
^ "Michelle Stafford joins General Hospital - General Hospital @ soapcentral.com". soapcentral.com . Retrieved . 7 October 2014
^ Michael Logan. "Exclusive: General Hospital's Michelle Stafford Has a "Secret" New Project". TV Insider . Retrieved . 2 April 2015
^ "Michelle Stafford Bio". Soap Opera Digest . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ "Michelle Stafford Welcomes Daughter Natalia Scout Lee". People Magazine. 22 Dec 2009 . Retrieved . 4 Jul 2010
^ Richmond, Ray (April 5, 1996). ". 'Y&R' leads Emmy nominations" ( Observer–Reporter Washington, Pennsylvania: Observer Publishing Company). p. 11 . Retrieved . May 6, 2013
^ ". 'Soap Opera Digest' names daytime's hottest" McCook Daily Gazette. Associated Press. February 15, 1996 . Retrieved . February 10, 2013
^ "Award winners". ( The Victoria Advocate Victoria, Texas: Victoria Advocate Publishing). Associated Press. May 22, 1997. p. 13 . Retrieved . May 19, 2013
^ ". 'General Hospital' wins Soap Opera awards" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 1, 1997 . Retrieved . February 10, 2013
^ "Readers just can't cope without scoop on soaps". Sun Journal. March 28, 1997 . Retrieved . February 10, 2013
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^ "Viewer's Favorite Award for Most Irresistible Combination". CBS. Archived from the original on 6 March 2007 . Retrieved . March 19, 2015
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External links [ edit ]
Michelle Stafford, (2004) The Young and the Restless
Erika Slezak, (2005) One Life to Live
Kim Zimmer, (2006) Guiding Light
Maura West, (2007) As the World Turns
Jeanne Cooper, (2008) The Young and the Restless
Susan Haskell, (2009) One Life to Live
Maura West, (2010) As the World Turns
Laura Wright, (2011) General Hospital
Heather Tom, (2012) The Bold and the Beautiful
Heather Tom, (2013) The Bold and the Beautiful
Julia Barr, (1990) All My Children
Jess Walton, (1991) The Young and the Restless
Maeve Kinkead, (1992) Guiding Light
Ellen Parker, (1993) Guiding Light
Susan Haskell, (1994) One Life to Live
Rena Sofer, (1995) General Hospital
Anna Kathryn Holbrook, (1996) Another World
Michelle Stafford, (1997) The Young and the Restless
Julia Barr, (1998) All My Children
Sharon Case, (1999) The Young and the Restless