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January 28, 1974 |
Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany
|Occupation||Model, actress, dancer|
|Years active||1995–2004, 2014-present|
Melody Perkins (born January 28, 1974) is a German-born American actress, model and dancer. She is known for her regular role as the villianess later turned heroine Astronema in Power Rangers in Space, and became the Pink Ranger in 'Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.
An accomplished dancer, Perkins has performed with the Sacramento Ballet Company and the Jazz Unlimited Dance Company. She also models, with clients which include Lands' End. She broke into acting during a modelling trip to Europe, making commercials in Italy and France. Nevertheless, she has not abandoned modelling entirely, saying, "I still do it when I can."
As an actress, Melody Perkins' longest-running role was in the series Power Rangers in Space, playing the lead villain Astronema. She said of the role: "It's fun being the bad gal."
Perkins returned to Power Rangers, this time as the reformed Karone, in the follow-up series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. She is the only person to have played the arch-enemy of the Power Rangers in one season and a Power Ranger in the next season. She replaced Valerie Vernon, who left to battle leukemia, as the Pink Galaxy Ranger. She has also voiced a monster in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.
Perkins has also appeared as the babysitter Patty Henderson in Malcolm in the Middle, and also as an evil witch in an episode of Charmed, and in episodes of various other series. She has also appeared in a commercial for Allstate Insurance. Perkins retired from acting after she made a brief appearance in an episode of CSI: Miami in 2004.
In 2007, Perkins appeared on a cover for Let's Live magazine.
Melody Perkins has recently returned to acting, reprising her role as Karone in the final episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce, which aired in November, 2014. Along with other past and current Power Rangers cast members, she makes regular appearances at various sci-fi/comic cons.
|2000||Coyote Ugly||New Coyote||Uncredited|
|2001||Planet of the Apes||Friend at Leo's party|
|1995||High Tide||N/A||Episode: "The Grind"|
|1997||Night Man||Lisa||Episode: "Face to Face"|
|1997||Silk Stalkings||Maid||Episode: "Child's Play"|
|1998||Power Rangers in Space||Astronema/Karone||Main cast: 43 episodes|
|1999||Power Rangers Lost Galaxy||Karone/Pink Galaxy Ranger #2||Main cast: 14 episodes|
|2000||Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue||Laser (voice)||Uncredited; Episode: "The Fifth Crystal"|
|2000||Malcolm in the Middle||Patty Henderson||Episode: "Convention"|
|2003||Charmed||Margo Stillman||Episode: "The Power of Three Blondes"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Barbara Nance||Episode: "Wannabe"|
|2014||Power Rangers Super Megaforce||Karone/Pink Galaxy Ranger||Episode: "Legendary Battle"|
- ep. 2x06 "Convention"
- ep. 6x04 "The Power of Three Blondes"