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Born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to an artistic family, Melissa O'Donnell inherited the acting gene from her grandmother, Gabrielle. At the age of 6 with the encouragement of her first grade teacher, she began writing scripts and putting on her own productions; setting her own stage, and making wardrobes from her Mom-Mom O'Donnell's old linens. Most of her life, Melissa pursued academia with an interest in human behavior. She graduated LaSalle University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, focusing on personality development and deviance. Feeling incredibly unfulfilled, Melissa began re-exploring the world of film and television. She continued to harness her love for acting and telling stories through film over the years, and has since portrayed various principal and lead roles displaying her vast range in over 40 independent and studio projects in less than 5 years, recently accruing 2 best actress nominations from film festivals for different roles.

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