Melissa George

Melissa George

  • Highest Rated: 93% The Limey (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Swinging With The Finkels (2011)
  • Birthday: Aug 6, 1976
  • Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Australian actress Melissa George was born in Perth on August 6, 1976, the second of four children. As a child, she developed an interest in dancing and began studying jazz, tap, ballet, and modern dance at the age of seven. George's enthusiasm for dance eventually evolved into a passion for roller skating, and, after skating competitively in Australia, she represented her nation in several international events. At 16, George left skating behind when she quit school and began exploring the world of modeling; she was soon named Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year. As a result of this honor, she auditioned for a role in the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away, and, in 1993, was cast as Angel Brooks. George's performance won her a sizable following in both Australia and Great Britain, but, after three years with the series, she left to pursue other projects. After appearing in several made-for-TV movies (and posing in the Aussie edition of Playboy), the actress landed a small role in the sci-fi thriller Dark City, and was cast as the female lead in an offbeat television pilot, Hollyweird, which, unfortunately, failed to sell. After a brief appearance in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey (as Terence Stamp's ill-fated daughter), George landed her first significant American role in the teen comedy Sugar & Spice, in which she played Cleo, a cheerleader-turned-criminal who has an unquenchable enthusiasm for Conan O'Brien; she also played a small but important role as mob-connected ingénue Camilla Rhodes in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, and appeared in the pilot of HBO's short-lived series adaptation of L.A. Confidential. In 2001, George was cast opposite John Stamos in the leading roles of the television series Thieves; despite positive reviews, however, the series lasted only three months. She got another chance to prove her mettle on American television in 2003, when she was cast in an American version of the popular British sitcom Coupling. Unfortunately, she only got to act in an unaired version of the pilot episode before her part was recast. The show failed anyway and George rebounded quickly, landing a prominent role in the 2003-2004 season of the popular spy series Alias as Lauren Reed, the new wife of Agent Vaughn (Michael Vartan) and romantic rival of Sydney Bristow (series star Jennifer Garner).After appearing the 2005 reboot of The Amityville Horror, George co-starred with Clive Owen and Jennifer Anniston in the psychological thriller Derailed (also 2005). The actress took another turn for the grisly Turistas (2006) to play part of an unlucky group destined to involuntarily donate their organs to a mad doctor. She found more success for her role in Music Within (2007), an inspirational biopic starring George as the free-spirited girlfriend of the film's subject, celebrated public speaker Richard Pimentel (Ron Livingstone). In 2008 she played an anesthesiologist who became romantically interested in her psychiatrist on the first season of HBO's lauded series In Treatment, and the same year was cast in 11 episodes of the fifth season of Grey's Anatomy. In 2011 she could be seen in the UK thriller A Lonely Place to Die, the TV movie Bag of Bones and on the Australian TV series The Slap. In 2012, she starred in the Cinemax series Hunter, and in 2013, joined CBS drama The Good Wife in a recurring role. She starred in the Australian miniseries The Slap in 2012, and reprised her role in the American remake in 2015.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

39% Don't Go Hazel 2018
50% The Butterfly Tree Actor 2017
70% Felony Julie Toohey $0.2M 2014
50% Between Us Sharyl 2013
74% A Lonely Place to Die Alison 2011
0% Swinging With The Finkels Janet 2011
No Score Yet Second Chances Actor 2010
80% Triangle Jess 2009
No Score Yet The Betrayed Jamie 2008
33% Music Within Christine $0.2M 2007
51% 30 Days of Night Stella Oleson $39.6M 2007
18% Turistas (Paradise Lost) Pru $7M 2006
71% w Delta z Helen Westcott 2006
21% Derailed Deanna Schine $36M 2005
23% The Amityville Horror Kathy Lutz $64.3M 2005
60% Down With Love Elke $20.2M 2003
83% Mulholland Drive Camilla Rhodes $7.1M 2001
28% Sugar & Spice Cleo $12.4M 2001
0% New Port South Actor 1999
93% The Limey Jennifer 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

66% The First
2018
Diane Hagerty
  • 2018
20% Heartbeat
2015
Dr. Alex Panttiere
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
67% The Slap
2015
Rosie
  • 2015
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Sadie Harris Sadie
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Marilyn Marilyn Garbanza
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
76% Hunted
2012
Samantha
  • 2012
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
2011
Mattie
  • 2011
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Clara Musso
  • 2010
87% In Treatment
2008-2010
Laura
  • 2008
50% Roar
1997
Molly
  • 2004
89% Alias
2001-2006
Lauren Lauren Reed
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Freyja
  • 2003
90% Monk
2002-2009
Jenna Ryan
  • 2003
No Score Yet Thieves
2001
Rita
  • 2001
No Score Yet Bad Mothers

QUOTES FROM Melissa George CHARACTERS

Alison
Complacency is a killer out here.
Alison
I think that's a golden eagle.
Jess
I feel like I know this place. . .
Jess
I feel like I know this place...
Jess
Please, help, somebody help. There all dead, she killed them all.
Sally
Please, can you hear me? Please, please help me. She's killing everyone. They're dead, they're all dead.
Jess
"Kill them, you have to kill them! It's the only way to get home! Kill them!"
Jess
Kill them, you have to kill them! It's the only way to get home! Kill them!
Jess
Downstairs right now is a copy of myself. Me! Walking and talking with Greg.
Jess
Oh you're just having a bad dream, that's all baby. That's all it was. Bad dreams make you think you're seeing things that you haven't. You know what I do when I have bad dream? I close my eyes and I think of something nice - like being here with you.