Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy is best known for being the daughter of Melody Thomas Scott, who is an American TV and film actress. She is popular for her role as Nikki Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
She started her career as a child artist with the 1964 movie Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In the mid-1970s, she played small parts in several television and movies including 1076 films The Shootist, The Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels, and The Waltons.
Alexandra’s biological father Carlos Yeaggy was an award-winning makeup artist. Carlos won several Emmy awards for his work in the television soap operas and series “Guiding Light,” “Santa Barbara” and “Munsters Today.” He performed makeup work in “Lois & Clark”, “American Me,” “Reasonable Doubt”, “Star Trek”, and the Academy Award-winning film “Jerry Maguire.”
Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy’s Family Background
Alexandra was born to Melody Thomas Scott and his partner Carlos Yeaggy, a makeup man. Alexandra’s mother was born Melody Ann Thomas in Los Angeles on April 18, 1956. Melody is married to her third husband Edward J. Scott since 1985 whom she met on the sets of The Young and the Restless. Edward was then executive producer of the show. Melody has three children from three men. Alexandra was raised by her grandmother. She studied at the University of Southern California with a major in music.
Alexandra has an older half-sister Jennifer and a younger half-sister Elizabeth. Alexandra’s father Carlos Yeaggy died at the age of 43 on March 30, 1997, in Los Angeles, California due to a heart attack.
Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy’s Career
Alexandra has not been interested in making a career in the entertainment industry, thereby there is not much information about her career. Alexandra’s mother began her career at the age of three. She started singing and acting for The Meglin Kiddies group Ethel Meglin’s and Hollywood Children Theater and Three Arts Studio as a child artist.
At 23 she started appearing as Nikki Reed in the serial The Young and the Restless which proved to game changer in her career. She guest-appeared in the game show The $25,000 Pyramid in June 1985. She was honored for completing 40 years with The Young and the Restless by airing a stand-alone episode on February 19, 2019.
Alexandra’s father Carlos Yeaggy also worked as an actor. He appeared in the TV show “Beverly Hills 90210.” He was an examiner and executive committee member of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees 706 Makeup Artists Union.
Alexandra Danielle Yeaggy’s Family Net Worth
With more than 50 years of an acting career, Alexandra’s mother Melody Thomas Scott earned a decent amount of wealth. Having appeared in hundreds of episodes of many TV series and soap operas, she has accumulated a net worth of $7 million.
She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1999 and two Soap Opera Digest Awards nominations in 2001 of which she won one. She co-won a special fan award nomination in 2002 for America’s Favorite Couple.