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|Born||Melissa Marie Ricks
9 January 1990
|Occupation||Actress, Host, Dancer, Model|
|Agent||Star Magic (2004–present)|
Early life and education
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In 2004, she joined the reality talent search of ABS-CBN, Star Circle Quest. She was one of the top 10 Questors or Magic Circle of 10, and after few weeks of training, made it to the final 5 or Magic Circle of 5. In the Grand Questor's Night, she was declared as the 4th runner up.
Melissa received one of her biggest breaks when she portrayed Hiyas, the apple of Pedro Penduko's eyes in the Fantaserye Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko and when she starred in the primetime drama series Iisa Pa Lamang led by Claudine Barreto.
She starred in Kambal sa Uma, an afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN with Shaina Magdayao, Rio Locsin, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos. She came back abruptly to Primetime on the hit series Tanging Yaman in 2010 alongside Erich Gonzales.
During the 2011-2012 season, she portrayed Elisa Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa?, the Philippine adaptation of the Chilean 2009 drama ¿Dónde está Elisa? (later remade in United States in 2010). She then played her biggest break in the role of Johanna Montenegro in the multi-acclaimed phenomenal primetime drama series, Walang Hanggan. She currently appears as Leah Layer in Honesto, where she reunites with her Walang Hanggan co-stars' Paulo Avelino and Noni Buencamino. This 2015 She is the lead actress of the upcoming kick off film of The Light Cinema entitled "Ligaw" as Criselle.
|2007||Shake, Rattle and Roll 9||Dang|
|2008||Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical)||Sasa|
|2009||Love On Line (LOL)||Lizzy|
|2010||Paano Na Kaya||Ana|
Awards and nominations
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2005||19th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Female TV Personality||SCQ Reload||Won|