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Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing locally; singing with her sisters and making her acting... See full bio »
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  Wake (pre-production)
 2013/I Snitch
Sylvie Collins
 2008 CSI: NY (Video Game)
Det. Stella Bonasera (voice)
 2005 Into the Fire (TV Movie)
Catrina / Sabrina Hampton
 2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Stella Bonasera
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
 1998 Rounders
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
A.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw
- Great Men (1998) ... A.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Andrea Wexler
- Sex, Lies and Monkeys (1997) ... Andrea Wexler
- First Degree (1997) ... Andrea Wexler
 1997 Leaving L.A. (TV Series)
Libby Galante
- Dead Elvis (1997) ... Libby Galante
- Now? (1997) ... Libby Galante
- The Black Widower (1997) ... Libby Galante
- The Eyes of the City (1997) ... Libby Galante
- Give Them Names (1997) ... Libby Galante
 1995 Due South (TV Series)
Victoria Metcalf
- Letting Go (1995) ... Victoria Metcalf
- Victoria's Secret: Part 2 (1995) ... Victoria Metcalf
- Victoria's Secret: Part 1 (1995) ... Victoria Metcalf
 1992-1995 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Eleni Andros Cooper
- Episode #1.2169 (1995) ... Eleni Andros Cooper
- Episode dated 18 May 1995 (1995) ... Eleni Andros Cooper
- Episode #1.11876 (1995) ... Eleni Andros Cooper
- Episode #1.12128 (1995) ... Eleni Andros Cooper
- Episode #1.12127 (1995) ... Eleni Andros Cooper
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
Angela Villanova
- The Using Game (1995) ... Angela Villanova
- You Thought the Pope Was Something (1995) ... Angela Villanova
- Welcome Back Cotter (1995) ... Angela Villanova
- A Question of Truth (1995) ... Angela Villanova
- Good-Bye Gator (1995) ... Angela Villanova
 1994 Bleeding Hearts
 1987 Carts (Short)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

Don't be embarrassed of who you are, they're gonna judge you no matter what you do.


Her first TV commercial was for Semicid contraceptive. Her agent (whom she still uses as a result of this) worked an "embarrassment clause" into her contract for the commercial, which has become standard for her ever since. See more »

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