About Melanie

Melanie is an actor, director, writer, and lover of fuzzy animals. Especially dogs and bunnies. Most recently, Melanie appeared alongside Chloë Grace Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, winner of the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Award and NYT Critic's Pick. Other recent on-camera credits include Netflix series The OA, Ryan Murphy's Emmy-nominated Feud: Bette and Joan on FX, Adult Swim's Decker, FX's Legion, and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing.

Behind the mic, Melanie has voiced hundreds of games, commercials, animated works and more, with over 550 studio hours spanning more than 350 recording sessions during her eighteen months in South Korea alone. In addition to a singing bison (yes, really), a sprightly kangaroo and a kindly cat hostess in Disney Junior's P. King Duckling, Melanie voices no-nonsense Razel, spunky Ardea, blasé Bea, adorable Lupa, and other characters in Adult Swim Games' Battle Chef Brigade, as well as Vella Wilde, the lead female protagonist in the highly-anticipated indie RPG YIIK, which has been featured on Kotaku, PCGamer, Engadget, IGN, and Sony’s official Playstation blog. Melanie’s voice can also be heard in anime series including Ladies versus Butlers! and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V, as well as in commercials and narration for Samsung, Apple, Ebay, LG, Johnson & Johnson, and Japan Airlines.

An NYU graduate, Melanie learned to speak Korean and play samulnori (traditional Korean percussion) in college--interests that inspired her to spend a year and a half in South Korea, studying the Korean language abroad and working full-time as a voice actor. She often uses both abilities in her work, in film (speaking Korean in Simbi_Xombies, Product Of The Year and Drawing Lines), live performance (as the featured samulnori player at the 2014 Buddha's Birthday performance in Union Square Park), and otherwise (including an upcoming pilot project in the works).

In addition to her performance work, Melanie is the owner/CEO of Listen To Melanie (LTM) Productions, which provides casting, directing, production and consulting services for creative productions. Under the LTM moniker, she fully cast and directed the voice acting for the game Norse Noir, notable for including veteran voice actors from games like League of Legends, World Of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Smash Bros., and Bioshock Infinite alongside up-and-coming voiceover talent. Melanie was the main ADR director for Media Blasters’ first in-house anime dub of Holy Knight, which received over 80,000 views in its first three weeks online.

Melanie lives in Los Angeles with her adorable pet bunny, Pia.

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Fun facts

Favorite movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hot Fuzz, The Great Mouse Detective, The Court Jester, Fantastia, Aladdin, Stoker, the Indiana Jones Trilogy, Beetlejuice, and 놈놈놈 (also known as 좋은놈 나쁜놈 이상한놈/The Good, The Bad, and the Weird)

Favorite TV shows

Community is her favorite favorite favorite TV show of all time, ever, in the entire universe, and she is still pulling for #sixseasonsandamovie. Beyond that: Suits, Breaking Bad, The Good Place, Jane The Virgin, Mozart In The Jungle, Criminal Minds, Cowboy Bebop, Great Teacher Onizuka, Superstore, Law and Order: SVU, Grey's Anatomy, Lupin III, Android Kikaider: The Animation, Hellsing, Case Closed/Detective Conan, and Neon Genesis Evangelion

Favorite plays

The Importance Of Being Earnest; Ubu Roi; Six Characters In Search Of An Author; Waiting For Godot









Favorite books

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; The Giver; Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Wendal, His Cat and the Progress of Man; A Wrinkle In Time and A Wind In The Door; The Elements Of Style; and the Harry Potter books. Also, I love Reader's Digest and have been reading it regularly since I was eight years old.

Favorite foods

Macaroni and cheese, bubble tea, apples, grapes, avocadoes, good matzoh ball soup, pizza, mushrooms (cooked, not raw), bibimbap/비빔밥, kong kuk su/콩국수, mashed potatoes, and dumplings. And Chipotle veggie burritos.

Favorite music

Music is paramount in my life, and I have a very, very wide range of music that I love. Here are just a FEW of my very favorites: Mark Bacino, Prozzak, Era, Alexander Rybak, Claude Francois, Kaoma, Yoko Kanno, Nilüfer, Tarkan, Three Dog Night, The Turtles, Adiemus/Karl Jenkins, Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein (particularly his Mass), Menotti, Mozart, Mussorgsky, John Rutter, Tchaikovsky, Eric Whitacre, Bobby Darin, Dustbowl Revival, Darren Korb (particularly the Transistor soundtrack), E.L.O., Liquid Tension Experiment, B’z, Tomoyasu Hotei, L’arc~en~Ciel, Tak Matsumoto, Porno Graffitti, MC Mong, Nemesis, Samulnori, Turtles/거북이, Yoon Do Hyun Band, Better Than Ezra, Eve 6, The Floyds/Floyd’s Funk Revival, Huey Lewis and the News, Incubus, Marvelous 3, Mr. Big, SR-71, Stone Temple Pilots, Stroke 9, Bacilos, Chayanne, Juanes, E Nomine, Raffi

Favorite video games

Kirby's Adventure, Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), Pump It Up (PIU), Transistor, Nidhogg, QWOP, Spaceteam, Just Dance

Other stuff I like

Bike riding, DDR, samulnori (traditional Korean percussion), traveling, philosophy, animation, Jewish history/thought, juggling, singing/music, cooking, Korean language/music/culture, video games

News & Press

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post now out on digital and DVD/Blu-Ray

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, featuring Melanie as Helen, is now out on streaming/download platforms (Amazon link) and DVD/Blu-Ray. Cameron Post, a NYT Critic's Pick, won the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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USA Today: "Sundance awards grand jury prize to 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'"
Review: The Guardian
Review: Indiewire


Battle Chef Brigade now out for Nintendo Switch and Steam

Melanie voices the no-nonsense Razel, affectionate Ardea, and other endearing characters in Adult Swim Games' Battle Chef Brigade, now out for Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan now on Amazon

Melanie appears on the season finale of Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan, now available on Amazon and iTunes.



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