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Melissa George

Facts about Melissa George

Date of Birth:06 August 1976
Birthplace:Perth, Western Australia
First Name:Melissa
Middle Name:Suzanna
Last Name:George
Height:5' 8" (173 cm)
Hair Color:Blonde
Star Sign:Leo
Claim to Fame:Lauren Reed on Alias
Occupation Category:Actress
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Biography for Melissa George

Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 Aug. 1976 (44 years ago)) is an Australian actress who has worked in Australia and the United States in movie and TV.

Early years

George was born in Perth, Western Australia, the daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker. The second of four children, George developed an interest in dancing and began studying jazz, tap, ballet, and modern dance at the age of seven. Her enthusiasm for dance eventually evolved into a passion for roller skating. George was an Australian national roller skating champion and won bronze medals in the National Championships in 1989 (31 years ago) and 1990 (30 years ago). She also won a silver medal at the Junior World Championship in 1991 (29 years ago).


George started modeling in her early teens and in 1992 (28 years ago) she was named Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year. At the age of sixteen she was discovered by casting agent Liz Mullinar and got the role of Angel Parrish alongside Dieter Brummer on the popular Australian soap Home and Away. George left Perth and moved to Sydney to start her acting career. After three years on the show she decided to leave to try find other acting challenges. Melissa was featured nude in Australian Playboy and also in celebrity photo (wallpaper) magazine Black + White shortly after leaving Home and Away.

George made a health and fitness video, Mind, Body and Soul (1996, 24 years ago), created a sleepwear line named "An Angel at My Bedside" and had a recurring role on the short-lived TV series Roar (1997, 23 years ago), opposite Heath Ledger (5 walls), before leaving Australia to move to Los Angeles to try her luck in the US. After moving to Los Angeles, she scored small roles in several films, including Dark City, The Limey, Mulholland Drive and Down with Love. She also starred in several TV pilots that were never aired on TV, such as Lost in Oz. She had brief success in 2001 (19 years ago) with the cancelled ABC drama-comedy Thieves, co-starring John Stamos. She also starred in the WB hit series Charmed for the sixth season premiere.

George achieved a significant breakthrough in 2003 (17 years ago) when she landed the role of Lauren Reed on the ABC series Alias. Also that year, she became Rachel's nanny in the American sitcom Friends.

Her first starring role in a feature movie was Kathy Lutz in the 2005 (15 years ago) remake of The Amityville Horror. The same year, she played Deanna Schine in the thriller Derailed, co-starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston.

2006 was a busy year for George, who filmed three new movies; the drama Music Within, opposite Ron Livingston, the thriller WΔZ, opposite Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, and the movie adaptation of the graphic novel 30 Days of Night, directed by David Slade and co-starring Josh Hartnett. Also this year, she starred in the horror-thriller Turistas. George made her return to TV in 2008 (12 years ago) in the HBO half-hour drama In Treatment, co-starring Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest. In 2006 (14 years ago), it was announced that George would be the new face and spokesperson for cosmetics company Napoleon Perdis, and the Australian jewelry company Linneys. She has also been appointed as an official ambassador for the 2007 (13 years ago) 52nd World Artistic Roller Skating Championships.

In sep. 2008 (12 years ago), it was announced that she was joining the cast of Grey's Anatomy for 11 episodes as Sadie Harris, a bisexual intern. In Jan. 2009 (11 years ago), it was announced that George was leaving Grey's Anatomy due to a mutual agreement between her and the show's producers.

Personal life

George lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chilean movie director, Claudio Dabed, who best known for his 2006 (14 years ago) movie Pretendiendo, and his daughter from a previous relationship, Martina (born 1995 (25 years ago)). She and Dabed met in Bali in 1998 (22 years ago) and married on 22 sep. 2000 (20 years ago). She became a naturalised American citizen in 2008 (12 years ago). She now has dual Australian/US citizenship.


  • Dark City
  • The Limey
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Sugar & Spice
  • New Port South
  • Down with Love
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Derailed
  • Turistas
  • Music Within
  • WΔZ
  • 30 Days of Night
  • The Betrayed
  • Triangle

TV-shows (series)

  • Home and Away
  • Fable
  • Roar
  • Thieves
  • Charmed
  • Alias
  • In Treatment
  • Grey's Anatomy


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