Melissa DiMarco was born on January 1, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and she is a Canadian actress and television personality. Melissa hosts, writes, directs, and produces the television show "Out There with Melissa DiMarco". It's a fictional portrayal of an entertainment news host. She also plays the principal of Degrassi on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Melissa is a graduate of York University's Fine Arts Program, Dean's Honour Roll. She is also a qualified member of the Canadian Association of Journalist, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and ACTRA. Melissa DiMarco has a strong fan base as both the face and force behind Out There. She is also a series lead on the award-winning drama "Degrassi – The Next Generation" which is viewed in over 43 million American households and in over 150 countries in syndication. Melissa DiMarco also starred opposite Tom Sizemore in the movie Hustle- The Pete Rose Story, directed by legendary filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. And she guest-starred on the Kojak series with Ving Rhames. You can hearher in the family comedy feature film Bailey – starring the voice of Jon Lovitz as Bailey and Melissa DiMarco as the voice of Tessa. Melissa DiMarco also hit the big screen as the female lead in the feature film comedy Red Green Duct Tape Forever and appeared in the feature film, Death to Smoochy, directed by Danny DeVito, starring Robin Williams and Ed Norton. Out There with Melissa won Outstanding Achievement in Creative Excellence at the 39th U.S International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles.
Out There is one of the leading entertainment programs reaching cross-platform markets: Audience reach of over 6 million in diversifed markets across Canada. Targets stong demographics; Youths 12-18 as well as Adults 18-49 with expendable income. Rotational timeslots (primetime, night time, and daytime), target variety and loyalty ( click here see show schedule for showtimes!) Focusing on Melissa's fun experiences with the stars as an entertainment journalist, this series brings viewers in for a behind-the-scenes look at the trials and tribulations of an entertainment journalist who at the end of the day, really gets the one-on-one interview