I normally get hired to play the strong female lead, the bitch, the girl who can cry on cue. But when you meet me, you wont believe it. You'll say "Melissa! You're so upbeat and fun! No way do you play a meanie!" To which I'll say "I'll cut you!" Just kidding.
I had the pleasure of attending Ball State University, where I got my degree in Musical Theatre, but found my passion for doing TV and Film once I graduated. Go figure!
I love to cook (and thereby EAT), I love Starbucks (I should own stock!), I love to travel (Hawaii and Alaska in the same year people--it was amazing), I love running my own business and helping other actors, and I adore my husband Jon and my Yorkie Russell named Lucy. She says hi!
If you'd like to work on a cool project (web series, film, book me as a series regular on a TV show), lets do it! Just shoot me an email/text/facebook message/tweet/call/you name it!
John Adams Co-star HBO
Alaska: Ice Cold Killers Guest Star I.D. Channel
A Haunting Guest Star Discovery Channel
Wicked Attraction Guest Star I.D. Channel
F.B.I. Criminal Pursuit Guest Star I.D. Channel
Happily Never After Co-star I.D. Channel
Gambil Lead Chandler Perry
Talking Lead Michael Hammond
So Long as I Listen Lead Ben Andrus
Reassignment Lead Brett Niethamer
Chroma Supporting Danielle Thompson
The Making of Jane D. Smith Series Lead Tomorrow Machine
The Lawrences Guest Star Serious Pictures
Danny the Manny Co-star Mike Roma Prod.
Three Days of Rain Nan/Lina Generic Theatre
Two Rooms Lanie Source Theatre
The Witch of Pungo Grace Sherwood Beach Street Stage
The Eight Vixen 40th Street Stage
The Scarlet Pimpernel Marie VA Musical Theatre
Romeo and Juliet Nurse Minnetrista Stage
Acting: B.A. Musical Theatre (Ball State University)
On Camera: Billy O’Leary Studio, Garry Manasco Studio
Audition: Marci Liroff, Amy Jo Berman, Paul Webber, Garry Manasco
Improv: Upright Citizens Brigade
Voice: Mary Hagopean, Kathi Lee Wilson, Bill Reed, Mandy Fox
Dance: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Broadway
Singing (Soprano w/ Belt, Range E3-D6), Piano, Dialects (Scottish, Irish, British, Souther [Texas, South Carolina] Midwestern, Russian), Photography, Amateur hair stylist (just ask my friends!)