Melanie Papalia

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Melanie Papalia
Born
Melanie Rose Papalia

(1984-07-11) July 11, 1984 (age 34)
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active2005-present
Height5'4" (163m)
Children1

Melanie Rose Papalia is a Canadian actress. She played the role of Dana in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, and has appeared in the films Postal (2007), Frankie and Alice (2010). In 2011, she starred as Pippa in the Showcase original series Endgame. She has also appeared in several television programs including Painkiller Jane. She appeared in the 2012 film Smiley.

Life and career[edit]

Melanie Rose Papalia was born on 11 July 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. [1] Afterwards, she lived and worked in Los Angeles. [2] Papalia grew up with an interest for 90's Slasher films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Sleepaway Camp. [3] She started acting from a young age, and began her acting profession in the mid-2000s, appearing in TV series, Cold Squad and Smallville. In 2005 Papalia appeared in her debut film, Dark Room. [4]

Advancing toward fame, she began to appear in numerous TV series. In 2005, she played as Maureen in Killer Instinct (TV series). The following year, she appeared in a series including, Supernatural, Godiva's and Saved. [5] She has appeared in movie such as Postal (2007), Sweet Amerika (2008), Dancing Trees (2009), American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009), Frankie and Alice (2010), Confined (2010), Super Hybrid (2010), Wannabe Macks (2011), Indie Jonesing (2012), Smiley (2012), Darkness (2012), The Den (2013), and Extraterrestrial (2014). In 2010, Papalia got nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role as Tina in the drama Frankie & Alice.[6] She has also got nominated for an iHorror award in 2015 for "Best Final Girl Performance" for her role as Elizabeth Benton in 2013 horror film The Den. [7]

In 2011, Papalia played the role of Pippa VenturiIn in the TV series Endgame. She played the role of Amy in the 2014 TV series Suits. Other TV series she has appeared in include Blade (TV series), Painkiller Jane, The Newsroom, Travelers, Motive, The Assistant, Hats off to Christmas and Always a Bridesmaid. [8]

In 2016, Papalia appeared in the movie Hell or High Water, the movie was later nominated for four oscars. From 2016 to 2018, Melanie played the role as Nina in the TV series You Me Her. She also played the role of a workout girl in the short film Boomerang in 2018. Papalia also participates in voice acting, her voice has been featured in video games such as Dying Light, Hatred and Cyberpunk 2077. [9]

Melanie is currently dating film producer Geoff McLean. She gave birth to her son on 13 July 2018 in Santa Monica, California and named him Noah Anthony Mclean. [10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dark Room Debbie Short
2007 Postal Nasira
2008 Sweet Amerika Maria
2009 Dancing Trees Penny
2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Dana Video
2009 Christmas Crash Amanda Johnson Video
2010 Frankie & Alice Tina
2010 Confined Eva Peyton
2010 Super Hybrid Maria
2011 Wannabe Macks Mia
2012 Indie Jonesing Madeline
2012 Smiley Proxy
2012 Darkness Joshua Short
2013 The Den Elizabeth Benton
2014 Extraterrestrial Melanie
2016 Hell or High Water Hooker

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cold Squad Young Hooker "Killing Time", "True Believers: Part 2"
2004 Smallville Brianna Withridge "Spell"
2005 Killer Instinct Maureen "Die Like an Egyptian"
2005–06 Intelligence Casey Whelan Recurring role
2006 Supernatural Meredith McDonell "Shadow"
2006 Godiva's Ashlee "The Tempting Spice"
2006 Saved Marisa "A Day in the Life"
2006 Blade: The Series Jennifer "Hunters"
2007 Painkiller Jane Amanda Worth Recurring role (11 episodes)
2008 Aliens in America Alicia "Hunting", "Wake at the Lake"
2009 Angel and the Bad Man Sandy Johnson TV film
2009 The Assistants Sandra Recurring role (6 episodes)
2010 Always a Bridesmaid Carla "Two to Tango"
2010 Freshman Father Michelle TV film
2011 Goodnight for Justice Miss Landry TV film
2011 Endgame Pippa Venturi Main role
2013 The Newsroom Aubrey Lyons "One Step Too Many"
2013 Hats Off to Christmas! Ellie TV film
2014 Motive Chris Renway "They Made Me a Criminal"
2014 Suits Amy Recurring role (season 4)
2016 Travelers Beth "Room 101", "Kathryn"
2016–present You Me Her Nina Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Dying Light Lynn Voice
2015 HATRED Female Pedestrian/Female Officer Voice
TBA Cyberpunk 2077 Olivia Voice & Mo-Cap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melanie Papalia". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ "Melanie Papalia Facts, Biography, TV Shows and Films, & Career". famebytes. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ "Melanie Papalia Facts, Biography, TV Shows and Films, & Career". famebytes. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  4. ^ "Melanie Papalia Wiki, Husband, Dating, Family, Net Worth, Height". MARRIEDDIVORCE. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ "Melanie Papalia Facts, Biography, TV Shows and Films, & Career". famebytes. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  6. ^ "Melanie Papalia Facts, Biography, TV Shows and Films, & Career". famebytes. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  7. ^ "Melanie Papalia". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  8. ^ "Melanie Papalia". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  9. ^ "Melanie Papalia Wiki, Husband, Dating, Family, Net Worth, Height". MARRIEDDIVORCE. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  10. ^ "Melanie Papalia Wiki, Husband, Dating, Family, Net Worth, Height". MARRIEDDIVORCE. Retrieved 2018-12-06.

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