Melissa Reeves


Melissa Reeves — A Biography

Born in Eatontown, New Jersey, Reeves dreamed of becoming a dancer as child. She traveled to New York daily to train with Phil Black and soon began studying theater at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

She was cast in the HBO movie Somewhere, Tomorrow with Sarah Jessica Parker in 1983. The following year she auditioned for and won the role of Jade Perkins on Santa Barbara. When the gig ended in 1985, she was offered the part of Jennifer Horton on Days of our Lives. It was there that she met her future husband Scott Reeves (ex-Jake).

Other TV credits followed such as Hotel, Highway to Heaven, and The Hitchhiker. Reeves added film credits to her resume such as Summer Camp Nightmare, One Stormy Night, Night Sins, Winter Heat, and a movie she co-starred with her husband in, Half a Dozen Babies.

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Reeves and her family left Los Angeles for Nashville in 2006 to move onto a five-acre farm. They returned to California in 2009, when Scott landed a role on General Hospital. In 2010, Reeves resumed her role as Jennifer on DAYS.

The Reeves clan currently divides their time between homes in Los Angeles and Nashville.

Fast Facts

  • Got her big break in 1983, when she was cast as Georgina in the HBO movie Somewhere, Tomorrow.
  • Landed her first contract role as Jade Perkins on Santa Barbara in 1984.
  • Began what would become an on-and-off 30-year gig, when she signed to play Jennifer on DAYS in 1985.
  • In 1999, Reeves and her husband co-starred in the ABC TV movie Half a Dozen Babies, playing real-life couple Keith and Becky Dilley, who successfully delivered sextuplets.
  • Her father, Larry Brennan, is a radio broadcaster.
  • Her son was named after her father, Lawrence, and her brother, David.
  • Her brother, David, has a daughter he named after Melissa.
  • Has a cousin, Elizabeth Percy, who is also an actress.



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