Melina Kanakaredes

Lowest Rated: 0% Into the Fire (2005)
Birthday: Apr 23, 1967
Birthplace: Not Available
With her genuine smile, earthy beauty, and striking green eyes, Melina Kanakaredes staked her claim on daytime television in The Guiding Light before expanding her talents to numerous other popular series and, eventually, the silver screen.Born and raised in Akron, OH, the second-generation Greek-American was the third daughter of an insurance salesman and homemaker who began her career as an actress in a community theater production of Tom Sawyer at the age of eight. Later enrolling in Ohio State University to study music, dance, and theater but disheartened at poor inter-departmental relations, Kanakaredes opted for a conservatory education at Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Soon performing with the Pittsburgh Playhouse and appearing in commercials and industrial videos, Kanakaredes moved to New York after graduating magna cum laude and began working in dinner boat theater and off-Broadway productions. Taking her role as Greek immigrant Eleni Andros Cooper in The Guiding Light after being spotted by the William Morris Agency in 1991, Kanakaredes was nominated for two Emmys and soon began to expand to roles on NYPD Blue and OZ. Soon turning up in such features as The Long Kiss Goodnight and Rounders, the natural beauty began to gain even more footing in her feature aspirations with her turn in the Robert DeNiro heist-thriller The Score in 2001. Kanakaredes would spend the ensuing 2000's appearing frequently on TV, joining the cast of the police proceedural CSI: NY.

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MOVIES

CREDIT
56% Snitch Sylvie $43M 2013
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Athena $61.2M 2010
0% Into the Fire Catrina/Sabrina Hampton 2005
32% 15 Minutes Nicolette Karas $24.2M 2001
No Score Yet Saint Maybe Rita diCarlo 1998
65% Rounders Barbara 1998
68% Dangerous Beauty Livia 1998
69% The Long Kiss Goodnight Trin 1996
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart Daphne 1995

TV

CREDIT
60% The Resident
2018
Dr. Lane Hunter
  • 2019
  • 2018
23% Notorious
2016
Dana Hartman
  • 2016
77% Extant
2014-2015
Dorothy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Kathy Millwood
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Stella Bonasera Det. Stella Bonasera Screenwriter
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Stella Bonasera
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Sydney Hansen Syd Hansen Dr. Sydney Hansen Syd Director
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • 1997
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Victoria
  • 1995
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Benita Alden
  • 1995

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