Melina Kanakaredes

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Quotes (13)

  • Melina: (on CSI: NY co-star Gary Sinise) And in real life, as friends and co-workers we just adore each other. We always have a blast. He hasn't failed me yet. He's been a wonderful, wonderful friend and colleague. It's wonderful working with Gary.

  • Melina: (on continuity and the CSI: NY fans) I always say when we're doing something on the set and it's not matching or it's something different, I'm like, "Hey, our fans are going write in about this!" They watch all the little details! Especially if they're able to TiVO and stop it, so [we have to make sure we can] keep them entertained and keep them guessing!

  • (Talking about working in CSI:NY with so handsome men.) Melina: You know if I had my way, I'd have them all as boyfriends on the show! Anna Belknap and I always joke that it's just such a great show. It's the two of us and all these boys! We're in a good position!

  • (On staying thin) Melina: Skinny? Listen, my husband's a chef. He cooks only for me now, and our two kids because I won't let him open another restaurant again - but I'm not skinny. I'm Greek. I eat.

  • (At the Tony's on theater) Melina: Would you believe five years ago I worked on 'Curtains'? It workshopped for years, but my role turned into three others.

  • Melina: It's a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life," she says. "No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. … It grounds us as a family.

  • Melina: (after her husband baked seven different cheesecakes while studying for a culinary exam) I would invite all my friends, and it would be horrible. Some of the boys are worse than the girls, saying 'I can't eat this!' I'd say, 'Shut up and eat. I can't have all this great food in the house.'

  • (Talking about her character on "CSI:NY") Melina: Viewers are watching Stella hold her own.

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Trivia (32)

  • Melina is a spokesperson for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.

  • Melina and her husband, a former restaurant consultant, own the Tria Greek Kuzina in Powell, Ohio.

  • Melina made her acting debut when she was 8 years old in the community theater production of Tom Sawyer.

  • Melina is 5'7" tall.

  • In 1999, Melina was featured in People's magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People In The World".

  • Melina was the spokeswoman for Maybelline New York in 2001.

  • Melina competed in Synchronized Swimming while at Ohio State.

  • After Melina was crowned Miss Coloumbus she became the first runner-up at the 1986 Miss Ohio Pageant.

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