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About Melanie

Melanie is an on-camera and voiceover actress based in Los Angeles. She plays a silly instrument called the Otamatone, speaks Korean, loves DDR and has an adorable pet bunny. She's pretty cool overall. Click here to learn more about her.

Acting reel (click here to download)


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Melanie's voice can be heard in commercials, animation, video games, and more. Click here for some of Melanie's VO work.

News & Press

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post premiering in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival!

December 2017

I am so thrilled to be part of this beautiful film, which will make its world premiere as an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival! Based on the YA novel of the same name, Cameron Post follows its titular character as she is put through a gay conversion therapy program by her ultra-conservation grandmother and aunt. I play Helen, another one of the girls in the program.

Battle Chef Brigade now out for Nintendo Switch and Steam

November 2017

Adult Swim Games' Battle Chef Brigade is now out for Nintendo Switch and Steam! Pick up a copy to hear me voice a number of characters, including the no-nonsense Razel, affectionate Ardea, blasé Judge Bea and adorable Lupa!

Appearing on Awesomeness TV's My Dead Ex in 2018

October 2017

Just wrapped shooting with a really fantastic cast and crew for Awesomeness TV's My Dead Ex--check it out when it debuts in 2018!

Appearing in Adult Swim Games' Battle Chef Brigade, out on Nintendo Switch and PC late 2017!

September 2017

Woohoo!! Come December 2017, you'll be able to hear me as the voice of no-nonsense Razel (pictured here, on the right), spunky Ardea, blasé Bea, adorable Lupa, and other characters in Battle Chef Brigade, a "chef's pairing of equal parts old-school brawler, match-three puzzler, served with a side of light RPG progression"! The game, developed by Trinket Studios, will be published by Adult Swim Games and available on Nintendo Switch and PC in late 2017!! I had a blast voicing these characters--this project was SUPER fun to be a part of. :)

Performing LIVE on Otamatone at Tom's on Abbot Kinney!

August 2017

My alter ego, Meladactyl, will be performing on Otamatone LIVE at Tom's Flagship Store on Abbot Kinney in Venice this weekend! Here are the details:

Who: You! And me, Meladactyl, on Otamatone!
What: Melanie Plays Your Favorite Songs On The Otamatone, Poorly But Fervently
Where: Tom’s Flagship Store, 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: Friday, August 4th, 7:30PM

Come hear me play some very serious music on a very serious instrument for very serious people. And get the iced vanilla coriander latte. Trust me on this one.

For answers to all of your questions about the Otamatone (including, "What IS that thing???"), click here.

Alexander Payne's Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, to open Venice International Film Festival!!

July 2017

Alexander Payne's upcoming feature film, Downsizing, will be opening the Venice International Film Festival! This is quite a coveted slot, which La La Land held last year. I had the incredible honor of working with the inimitable, incredible Mr. Alexander Payne on this film (penned with writing partner Jim Taylor). I'm so proud of the cast and crew and team that produced it!! Mark your calendars for Downsizing's release date: December 22nd, 2017!!!

Click here to view the news article on Variety.

UPDATE: After opening the Venice Film Festival to rave reviews, Downsizing has gone on to open the Telluride Film Festival and will next screen at Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX!

Appearing on Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan, debuting March 5th on FX!

April 2017

I'll be appearing on the season finale of Ryan Murphy's new series, FEUD: Bette and Joan, on FX at 10PM on Sunday, April 23rd!! This was my first project as an official Angeleno!

Update (April 2017): You can view a clip of my appearance on FEUD: Bette and Joan above!

The OA now available on Netflix

December 2016

Season 1 of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's new series, The OA, is now available on Netflix. I play Ali, Jesse (one of the main character)'s sister. You can find me starting at about 17:15 into Episode 4, or click here to watch a clip from that scene.

Update (January 2017): The OA has been the #1 series on IMDb for three weeks straight!

Appearing in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, starring Chloe Grace Moretz

November 2016

I am THRILLED to share that I just wrapped a major supporting role in the film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, directed by Desiree Akhavan and starring Chloe Grace Moretz! This is a really special film, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Emily Danforth. I can't WAIT for you to see it.

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