Natasha Melnick

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Natasha Melnick
Born (1984-04-10) April 10, 1984 (age 35)
Years active1998–2012

Natasha Melnick (born April 10, 1984) is a former American television and film actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Cindy Sanders on the short-lived 1999 NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks.


Melnick was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from San Fernando High School in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, and enrolled in college at age fifteen in the fall of 1999. Her first film appearance was in Disney's The Parent Trap. Since then, she has appeared in films such as Go and Orange County.

Melnick is perhaps best known for her role as cheerleader Cindy Sanders on Freaks and Geeks, whom central character Sam Weir (John Francis Daley) had a longtime crush on. She also had recurring roles on Boston Public, and Do Over. In 2001, she reunited with some of the cast members of Freaks and Geeks, appearing in the show Undeclared (which was also developed by Judd Apatow).

In 2000, Melnick and the rest of the Freaks and Geeks cast were nominated for the YoungStar Award for Best Young Ensemble Cast - Television, though the award ultimately went to Malcolm in the Middle.

Melnick is a member of the band One Last Run. She stated in an interview with Seventeen that the band was so named because she often asks for "one last run" when snowboarding.

Personal life[edit]

Melnick is engaged to Jeff Tucker, the singer and guitar player from the alternative rock band Rock Kills Kid.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Parent Trap Girl at Poker Game
1999 Go Anorexic Girl
2002 Orange County Katie
2003 Gentleman B. Young Maria
2004 The Hillside Strangler Karyn
2006 The Iron Man Chloe
2007 Everything or Nothing Lynny Miller
2009 God Thinks You're a Loser Candy
2010 1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position Amber
Year Title Role Notes
1998 7th Heaven Sheila Episode: "...And a Nice Chianti"
1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks Cindy Sanders 10 episodes
2000 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Susan Kincaid TV movie
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Amber Episode: "High School Play"
2001 King of the Hill (voice) Episode: "Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story"
2001 Judging Amy Alice-Jane Kovac Episode: "Imbroglio"
2001 Undeclared Jenni Episode: "Rush and Pledge"
Episode: "Hell Week"
2002-2003 Do Over Isabelle Meyers 16 episodes
2004 Boston Public Rainy Murphy 4 episodes
2005 Life As We Know It Sabrina Episode: "A Little Problem"
Episode: "Breaking Away"
2005 American Dad! Hilary (voice) Episode: "Pilot"
2005-2012 Family Guy Ruth (voice), various voices 5 episodes

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