Melissa Roxburgh

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Melissa Roxburgh
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Melissa Roxburgh at the San Diego Comic Con 2018.
Born
Melissa Rashid Roxburgh

(1992-12-10) December 10, 1992 (age 28)
Alma materSimon Fraser University
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present

Melissa Roxburgh (born December 10, 1992) is a Canadian actress.[1] She is known for her roles in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012), as Ensign Syl in the 2016 film, Star Trek Beyond, and as Olivia Tanis in The Marine 4: Moving Target. She currently stars as Michaela Stone in the NBC television series Manifest, which began in 2018.

Early life[edit]

Roxburgh is the second oldest of four children; she has two sisters (Kristie and Ashley) and one younger brother (Matt). Her father is a Canadian pastor, and her mother Shelley is a British retired tennis player.[2] Her parents, after moving to Canada from the United States, founded a church in Vancouver. Roxburgh's father is originally from Chicago, making her a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.[3]

Career[edit]

After graduating from high school, Roxburgh began pursuing acting in Vancouver.[3] She landed her first major role in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules as Rachel. She went on to also appear in the second sequel of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Days, but as a different character, Heather Hills. Her other work in films has included Big Time Movie, Jeni in Leprechaun: Origins, and Ensign Syl in Star Trek Beyond. Her television work has included the Supernatural spinoff, Bloodlines, and Thea in The CW's drama series, Valor.

Roxburgh portrays Michaela Stone in the NBC series Manifest, which premiered on September 24, 2018. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Roxburgh has a passion for travel. Growing up, her family visited Africa, Albania and Guatemala, which began Roxburgh's interest in social justice issues.[5][6] She currently serves as a GenR Leader for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which assists people in extreme humanitarian crises. Previous to her work on Manifest, Roxburgh studied Communications at Simon Fraser University in hopes of becoming a journalist.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Rachel Lewis
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Heather Hills
2012 Big Time Movie Princess
2014 Leprechaun: Origins Jeni
2015 The Marine 4: Moving Target Olivia Tanis
2016 Star Trek Beyond Ensign Syl
2016 2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be Leora Duncan
2016 Lost Solace Azaria
2018 In God I Trust Mya Matheson Independent film
2020 I Still Believe Heather Henning
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Arrow Blake 2 Episodes: ("Damaged" and "Trust but Verify")
2014 Supernatural: Bloodlines Violet Duval Unsold television series[7][8]
2014 The Tomorrow People Talia Episode: "Superhero"
2015 Sorority Murder Carly Television film
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Betty Seaver Episode: "Night of the Hawk"
2017–2018 Valor Thea Main role
2017 Travelers Carrie Episode: "17 Minutes"
2018–present Manifest Michaela Stone Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melissa Roxburgh". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved December 11, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Bundel, Ani. "Melissa Roxburgh Is Like Her Manifest Character in More Ways Than You'd Think". Elite Daily. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  3. ^ a b "The Secret to Making it in L.A.? Grow a Thick Skin". Backstage. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  4. ^ "'Manifest' renewed for season 2 by NBC". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  5. ^ "Melissa Roxburgh". microsoft.com. 2020.
  6. ^ a b Maynard, Stacey (2017-11-04). "Interview with Melissa Roxburgh". TV Series Hub. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  7. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (March 8, 2014). "Pilot Scoop: Supernatural Spin-Off Gets a New Title, Casts Its Final Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved October 13, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 8, 2014). "CW's Supernatural Spinoff Casts Melissa Roxburgh As Female Lead, Gets New Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 13, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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