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Melonie Diaz is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Fruitale Station, The Breaks, The Belko Experiment among others. On Charmed, Melonie portrayes the middle sister, Mel Vera.

Biography

Diaz was born in New York City, and was raised along with her elder sister on the Lower East Side, by parents of Puerto Rican descent. She became interested in acting at the Henry Street Settlement and subsequently attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan.

She completed a degree in Film Production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and has made numerous off-Broadway and workshop appearances including Medea at the Bullet Space, the Hip Hop Theater Festival at P.S. 122, and the New York City Fringe Festival.

Filmography

Film

  • Double Whammy (2001) as Maribel Benitez
  • From an Objective Point of View (2001) as Kelly
  • Raising Victor Vargas (2002) as Melonie
  • Lords of Dogtown (2005) as Blanca
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2005) as Young Laurie {Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female}
  • Emil (2006) as Unnamed Actress
  • Itty Bitty Titty (2007) as Anna
  • Remember the Daze (2007) as Brianne
  • Feel the Noise (2007) as Mimi
  • American Son (2008) as Cristina
  • I'll Come Running (200) as Veronica
  • Assassination of a High School President (2008) as Clara
  • Be Kind Rewind (2008) as Alma
  • Hamlet 2 (2008) as Ivonne
  • Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) as Marissa
  • She Wants Me (2012) as Gwen
  • Supporting Characters (2012) as Liana
  • Save the Date (2012) as Isabelle
  • Fruitvale Station (2013) as Sophina {Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female & Nominated — Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture}
  • X/Y (2014) as Jen
  • The Cobbler (2014) as Carmen
  • Ghost (2016) as Team Ellie
  • The Belko Experiment (2016) as Dany Wilkins
  • And Then I Go (2017) as Ms. Meier
  • Gringo (2018) as Mia
  • All About Nina (2018) as Gloria
  • The First Purge (2018) as Juani


Television

  • Queens Supreme (2003) as Mr. Diaz's Daughter
  • Law & Order (2003) as Bettina
  • Nip/Tuck (2010) as Ramona Perez
  • CSI: Miami (2010) as Ivonne Hernandez
  • Persons of Interest (201) as Paula Vasquez
  • Girls (2014) as Susan
  • The Breaks (2016) as Damita
  • Room 104 (2014) as Meg
  • Charmed (2018-present) as Mel Vera

Trivia

  • Despite her character being younger than Madeleine Mantock's character Macy. Melonie is actually her elder by six years in real life.
  • She's the only actresses who identifies as 100% Lantina in real life making her only one to share her character's ethnicity.

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