Mekenna Melvin

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Mekenna Melvin
Mekenna Melvin.jpg
Mekenna Melvin in 2010
Born Mekenna Douglas Melvin[1]
(1985-01-23) January 23, 1985 (age 29)
Saratoga, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Mekenna Melvin (born January 23, 1985) is an American actress best known for playing Alex McHugh in Chuck, Angela in Three Rivers and Stefanie Fife in Lie to Me.[2] She also co-created and starred as Amber Hannold in Amber Lake, an independent film released in 2010.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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.[4] She is a graduate of Independence High School in San Jose, California.[4]

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.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dear Me Brunette Bety
MeterMan Vanessa short film
Last Page, TheThe Last Page Lily short film
2009 Lie to Me Stefanie Fife TV series, episode: "A Perfect Score"
Three Rivers Angela TV series, episode: "Code Green"
2010 Melting the Snowman Caroline Jamieson short film
Fighting Kind, TheThe Fighting Kind Madison short film
2010-2012 Chuck Alex McHugh TV series, 24 episodes
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Karla Lawford / Karla Lutz TV series, season 1 (2 episodes)
Amber Lake Amber Hannold
2012 Buds Amber short film
Vegas Holly Edwards TV series, 1 episode
2013 Thrillseekers the Indosheen Minnesota
The Nightmare Nanny Amber TV film
Castle Talia McTeague TV series, episode: "Watershed"
Grey's Anatomy Babysitter's Ella TV series, episode: "Somebody That I Used to Know"
2014 The Bad Guys Annie
Mr. Intangibles Angie


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At
  2. ^ "MeKenna Melvin - IMDb". Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Amber Lake (2010) - IMDb". Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Fun Facts About Mekenna Melvin From Chuck". Retrieved November 2, 2010. 

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