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Overview (1)

Nicknames Mel
Red
Legs

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

Trivia (14)

She is originally from Durand, Illinois.
A former Elite model.
Body double for Jane Lynch on the "For Your Consideration" movie poster.
She is a former member of the "Illinois Female Bull Riding Team". She received a buckle after her first rodeo. Her rodeo name was "Leggs".
Actor, Dean Cain, talked her into wearing high heels. Melinda is almost six feet tall and would not wear heels until 'Superman' told her he thinks tall women are beautiful. Now she loves her heels.
Her first TV role was on her favorite sitcom "The Office".
In 1999, upon their arrival in Los Angeles, Kellie Starcher, Peter D'Alessio and Melinda Chilton shared a small one bedroom apartment with two dogs that also served as a staffing agency for promotional models.
Granddaughter of Polish immigrants.
Melinda's acting coach is Dee Wallace.
Melinda's grandfather is Thomas Matuszewski, who played shortstop in the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization in 1939.
Melinda works out every week with Richard Simmons at his exercise studio "Slimmons" in Beverly Hills. You can see Melinda in Richard Simmons' exercise video "Project Hope".
Melinda Chilton has, after her short film career, become a rider ont the rodeo. She has also modeled in the Chicago area.
Melinda Chilton received two nominations at the 3rd Annual Filmed in Utah Awards in 2014 for her role as Crazy Jane in the series Proper Manors. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series and Also Best Ensemble in a Series.
In 2014 Melinda was nominated for two Filmed in Utah Awards for her role as Crazy Jane in the series Proper Manors. The nominations were for Best Supporting Actress in a Series and Also for Best Ensemble in a Series.

Personal Quotes (2)

All I need are Jack Daniels and a Swisher Sweet.
Referring to her first day in LA... "I felt like Daisy Mae in Hollywood".

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