Melissa George Biography
Melisa George was born on 6th August 1976, she is an Australian-American actress. She is the second of four children, her mother Pamela was a nurse and Glenn George father, a construction worker, Melissa initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting.
A former national rollerskating champion and model in Australia, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 1993 to 1996. After moving to the United States, George made her film debut in the neo-noir science fiction feature Dark City in 1998 and later appeared in supporting roles in Steven Soderbergh’s crime film The Limey in 1999 and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive in 2001.
Melissa George finished the decade with several more horror films, including Turistas and 30 Days of Night, as well as independent horror titles such as The Killing Gene, The Betrayed and Triangle. George was also active in television work, landing a role on the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Her greatest critical success would come with a role on In Treatment, playing the love interest of Gabriel Byrne, which would garner her a Golden Globe nomination in 2009.
Melissa George Age
She was born on 6 August 1976 in Perth, Western Australia, to a “middle class” family, the daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker. She is of Scottish descent. William Ward, a grandfather on her mother’s side, worked as a prison warden at Rottnest Island, offshore from Perth. The second of four children, she is also a cousin of the opera singer Taryn Fiebig.
Melissa George Husband
She met her first husband Claudio Dabed in Bali, he is a Chilean furniture designer and film director. They married two years later. In 2011, they announced their divorce. George then began dating hip hop mogul Russell Simmons. The same year she met French entrepreneur Jean David Blanc, the founder of AlloCiné, at a BAFTA awards party.
Together they have two sons, Raphaël (b. 2014) and Solal (b. 2015). In September 2016, George separated from Blanc following allegations of domestic abuse which purportedly occurred at their home in Paris. George was hospitalised with head and neck injuries, and both Blanc and George received domestic assault charges over the incident, with Blanc claiming George instigated the confrontation. Blanc was ordered to pay George €1,000 in damages, and she, €1 to him.
Melissa George Height
She stands at 1.71 m.
Melissa George Grey’s Anatomy
The medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, including several who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the doctors and the show’s namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. She struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital’s one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them — Webber and Meredith’s mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.
First episode date: 27 March 2005
Theme song: Cosy in the Rocket
Network: American Broadcasting Company
Spin-offs: Private Practice, Station 19
Melissa George Hangs Up Her Grey’s Anatomy Scrubs. Melissa George, who plays intern Sadie Harris on the ABC prime-time medical soap, is leaving the show, sources confirm. Jan 12, 2009
Melissa George Movies and TV Shows
Her first starring role in a feature film was Kathy Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film, The Amityville Horror. The film was not well received by critics, but was a major success at the worldwide box office, grossing over $108 million. Despite unfavorable reviews, Film Threat praised George and her co-star Ryan Reynolds’s performances, stating that they “make a striking couple.
Both young and extremely attractive” and that she “does an impeccable American accent, but otherwise she is unremarkable as Kathy Lutz. Her physical beauty is sometimes distracting, but not enough to keep the audience awed by her acting.” That same year, she played Deanna Schine in the thriller Derailed, co-starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston, playing the wife of a man embroiled in an affair.
In March 2006, it was announced that she had been cast in the NBC comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle, based on the novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell. George was to play Nico Reilly, the editor-in-chief of Bonfire Magazine. However, the show underwent significant changes with George and other castmates being replaced and with executive producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler, writers Rand Ravich and Jill Gordon and director Nigel Cole all fired. George had been personally cast by Bushnell, but left in early 2007 when she was offered the HBO series In Treatment.
Also in 2006, she travelled to Brazil to film the horror-thriller Turistas (released in the UK and Ireland as Paradise Lost) with Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wilde. Shooting lasted three months on what was the first Hollywood film to be shot entirely on location in Brazil and George, who learned to speak Spanish and Portuguese for the role, said that the experience “made me a better actress, more resilient, tougher.”
In 2007, she landed the lead role, Christine, in the biographical drama Music Within, opposite Ron Livingston, which focused on a disability rights activist in Portland, Oregon. The film had a limited release. In an interview, she said that she “knew that Christine’s a true character, and the woman responsible for Richard Pimentel’s sort of success in a way.
She was the driving force behind him and behind every good man is a good woman, and Christine was that woman.” She starred in the British horror thriller WΔZ, and had a prominent role in the film adaptation of 30 Days of Night, directed by David Slade and co-starring Josh Hartnett. The film was a modest success with an over $75 million worldwide gross.
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|1999||The Limey||Jennifer “Jenny” Wilson|
|2001||Sugar & Spice||Cleo Miller|
|2001||Mulholland Drive||Camilla Rhodes|
|2001||New Port South||Amanda|
|2003||Down with Love||Elkie|
|2005||The Amityville Horror||Kathy Lutz|
|2007||30 Days of Night||Stella Oleson|
|2009||Devil’s Eye||Melissa||Short film|
|2011||A Lonely Place to Die||Alison|
|2011||Swinging with the Finkels||Janet|
|2017||The Butterfly Tree||Evelyn|
In September 2008, George joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy for eleven episodes as Sadie Harris, a bisexual intern, but in January 2009 it was released that she was leaving the show in a mutual agreement with the producers. Also in 2008, she starred in the film The Betrayed, which was released at the San Diego Film Festival, and was released direct-to-video in the United States on 30 June 2009.
On 9 November 2009, it was announced that George would guest-star in at least two episodes of Fox’s Lie to Me playing Clara Musso. George also received the lead role in the Australian-British mystery thriller by Chris Smith titled Triangle, which opened to positive reviews. George also starred in the British thriller film A Lonely Place to Die (2010), directed by Julian Gilbey.
