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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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Known For

Providence
Providence Dr. Sydney Hansen
(1999-2002)
CSI: NY
CSI: NY Stella Bonasera
(2004-2010)
15 Minutes
15 Minutes Nicolette Karas
(2001)
Snitch
Snitch Sylvie Collins
(2013)

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 2018/I Wake (pre-production)
June
 2018 The Resident (TV Series)
Lane Hunter
- No Matter The Cost (2018) ... Lane Hunter
- None the Wiser (2018) ... Lane Hunter
- Identity Crisis (2018) ... Lane Hunter
- Comrades in Arms (2018) ... Lane Hunter
- Independence Day (2018) ... Lane Hunter
 2016 Notorious (TV Series)
Dana Hartman
- Choice (2016) ... Dana Hartman
- The Burn Book (2016) ... Dana Hartman
- Chase (2016) ... Dana Hartman
 2015 Extant (TV Series)
Dorothy
- The Greater Good (2015) ... Dorothy
- Double Vision (2015) ... Dorothy
- Arms and the Humanich (2015) ... Dorothy
- The Other (2015) ... Dorothy
- You Say You Want an Evolution (2015) ... Dorothy
 2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Kathy Millwood
- Nanahu (2015) ... Kathy Millwood
 2013/I Snitch
Sylvie Collins
 2004-2010 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Stella Bonasera
- Vacation Getaway (2010) ... Stella Bonasera
- Point of View (2010) ... Stella Bonasera
- Unusual Suspects (2010) ... Stella Bonasera
- Tales from the Undercard (2010) ... Stella Bonasera
- Redemptio (2010) ... Stella Bonasera
 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
- MIA/NYC Nonstop (2004) ... Stella Bonasera
 1999-2002 Providence (TV Series)
Dr. Sydney Hansen
- The Eleventh Hour (2002) ... Dr. Sydney Hansen
- The Eleventh Hour: Part 2 (2002) ... Dr. Sydney Hansen
- Eye of the Storm (2002) ... Dr. Sydney Hansen
- The Sound of Music (2002) ... Dr. Sydney Hansen
- Left-Overs (2002) ... Dr. Sydney Hansen
 2001 15 Minutes
Nicolette Karas
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Rita
 1998 Rounders
Barbara
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
A.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw
- Great Men (1998) ... A.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw
 1998 Dangerous Beauty
Livia
 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 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Benita Alden
- E.R. (1995) ... Benita Alden
- A Murder with Teeth in It (1995) ... Benita Alden
- Large Mouth Bass (1995) ... Benita Alden
- Vishy-Vashy-Vinny (1995) ... Benita Alden
- In the Butt, Bob (1995) ... Benita Alden
 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 / Eleni Andros Spaulding
- 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
Daphne
 1987 Carts (Short)
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TV commercials for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (2007) See more »

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2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

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.

Trivia:

Was considered for the lead for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), but was pregnant at the time. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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