Michelle Stafford Bio

(Phyllis, Y&R)

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BIRTHDATE: September 14
YEARS ON SHOW: 1994-1997; 2000-present
MARITAL STATUS: Single
CHILDREN: Daughter Natalia born December 21, 2009

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Michelle Stafford made the trek to California as an infant. Her parents moved her and her older sister, Janine, to Montrose, California, where she was raised. After graduating from high school, Stafford chased after her dream of modeling. None of the modeling agents in town were interested in her because she lacked the look they were searching for. After a year of struggling, she landed an agent, who helped her book television commercials.

Just as she was finally breaking into modeling, she developed a brain tumor. Her eyelid kept swelling, which led to the diagnosis. With the help of her family (her parents were now divorced, and her mom since remarried), she recovered and leapt back into her career.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. In 2004, Stafford was the hockey correspondent for BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD.
  2. She is a huge fan of the band Live.
  3. Won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1997, and one for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2004.
  4. Michelle lends her voice and time to such groups as "Citizens Commission on Human Rights" and "The Hollywood Education and Literacy Project" and was honored by the "National Foundation for Women Legislators" for her human rights campaigning.
  5. She is 5' 8".
stories featuring
Michelle Stafford
MICHELLE STAFFORD'S NINA HITS PORT CHARLES!   Jun 3, 2014

Today is the day, GH fans! Michelle Stafford's run as Nina Clay begins in earnest...

MICHELLE STAFFORD SPEAKS OUT ON Y&R'S NEW PHYLLIS   May 23, 2014

Y&R's original Phyllis, Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH), took to Twitter to throw...

MICHELLE STAFFORD'S NEXT GH AIRDATE REVEALED!   May 20, 2014

According to ABC, Michelle Stafford, who debuted as the fresh-out-of-a-coma Nina Clay on May...

EXCLUSIVE! MICHELLE STAFFORD ON JOINING GH:   May 7, 2014

In the next issue of Digest, Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis, Y&R) dishes about...

HUGE SPOILER ALERT: MICHELLE STAFFORD JOINS GH!   May 1, 2014

As fans who took in GH's East Coast broadcast now know, GH has landed Michelle Stafford (ex-...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
PACIFIC PALISADES (Joanna, 1997)
TRIBES (Frankie, 1990)

TV Roles
CHARMED (Mandi, 2005)
CLUBHOUSE (Sydney, 2004)
JUDGING AMY (Linda, 2002)
FRASIER (Heather, 2001)
V.I.P. (Nancy, 2000)
JAG (Suzanne, 1999)
DIAGNOSIS MURDER (Trish, 1999)
TWO GUYS, A GIRL AND A PIZZA PLACE (April, 1998)

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