Stafford, Michelle 1965-

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Stafford, Michelle 1965-


Born September 14, 1965, in Chicago, IL; father a lawyer; mother a film studio executive. Religion: Scientologist. Religion: Scientologist. Avocational Interests: Travel.


Agent—Glick Agency, 1250 Sixth St., Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actress. Second Avenue Productions (theatre company), cofounder. Model for runway fashion shows in Europe, Japan, and the United States, and for print advertisements; appeared in commercials for Herbal Essences shampoo, 2001, Toyota Camry, 2006, and American Airlines. Also worked in sales. Philanthropist; volunteer with Citizens Commission on Human Rights and Hollywood Education and Literacy Project.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Awards, outstanding female newcomer, 1996, outstanding villainess, 1997, outstanding lead actress, 2003, and Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding female scene stealer, 2001, and outstanding lead actress, 2005, Daytime Emmy Awards, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1997, and outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 2004, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 2003, 2005, Special Fan Award nomination, irresistible combination (with Peter Bergman), Daytime Emmy Awards, 2005, all for The Young and the Restless; award from National Foundation for Women Legislators.


Television Appearances; Series:

Frankie, Tribes, Fox, 1990.

Phyllis Summers Newman, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1994-97, 2000—.

Joanna Hadley, Pacific Palisades, Fox, 1997.

Sheila Carter, a recurring role, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2006, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Hotel guest, Another Midnight Run, syndicated, 1994.

Dawna, Like Mother, Like Daughter, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

CBS Soap Break, CBS, 1995.

The All-American Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 1996.

Host, The All-American Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 2000, 2001.

CMT: 20 Sexiest Women, 2004.

CMT: 20 Sexiest Men, 2004.

CMT: The Greatest—20 Sexiest Women, 2006.

CMT: The Greatest—20 Sexiest Men, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laura Jessup, "The Posse," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1994.

Amber, The Watcher, UPN, 1995.

Vanessa Evans, "Wrath of Con," Players, NBC, 1998.

April, "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Softball Team," Two Guy, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Trish, "Gangland: Parts 1 & 2," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

Suzanne Moore, "Contemptuous Minds," JAG, CBS, 1999.

Nancy Biggs, "Val Point Blank," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2000.

Herself, Sex Wars, 2000.

Herself, Who Knows You Best?, 2000.

Heather Murphy, "The First Temptation of Daphne," Frasier, NBC, 2001.

Linda Barnes, "The Bottle Show," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Guest cohost, Good Day Live, syndicated, 2004.

Sydney, "Between First and Home," Clubhouse, CBS, 2004.

Soap Talk, Soap Network, 2004, 2006.

Mandi, "Desperate Housewitches," Charmed, The WB, 2005.

Wheel of Fortune, syndicated, 2006.

Herself, "Tyra's Soap Opera Spectacular," The Tyra Banks Show, CW Network, 2007.

Appeared as Babs, Models Inc., Fox; also appeared in an episode of Strong Medicine, Lifetime.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001.

Presenter, The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2003.

18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, Soap Network, 2003.

Presenter, The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2004.

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2004.

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Madam, Body of Influence (also known as Indecent Advances), 1993.

Bidder Suzanne Monroe, Double Jeopardy (also known as Doppelmord and Double condamnation), Paramount, 1999.

Suzanne, Attraction, 2000.

Rachel, Lost, 2002.

Rene, Cottonmouth (also known as Lethal Force and Silent Justice), 2002.

Taffeta Munro, Vampires Anonymous, 2003.

Ex-wife Jessica, Totally Baked: A Pot-u-Mentary, 2007.



Soap Opera Digest, August, 2000.

Soap Opera Weekly, March 5, 2002.

TV Guide, July 15, 2000, p. 44; August 16, 2003, p. 46.