Besides her work in TV series, Melyssa has also worked in the following movies:
- Def Jam: Icon (2007) (as Mar 2007, this movie is being filmed)
- Psyche (2004) as Kenya (credited as Melyssa)
- Turn It Up (2000) as Deborah
Melyssa has the nickname of Jessica Rabbit.
She worked in Mystikal's music video Shake it Fast
She was working as a barmaid, in a nightclub in Toronto, when she was discovered by a music director, Litle X, that helped her launch her modeling career.
Melyssa studied forensic psychology at York University.
She pratices boxing and is good at it.
The mother is Caucasian and the father is West-Indian. She is very proud of the fact that she is a bi-racial Canadian woman.
She worked as a volunteer in several organizations: the Toronto Humane Society, the Toronto Wildlife Society and Kitty Kind (a feline adoption agency).
She is 5'4" (1.63m).
Her first feature film was the movie Turn It Up in 2000 as Deborah.
She went to the York University in Toronto.
She has West Indian, Norwegian and Russian heritage.
Melyssa: If you've been specially requested by the director or by the artist himself, then I always say, 'Be smart, be a businesswoman'. My little trick has always been to try to have a behind-the-scenes mole telling me how the budget's being divvied up and what I can really get away with asking. Most of these rappers want like 30 or 40 girls in their videos, and these days to find a video with a budget of over $500,000 is very rare
Melyssa: My job is to sell fantasy and perfection
Melyssa: I'm not the promiscuous twit that I'm often mistaken for.
(about her body)
Melyssa: I've got a six-pack. Everything else about me is so exaggerated. My butt is exaggerated, my breasts are exaggerated, my hair's big. The one thing that's really tiny is my waist.
Melyssa: I once learned to spit fire on a video set. So now when I'm requested to host a party, everyone's like, 'Can you spit fire at the party?' I'm like, 'That's an extra $2,000, yo!'