Melody Perkins

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Melody Perkins
Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 40)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Occupation Model, actress, dancer
Years active 1995–2004, 2014-present

Melody Perkins (born January 28, 1974[citation needed]) is a German-born American actress, model and dancer, known for her regular roles as the villainess Astronema in the series Power Rangers in Space and as Karone in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.

Biography[edit]

Perkins was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany and grew up in Sacramento, California, United States. Her major in college was quantitative economics and she also studied Japanese language and culture.

An accomplished dancer, Perkins has performed with the Sacramento Ballet Company and the Jazz Unlimited Dance Company. She also models, with clients which include Lands' End. She broke into acting during a modelling trip to Europe, making commercials in Italy and France. Nevertheless she has not abandoned modelling entirely, saying, "I still do it when I can."

As an actress, Perkins' longest-running role was in the series Power Rangers in Space, playing the lead villain Astronema. She said of the role: "It's fun being the bad gal."

Perkins returned to Power Rangers, this time as the reformed Karone, in the follow-up series Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy. She is the only person to have played the arch-enemy of the Power Rangers in one season and a Power Ranger in the next season. She replaced Valerie Vernon, who left to battle leukemia, as the Pink Galaxy Ranger. She has also voiced a monster in Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue.

Perkins has also appeared as a babysitter in Malcolm in the Middle,[1] and also as an evil witch in an episode of Charmed,[2] and in episodes of various other series. She has also appeared in a commercial for Allstate Insurance. Perkins retired from acting after she made a brief appearance in an episode of CSI: Miami in 2004.

In 2007, Perkins appeared on a cover for Let's Live magazine.

She is set to reprise her role as Karone in the final episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce in 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Coyote Ugly New Coyote Uncredited
2001 Planet of the Apes Friend at Leo's party
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 High Tide N/A Episode: "The Grind"
1997 Night Man Lisa Episode: "Face to Face"
1997 Silk Stalkings Maid Episode: "Child's Play"
1998 Power Rangers in Space Astronema/Karone Main cast; 41 episodes
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Karone/Pink Galaxy Ranger #2 Main cast; 14 episodes
2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Laser (voice) Uncredited; episode: "The Fifth Crystal"
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Patty Henderson Episode: "Convention"
2003 Charmed Margo Stillman Episode: "The Power of Three Blondes"
2004 CSI: Miami Barbara Nance Episode: "Wannabe"
2014 Power Rangers Super Megaforce Karone/Pink Galaxy Ranger Episode: "Legendary Battle"

References[edit]

  1. ^ ep. 2x06 "Convention"
  2. ^ ep. 6x04 "The Power of Three Blondes"

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