In 2002, Melissa was #75 on Maxim's list of "Hot 100 of 2002."
Melissa's favorite bands are Björk, Led Zeppelin and the Verve.
Melissa's favorite movies are Rushmore, Annie Hall, The Graduate and Hilary and Jackie.
Melissa's favorite authors are Margaret Atwood and William Carlos Williams.
Melissa would like to work with David Fincher, David Mamet and Woody Allen.
Melissa's mother worked on Jimmy Carter's last political campaign.
Melissa's role on Life as Constance Griffiths was recast because the producers wanted an older actress in the role.
Melissa lives in Los Angeles.
Melissa has naturally blond hair and green eyes.
Melissa is engaged to fellow actor Alex Nesic.
Melissa has studied acting at The Stella Adler Conservatory, NYU's Stonestreet Studio, and Michael Howard Studio.
Melissa attended the University of Virginia where she studied Art History.
Melissa attended Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC.
Melissa Sagemiller is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Melissa was discovered in a jewelry store when she was 14 years old.
Melissa is in the movie Get Over It, playing Allison.
Melissa:(On receiving attention from men as a young model in Paris) The French guys are total perverts! They used to follow us back home, to where the models were staying and jack-off outside the window. They'd try to pull down your skirt in the subway, it's really just Parisian men. If you're American, they think you're easy. Unfortunately, I was blond and American, so I was screwed either way.
Melissa:(On how being famous has affected her life) My life's not any different, I don't think I'm really in the spotlight. Sometimes people recognize me, but I haven't done a lot yet. I'm one of those up-and-coming people, so I don't feel that pressure a lot. It's all in how you deal with it, some people freak out, others can handle it. Like Jack Nicholson, or Matthew Broderick…they handle it so well.
Melissa: I had this gym teacher who would drink cartons of milk and yell at us with it all over his lips. I don't drink milk to this day because I was traumatized. It's always the gym teachers who are freaks.
Melissa:(On how her modeling career ended) My junior year, they told me, 'You're going to Japan.' And I said, 'Actually, I'm going to the University of Virginia to drink beer.'
Melissa: A lot of those girls get opportunities they shouldn't just because they're hot.
Melissa: I'm very ticklish. They say being tickled is a form of torture.
Melissa: It's cool, it's hard work, but you do get to play, which is great.
Melissa: I've been doing stage stuff since I was 9. It's something I've always wanted to do.
Melissa: I've always gone out with starving artists, so it's more what they've done for me.
Melissa: Anyone can express themselves the way they want.
Melissa: People have said that I'm vaguely attractive, even though I'm a dork, I don't know...
Melissa: That sort of describes me, actually, I'm a nerdy dork, and I like to have fun.
Melissa: I think they're cool...I like glasses.
Melissa (about wearing glasses): It's like that sexy librarian thing.
Melissa: I have some surprises coming up that I can't talk about...yet...
Melissa (about the glasses she wears in the movie Sorority Boys): Just props. I bought them years ago when I had to audition for "smart" roles…since they don't think blondes are "brainy."
Melissa: I love comedy too, and it's great to both and mix it up, but I really love drama.
Melissa: I like drama. My first movie that I did, Soul Survivors, was a drama and I'm just drawn to that, that's sort of my forte.
Melissa: It would be great to be the opposite sex and see what it's like.
Melissa: We don't have royalty like other countries, so they have to idolize something else, put something on a pedestal.
Melissa: I was a tom-girl when I was growing up.