She climbed Ben Nevis mountain for her role in the film, later telling The Sun: “It was tough because it’s a pretty dangerous location, and it wasn’t fit for a large crew, but we did it, we made it… I was climbing with Di Gilbert who has climbed Everest many times so that was incredible. And when you get up there, it’s just a huge sense of achievement.”
In November 2010, George was named the new face of L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. In 2012, George appeared as Rosie in the Australian TV series The Slap and as Sam Hunter in the British TV series Hunted, which was filmed over seven months in London, Scotland and Morocco. An American adaptation of the series, in which George again played the character Rosie, premièred on the NBC network in February 2015. A review of the U.S. series in The New York Times noted George’s performance as “particularly beguiling … As Rosie she is absurd, infuriating, sad and very funny.”
In 2017, she was cast opposite Sean Penn in the television series The First (2018), created by Beau Willimon and filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana.
|1993–96||Home and Away||Angel Parrish||466 episodes|
|1997||Murder Call||Petra Salinis||Episode: “Hot Shot”|
|1999||Silk Stalkings||Fiona Grant||Episode: “A Clockwork Florida Orange”|
|2000||Tales of the South Seas||Kat||Episode: “The Outlaws”|
|2002||Lost in Oz||Alexandra Wilder||Movie|
|2003||Monk||Jenna Ryan||Episode: “Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater”|
|2003||L.A. Confidential||Lynn Bracken||Unsold pilot|
|2003–04||Alias||Lauren Reed||Main role: season 3; guest star: season 4 (23 episodes)|
|2006||Two Twisted||Mathilda Banks||Episode: “There’s Something About Kyanna”|
|2008||In Treatment||Laura Hill||8 episodes|
|2008–09||Grey’s Anatomy||Sadie Harris||8 episodes (season 5)|
|2009||U.S. Attorney||Susan Shelle||Movie|
|2010||Lie to Me||Clara Musso||3 episodes|
|2010||Second Chances||Kate Fischer||Movie|
|2011||Bag of Bones||Mattie Devore||Movie|
|2011||The Slap||Rosie||8 episodes|
|2012||Hunted||Sam Hunter/Alex Kent||8 episodes|
|2013–14||The Good Wife||Marilyn Garbanza||8 episodes|
|2015||The Slap (U.S.)||Rosie||8 episodes|
|2016||Heartbeat||Dr. Alexandra Panttiere||Main role|
|2018||The First||Diane Hagerty||Main role|
Melissa George Heartbeat
Based on the real life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, “Heartbeat” focuses on outspoken and high-achieving heart-transplant
surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere, who is a beautiful woman in a field dominated by men. Bold and stubborn, Alex does things on her own terms, celebrating her racy — and complicated — personal life and successfully managing the day-to-day demands of faculty members and interns who remain skeptical, while still finding time to impress by pushing the boundaries of medical science.
First episode date: 22 March 2016
Executive producers: Jill Gordon, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Robert Duncan McNeill
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Melissa George Friends
Three young men and three young women – of the BFF kind – live in the same apartment complex and face life and
love in New York. They’re not above sticking their noses into one another’s businesses and swapping romantic partners, which always leads to the kind of hilarity average people will never experience – especially during breakups.
First episode date: 22 September 1994
Final episode date: 6 May 2004
Theme song: I’ll Be There for You
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Alexa Junge, Scott Silveri, Jeff Greenstein, Andrew Reich, Jeff Strauss
Melissa George Dark City
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is that he can’t remember whether he committed the murders or not. For one brief moment, he is convinced that he has gone completely mad. Murdoch seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. As he edges closer to solving the mystery, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of ominous beings collectively known as the Strangers.
Initial release: 27 February 1998 (USA)
Director: Alex Proyas
Featured song: Sway
Box office: 27.2 million USD
Screenplay: Alex Proyas, David S. Goyer, Lem Dobbs
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Melissa George The Good Wife
The acclaimed legal drama has cast Alias alum Melissa George and English actress Juliet Rylance in juicy recurring roles, TVLine reports.
George will play Marilyn, Peter’s (Chris Noth) smart, sexy and savvy new in-house ethics counsel. The character is described as a stickler for honesty and observing the rules — sound similar to someone else in Peter’s life? However, it is unclear just how Marilyn will deal with master manipulator Eli (Alan Cumming) as well as the Florrick campaige’s vote-rigging that was revealed in the Season 4 finale.
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Melissa George Home And Away
Set in the fictional Australian town of Summer Bay, a small coastal hamlet just north of Sydney, is this long-running soap – it debuted in 1988 – that depicts the sun-drenched residents of a beach-side resort. The programme has served as an acting apprenticeship of sorts for a number of notable former cast members, including Heath Ledger,
Isla Fisher, Julian McMahon, Dannii Minogue, Simon Baker, Guy Pearce and Naomi Watts.
First episode date: 17 January 1988
Production location: Palm Beach
Theme song: Home and Away
Networks: Channel 5, Seven Network
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Melissa George Net Worth
Melissa George Net Worth is $7 million. (Mar 14, 2017)
Melissa George Triangle
Yacht passengers encounter mysterious weather conditions that force them to jump onto another ship, only to have the odd havoc increase.
Initial release: 27 August 2009
Director: Christopher Smith
Box office: $1.3–1.6 million
Screenplay: Christopher Smith
Budget: 12 million USD