|Height||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Melanie is a SAG-AFTRA/Equity actor with over 40 plays, three features and numerous short films, commercials and voiceovers under her belt. In the spring of 2017 she starred in the two-person play Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington with veteran actor Ben Guillory at the esteemed Robey Theatre Company. Melanie has been on American Horror Story, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., House M.D. and Big Love and started off 2018 with an inspiring national Ford commercial called We the People and as Colonel Molly Fleisher in the last season of Scandal.
Melanie is of Scots-Irish, Spanish-Mexican, Czech and German descent and is originally from Aurora, Colorado where she went to Gateway High School. She spent her junior year of high school as a foreign exchange student in Dinan, France, where she became an avid Francophile and learned fluent French. Melanie went on to earn her BA in English and Theatre from Barnard College - Columbia University, and has trained in London with BADA, in improv with an iO alum, in voiceover with Paul Pape and in acting with Krater and BGB Studios.
Melanie is probably one of the few people you'll meet who has spent a year in Antarctica, where she worked as an Admin for the IT and Ops departments and then as a Carpenter Helper. Among other odd jobs, she has worked as a valet, a caterer and a paralegal, at one point even selling her plasma. She is a motorcyclist, a certified diver and an avid animal lover who has two cats and two dogs, all rescues, whom she serenades on a regular basis--sometimes in French, sometimes in Spanish, but mostly in English.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Melanie Cruz