Hi, I’m Melissa.  I’m an actor, writer, dancer, and director.  I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and three cats and love crossword puzzles, punk rock, and pizza.  Equal rights issues are very important to me and I strive to be actively involved in making the world a better place.  Some days, I’m very lucky and get to teach acting to kids. 

Ok, now for the professional stuff….

Melissa started as a dancer in her hometown of St. Louis, MO and her love of the stage led her to acting.  As an actor, Melissa has been a part of many wonderful stage productions, such as To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella) and Proof (Catherine). 

Melissa studied acting in Chicago, training with Victory Gardens Theater and The Acting Studio, and performed in a trilogy of horror films with the Chicago-based Herbivore Productions.   

Since moving to Los Angeles, Melissa has completed the conservatory program at Second City Hollywood and spends time writing, dancing, and acting in web series & independent film.  She’s flattered if you took the time to read this entire page.