Melissa Paull

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Melissa Paull
Born (1980-03-22) March 22, 1980 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, stand-up comic

Melissa Paull (born March 22, 1980) is an American actress and stand-up comic. Paull is most notable for her membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv.


Melissa Paull was born in Los Angeles, California. She went to college and studied quantum physics. While in college, she would work during the day as an intern for Polygram Music Publishing. However, on the nights that she was not waiting tables as a waitress, she was working the L.A. comedy clubs as a stand-up comic.

In 2001, she made the slow transition from a stand-up comedian to a comedy actress. Prior to joining the cast of MADtv, Paull had made small appearances on shows like Cursed, ER, CSI: Miami and Six Feet Under.



Melissa Paull officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2003, as a feature performer, for the ninth season. She was noted for her celebrity impressions of Jessica Lynch and Shannen Doherty. However, her tenure on MADtv was limited to only one season. At the end of Season Nine, in 2004, her contract was not renewed.

Other entertainment projects[edit]

After her tenure on MADtv, Paull made appearances on several television shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Shield and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her most recent film credits include Marked, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Nobody Needs to Know and The GoodTimesKid.

Film and television credits[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Marked 2001 Beth
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 Another Aide
Nobody Needs to Know 2003 Casting
GoodTimesKid, TheThe GoodTimesKid 2005 Ex-girlfriend
Title Year Role Notes
Cursed 2001 Candy Striper
ER 2001 Mother
CSI: Miami 2002 Devin DiMari
Six Feet Under 2003 Female Bruncher
MADtv 2003–2004 Various Characters Sketch comedy
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 Sketch comedy
The Shield 2005 Trina
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2005 Waitress

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