Melissa Bolona

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Melissa Boloña
Melissa Bolona Actress.jpg
Boloña in 2016
Born (1989-12-28) December 28, 1989 (age 29)
OccupationActress, model
Websitewww.melissabolona.com

Melissa Boloña is an American actress and model.[1] She starred in the films Acts of Violence, The Hurricane Heist, Malicious, and Dog Eat Dog.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Boloña was born in Connecticut, and grew up in New Jersey and Lima, Peru.[3] Boloña went into acting at the age of twelve.[4] Her mother took her to acting classes when she was young, but she took a hiatus in order to focus on her education.[5] Boloña began taking acting more seriously while studying international marketing in Paris, enrolling in acting classes which she continued while studying for her degree.[3] Upon graduation, she began pursuing acting as a profession.[5]

Career[edit]

Boloña's acting debut was in the movies of the week Grace of God and The Saint. In the summer of 2015 she had her feature film debut as the supporting female lead in the theatrical release of In Stereo.[5] She has continued her acting career regularly appearing in films since, most recently as Sasha in The Hurricane Heist.[2]

Boloña has modeled for numerous magazines.[5] She became a model for Beach Bunny Swimwear in 2013 after beating out 20,000 others in a model search.[3] She appeared in campaigns for the brand which were shot alongside Irina Shayk.[6] She has appeared on numerous magazine covers, most recently for Vanidades.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Grace of God Cindy
2015 Unarmed Forces Claire
2015 To Whom It May Concern Jess
2015 Shark Lake Sara[8]
2015 In Stereo Jennifer[9]
2016 I'll Be Home for Christmas Mrs. Ellis
2016 The Saint Guest star
2016 Pair of Jacks Mrs. Ellis[10]
2016 The Neighbor Sarah[3]
2016 I Am Wrath News Reporter[5]
2016 Frat Pack Amy[10]
2016 Dog Eat Dog Lina[11]
2016 Cops and Robbers News Reporter[10]
2016 Billy Boy Jules
2017 The Year of Spectacular Men Amythyst Stone[12]
2017 The Super Dixie[13]
2017 Juvenile Jules
2017 The Institute Trudy[13]
2018 Malicious Becky[13]
2018 Acts of Violence Mia
2018 The Hurricane Heist Sasha VanDietrich[13]
2018 Mara [14]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Two Sides of Me Herself
2014 When Calls the Heart Sarah
2014 Fox NFL Sunday Herself
2016 Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud Poppy Kirvoy[15]

Philanthropy[edit]

Bolona was recognized by The New York Observer as a leading young philanthropist in 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Young and The Restless: The Top 20 Philanthropists Under 40". New York Observer. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Melissa Bolona". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  3. ^ a b c d Priest, Matthew (19 May 2016). "Melissa Boloña is a woman we love". Esquire. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Up Close and Personal with Melissa Boloña". Bella Magazine. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e Barr, Natalie (22 June 2015). "Melissa Boloña Talks 'In Stereo' & Why She Wants to Act With J-Law Next". Gotham. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Melissa Boloña wins 'Beach Bunny' model search". Fibre 2 Fashion. 9 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Actress Spotlight: Melissa Boloña". Los Angeles Fashion - LA Fashion Magazine. 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  8. ^ "The Nighbor Tortures Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan". Bloody Disgusting. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  9. ^ Kassel, Matthew (1 July 2015). "'In Stereo' Is a Cautionary Tale for Love-Seekers in Their 30s". New York Observer. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  10. ^ a b c Lincoln, Ross A. (22 September 2015). "Loving Starts Production and Rounds Out Cast; Frat Pack Wraps". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  11. ^ McCarthy, Todd (20 May 2016). "Dog Eat Dog Cannes Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave. "Lea Thompson Directing Daughters in Year of Spectacular Men". Variety. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d Barton, Steve (16 May 2016). "Mara and Olga Kurylenko Scar Cannes Stiff". Dread Central. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  14. ^ Stolworthy, Jacob (June 29, 2018). "Mara trailer: Sleep paralysis horror film will give you nightmares". The Independent. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  15. ^ Reyes, Traciy (22 April 2016). "Flower Shop Myster: Snipped in the Bud". Inquisitr. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

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