REPORT: Michelle Stafford Exiting ‘The Young and the Restless’

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According to a report by , “'”  is departing the daytime drama series after 16 years portraying the role of Phyllis Summers off and on since 1994 (1994-1997 and 2000-present), according to their sources.

In mid-April, Stafford addressed fan concerns over her characters then recent onscreen disappearance. “I am still on the show,” she wrote in assurance to worried fans. “Just not working a lot.”

A rep for “Y&R” was unavailable for comment at press time.