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Born and raised in Paris, France, form a Turkish mother and a French father, Melissa is a blend of several different cultures and speaks French, Turkish, English and Spanish, as well as some Russian and Japanese. At only 15 years old, Melissa left Paris and moved on her own to the other end of the world: Sydney, Australia where she learned English and studied theater. After 3 years of theater classes at the most famous acting school of France (Cours Florent), she moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 2005, where she studied in the "acting for film and television" program of the Vancouver Film School (VFS). She has also lived in Macedonia, where she acted in a popular TV series during 35 episodes ("Farewell Balkans"); Istanbul, Turkey where she hosted a weekly TV show during 78 episodes on National TV, and Los Angeles, California where she is currently based since May 2013. Besides the Television series and shows, Melissa has also been in several feature films, including "The Precinct", which represented its country (Azerbaijan) at the 2011 Academy Awards, "Smyrn-Of" which was released in theaters in Turkey in 2010, "Discarded", shot in Los Angeles in 2013, and "Bensiz" (Without Me") released in theaters in Turkey in May 2014. Melissa also directs her own short films and has attended several festivals around the world where she won Awards for her work.
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