Melissa Newman

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Melissa Newman
Born Melissa Stewart Newman
(1961-09-27) September 27, 1961 (age 55)
Hollywood, California, United States
Residence Westport, Connecticut
Nationality American
Other names Lissy Newman
Occupation Artist, singer
Years active 1970–1990
Spouse(s) Raphael P. Elkind
Children 2
Parent(s) Paul Newman
Joanne Woodward

Melissa Newman (born September 27, 1961) also known as Lissy Newman, is an American artist, singer[1] and former actress who appeared in the 1990 film Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, and at the 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Melissa Newman was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of American actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, and the sister of Nell Newman. She was born on the same day her parents' film Paris Blues was released in the U.S.

She grew up shuttling back and forth with her well-known actor parents between Westport and Hollywood.[1] She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988.[3]

Newman is married to Raphael "Raphe" Elkind, a middle-school teacher. They reside in Westport, Connecticut, in the 19th-century home previously owned by her parents.[1] They have two sons, Peter and Henry Elkind.


As herself[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Alexandria Styron - "Pop's Stars: Paul Newman's Daughters Now", Town & Country, December 31, 2012. Retrieved 2015-12-11
  2. ^ a b c d Melissa Newman at IMDb
  3. ^ Teltsch, Kathleen (1991-03-27). "Newman To Endow New Chair". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-05-08. Two of the daughters of Ms. Woodward and Mr. Newman are also Sarah Lawrence graduates. Melissa Newman graduated in 1988. 
  4. ^ "See How She Runs" at IMDb Retrieved 2015-12-11

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