The Young and The Restless’s Lauralee Bell has definitely seen her share of Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies through the years. After all, the daughter of Y&R creators Bill Bell and Lee Phillip Bell first came to daytime in 1983 at the age of 14!
Lauralee Bell Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane
On her Instagram, Bell sent her well wishes to all of those who will be waiting in anticipation to hear if their names are called at tonight’s 48th annual event.
“Congrats to all tonight’s nominees @daytimeemmys,” she wrote. “Such an exciting night!” The actress also shared some of her favorite memories from her more than three decades in the daytime industry.
“I was fortunate to have 2 very special Emmy nights that were very meaningful to me,” Bell said. “I’ve never posted any part of my acceptance speech when my husband, @annemclements, Ash Christian and I won for our webseries #mlpromise.”
That was in 2014, when Bell took home her first Daytime Emmy for producing the web series mI promise, winning the award for Outstanding Special Class-Short Format Daytime Program.
In a corresponding video posted, Bell showed several parts of her acceptance speech on her special night, including thanking her parents. “I feel so lucky that my mom was there and in the second clip, I told my dad “this is for you and because of you” knowing he’d hear me,” she wrote.
In the speech, Bell called out her mom as “my role model,” and had her stand up so the audience could give her a round of applause as well. A third clip showed Lauralee, who was nominated for her iconic Y&R role in 2016 for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and brother Bradley presenting together, and expressed her desire to “present together again!”
With Y&R up for 11 Daytime Emmys this year, Bell will be joining millions of fans in rooting for her co-stars to take home the gold. The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.