Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Highest Rated: 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Lowest Rated: 0% Into the Fire (2005)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1967

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA

Born in 1967 and raised in Akron, Ohio, Melina Kanakaredes was a performer even as a child. She attended Ohio State University before transferring to Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, she performed in the local theaters while earning a BA in Theater Arts. Her first onscreen role came on the daytime soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009). She was nominated twice for a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Eleni Andros Cooper on the show. Her first primetime series experience was a series regular role on "New York News" (CBS, 1995), starring Mary Tyler Moore and Madeleine Kahn. After that series ended, she played a recurring role on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) and was a series regular on the short-lived "Leaving LA" (ABC, 1997) an office comedy about the Los Angeles coroner. Kanakaredes had her biggest success to date with "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002). She played the leading role on the show about a big city plastic surgeon who returns to her small hometown. The series ended its run in 2002, after five seasons, but Kanakaredes did not stop to take a break, appearing in a supporting roles before returning to a spot as a series regular on "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-2013). After six seasons, Kanakaredes left the series and continued to appear in supporting roles before returning to series TV in the medical drama "The Resident" (Fox 2018- ).


Highest Rated Movies



57% 61% Snitch Sylvie (Character) $42.9M 2013
49% 53% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Athena (Character) $88.8M 2010
0% 58% Into the Fire Catrina/Sabrina Hampton (Character) - 2005
32% 37% 15 Minutes Nicolette Karas (Character) $24.4M 2001
No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Rita (Character) - 1998
65% 87% Rounders Barbara (Character) $22.9M 1998
70% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Trin (Character) $33.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Man's Burden Daphne (Character) - 1994


100% 81% Blood of Zeus Ariana (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet 87% The Resident Dr. Lane Hunter (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
22% 69% Notorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
77% 62% Extant Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Det. Stella Bonasera (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Dr. Sydney Hansen (Character) 1999-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
89% 97% Oz A.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Benita Alden (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1995


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