|Birthday:||January 23, 1985|
|Birthplace:||Saratoga, California, U.S.|
|Education:||Independence High School|
American Academy of Dramatic Arts (trained)
British American Drama Academy (trained)
|Family & Friends|
|Only appearance:||The Other Shoe|
Mekenna Melvin is an American actress best known for playing Alex McHugh in Chuck, Angela in Three Rivers and Stefanie Fife in Lie to Me. She also co-created and starred as Amber Hannold in Amber Lake, an independent film released in 2010.
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Melvin was born and raised in Saratoga, California. She became interested in acting at a young age through spending time at a local theater with her mother, a theater director, and made her first acting appearance as Woodstock in a local performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the age of 5. She is a graduate of Independence High School in San Jose, California.
She trained at both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, New York and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.
Melvin is professionally trained as an actress, dancer, and singer, and also has martial arts training, at the level of a first degree blackbelt, in taekwondo.
|2008||Dear Me||Brunette Bety|
|2008||The Last Page||Short||Lily|
|2009||Lie to Me||TV Series||Stefanie Fife|
|2009||Three Rivers||TV Series||Angela|
|2010||The Fighting Kind||Short||Madison|
|2010||Detroit 1-8-7||TV Series||Karla Lawford|
|2010||Melting the Snowman||Short||Caroline Jamieson|
|2010 - 2012||Chuck||TV Series||Alex McHugh|
|2011||Amber Lake||Amber Hannold|
|2012||Vegas||TV Series||Holly Edwards|
|2013||Objects in the Rearview||Short||Elissa|
|2013||Castle||TV Series||Talia McTeague|
|2013||The Nightmare Nanny||TV Movie||Amber|
|2013||The Cartridge Family||Short||Lydia Bunce|
|2013||Grey's Anatomy||TV Series||Katie|
|2014||Sex with the Brontes||Short||Charlotte Bronte|
|2015||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||TV Series||Nora Waters|
|2015||His Secret Family||Lauren|
|2016||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Clorinda|
|2016 - 2017||Relationship Status||TV Series||Rachel|
|2017||A Woman Deceived||TV Movie||Monica|
|2018||The Bad Guys||Annie|
- Trained for four years in modern dance, jazz, and hip hop.
- She developed an interest in acting through her time at the local theater, where her mother worked.
- She played the character Angela on CBS's Three Rivers.
- She debuted in a local performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown when she was five.
- She starred alongside Zachary Levi on the NBC series Chuck.
- Has 3 siblings: 1 sister and 2 brothers.
- Her mother's name is Pam.
- Her sister was a tennis star and one of her brothers was a football star.
- Her mother's a drama teacher and her father is an athlete, who teaches various sports, including, softball and basketball.