Melissa Archer

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Melissa Archer
Born Melissa Jean Archer
(1979-12-02) December 2, 1979 (age 34)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
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. In 2014, she joined the cast of Days of Our Lives and will make her first appearance on December 5, 2014.

Private life[edit]

Archer married longtime beau Glenn Angelino on August 8, 2008 in Mexico.[1] Since 2012, the actress resides in the Los Angeles, California area.


Archer first appeared as "bad girl" Natalie Balsom on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live on July 16, 2001.[2][3] 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 plans to cancel One Life to Life on January 13, 2012. Prospect Park attempted to put the series (as well as All My Children which was cancelled on September 23, 2011) on the Internet; however, due to funding issues, they have now abandoned those plans (November 23, 2011). Thus, the last day of the series was January 13, 2012 on ABC. However, in January 2013, Prospect Park confirmed that they had attempted a second time to reboot AMC and OLTL, which turns out to be promising. Prospect Park was able to sign with the labor unions and get the other production issues dealt with. Archer reprised her role on April 29, 2013 on the One Life to Live online reboot. In August 2014, it was announced that Archer had been cast in the newly created role of Serena on Days of Our Lives first appearing on December 5, 2014.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Wishbone Sarah Johnson Episode: A Bone In Contention
2001–2012, 2013 One Life to Live Natalie Buchanan July 16, 2001 - January 13, 2012 ; April 29, 2013 - August 19, 2013
2004 Daytime's Greatest Weddings Natalie 'Nat' 'Nattie' Balsom Buchanan Laurence Vega V
2003 The View Herself March 12 episode
2003 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards TV
2005 SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets TV
2006 SoapTalk August 29
2012 Excuse Me For Living Laura Movie (post-production)
2012 West End Lauren Buccellato Movie
2012 Coach of the Year Kelly Smithson Movie (post-production)
2014- Beacon Hill: The Series Evelyn Preston Web Series
2014 Days of Our Lives Serena Series regular; debuts December 5, 2014


  1. ^ "One Life to Live's Melissa Archer Ties The Knot". Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "One Life to Live recap (7/16/01)". (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on March 26, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ Christina Amodeo-Pisano. "Melissa Archer - Actress Profile and Biography". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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