• Melissa Reeves is an Emmy Award-nominated actress best known for her role in the soap opera "Days of Our Lives".
• She was born in 1967 in Eatontown, New Jersey and moved to NYC and then Los Angeles to pursue her career.
• She has won three Soap Opera Digest Awards and been twice nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
• She is married to fellow soap actor and country musician Scott Reeves and they have two children.
• Her net worth is estimated at $9 million, while her husband's is estimated at $1.1 million.

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SpouseScott Reeves
FactSon: Lawrence David Reeves (August 4, 1997) "Larry" is named after the paternal grandfather and mom's older brother.

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.

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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.

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Career Beginnings

Melissa 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”.
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“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?

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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”.

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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.

General Info

Full NameMelissa Reeves
Height1.57 m


SpouseScott Reeves
ChildrenEmily Taylor Reeves, Lawrence David Reeves
ParentsMarion Brennan, Lawrence Brennan
SiblingsDavid Brennan


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesHalf a Dozen Babies
TV ShowsSanta Barbara

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1Melissa's cousin, Elizabeth Percy, is also an actress.
2Melissa Reeves parents are Lawerence and Marion Brennan.
3Melissa's son is also named after her father, Larry Brennan, a radio broadcaster.
4Shares a birthday with Michael Caine, Mercedes McNab, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, & Jamie Bell
5Melissa has one older brother, David, who has a daughter named after her.
6Son: Lawrence David Reeves (August 4, 1997) "Larry" is named after the paternal grandfather and mom's older brother.
7Daughter: Emily Taylor Reeves (June 23, 1992)
8Dated Jon Hensley
9Met husband, Scott Reeves, when he was part of the cast of Days of Our Lives (1965).




Where the Fast Lane EndscompletedRachel Morgan
Days of Our Lives1985-2016TV SeriesJennifer Horton Jennifer Deveraux Jennifer Rose Deveraux ...
Basic Training2001ShortShannon
Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary2000TV MovieJennifer Horton
Half a Dozen Babies1999TV MovieBecki Dilley
Winter Heat1994TV MovieJennifer Horton
Night Sins1993TV MovieJennifer Horton
One Stormy Night1992TV MovieJennifer Deveraux
Summer Camp Nightmare1987Heather (as Melissa Brennan)
The Hitchhiker1987TV SeriesDenise O'Mell
Highway to Heaven1985TV SeriesCathy
Santa Barbara1984-1985TV SeriesJade Perkins
Hotel1985TV SeriesJenny
Somewhere, Tomorrow1983Georgina (as Missy Brennen)


Summer Camp Nightmare1987performer: "Down South" - as Melissa Brennan


Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2003-2005TV SeriesHerself
Days of Our Lives' Christmas2001TV SpecialHerself / Jennifer Horton
The 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
The Image Workshop1991TV SeriesHost (as Melissa Brennan)
7th Annual Soap Opera Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself
6th Annual Soap Opera Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesGuest Appearance


Won Awards

1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Female StarDays of Our Lives (1965)
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsBest Wedding: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsBest Love Story: Daytime or Prime TimeDays of Our Lives (1965)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Super Couple: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated Awards

2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBest Limited/Guest Performance - Daytime DramaDays of Our Lives (1965)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1987Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime SerialSanta Barbara (1984)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Daytime or Nighttime Television SeriesSanta Barbara (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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