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Melanie Scrofano
Melanie Scrofano 2016.jpg
Scrofano in September 2016
Years active2002–present

Melanie Neige Scrofano[1] is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing Mrs. McMurray on the Crave comedy series Letterkenny, Rebecca on the CBC comedy-drama series Being Erica, October on the Showcase mockumentary series Pure Pwnage, Tia on the CTV fantasy-drama series The Listener,[2] and the title character on the Syfy modern Western drama Wynonna Earp.[3][4]

Early life

Scrofano was born in Ottawa, Ontario,[5] the daughter of a government worker mother and an engineer father. She is of French-Canadian and Italian descent. She began modeling at the age of 13, and picked up acting when her agent began submitting her for acting jobs.[6]

Personal life

It was revealed in a July 2017 Variety article that Scrofano was pregnant for the duration of filming the second season of Wynonna Earp. She gave birth to a son in April 2017, shortly after production on the season had wrapped.[7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Baby Blues Mani White
2009 A Good Meal Nancy
2009 Saw VI Gena
2011 Citizen Gangster Ann Roberts
2012 The Conspiracy Sarah
2012 Nurse 3D Rachel Adams
2014 Wolves Gail Timmins [9]
2014 RoboCop Wife of Man with Prosthetics
2015 A Sunday Kind of Love Emma / Death
2015 Mangiacake Tessa
2018 Birdland Merle James
2019 Ready or Not Emilie [10]
2020 The Silencing Debbie [11]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Undressed Isobel unknown episodes (season 6)
2003 Mob Stories Menard's Girlfriend Episode: "Don of St. Leonard"
2004 Naked Josh Marla Episode: "Family Misgivings"
2006 Beautiful People Emma Lovren Episodes: "Best Face Forward", "And the Winner Is..."
2006–2007 Jeff Ltd. Nathalie 4 episodes
2007 Supernatural Near-Dead Girl Episode: "What Is and What Should Never Be"
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Brigitte Television movie
2009 Manson Leslie Van Houten Television movie
2010 Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town French Girl / Peg Liaro Episode: "Who Mailed Our Mayor?"
2010 Pure Pwnage October Main role
2010 Covert Affairs Jane / Woman #2 Episode: Pilot
2010 Baxter Ms. Mansfield 3 episodes
2010 Being Erica Rebecca Recurring role, 10 episodes
2011 Mudpit Leah Episode: "Travellin' Band"
2011 Rookie Blue Sophie Lewis Episode: "The One That Got Away"
2011 Flashpoint Holly McCord Episode: "Grounded"
2011 Stay with Me Alison Television movie
2012 Haven Noelle Episodes: "Magic Hour: Parts 1 & 2"
2012 Saving Hope Kym Spencer Episode: "Contact"
2012 Warehouse 13 Alice/Kristen Episode: "Fractures"
2012 Heartland Hayley Powers Episode: "Life Is a Highway"
2012–2014 The Listener Tia Tremblay Recurring role (season 3); main role (seasons 4–5); 23 episodes
2013 Rewind Jessica Knox Television movie
2013 Degrassi: The Next Generation Meredith Fox Episodes: "You Oughta Know", "Everything You've Done Wrong"
2015 Gangland Undercover Suzanna Main role
2016 Damien Veronica Selvaggio Recurring role, 6 episodes
2016 Designated Survivor Lisa Jordan 4 episodes
2016–2021 Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp Lead role; also director, episode: "Look at Them Beans"
2016–present Letterkenny Mrs. McMurray Main role (seasons 2–6, 8–present)
2018 Frankie Drake Mysteries Jenny Shaw Episode: "Ties that Bind"
2018 Bad Blood Valentina Cosoleto Main role (season 2)[12]
2021 SurrealEstate Harper North Episode: "For Sale by Owner"; also director, 2 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2017 E! Awards Girl on Top Wynonna Earp Won [13]
2018 Canadian Screen Awards Audience Choice Award Herself Top 3 [14]
2019 Canadian Screen Awards Best Lead Actress, Drama Series Wynonna Earp Nominated [15]
2020 Canadian Screen Awards Audience Choice Award Herself / Wynonna Earp Top 10 [16]
2021 Canadian Screen Awards Audience Choice Award Herself / Wynonna Earp Won [17]


  1. ^ "Melanie Neige Scrofano". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  2. ^ Andrew Ryan (May 26, 2014). "Seven Days of Television: May 26 to June 1 [1 of 7]". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  3. ^ Lesley Goldberg (July 22, 2015). "Syfy Acquires Comic Book Adaptation 'Wynonna Earp'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  4. ^ Nellie Andreeva (July 22, 2015). "Syfy Acquires 'Wynonna Earp' Series; Melanie Scrofano To Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  5. ^ Eric Volmers (March 31, 2016). "Calgary-shot Wynonna Earp ready for action". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  6. ^ "The many lives of Melanie Scrofano - Panoram Italia". Archived from the original on 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  7. ^ Maureen Ryan (July 8, 2017). "'Wynonna Earp' Exclusive: Showrunner Emily Andras and Star Melanie Scrofano Break Down That Big Reveal". Variety. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  8. ^ Eric Volmers (August 4, 2017). "'No pregnant pause: Expecting a baby didn't slow down Wynonna Earp or the actress playing her". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  9. ^ Dennis Harvey (November 15, 2014). "Film Review: 'Wolves'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-29. That status goes uncontested by Melanie Scrofano as her sister, a comic-relief drunk with a limp.
  10. ^ Scott Mendelson (August 14, 2019). "'Ready Or Not' Review: Movies Like This Are (Hopefully) Why Disney Bought Fox". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  11. ^ Amanda N'Duka (May 2, 2019). "'Wynonna Earp' Star Melanie Scrofano, Zahn McClarnon, Shaun Smyth Board 'The Silencing'". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  12. ^ "Bad Blood Welcomes New Blood for Season 2 of the City Original Series". Rogers Media. May 28, 2018. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  13. ^ Lauren Piester (September 1, 2017). "Girl on Top 2017: Vote in the Final Round Now". E! Online. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  14. ^ Nootvanlis (March 11, 2018). "Elise Bauman winning the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards". Youtube. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  15. ^ Sarah-Ann Mrazek (February 7, 2019). "The 2019 Canadian Screen Awards Nominees Have Been Announced". Fashion. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  16. ^ "Here they are: your top ten". Canadian Screen Awards. Retrieved 2020-05-19 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "Hall Of Fame". Canadian Screen Awards. Retrieved 2020-06-24.

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