Melissa Ricks

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Melissa Ricks
Born Melissa Marie Ricks
(1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 25)
Occupation Actress, Host
Years active 2004–present
Agent Star Magic (2004–present)
Children 1

Melissa Marie Ricks (born 9 January 1990) is a Filipino American actress. She was a runner-up in the reality talent search Star Circle Quest on ABS-CBN.


In 2004, she joined the reality talent search of ABS-CBN, Star Circle Quest. She was one of the top 10 Questors or Magic Circle of 10, and after few weeks of training, made it to the final 5 or Magic Circle of 5. In the Grand Questor's Night, she was declared as the 4th runner up.

After the contest, she guested in some TV shows of ABS-CBN particularly in the youth oriented drama SCQ Reload and variety show ASAP Fanatic.

Melissa received one of her biggest breaks when she portrayed Hiyas, the apple of Pedro Penduko's eyes in the Fantaserye Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko and when she starred in the primetime drama series Iisa Pa Lamang led by Claudine Barreto.

She starred in Kambal sa Uma, an afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN with Shaina Magdayao, Rio Locsin, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos. She came back abruptly to Primetime on the hit series Tanging Yaman in 2010 alongside Erich Gonzales.

Melissa is currently a member of ABS CBN's Star Magic.

During the 2011-2012 season, she portrayed Elisa Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa?, the Philippine adaptation of the Chilean 2009 drama ¿Dónde está Elisa? (later remade in United States in 2010). She then played her biggest break in the role of Johanna Montenegro in the multi-acclaimed phenomenal primetime drama series, Walang Hanggan. She currently appears as Leah Layer in Honesto, where she reunites with her Walang Hanggan co-stars' Paulo Avelino and Noni Buencamino. This 2014 She is the lead actress of the upcoming kick off film of The Light Cinema entitled "Ligaw" as Criselle.



Year Title Role Network
2004–2005 Star Circle Quest Herself/Fab 5/ Runner-up ABS-CBN
SCQ Reload, OK Ako! Melissa Gordon
ASAP Fanatic Herself/Host
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Tricia
2005–2013 ASAP Herself/Host
2006 Your Song Presents: Akin Ka Na Lang Guest
Komiks Presents: Starboy Shasta
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Reyna Hiyas
2007 Your Song Presents: Pangarap Lang[1] Sybil
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at Ang Mga Engkantao Hiyas
Rounin Raysian
Love Spell Presents: Hairy Harry[2] Sally
Princess Sarah[3] Mariette
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Balikbayan Box Trisha
2008 Your Song Presents: Sayang Na Sayang[4] Bettina
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card Monique
Iisa Pa Lamang Sophia Castillejos
2009 Your Song Presents: Underage[5] Celina Serrano
Midnight DJ Linette TV5
Jim Fernandez's Kambal Sa Uma Ella Perea/Venus dela Riva ABS-CBN
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat Ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Pepeng Agimat Lora Hizon
2010 Tanging Yaman Isabel Jacinto
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura Len
Your Song: Love Me, Love You Ivy
Banana Split Various
Noah Naomi Mondragon
Lactacyd Confidance Herself/Host Studio 23
Wansapanataym: Zoila's Valentina Valentina Veneracion ABS-CBN
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: School ID May
Banana Split Herself/Guest Host
Happy Yipee Yehey Herself/Guest
Nasaan Ka Elisa? Elisa Altamira
2012 Walang Hanggan Johanna Montenegro
2013 Wansapanataym: Flores De Yayo Diwata
Honesto Leah Layer
2014 Ipaglaban Mo!: Ang Pangako Mo Sa Akin Nina


Year Title Role
2004 Volta Herself
2007 Shake, Rattle and Roll 9[6] Dang
2008 Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical) Sasa
2009 Love On Line (LOL) Lizzy
2010 Paano Na Kaya Ana
2014 Ligaw Criselle


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