Mekenna Melvin

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Mekenna Melvin
Mekenna Melvin.jpg
Mekenna Melvin in 2010
Born (1985-01-23) January 23, 1985 (age 36)
Years active2008–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.[1] She also co-created and starred as Amber Hannold in Amber Lake, an independent film released in 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Melvin was born and raised in Saratoga, California.[3] She became interested in acting at a young age through spending time at a local theater with her mother, a theater director,[4] 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.[citation needed] She is a graduate of Independence High School in San Jose, California.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dear Me Brunette Bety
MeterMan Vanessa short film
The 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
The Fighting Kind Madison short film
2010-2012 Chuck Alex McHugh TV series, season 3, 4, 5 (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 The Nightmare Nanny Amber TV film
Castle Talia McTeague TV series, episode: "Watershed"
Grey's Anatomy Katie TV series, episode: "Somebody That I Used to Know"
2014 Mr. Intangibles Angie
2015 His Secret Family Lauren TV film
2016 Relationship Status Rachel TV series, 4 episodes
Once Upon a Time Clorinda Tremaine TV series, episode: "The Other Shoe"
2017 Threadbare Hannah TV series, episode: "Three"
A Woman Deceived Monica TV film
2018 The Bad Guys Annie


  1. ^ "MeKenna Melvin - IMDb". Retrieved November 1, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Amber Lake (2010) - IMDb". Retrieved November 1, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Pizarro: 71 Saint Peter celebrates 20 years in San Pedro Square". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved February 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Mekenna Melvin: A Back Stage Exclusive". Retrieved February 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Jane Boursaw. "Interview: Mekenna Melvin Talks Chuck, Martial Arts and Playing Casey's Daughter". Reel Life With Jane. Retrieved February 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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