Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless) celebrates a special anniversary. Learn more here---->>
Michelle Stafford is celebrating the 28th anniversary of her debut as Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless. Stafford made her debut on October 18, 1994. Her stint was initially a short-term role; however, her work impressed the producers and she was placed on contract. The character was created and introduced by William J. Bell. Phyllis was originally and most notably portrayed by Stafford, until 1997 when Stafford was replaced by Sandra Nelson. Nelson continued in the role until 1999 when the character left; upon the character returning in 2000, head writer Kay Alden rehired Stafford. Stafford has been praised for her portrayal, for which she has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, but left the series after nearly sixteen years, with the character being written into a coma; Stafford last appeared on August 2, 2013. The role passed to Gina Tognoni, who debuted on August 11, 2014, and continued for nearly five years until she departed in June 2019, when Stafford re-claimed the role. Stafford had been nominated ten times for a Daytime Emmy Award!
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