Ponzio at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
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
Ponzio was born in New York City and graduated from Georgia State University. 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. She also appeared in films The Greenskeeper (2002), Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009), Life as We Know It (2010) and Upside (2010).
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 (2011–2017). In 2013, she had a recurring role as Karen in the AMC drama series The Walking Dead.
|2000||The Buse||Short film|
|2002||The Greenskeeper||Elena Rodriguez|
|White Bitch Down||Monica||Short film|
|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|
|Life as We Know It||Victoria (Stripper Cousin)|
|2012||Undocumented Executive||Anita Vasquez|
|TBA||Max and Me||Melissa||Post-production|
|1999||Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story||New York Executive||Television film|
|2001–2002||Dawson's Creek||Robin Ellsworth / Female Student||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|2003–2004||One Tree Hill||Alice||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2005||Warm Springs||Lucy Mercer||Television film|
|2006||Surface||Ann Tracy||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|Thief||Flight Attendant||Television mini-series|
|2007–2009||Army Wives||Angie||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2007||October Road||Young Girl||Episode: "Pilot"|
|K-Ville||Yasmine Quaid||Episode: "Critical Mass"|
|2008||Little Britain USA||Barbara||Episode: #1.03|
|2009||My Fake Fiance||Sales Lady||Television film|
|Drop Dead Diva||Selette Garner||Episode: "Do Over"|
|The Vampire Diaries||Daphne||Episode: "The Turning Point"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sasha Katsaros||Episode: "The Panty Sniffer"|
|Past Life||Dr. Steen||Episode: "Gone Daddy Gone"|
|The Gates||Gloria Bennett||Episode: "Jurisdiction"|
|Marry Me||Erica||Television mini-series|
|2011||Justice for Natalee Holloway||Debra Stanville||Television film|
|Franklin & Bash||Annie Ross||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Necessary Roughness||Lisa Genovese||Episode: "Anchor Management"|
|NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Drew Turner||Episode: "Enemy on the Hill"|
|CSI: Miami||Kathy Jennings||Episode: "Crowned"|
|2011–2017||Teen Wolf||Melissa McCall||Recurring role (seasons 1–5), Main role (season 6); 71 episodes|
|2012||Touch||Gwen Davis||Episode: "Gyre, Part 2"|
|2013||Mary and Martha||Alice||Television film|
|The Walking Dead||Karen||Recurring role (seasons 3–4); 7 episodes|
|The Following||Detective Joan Garcia||Episode: Pilot|
|Banshee||Jocelyn Frears||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|Second Generation Wayans||Lorin Sandler||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|2014–present||Chicago Fire||Donna Robbins-Boden||Recurring role (seasons 2-present); 29 episodes|
|2018||Cheerleader Nightmare||Paula||Television film|
|2019||Killer Reputation||Ramona||Television film|
- Biography for Melissa Ponzio
- "Melissa Ponzio: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- "Melissa Ponzio Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- Geoff Berkshire (April 3, 2013). "'Walking Dead' Season 4: Cast expands with three new regulars, one recurring". Zap2it. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- "'The Walking Dead' Season 4: Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green And Emily Kinney Promoted To Series Regulars". The Huffington Post. April 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- Natalie Abrams. "The Walking Dead Promotes Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and More to Series Regular". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
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