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Mekenna Melvin
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General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: January 23, 1985
Age: 35
Birthplace: Saratoga, California, U.S.
Social Networks: Instagram
Other Information
Height: 5'3"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: Independence High School
American Academy of Dramatic Arts (trained)
British American Drama Academy (trained)
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Pam (mother)
Series Information
Character: Clorinda Tremaine
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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Personal life

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.


Year Title Type Role
2008 MeterMan Short Vanessa
2008 Dear Me Brunette Bety
2008 The Last Page Short Lily
2008 The Coast Short Kate
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 Buds Short Amber
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 Bad Fan Angie
2015 His Secret Family Lauren
2016 Once Upon a Time TV Series Clorinda
2016 - 2017 Relationship Status TV Series Rachel
2017 Threadbare TV Series Hannah
2017 A Woman Deceived TV Movie Monica
2018 The Bad Guys Annie
2019 Stuck Short Heather
2020 Jane Short Josie


  • 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.