Michelle StaffordNina Reeves
Two-time Emmy-Award winning actress Michelle Stafford joined the cast as the presumed dead Nina Clay. Nina's mother, Madeline, led everyone to believe that she was dead. After waking up from a 20 year-induced coma brought on by her mother, Nina returned back to reclaim her life in Port Charles.
A celebrated member of the soap community, Stafford recently ended her 15-year run as Phyllis Summer on The Young and the Restless. In addition to her popular soap role, Stafford has been featured in several television series including Pacific Palisades, Players, Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, JAG, Diagnosis Murder, Judging Amy, Frasier and VIP. Her film credits include Double Jeopardy, and Attraction.
Recently, Stafford created her own lifestyle website, "Michelle Stafford – Doing it as a Single Chick," where in oft-colorful language, she pulls no punches in her blogs about the experience ranging from single parenting to being a mature, new mother. Stafford also gives single-chick straight talk on style, body image, décor and men.
Coinciding with her website, Staffords's other endeavor is the critically acclaimed The Stafford Project, the web series she created and serves as star, writer and producer. The Stafford Project is an engaging and often humorous look into the life of a 40-something soap opera star who is also a new, single mother ("exaggerated elements of me," Stafford clarifies).
Besides her entertainment career, Michelle is active in philanthropic endeavors including "The Hollywood Education and Literacy Project" and the "Citizens Commission on Human Rights."
Stafford currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Natalia.
Nina Reeves is the Editor-in-Chief of Crimson, a popular fashion magazine. Currently married to Valentin Cassadine, she has no children of her own – but is stepmother to his daughter Charlotte.