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23 April 1967 Akron, Ohio, USA

Given Name

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes

How tall is Melina Kanakaredes?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Peter Constantinides

Life Story of Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing locally; singing with her sisters and making her acting debut at age eight in the community theater production of "Tom Sawyer".

Kanakaredes attended Ohio State University to study music, dance and theater, later transferring to Point Park College in Pittsburgh. She appeared in commercials, industrial films and on stage at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Upon graduation, Kanakaredes moved to New York City where she supported her acting dreams by working in off-Broadway plays.

Kanakaredes' early television credits include a recurring role as Jimmy Smits' reporter-girlfriend in NYPD Blue (1993). She starred in the drama series New York News (1995) and Leaving L.A. (1997) and guest-starred on The Practice (1997) and Oz (1997). She also received two Emmy nominations for her work on Guiding Light (1952).

She then starred for five seasons...

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Directors Filmography
Providence (2002) ,
Actors Filmography
Wake June, The Resident (2019) Lane Hunter, Notorious (2016) Dana Hartman, Extant (2015) Dorothy, Hawaii Five-0 (2015) Kathy Millwood, Snitch (2013) Sylvie Collins, CSI: NY (2010) Stella Bonasera, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) Athena, CSI: NY (2008) Det. Stella Bonasera, Into the Fire (2005) Catrina / Sabrina Hampton, CSI: Miami (2004) Stella Bonasera, Providence (2002) Dr. Sydney Hansen, 15 Minutes (2001) Nicolette Karas, Saint Maybe (1998) Rita, Rounders (1998) Barbara,...

Birth information

23 April 1967 Akron, Ohio, USA

Given Name

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes

How tall is Melina Kanakaredes?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Peter Constantinides

Life Story of Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing locally; singing with her sisters and making her acting debut at age eight in the community theater production of "Tom Sawyer".

Kanakaredes attended Ohio State University to study music, dance and theater, later transferring to Point Park College in Pittsburgh. She appeared in commercials, industrial films and on stage at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Upon graduation, Kanakaredes moved to New York City where she supported her acting dreams by working in off-Broadway plays.

Kanakaredes' early television credits include a recurring role as Jimmy Smits' reporter-girlfriend in NYPD Blue (1993). She starred in the drama series New York News (1995) and Leaving L.A. (1997) and guest-starred on The Practice (1997) and Oz (1997). She also received two Emmy nominations for her work on Guiding Light (1952).

She then starred for five seasons...

What movies did Melina Kanakaredes play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Providence (2002) ,
Actors Filmography
Wake June, The Resident (2019) Lane Hunter, Notorious (2016) Dana Hartman, Extant (2015) Dorothy, Hawaii Five-0 (2015) Kathy Millwood, Snitch (2013) Sylvie Collins, CSI: NY (2010) Stella Bonasera, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) Athena, CSI: NY (2008) Det. Stella Bonasera, Into the Fire (2005) Catrina / Sabrina Hampton, CSI: Miami (2004) Stella Bonasera, Providence (2002) Dr. Sydney Hansen, 15 Minutes (2001) Nicolette Karas, Saint Maybe (1998) Rita, Rounders (1998) Barbara,...

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Melina Kanakaredes in Providence (1999)

Daughter Zoe born 23 May 2000, weighing 7 lbs, 12 oz.

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Melina Kanakaredes and Piper Perabo in Notorious (2016)

Competed in Synchronized Swimming while at Ohio State, famous for its college Synchronized Swimming program.

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Melina Kanakaredes and Piper Perabo in Notorious (2016)

Graduated From Point Park College In Pittsburgh.

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Melina Kanakaredes in Notorious (2016)

Graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in theatre from Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Family owns and runs a candy factory in Akron.

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Speaks fluent Greek.

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Melina Kanakaredes in Notorious (2016)

Was considered for the lead for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), but was pregnant at the time.

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Melina Kanakaredes, Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, and Adam Rayner in Notorious (2016)

January 25, 2003: welcomed second daughter, Karina Eleni, born in Los Angeles.

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Melina Kanakaredes, Haley Ramm, and Adam Rayner in Notorious (2016)

Spokeswoman for Maybelline New York (2001)

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Melina Kanakaredes in Notorious (2016)

Graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio.

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Melina Kanakaredes, Piper Perabo, and Daniel Sunjata in Notorious (2016)

Her first TV commercial was for Semicid contraceptive. Her agent (whom she still uses as a result of this) worked an "embarrassment clause" into her contract for the commercial, which has become standard for her ever since.

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Melina Kanakaredes in Notorious (2016)

Is currently one of the stars on CSI: NY (2004), which was introduced in the CSI: Miami (2002) cross-over episode "MIA/NYC Nonstop." "Miami" star David Caruso was a popular cast member of NYPD Blue (1993), a series in which Melina made numerous guest appearances.

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Melina Kanakaredes and Rafi Gavron in Snitch - Ein riskanter Deal (2013)

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