Melissa Gallo

Melissa Fumero

Highest Rated: 50% DriverX (2017)

Lowest Rated: 19% I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1982

Birthplace: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA

Many actors find the transition from drama to comedy difficult, but it was a challenge Melissa Fumero accepted with relish when she went from a featured role on "One Life to Live" (ABC 1968- ) to being Andy Samberg's comedic foil on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox 2013-18; NBC 2018- ). As it turned out, it was just one of a number of remarkable steps in Fumero's career, which almost literally began the day she finished college. Fumero was born Melissa Gallo on August 19, 1982 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Her parents were high school sweethearts who fled from Cuba to the U.S. when they were teens. One of Fumero's interests was dance, and she had been dancing since she was a child, but she discovered her passion for acting when her parents took her to see "The Secret Garden" on Broadway when she was ten. New York University's prestigious drama department was her dream school, and her family was very supportive in her decision. Fumero graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 2003. Amazingly, five hours after taking her last test, she received a call from her agent about appearing on the long-running soap opera "One Life to Live" (1968 - ) Fumero got the job, and appeared on the show as Adriana Cramer, the long-lost daughter of Dorian Cramer Lord, one of the soap opera's longest running characters. Fumero appeared on the show for four years, an impressive feat for her first professional job as an actress. "One Life To Live" was also very successful on the personal front for Fumero; she met her future husband, David Fumero, while they were acting together on the show. In addition to her years on "One Life To Live," Fumero also starred in the movie "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" (2009), and made appearances on "The Mentalist" (CBS 2008-15), "Gossip Girl" (CW 2007-2012), and "CSI: New York" (CBS 2004-2013). In 2013, Fumero moved to her first starring role in primetime as the female lead in the police squad room comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," playing the uptight and ambitious detective Amy Santiago. A workplace comedy similar in tone to its creators' previous series "The Office" (NBC 2005-2013) and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC 2009-15), the series had a degree of realism usually unseen in a comedy; the cast went through police and firearm training prior to filming.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stone in the Water Unknown (Character) - 2019
50% 87% DriverX Jessica (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 50% The House That Jack Built Lily (Character) - 2013
19% 42% I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Melissa (Character) $1.4M 2009

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Antonia (Guest Voice) 2019-2020
88% 52% Room 104 Unknown (Character) 2020
99% 91% One Day at a Time Estrellita (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2020
95% 94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Detective Amy Santiago (Character),
Director
2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen (Explicit) Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mack & Moxy Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet LatiNation Host 2013
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Michelle Rhodes (Guest Star) 2012
94% 74% Royal Pains Brooke (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 86% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet SOAPnet Selects: The Best of '06 Unknown (Character) 2006

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