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Hi, I'm Melanie.

 

I'm a Chicago-based actor, writer, director and teacher. When I'm not on set or rehearsal, I'm in class, at a film festival, or writing screenplays. 

 

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REEL

 
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CREDITS

IMDb | SAG-AFTRAe | EMC

Height: 5'7" | Hair: Blonde | Eyes: Brown

FILM

Rendezvous in Chicago

Let's Tattoo Our Newborn Baby*

West Virginian Starfish*

Malady*

Goodbye, Janet*

Forever

Compartmentalization Storage Facility

Nicki and Adam

Critical Nexus

Vanguard: Siren

*indicates coming soon

Supporting

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Supporting

Supporting

THEATRE

Constellations

Peach on Earth

Amicable

Sunday Evening

Memory Foam

West Side Story

Billy Witch

Good Kids

Great American Trailer Park Musical

Bachelorette

Sunday on the Rocks

Vagina Monologues

*indicates coming soon

**indicates company member

Marianne

Princess Peach

Shannon

Jenny

Natalie

Velma

Jenny

Brianna

Lin

Katie

Elly

Ensemble

VOICEOVER

Always Learning

Vote Yes for Fairness

EDUCATION & TRAINING

BA Theatre and Drama- Acting

Minors: Dance & TV/Film

Certificate of Acting

 

Advanced Pro On Camera*

Advanced Pro On Camera

Soar Workshop - Elite Acting Program

Shakespeare Acting

Acting for Musical Theatre

Acting for Camera

Audition for Film & TV

Voice

SAFD Combat

Movement

Devising Theatre​​

 

Dance: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap

Michael Glover Smith, Dir.

Paul Restivo, Dir.

Hyten Davidson & Tommy Martin, Dir.

Will Schneider, Dir.

Will Schneider, Dir.

Lydia Smyth, Dir.

Eliaz Rodriguez, Dir.

Kacem Khalife, Dir.

Turf Alexis, Dir.

Matthew Brezina, Dir.

 

Theatre Above the Law** - Tony Lawry

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Rose Valley Theatre - Zlatomir Moldovanski

Paragon Play Fest - Tommy Martin

Cardinal Stage Co. - Randy White

Bloomington Playwrights - Rob Heller

IU Theatre - Jonathan Michaelson

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Indiana University Tech Services

Illinois Fair Tax

Indiana University​ - Bloomington, Indiana

Gaeity School of Acting - Dublin, Ireland

Janelle Snow (CHI)

Brittani Ward, CSA (CHI)

Cathy Reinking (ATL)

Henry Woronicz (IN)

Andy Hite (CHI)

Robyn Coffin (CHI)

Sarah Clark, CSA (CHI)

Melissa Foster (CHI)

Ciarian O'Grady (DUB, Ireland)

Adam McLean (IN), Stephanie Courtney (DUB, Ireland)

Clare Maguire (DUB, Ireland)

SPECIAL SKILLS

Dialects: RP British, Southern, Dublin Irish, Chicagoan, New Yorker

 

GALLERY

FILM

THEATRE

 

NEWS

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COMEDIC SHORT WRAPPED

I just wrapped shooting short film Let's Tattoo Our Newborn Baby, written and directed by Paul Restivo. The short is now in post-production, stay tuned for festival updates!

 

CONTACT

REPRESENTATION

Grossman & Jack Talent

(312) 587-1155

213 West Institute Place, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60610

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TAKE CLASS WITH ME

 

Actor Coaching + Consulting

Work with me one-on-one or in small groups up to three on Zoom or in my home studio. I will teach you how to analyze text to serve the story, develop character that's authentic to you, and to find your creative process to build the confidence necessary to nail any audition.

 

Want to improve your actor materials? Need a second look at your self tapes, headshots, resume, website, etc.? I consult too.

 

Available for 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 minute sessions! Fill out my contact form above to inquire about pricing and services.

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Children's Musical Theatre

A unique theatre experience where students meet new people, develop interpersonal skills, build confidence, and enhance self-esteem while creatively challenging their bodies, voices and hearts.

 

Offerings include Tots classes, Junior shows, showcases, classes and workshops for preschool-8th grade students at the Historic Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview and First Free Church in Andersonville.

 

All students involved will perform at the historic Athenaeum Theatre!

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