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      Melina Kanakaredes

      Melina Kanakaredes

      Highest Rated: 68% The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      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

      The Long Kiss Goodnight poster
      The Long Kiss Goodnight
      Rounders poster
      Snitch poster
      Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief poster
      Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
      15 Minutes poster
      15 Minutes
      Into the Fire poster
      Into the Fire




      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
      64% 87% Rounders Barbara (Character) $22.9M 1998
      No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Rita (Character) - 1998
      68% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Trin (Character) $33.4M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Man's Burden Daphne (Character) - 1994


      100% 83% Blood of Zeus Ariana (Voice) 2020
      No Score Yet 76% The Resident Dr. Lane Hunter (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      22% 70% Notorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      77% 61% Extant Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Det. Stella Bonasera (Character),
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
      No Score Yet 71% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Dr. Sydney Hansen (Character) 1999-2002
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
      92% 96% Oz A.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      83% 83% NYPD Blue Benita Alden (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1995