Melissa Archer

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Melissa Archer
Born Melissa Jean Archer
(1979-12-02) December 2, 1979 (age 35)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Known for One Life to Live as Natalie Buchanan
Spouse(s) Glenn Angelino (m. 2008)

Melissa Jean Archer (born December 2, 1979; Dallas, Texas) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Natalie Buchanan on One Life to Live, portraying the role from 2001 until its final episode in 2013. She currently portrays the character of Serena Mason on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.


Archer first appeared as "bad girl" Natalie Balsom on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live on July 16, 2001.[1][2] The character was later established to be the long-lost daughter of original character Victoria Lord, portrayed by multiple Daytime Emmy Award-winner Erika Slezak.

ABC announced its decision to cancel One Life to Live, along with All My Children, in 2011. Prospect Park attempted to resurrect both series in an online format following their network finales; however, due to funding issues, such plans were abandoned. In January 2013, Prospect Park confirmed that they were attempting to resurrect both series for a second time, which turned into a promising venture. The company was able to sign with the labor unions and get the other production issues dealt with. Archer reprised her role for the series' one-season return, in a partnership with TOLN and Hulu. In August 2014, it was announced that Archer had been cast in the newly created role of Serena Mason on Days of Our Lives first appearing on December 5, 2014.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Archer married longtime beau Glenn Angelino on August 8, 2008 in Mexico.[4] As of 2012, the actress resides in the Los Angeles, California area.


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Wishbone Sarah Johnson Guest role; "A Bone in Contention"
2001 One Life to Live Natalie Buchanan Regular role; 2001–13
2012 Excuse Me for Living Laura Film; post-production
2014 Beacon Hill: the Series Evelyn Preston Web series; 2014–
2014 Coach of the Year Kelly Smithson Film; post-production
2014 Days of Our Lives Serena Mason Regular role; 2014–
2014 West End Lauren Buccellato FIlm


  1. ^ "One Life to Live recap (7/16/01)". (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on March 26, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ Christina Amodeo-Pisano. "Melissa Archer - Actress Profile and Biography". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Mitovitch, Matt Webb (August 28, 2014). "One Life to Live's Melissa Archer Joins Days of Our Lives — Exclusive Details". TVLine. PMC. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "One Life to Live's Melissa Archer Ties The Knot". Retrieved 12 May 2011. 

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