Born Sheila Montez on August 3, a LEO, in Galveston, Texas, Melena Star, also known as Michelle Torres dramatic life began quietly in a small Texas town. Her life started out difficult and she was adopted at the age of four. She grew up in the small town of Uvalde in West Texas. In her early years she was involved in different activities at school and in her community. Star took part in a few school plays, choir, 4H, and was involved in band and played trombone in her Jr. High and High School years.
However, there wasn't anything that really kept her attention for very long. Not content with small-town life, Star moved to San Antonio Texas and always dreamed of bigger and better things.
Melena Star worked numerous jobs including waitress and later becoming assistant manager at a health Club. While working at a health club in San Antonio, Star met a Scandinavian businessman, got married, had her first son and moved to Europe. This would be her first of three abusive marriages and travels to three different countries, before settling back in the United States.
Star was restless and having wasted so many of her years in a troublesome childhood and failed marriages, she finally made a choice to enroll in college in 2007 in Mississippi. Her goal was to make a better life for herself and her three children. She took many classes, at first concentrating on Medical Transcription.
However, as luck would have it, Melena Star was given a chance to work as a background actress in the neighboring state of Louisiana. New Orleans was becoming the new "Hollywood South" having a chance to reinvent herself after the tragic Hurricane Katrina in 2005. New Orleans would be the future shooting location of many new movies and a new era. Star also was introduced to Indies, or Independent Films. This would ignite her love for acting, and she enrolled in Theatre at her community college. Star had finally found what her niche in life was and would continue to be, even if it did take a little time getting there.
I am an Actor. Acting is my Passion .
I have worked on a few Independent and Short Films, as well as had roles as a Card Reader, Redneck, Murder Victim, Nurse, Undercover Detective, Swat, CIA Agent, Cartel HitWoman, Reporter, Photograper and Cop. I have also worked as a Stand In, and Casting Assistant, though not very often because my priority IS Acting.
I am currently building a Database for casting Mississippi actors as I do travel between Louisiana and Mississippi frequently. I am very knowledgeable, and learning more about the movie business every day.
My sincere goal is to share my knowledge and passion of the Film Industry with other like minded Individuals, and also to learn from the best!
I am involved in different aspects of the Film Industry.
I am working hard on broadening my horizons, which includes working behind the camera as well; not just in front of the camera and working on projects Nationally.
I believe if one REALLY has a passion for Acting , then it is fundamental to learn how things work behind the camera as well... not just in front of the camera. I am always ready to further my Craft! I love the Film Industry!!.....
See you in the Movies!!
Michelle Torres (a.k.a Melena Star)
Name: Michelle Torres
Lives in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Company: London Digital Film Festival
Occupation: Actor and Marketing/pr
NCIS: New Orleans
Television (Crime and Drama) Actress A spin-off of "NCIS" that is set in the Crescent City. The cases and lives of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's New Orleans branch, which consists of Senior Special Agent Dwayne Cassius "King" Pride, Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, and Special Agent Meredith Brody.
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew On Christmas Eve 1994 a washed out camera store manager must finally confront his fears when an unexpected young employee is forced upon him by his vindictive boss.
Jengo Hooper Returns
Film by Joe Wheeler Films New Orleans Hit Woman/ Leiza Cortes
The Big Short
Film (Biography and Drama) Actress Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the ... Written by Huggo
Television (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Violent animal attacks upon humans are occurring all over the world. Jackson Oz, an American zoologist who offers safaris in Africa, begins to notice the animals' strange behavior and takes it upon himself to solve the reason why before these attacks become more coordinated and ferocious. Written by Soumik Ghosh
Our Brand Is Crisis
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy, Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Gallo to victory against Victor Rivera. Written by Gerry Garcia
Scream: The TV Series
Television (Crime, Horror and Mystery) Actress After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of an assassin who's out for blood. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Romance) Actress Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy.
Film (Action) Actress BLUNT FORCE follows the downward spiral of war-hero Russell Warrington who is released stateside from Afghanistan after losing his family in a house fire. After being arrested by Police Chief Ballard for a street fight, he is drugged and wrongfully committed to a mental asylum that has a secret - its Warden Aliza Naples conducts evil experiments on the patients and forces some to fight for the profit of her Crazyfights black market website. Russell uses his Military training and Mixed Martial Arts expertise to defend himself as he goes to battle in the "Aquarium", a padded cell rigged with cameras and one glass wall for the viewing of a blood-thirsty audience. With the help of Dale (a sympathetic Orderly) Russell devises a way to escape and expose the Warden, plus free other innocent patients. Can Dale get Russell's message out to Russell's former Military Unit in time? Because at Warden Aliza Naples' mental asylum, no fighter gets out alive. Written by Michael Stephen McGuire and Daniel Zirilli
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding to convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life. She impresses the family with her genuine, if unstable charm. Along the way they fall into an improbable love Written by Anonymous
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American Horror Story
Television (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actress Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, and a cast of circus freaks in this anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, and discrimination.
