Melanie is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her short films have been mentioned in Honeysuckle Magazine, AmoMama, and ScreenAnarchy.

 

Her latest short, DRESS CODE (Official Selection NewFest), follows an introverted poetry student who experiments with her image. It features a stellar appearance by Lauren Lane (THE NANNY) and was described as "an invitation for the audience to think through the literal performance of gender" by Honeysuckle Magazine. Melanie wrote, directed, and starred as an anxious comedian in her debut short CHOKE ARTIST (Official Selection Lighthouse International Film Festival). It recently streamed for Pride Month on Thirdwing.

Melanie is the co-writer of BROOKLYN NO-NAMES, Best Script winner of the 2018 SheNYC Summer Theater Festival Off-Broadway. She starred in the production with co-writer Marisa Jones. Melanie is an alum of Joan Scheckel's Filmmaking Series (Action Lab). She graduated Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Acting from Texas State University, where her love for playwriting emerged. Her play, BURNING AND DODGING, was produced in the Texas State Playwright's Lab 2015. Her latest project is the awkward and sexy CHOKE ARTIST half-hour teleplay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present