The Basics

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)

On-Camera

Click here to see some of Melanie's on-camera work in film, TV, commercials and more.

Voiceover

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

News & Press

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.

Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan scores EIGHTEEN Emmy nominations!!

July 2017

A HUGE congratulations to the team behind FEUD: Bette and Joan, which was nominated for EIGHTEEN EMMYS!! (I appear in the season finale of FEUD: Bette and Joan, getting sassed by Ms. Jessica Lange [as Joan Crawford] in this scene here.)



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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