From the Rough
Film (Drama and Sport) Actress Catana Starks, from historically black university Tennessee State, became the first woman ever to coach an all-men's team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. Written by From The Rough Productions
Now You See Me
Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Film (Drama and Thriller) Actress In New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hits, a pregnant woman gives birth prematurely. She dies and her baby is in critical condition. The baby has to be kept in a neonatal incubator. When the hurricane strikes, all the power goes out and everyone in the hospital leaves. But the baby's father stays because the baby can't be moved so he has to take care of his baby by making sure the ventilator stays on. And because there's no power, the only power source is generator that he has to crank every few minutes. So he has to stay awake while waiting for someone to come for them. Written by email@example.com
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Actress Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him--he is still alive--and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, ... Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
TV Movie (Drama) Actress Centers on a resourceful problem solver who, when his wife is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, resorts to entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes in order to get her out. Written by ABC
Lost in Reality
Film (Drama) Actress Seduced by the lure of reality TV fame, Angelo becomes entangled between two opposing worlds. This twenty something struggles to maintain his own identity in a celebrity crazed environment that, for the most part, perceives him as The Animal, a character conceived and manipulated by studio heavyweights to line their own pockets . Life at the Zoo House, despite its glamorous trappings and undeniable perks, is inhabited with drama and friends of questionable motives. Can Angelo survive being LOST IN REALITY? Written by Anonymous
Bullet to the Head
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Actress In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (Action, Crime, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress In the year 2044, a man working for a group of killers called "Loopers" (they work for the mob and kill people who are sent blindfolded back in time from the year 2074 by their bosses) recognizes a victim as himself. He hesitates resulting in the escape of his older self. Written by malachmcfreak
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidences against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Baytown Outlaws
Film (Action, Comedy and Crime) Actress After her ex-husband Carlos shoots Celeste three times in the gut, it's time to play dirty. In the fight for her godson, Rob, she hires three outlawed and redneck brothers to bring him back to her. But nothing can be that simple in the South. What begins as a small rescue mission rises to a southern battle royal. This odd team must shoot their way through gorgeous female assassins, Native American hunters, Federal agents, and a whole lot of metal coming after them, while protecting Celeste's innocent child. Written by LLeju Productions and Films
Film (Comedy and Family) Actress A fun and energetic family basketball movie starring Kevin Durant AS HIMSELF, a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16 year old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. Written by Warner Bros
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, trust and respect. When the truth about his father's death is revealed revenge takes him over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager
Film (Comedy) Actress When Cam Brady (D-NC), a four-term Congressman, becomes a liability, the Motch brothers (think Koch brothers) recruit Marty Huggins, the son of a Republican heavy hitter, to run against him and be their vehicle to establish factories in the district that will import cheap Chinese labor. Trouble is, Marty is a lightweight, so his makeover falls to consultant Tim Wattley. The race tightens as Cam constantly shoots himself in the foot, while the prospect of winning also changes Marty and his family's dynamics. Meanwhile, Cam plays dirty, and Marty cottons on to the Moches' grand plan. What options do the rich have to get their way? Written by <email@example.com>
Television (Comedy and Crime) Actress Travis Marks and Wes Mitchell are police detective partners with wildly differing personalities. Marks is a charmer with the ladies and Mitchell is a methodical former lawyer. They can't stand one another. Their boss, fed up with conflict, sends them off to have couples therapy. Written by Anonymous
The Philly Kid
Film (Action, Drama and Sport) Actress An attempt to purchase beer becomes a nightmare for underage friends Chase, Jake and Dillon when Chase ends up dead, Jake gets shot in the back, and Dillon - a championship wrestler - goes to prison for manslaughter. Released after ten years, Dillon's greeted by Jake, who lines him up with a job and introduces him to the world of minor league MMA fighting. Due to Jake's outstanding gambling debt, Dillon agrees to three fights to cover it and literally save Jake's life but finds himself caught between gangsters, dirty cops, a shady promoter, a snide parole officer and Jake's disapproving sister. Written by statmanjeff
Video (Drama) Actress Ray Roche, a street hustling bootleg private eye from New Orleans, becomes embroiled in secret society intrigue... See full synopsis »
Bending the Rules
Film (Comedy and Crime) Actress A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.
Lay the Favorite
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress Beth, who lap dances to make ends meet, leaves Florida for Las Vegas hoping to be a cocktail waitress. She meets two women who introduce her to Dink, a gambler with a system. He hires her - she's good with numbers - and she promptly falls for him, even though he's married to a woman who seems to do nothing but spend his money. Beth tries to entice Dink whose wife, Tulip, tells him to choose; he does and promptly goes on a losing streak. The repercussions of his choice play out with a heavy gambler who has a parole officer, a cheesy bookmaker in Curaçao, Beth's desire to keep a friend out of prison, and help from an unlikely source. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Killing Them Softly
Film (Crime and Thriller) Stunts Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order. Written by Anonymous
21 Jump Street
Film (Action, Comedy and Crime) Stunts In high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a dork and Jenko (Channing Tatum) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
TV Movie (Drama and Thriller) Actress A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
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