A true triple threat, Canadian actress Melanie Merkosky has been performing professionally as an actress, singer and dancer since the age of twelve in film, television and on stages around the world.
Most recently, Melanie has been working as a recurring character on both FX's "The Strain", a new series from Guillermo Del Toro, and on "Covert Affairs" the hit USA Network series. Melanie also recently had the good fortune to play one of the lead roles in “Le Regne de la Beaute” (An Eye For Beauty) the latest feature film from Academy Award winning filmmaker Denys Arcand. The film was picked up at Cannes by EOne's boutique sales arm Seville Int'l.
Currently splitting her time between Toronto and Los Angeles, Melanie has been studying under master acting teacher Anthony Meindl, and has developed a repertoire of work on both sides of the border. She continues to support and maintain strong ties to the film industry in Canada. Melanie grew up singing and dancing on scholarship with the Young Canadians School of Performing Arts. She trained classically as a singer and dancer through the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Royal Academy of Dance examinations, respectively. Ms. Merkosky has performed across North America in nationally acclaimed theaters and Festivals including “Anne of Green Gables” at the Charlottetown Festival and the First National Tour of the smash musical “Mamma Mia!”.
Melanie has appeared in numerous film and television series including “Runaway” for the CW, the “American Pie” franchise and the award winning Canadian series “Slings & Arrows”. She's also caught significant attention and acclaim as a pioneer of the online entertainment movement as the star of notable web series including “Lonelygirl15” and “Harper's Globe” for CBS. Melanie was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a drama at the second annual International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards for her work in the high profile American web series “Continuum”.