Melissa Ponzio

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Melissa Ponzio
Melissa Ponzio 2013.jpg
Born (1972-08-03) August 3, 1972 (age 44)
New York City, New York, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Melissa Ponzio (born August 3, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Melissa McCall on Teen Wolf and Karen on The Walking Dead. Most recently, Ponzio has starred in Chicago Fire as Donna Robbins.

Life and career[edit]

Ponzio was born in New York City and graduated from Georgia State University.[1] As of the late 1990s, Ponzio began appearing in supporting guest roles on television series, including Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Surface, Drop Dead Diva, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Gates, NCIS, The Following and Banshee.[2] She also appeared in films The Greenskeeper (2002), Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009), Life as We Know It (2010) and Upside (2010).[citation needed]

Ponzio is known for her recurring roles as Angie on the Lifetime Television drama series Army Wives (2007–2009), and as Melissa McCall in the MTV teen drama Teen Wolf (2011–present).[3] In 2013, she had a recurring role as Karen in the AMC drama series The Walking Dead.[4][5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Atlanta Blue Mona
2000 The Buse Short film
2002 The Greenskeeper Elena Rodriguez
2002 White Bitch Down Monica Short film
2002 Petunia Front Desk Clerk Short film
2006 The $100 Short Short Kidnapper #1 Short film
2007 Love Hurts Battered Woman Short film
2009 Road Trip: Beer Pong The Fare Direct-to-video
2010 The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell Lauren Richardson Short film
2010 Life as We Know It Victoria (Stripper Cousin)
2010 Upside Dr. Leinman
2012 Undocumented Executive Anita Vasquez


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story New York Executive Television film
2001–2002 Dawson's Creek Robin Ellsworth/Female Student 3 episodes
2003–2004 One Tree Hill Alice Episodes: "Are You True?", "Spirit in the Night"
2005 Warm Springs Lucy Mercer Television film
2006 Surface Ann Tracy Episodes 1.11, 1.12
2006 Thief Flight Attendant Television miniseries
2007–2009 Army Wives Angie Recurring role; 12 episodes
2007 October Road Young Girl Episode: Pilot
2007 K-Ville Yasmine Quaid Episode: "Critical Mass"
2008 Little Britain USA Barbara Episode 1.03
2009 My Fake Fiance Sales Lady Television film
2009 Drop Dead Diva Selette Garner Episode: "Do Over"
2009 The Vampire Diaries Daphne Episode: "The Turning Point"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sasha Katsaros Episode: "The Panty Sniffer"
2010 Past Life Dr. Steen Episode: "Gone Daddy Gone"
2010 The Gates Gloria Bennett Episode: "Jurisdiction"
2010 Marry Me Erica Television mini-series
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway Debra Stanville Television film
2011–present Teen Wolf Melissa McCall Recurring role (seasons 1–5); main role (season 6)
2011 Franklin & Bash Annie Ross Episode: Pilot
2011 Necessary Roughness Lisa Genovese Episode: "Anchor Management"
2011 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Drew Turner Episode: "Enemy on the Hill"
2011 CSI: Miami Kathy Jennings Episode: "Crowned"
2012 Touch Gwen Davis Episode: "Gyre, Part 2"
2013 Mary and Martha Alice Television film
2013 The Walking Dead Karen Recurring role (seasons 3–4); 7 episodes
2013 The Following Detective Joan Garcia Episode: Pilot
2013 Banshee Jocelyn Frears Episodes: "The Rave", "Wicks"
2013 Second Generation Wayans Lorin Sandler Episodes: "Cut!", "Play Hard or Go Home"
2014–present Chicago Fire Donna Robbins-Boden Recurring role; 20 episodes


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