Originally from Cartago, Costa Rica, Melissa spent most of her life in Dallas, TX and was exposed to the arts at a very young age; excelling in ballet, as well as playing the violin and piano, joining the local theater program at age eight making it clear that acting had defined her aesthetic. Melissa went on to take classes at Dallas famed KD Studio as well as other acting classes and workshops around the state and continued to hone her skill throughout high school & upon entering college in Dallas.
Now residing in Los Angeles, CA, it is no question that Melissa will continue to pursue her acting career both in film and on stage and eventually behind the camera. This stunning bilingual Latina actress is definitely one to watch for, with ad campaigns ranging from corporate giants "Samsung" to "Hilton" & film projects from Columbia Pictures "21 Jump Street"(2012), Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 4"(2011), and most recently "Ghost of Goodnight lane"(2012), alongside Billy Zane and Lacey Chabert. Melissa is a cross-over actress on the super-nova rise.
Her acting motto is quiet simply "PURA VIDA".