Biography

Melissa moves frequently between television, animation, film and theatre. She produced and stars in the comedy, HOW TO BEAT YOUR SISTER-IN-LAW (at everything) and has recurred on such shows as Amazon’s GOOD GIRLS REVOLT, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, PARENTHOOD, PROVIDENCE, PARTY OF FIVE, DIAGNOSIS MURDER Nickelodeon’s WINX CLUB and the animated hit, DOUG.  

Notable TV credits include MODERN FAMILY, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, DR KEN, NCIS, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, ST VINCENT, KIRBY BUCKETS and Disney’s KATBOT among many others. Film credits include THE COMEBACK TRAIL, SENIOR MOMENT with William Shatner, THE POISON ROSE with John Travolta and Ted Melfi’s ST VINCENT. Additionally, she is known for voicing the character of Sarah Wellington in THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE and Enid in the Audie Award winning radio series, THE SHERLOCK HOLMES THEATRE directed by Yuri Rasovsky.

Favorite theatre credits include, UNRAVELLED by Jake Broder, Playwright’s Arena and Center Theatre Group’s site-specific production of THE HOTEL PLAY (reuniting with playwright, Jennifer Maisel) and the critically acclaimed role of CiCi in the LA premiere of JOURNEY TO DOLLYWOOD by Jessie McCormack.  She has also lent her voice to countless readings and workshops including for Ojai Playwrights Festival, The Taper Too and A.S.K Theatre Projects, along with LA-based writers’ groups, Second Draft and Mondays At 8pm. 

Melissa has been seen and heard in over 300 commercials for major brands FOX, NBC, TD Ameritrade, Capital One, Gerber, Vitamix, DQ and many more. Melissa is also a stand-up comedian and has been a frequent guest on Vargas Mason’s Deez Nutz show at The Comedy Store and you can also hear her dubbing a variety of voices in some of Netflix’s hottest new foreign shows.