- 1 Who is Melissa Reeves?
- 2 Melissa Reeves Wiki: Early Life, Family, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 “Days of Our Lives”
- 5 Return to Days of Our Lives”
- 6 Do You Know How Rich Soap Opera Actress Melissa Reeves Is?
- 7 Do You Know About Melissa’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Husband, Children, Daughter Emily?
- 8 Melissa Reeves Husband, Scott Reeves
Who is Melissa Reeves?
Born Melissa Brennan on the 14th March 1967, in Eatontown, New Jersey USA, she is a Daytime Emmy Award-nominated actress, best known to the world as Jennifer Horton in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” (1985-2018). Since her debut in 1985, she has been in and out of the series, often arousing controversy around her name for abrupt walkouts. Aside from the role of Jennifer, she hasn’t made any other notable appearances.
Melissa Reeves Wiki: Early Life, Family, and Education
Melissa is the daughter of Marion and Lawrence Brennan, and grew up in her hometown with her brother David. She became interested in dancing and before long she became a part of the Lee Strasberg Institute, located in New York, which forced the move of the entire family from New Jersey to New York. After a while, she made another move, this time to Los Angeles, where she finished high school.
Career BeginningsMelissa slowly changed her dreams and desires as she got older, and ultimately focused on becoming an actress. She made her acting debut in 1983 with the role of Georgina in the fantasy drama film “Somewhere, Tomorrow”, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Nancy Addison and Tom Shea, then the following year had her first recurring role, as Jade Perkins in the soap opera “Santa Barbara” (1984-1985), but left the series when she was chosen for the part of Jennifer Horton in one of the most popular soap operas of all time, “Days of Our Lives”.
“Days of Our Lives”
She became the first actress to play Jennifer as an adult, after the character was first played by a young actress. In her first stint, Melissa remained in the series until 1995, when she decided to leave the set and the series in the middle of the 30th season, and as a result was sued by Corday Productions and Sony TV Entertainment for breach of contract. Melissa managed to avoid a court appearance, and settled the lawsuit out of court, ordered to pay an unspecified sum, which Days Executive Producer Ken Corday donated to pediatric AIDS research. Before leaving “Days of Our Lives”, Melissa featured in three television films which are spin-offs from the popular series, “One Stormy Night” in 1992, then “Night Sins” and “Winter Heat”, in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Once she left the series, she wasn’t very active as an actress, appearing only in the television film “Half a Dozen Babies” in 1999, co-starring with her husband Scott Reeves.
Return to Days of Our Lives”When she left the series for the first time, Melissa was replaced by Stephanie Cameron, who remained in the series until 1998. Melissa returned in 2000 and portrayed Jennifer for the next six years when she left the set once again. However, this time, she announced that she was leaving the series and stated her reasons: she was moving with her husband to Tennessee. However, that wasn’t the end of Melissa Reeves and Jennifer Horton on “Days of Our Lives”, since Reeves made another comeback to the series, this time in June 2010 and has since been portraying Jennifer again; so far, she’s appeared in more than 1,100 episodes in total. For her efforts, Melissa has won three Soap Opera Digest Awards, and been nominated two times for Daytime Emmy Awards, but the award slipped out of her hands both times. Aside from “Days of Our Lives”, in recent years she also appeared in the family drama film “Where the Fast Lane Ends” in 2017.
Do You Know How Rich Soap Opera Actress Melissa Reeves Is?
Melissa has generally been focused on the role of Jennifer Horton, and quite rarely appeared elsewhere. She left the series few times for personal reasons, but returned each time. Although she hasn’t made any other notable appearance, her wealth and popularity have benefited significantly from her long-running role of Jennifer. So, have you ever wondered how rich Melissa Reeves is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Melissa’s net worth is as high as $9 million, which is pretty impressive don’t you think?
Do You Know About Melissa’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Husband, Children, Daughter Emily?
When it comes to her personal life, Melissa has been quite open about her most intimate details. Back in 1988, she met fellow soap actor and country musician, Scot Reeves, while both of them were cast members of the “Days of Our Lives”. Almost immediately the two hit it off and in 1990 decided to tie the knot, and have been married ever since. The two have welcomed two children, Emily Taylor born in 1992, who is now an aspiring country musician and has released one studio album “Tequila + War” in 2017, and Lawrence David Reeves, born in 1997.
Melissa Reeves Husband, Scott Reeves
Now that we have covered all the major detail about Melissa’s life and career, let’s share some information about her successful husband, Scott Reeves. Born Gregory Scott Reeves on the 16th May 1966 in Delight, Arkansas USA, he is a musician, and actor, best known to the world as Noel Laughlin in the TV series “Nashville”, and also as Ryan McNeil in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”. He has also had a notable role in another soap opera, “General Hospital”.
Aside from acting, Scott is an accomplished musician, he had his own band Blue Country, which he founded with Aaron Benward, and they released a self-titled album in 2004 through Curb Records. Scott also collaborated with Toby Keith on the song “Made in America”, which topped the charts in 2011, and performs in the ‘80’s cover band entitled Port Chuck; other members of the band are Scott’s former co-stars Steve Burton, Brandon Barash and Bradford Anderson from “General Hospital”. Scott’s net worth is estimated at $1.1 million, as of mid- 2018. The Reeves family resides in Franklin, Tennessee.