August 19, 1982
Lyndhurst, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Fumero was born Melissa Gallo in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, on August 19, 1982, the daughter of Cuban parents who had moved to the U.S. as teenagers. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University in 2003.
The second actress to portray Adriana on One Life to Live, Fumero joined the series on January 20, 2004. Adriana is the long-lost daughter of longtime character Dorian Cramer Lord, portrayed on-and-off since 1979 by Daytime Emmy winner Robin Strasser. Fumero won the role of Adriana on her last day as a student at NYU. In late 2007 she decided not to renew her contract with the series, but remained on a recurring status to wrap up Adriana's storyline that concluded June 11, 2008. Fumero returned to One Life to Live in September 2008 for a 15-episode run. Fumero did a guest stint on OLTL on February 12, 2010, to help usher in the return of Kelly Cramer (Gina Tognoni).
Fumero made her big-screen debut as the lead in the 2009 independent film Tiny Dancer. In 2010, she appeared in six episodes of The CW's Gossip Girl as Zoe, one of Blair Waldorf's minions. In 2013, she was cast in NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Amy Santiago, the female lead opposite Andy Samberg.
Fumero married her One Life to Live co-star David Fumero on December 9, 2007, and has been credited as Melissa Fumero since then. On November 16, 2015, she announced that she was expecting her first child. On March 24, 2016, she gave birth to a son named Enzo.
|2007||Descent||Dorm Girl #2||Uncredited|
|2009||I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell||Melissa|
|2009||Tiny Dancer||Ati||Credited as Melissa Gallo|
|2013||The House That Jack Built||Lily|
|2004–2011||One Life to Live||Adriana Cramer||208 episodes|
|2005||All My Children||Adriana Cramer||2 episodes|
Credited as Melissa Gallo
|2009||Important Things with Demetri Martin||April||Episode: "Coolness"|
|2010||Gossip Girl||Zoe||6 episodes|
|2010||The Mentalist||Carmen Reyes||Episode: "Red Letter"|
|2011||Royal Pains||Brooke||Episode: "Pit Stop"|
|2012||CSI: NY||Michelle Rhodes||Episode: "The Real McCoy"|
|2013||Men at Work||April||Episode: "The New Boss"|
|2013–present||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Amy Santiago||Main role|
|2014||Top Chef Duels||Herself||Episode: "Jen Carroll vs. Nyesha Arrington"|
|2015||Hollywood Game Night||Herself||Episode: "Your Popcorn Made a Messing"|
|2016||Mack & Moxy||The Admirable||Episode: "A Bop-Topus' Garden"|
|2017||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "A Little Slice of Hell"|
|2018||The $100,000 Pyramid||Herself||Episode: "Bobby Moynihan vs. Melissa Fumero"|
|2009||Haute & Bothered||Jo||2 episodes|
|2011||Half Empty||Jill||Short film|
|2017||Mourners, Inc.||Monica Herrera||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2018||The Land I Lost (Ghosts of the Shadow Market 7)||Narrator|
Awards and nominations
|2006||ALMA Award||Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama||One Life to Live||Nominated|
|2015||NHMC Impact Awards||Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to the Positive Portrayals of Latinos in Media||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Won|
|Imagen Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Television||Nominated|
|2016||Imagen Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Television||Nominated|
- "SOAP STAR STATS: Melissa Fumero (Adriana, OLTL)". SoapOperaDigest.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010.
- Soap Opera Digest, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 1, 2008, page 5. "Gallo will now go by Melissa Fumero" following her December 9, 2007 marriage to OLTL costar David Fumero.
- Baral, Susmita (September 9, 2014). "Melissa Fumero Talks 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'". latintimes.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
- Mistretta, Amy (September 16, 2008). "Melissa Fumero Confirms Her OLTL Return To Soaps.com!". Soaps.com. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 6, 2013). "Melissa Fumero To Star In Fox's Mike Schur/ Dan Goor Pilot, Adam Goldberg Casts Young Self In ABC Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Melissa Fumero on Instagram: "Amazing time at our surprise baby shower yesterday. Oh, PS- I'm pregnant. 😜💕💕"". Instagram.
- Saad, Nardine. "Melissa Fumero of 'Brooklyn 99' welcomes a baby boy with David Fumero". latimes.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Melissa Fumero on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved February 18, 2017.