There’s never a dull moment in the life of Michelle Stafford. This was one of the positive comments of Michael Morgan of TV Guide after watching episodes of Michelle Stafford’s web series, The Stafford Project. The series which premiered on Youtube in the first week of August 2013, was launched by Michelle herself and tells of her real-life struggles and challenges. Indeed, one cannot but agree with Morgan on this description of Michelle. It is not just by watching The Stafford Project, but also by paying attention to the episodes of her real life outside the screens.
If you are coming to know Michelle Stafford for the first time, you may be surprised that her fame is hardly linked to the Stafford Project in any way. So, come on board and learn lesser known facts about this American lady in whose life there is never a dull moment.
Who Is Michelle Stafford? – Biography and Age
Michelle Stafford is that lady who plays the role of Nina Reeves on the daytime medical drama General Hospital (GH) currently airing on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Channel. She became famous from 1994 when she joined the cast of CBS Daytime soap opera Y&R (The Young And The Restless) where she took up the character of Phyllis Summers which was meant to be a temporary role. But eventually, she did so well in it that she landed a contract to star in the role on a permanent basis.
She was born on September 14, 1965 in Chicago Illinois. But, she was raised in Montrose California because her family moved there while she was still an infant. We don’t know much about Michelle’s family such as the names of her parents or their jobs. We do not also know about her siblings except her elder sister Janine. But it seems Michelle’s family was not well to do. Neither is there any other personality of note in her family that we can lay hands on. Michelle is not only an actress but also a model, scriptwriter and film producer.
Career And Net Worth
As hinted above, Michelle Stafford’s first documented screen appearance was in 1990 in FOX soap opera titled Tribes. Although the series ended after airing for only three months, Michelle has featured in soap operas more than any other genre since then.
After Tribes closed, the budding actress tried her hands on stage acting at the Los Angeles Theater which included two plays directed by the famous director Charles Durning. Michelle also took part in a couple of small films until 1994. It was in October 1994, that she was chosen to fill the role of Phyllis Summers in The Young And The Restless. At first, Phyllis Summers was supposed to be a short-lived role. But Michelle Stafford did so well in it that the producers thought it wise to increase the character’s appearances. Indeed, the producers had to sign a contract with Michelle to star in the role.
With that contract signed, Michelle acted as Phyllis Summers on Y&R for three years. In 1997, she had to leave the show for an undisclosed reason. So, between April 1997 and July 2000, Michelle was replaced by Sandra Nelson who bears a close resemblance to her and who is a year older. During her three years break from Y&R, Michelle received a lead role in a FOX soap opera named Pacific Palisades. But, there was a repeat of her experience with the other FOX soap opera of 1990 – Pacific Palisades was canceled after only thirteen episodes. It may seem that Michelle wanted to work for FOX but FOX kept throwing her up. Well, that’s by the way. She also had minor roles in a couple of TV series and feature films until mid-2000 when she returned to continue as Phyllis Summers on Y&R.
Michelle left Y&R once again in 2013. Instead, since 2014, she has been starring as Nina Clay (nee Reeves). With all these contracts signed by Michelle Stafford, how much is she worth? She was recently reported to have a net worth of $15 million. She’s also reported to own a luxury home in Glendale California.
Is Michelle Stafford Married? Who Is Her Husband?
Michelle Stafford’s web series The Stafford Project reveals that Michelle is a single mother of two. Other sources corroborate this information citing that Michelle got her two kids via surrogacy. So, obviously, Michelle Stafford is unmarried.
Moreover, there is not a single record of Michelle ever wedding with anyone. But, who is this ‘Lee’ that her kids are surnamed after? Her first child (a daughter) is named Natalia Scout Lee while her second child (a son) is named Jameson Jones Lee.