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Melissa Mitchell Biography

 
Bio:
Born and raised in Southern California, Melissa has been working as an actress in TV, film, commercials, and musical theatre since the age of 8. Before entering high school, Melissa had made her on-screen debut in Disney's Holes, Columbia Pictures' Anger Management, working with Adam Sandler, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Born and raised in Southern California, Melissa has been working as an actress in TV, film, commercials, and musical theatre since the age of 8. Before entering high school, Melissa had made her on-screen debut in Disney's Holes, Columbia Pictures' Anger Management, working with Adam Sandler, ... (read complete bio)

Born and raised in Southern California, Melissa has been working as an actress in TV, film, commercials, and musical theatre since the age of 8. Before entering high school, Melissa had made her on-screen debut in Disney's Holes, Columbia Pictures' Anger Management, working with Adam Sandler, appeared in Unsolved Mysteries, starred in national commercials, and performed as a Junior Singer on Star Search. One of Melissa's most memorable moments as a young performer was singing "Let There Be Peace on Earth" with Broadway's original Belle (Beauty & the Beast), Susan Egan, at the 2002 Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony in Los Angeles, sharing the stage with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Throughout the excitement of working in TV and Film in Los Angeles, Melissa's passion for being on stage remained. In 2012, Melissa made the move to NYC and is currently making her NYC and Off-Broadway debut in The Public Theater's GIANT. Her favorite Southern California regional theatre credits include originating the role of Holly in Roger Bean's Summer of Love (Musical Theatre West �¿� World Premiere) and playing the title role in Cinderella alongside Sally Struthers (Cabrillo Music Theatre), for which she won Best Actress in BroadwayWorld.com's 2010 Southern California Awards. Additional credits include Show at Barre's For the Record: John Hughes (The "Princess"), Annie (Star-to-Be) with Andrea McArdle at Musical Theatre West, Seussical (Bird Girl), Joseph�¿�Dreamcoat, and Jesus Christ Superstar at the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities.

Mitchell graduated cum laude from UCLA in 2011, holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and had the honor of being chosen to sing the Alma Mater at her graduation ceremony. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. www.melissamitchell.us. Soli Deo Gloria �¿� For the Glory of God!