Melissa Reeves

Biography: Born and raised in Eatontown, New Jersey, Melissa grew up in a close family environment, which included her father, Lawrence Brennan, her mother, Marion, and her older brother David. "My family always gave me a lot of encouragement to pursue a career in the performing arts," explains Melissa. "My dad is a disc jockey in New Jersey and growing up near New York City, a great cultural centre, also didn't hurt."

Melissa initially dreamed of dancing professionally and commuted into New York City to study dance with Phil Black. "I took dancing very seriously," recalls Melissa. "Then I landed some commercials when I was fifteen and that gave me the acting bug." Melissa studied theatre at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Institute in Manhattan and soon landed roles in the HBO movie Somewhere Tomorrow and the After School Special - The Lakeside High Experiment. Her first foray into daytime television was on Another World. Landing the role of Jade Perkins on Santa Barbara was
Born and raised in Eatontown, New Jersey, Melissa grew up in a close family environment, which included her father, Lawrence Brennan, her mother, Marion, and her older brother David. "My family always gave me a lot of encouragement to pursue a career in the performing arts," explains Melissa. "My dad is a disc jockey in New Jersey and growing up near New York City, a great cultural centre, also didn't hurt."

Melissa initially dreamed of dancing professionally and commuted into New York City to study dance with Phil Black. "I took dancing very seriously," recalls Melissa. "Then I landed some commercials when I was fifteen and that gave me the acting bug."

Melissa studied theatre at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Institute in Manhattan and soon landed roles in the HBO movie Somewhere Tomorrow and the After School Special - The Lakeside High Experiment. Her first foray into daytime television was on Another World. Landing the role of Jade Perkins on Santa Barbara was Melissa's first contract job on a daytime drama.

Melissa relocated to Los Angles and graduated from high school while appearing on Santa Barbara, but after only one year on the show, she was released from her contract when the Perkins family was written off the canvass. In September of 1985, one month after leaving Santa Barbara, Melissa landed the role of Jennifer Horton on Days of our Lives, a role that earned her four Soap Opera Awards and a place amongst television's most beloved heroines.

Melissa met her husband, actor Scott Reeves, when he joined the cast of Days of our Lives. At the time, they were both involved with other people and there were no romantic sparks. Sometime later, however, Scott Reeves invited Melissa to a party and on their first date, it was clearly love at first sight. The couple became engaged one month later and they married on March 23, 1990.

Scott Reeves, who currently stars as Ryan on The Young and the Restless, and Melissa recently celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. They currently reside in the San Fernando Valley with their daughter, Emily, and their son, Larry. They have a menagerie of pets, which includes two dogs named Grace and Coco.

In 1999, both Melissa and Scott Reeves starred in the film Half a Dozen Babies, which told the real story of the Dilley family and their six little blessings.

Melissa likes to unwind by quilting, sewing, and painting. She has blonde hair and green eyes and celebrates her birthday on March 14.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 49 Nov 8, 2013 Nicole Walker tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 48 Nov 8, 2012 Jennifer Horton tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 47 Nov 8, 2011 Jennifer Horton tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 46 Nov 8, 2010 Jennifer Deveraux tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 41 Nov 8, 2005 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-2006) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 40 Nov 8, 2004 Jennifer Horton Deveraux tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 39 Nov 10, 2003 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 38 Nov 8, 2002 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 37 Nov 8, 2001 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 36 Nov 8, 2000 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 35 Nov 8, 1999 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 34 Nov 9, 1998 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 33 Nov 10, 1997 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 32 Nov 8, 1996 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 31 Nov 8, 1995 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 29 Jan 3, 1994 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 28 Jan 5, 1993 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 27 Jan 10, 1992 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 24 May 2, 1989 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 21 Oct 23, 1986 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Santa Barbara: Season 1 Jul 30, 1984 Jade Perkins tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 1 Nov 8, 1965 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) / Nicole Walker / Jennifer Deveraux tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 30 Nov 8, 1965 Jennifer Horton Deveraux (#1) (1985-1995; 2000-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 45 Nov 8, 1965 Jennifer Deveraux tbd