Mini Bio (2)
Melinda was born and raised on a farm in Durand, Illinois. Her hometown is two miles wide and two miles long with a population of 1100. There was only 36 students in her high school graduating class. Melinda is extremely proud of being a Midwest Farmer's daughter. She attributes her genuine "what you see is what you get" personality to growing up in a Mayberry kind of town. After high school Melinda moved to Chicago where she immediately was offered a contract with the Elite modeling agency. She fell in love with Shakespeare and joined a Shakespeare theater group called 'Inclusive Theater'. Melinda soon found she was born to play the role of 'Helena' in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Within a year of moving to Chicago Melinda landed her first film role opposite Patrick Dempsey in the movie "With Honors". This same film also gave Melinda the opportunity to work with Joe Pesci and Branden Frasier. Melinda soon realized she loved film as much as the theater. Later that year Melinda appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah's kind and encouraging words inspired Melinda to move to Hollywood. Once in Hollywood Melinda was quickly introduced to the world of Independent Films. Not only did she get a lot of on camera acting experience on the Indie sets, she got to try her hand at writing, directing, and even producing. This journey has given Melinda great respect for all the jobs that go into making a film. Melinda's first role on a TV show was on her favorite sitcom, "The Office".
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dorry Kane
Melinda Chilton is an Actress who has appeared on NBC's "The Office" and made her professional debut as Patrick Dempsey's girlfriend in the Warner Brothers feature "With Honors." Prior to her film career Melinda was a leading model with Elite and soon transitioned to a full time acting career. Melinda recently wrapped leading roles on the films "Rid of Me," a James Westby ("The Auteur") feature and the indie film "Fifteen Minutes Before" with Award winning Writer/Director Leslie Sloan.
Melinda has multiple films on the film festival circuit. These films include 'Saving Grace B Jones', directed by the legendary Connie Stevens; the quirky comedy, 'Intimacy', by Jesse Pattison and Andrew Albenze; and Jaison Costley's comedy horror, 'Sex Doll She Bitch'. She also was thrilled to have the opportunity to host the travel show, "Two Days In", written and directed by Mark Fletcher.
Melinda grew up on a farm outside the small town of Durand, Illinois. The daughter of a farmer and schoolteacher, she began her career in community theatre and soon transitioned to professional theatre in Chicago and Los Angeles. Melinda has had multiple appearances on "Oprah" and appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Melinda is managed by Alexius OmniMedia and Diversified Talent and repped by the Bobby Ball Agency commercially.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Jannone