News & Press

The OA now IMDb's #1 TV series!

December 2016

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's new Netflix series The OA, on which I play Ali (Jesse's "stonery sister", as one viewer so aptly described me), is currently the #1 TV series on IMDb! It's an honor to be a part of this unique series and a pleasure to end the year on such a high note. :)

Happy holidays! Enjoy Zombie Christmas - new animation!

December 2016

Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Just in time for the latter, check out Zombie Christmas. I voice all three female characters in this animated short: the female zombie, the little girl, and the mother. Check it out above, or on YouTube here. (Be warned: It's kinda gory/violent for a cartoon, so I'd perhaps recommend not watching with little kids around.)

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. The series is truly fantastic and certainly worth a watch, but if you'd like to find me right away, start at about 17:15 into Episode 4.



How To POKEMON GO - new animation

August 2016

I speak some Pokemon GO truths as Hilda in this new collaboration with dear friend and super ridiculously talented animator/filmmaker Oponok. Check it out above, or on YouTube here.

Appearing in Decker: Unclassified on Adult Swim on June 24th

June 2016

Abso Lutely Productions has announced Season 4 of its series Decker: Unclassified, which will be airing on Adult Swim starting June 17th at 11:15PM. Keep an eye out for me on June 24th in the second episode of Season 4, "The New Recruits", and check out the trailer here!

Hollywood debut in Alexander Payne's Downsizing, starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, out December 2017

April 2016

I had the incredible honor of working with the inimitable, incredible Mr. Alexander Payne on his upcoming feature (penned with writing partner Jim Taylor), Downsizing. Mark your calendars for Downsizing's release date: December 22nd, 2017!



Performance at Carnegie Hall: January 18th, 2016!

January 2016

In what I can only describe as a dream come true, I had the incredible opportunity to perform the music of my FAVORITE contemporary composer (Sir Karl Jenkins) at Carnegie Hall this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18th, 2016!! I even had a small solo in one of my favorite pieces :3 It was a night I will never forget!!

National commercial with Project Runway's Tim Gunn now airing!

November 2015

The Project Runway-inspired Dish Network commercial I shot--featuring a cameo appearance from Tim Gunn himself--is now airing nationwide! Click here to see the commercial, and keep an eye out for me on TV! =D

Ladies versus Butlers! now streaming online

November 2015

Melanie plays crazy school chancellor Kaede Tenjouji in the wacky anime series Ladies versus Butlers, now available for streaming on Crunchyroll! Check out a preview of Melanie's work in the series above.



Filming for Simbi_Zombies: A fantasy band feature film

October 2015

Just wrapped filming for Simbi_Zombies: A fantasy band feature film! If fantasy grunge/reggae/K-Pop zombie movies are your thing, be sure to check it out when it's released. :)

Melanie to speak at New York Media Festival

September 2015

Melanie will be speaking at the New York Media Festival, leading the "Women In Games" breakout session during the Games conference on Thursday, October 8th. Click here for more information.

Filming for Momsters: When Moms Go Bad!

July 2015

Just filmed an episode of the Investigation Discovery series Momsters: When Moms Go Bad, hosted by Roseanne Barr! I'll be appearing in the upcoming season.