Melissa was born in Pensacola, Florida. The daughter of a US Naval officer, she spent her childhood moving between Northern Virginia and San Diego, CA. Her father, Bill is a former aviator turned physician. Her mother Linda was a stay-at-home mom, and awesome stage mother, who never complained about having to go to yet another audition.
Melissa started performing at an early age in dance and gymnastic recitals, and quickly moved into theatre. After seeing a performance of “Cats” on Broadway, she announced to her parents that she wanted to pursue acting professionally. They have never been anything but supportive of this decision. After high school, Melissa earned a B.A. in Theatre from The University of California, San Diego.
Melissa has studied with, among others, Amy Lyndon, Elaine Clark and Navid Negahban. She has starred in several independent films including “Last Breath”, “Ave Maria” and “Track to Freedom”, as well as having a supporting role in a Lionsgate Feature.
Unique traits: Horseback rider, Irish dancer
Television by Pearson Educational Lead
Industrial by Stanford Medical Lead
I (Almost) Got Away With It
Television by Discovery ID/Indigo Films Supporting
Wives With Knives
Television by Discovery ID/Indigo Films Starring
Track To Freedon
Film by James Smith Lead
Nice Guys, Inc.
Film by James Smith Supporting
All In A Good Day's Work
Film (short) by Robert Caslava Starring
Film by Kip Shelton Starring
Film (short) by Detrich McClure Supporting
Film by Michael Feifer Supporting
Film (short) by Chris West Lead
Giant Eyeball Head
Film (short) by Polite Cussing Productions Supporting
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Voice-over by Kerrigan Marketing Lead
Voice-over by Frame x Frame Productions Lead
Voice-over by Zendesk Lead
Voice-over by Media Development Lead
Voice-over by Charles Rajnai Lead
Film by Michael Feifer/Lionsgate Supporting
Voice-over by Amy Ng Lead