Monday, May 20, 2024

“Young and the Restless” Star Mishael Morgan First Black Actress to Win Emmy Award, Then Leaves Show


Mishael Morgan is outta here.

The crazy-talented actress from “The Young and the Restless” has left the show on a full time basis according to an announcement she’s made on Instagram.

Morgan won the Daytime Emmy this year for Best Actress, the first time a Black actress has ever won that award. She started out playing a semi-evil character named Hilary. Then when she couldn’t get a new contract, she was killed off on screen. But — aha! — a new regime brought her back as Hilary’s nicer sister. Now it seems Morgan still can’t get a decent contract from Y&R. So she’s out again.

She says in her post that she’ll “recur,” which means she could come in and do a day here and there. But she’s off to find greener pastures, and who can blame her? Frankly, CBS should be scooping her up for prime time as they did with another “Y&R” star Shemar Moore. It doesn’t make sense that they haven’t.

Morgan is native of Trinidad. And even though Eartha Kitt was not from there, Morgan would be a perfect fit for a bio film. Someone at HBO, Netflix, make that call!

Here’s the link to the Instagram post.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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