Part Sicilian, part Native American, part French, Melissa spent most of her childhood clowning it up at school and impersonating her beloved family. Then late one night, she saw Sigourney Weaver in 'Alien' and knew then and there she wanted to be an alien...
Since she couldn't really be an alien, she studied theater at Georgia State University in her adopted home town, Atlanta. "It seemed the next best thing." After graduation, Melissa spent three years as an assignment editor at Atlanta's CBS affiliate, while acting in commercials and films whenever possible. Steady acting work in Atlanta's flourishing commercial market quickly meant 'adios amigos' to the station and 'hellooooo' to full time alien.
Since then, she's landed over 50 national and regional commercials, including her current campaign as co-spokesperson for S & K Menswear. Notable television roles include a reoccurring role on the WB's One Tree Hill, co-starring roles on the WB's Dawson's Creek and the CBS miniseries Shake, Rattle, and Roll. She's been in numerous independent films including multi-award winning short film White ^itch Down.
As co-owner of The Goods Inc., Melissa performs in The Goods Variety Show and spends her down time as a rock star. Well, maybe just a rockin' person. "It seemed the next best thing".