Full detailed profile on Melanie Layton Kiriakis Jonas Played by Molly Burnett on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
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Melanie Layton Kiriakis Jonas
Actor: Molly Burnett
Who played Melanie Layton Kiriakis Jonas over the years
Molly Burnett (July 31 2008 - Thursday September 27, 2012; Friday November 21, 2014 - present)
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* Met her half brother Max in Marseilles, France
Past: Part-time Botox administrator at Intensity Spa
Past: Nurse at University Hospital
Past: Nursing student
Melanie was a party girl, living in Marseilles, France. She owed a few guys money, and when they came to collect, Max paid them off and Melanie was shocked to learn that the reason he did so was because they're siblings! She gives him a stolen necklace as payment, and was then arrested for stealing. She accused Max of stealing the bracelet, so she could get off. It worked. Max and Stephanie, too, were put in jail. She met Nick, who encouraged her to tell the truth, and once she did, Max and Stephanie were finally let go. She proved to be a handful, due to the horrible way she was brought up and abused. She was told by Trent, her father, to “party with” men in order to clear his gambling debts. She tried, but when she couldn’t do it, the man threatened her and Nick stepped in. The man was sent to jail, and Melanie, Max, Stephanie and Nick went back to Salem.
Melanie and Stephanie didn’t get along. Melanie was difficult and nasty to everyone but Max and maybe Nick. She tried to stay away from her abusive father and in front of witnesses says she wished he were dead. Soon, Trent is murdered and Melanie recalls meeting with him that night, but blacks out just before his murder. She only remembers waking up after, and assumed she may have killed him. She goes to Philip Kiriakis for help in finding the real killer, thinking she couldn’t have done it. When Caroline Brady turns up as suspect number one, Melanie is relieved in a way. Caroline is let go and Nicole and Melanie are both suspects in the case. Nicole is let go and the last suspect seems to be Melanie, but Salem PD detective Hope and new police commissioner Bo, find new evidence that leads to Nick Fallon.
Meanwhile, Melanie moves in with Nick, after receiving a note from an anonymous person who claims they saw her in the cemetery. She leans on him for support and starts getting anonymous phone calls as well. She panics and explains this to Nick, who tells her they’ll go away and hide. She’s reluctant to leave and figures she killed Trent. He tells her she did, lying so that she is kept needy toward him. He took her to a hotel near the airport and says if they marry, they wouldn’t have to testify against each other. Melanie has an epiphany and realizes that Nick killed Trent, and blasts him for letting her take the blame. Nick goes ballistic and when she tries to leave the hotel, he won’t let her. Hope and Bo arrive and Philip and Stephanie, and Nick is taken to jail while Philip saved Melanie from falling off the balcony. Nick is now in jail, awaiting trial for killing Trent and holding Melanie against her will, and Melanie has moved in with Maggie, at Nick’s insistence. She has a job with Titan as a receptionist and is causing issues with Stephanie. She soon lost her job and bummed around a bit looking for work and loving Philip, who was engaged to Stephanie Johnson. She went into nursing at University Hospital. She became friends with Brady Black, Ari Hernandez, and had a brief flirtation with Nathan Horton, but was still in love with Philip. Carly Manning came to town and met Melanie, who hated her on sight. Melanie didn't know that she was her biological mother. They had issues since Carly stepped foot in Salem.
Melanie chose to marry Philip, when Stephanie intercepted a note asking Nathan if he still had feelings for her. If he did, she mightn't have married Philip, but she did. On her wedding day, Carly accidentally shot Melanie, aiming for Vivian Alamain, who wanted to kill Melanie, in order to get back at Carly for killing Lawrence Alamain. Melanie just woke up at the hospital and while she was out, Daniel learned from Carly he was her father. He promptly told Melanie the truth. She reacted very emotionally but since they had already bonded she was happy about the news and they quickly became close. Melanie had a difficult time with forgiving Carly for giving her up but eventually they bonded.
Melanie and Philip moved into Maggie Horton's place and when Philip thought Melanie was going to choose Nathan over him, he turned to Chloe and they had sex. Chloe became pregnant and he learned Daniel was the father, not him. He and Chloe kept their secret from everyone, except many kept learning the truth, which came out in November. Melanie was disgusted with both Philip and Chloe and took the news hard. She and Philip separated and divorced. She realized he wasn't right for her anyway and moved on with Dario. Their relationship barely began when he moved to Argentina to pursue work for Titan. She's single now and learned that Maggie Horton is her biological grandmother and her father's mother.
Melanie recently developed feelings for Chad, though he was dating her best friend, Abby. Melanie and Chad shared a kiss when they were held captive by internet hackers who were bullying Chad, Sonny, and Will in their website venture. Shortly after they were saved, Abby and Chad broke up and Melanie and Chad admitted their feelings to one another. Eventually, Abby got over it and gave them her blessing. Gabi schemed to break them up so she can have Chad for herself.
Melanie was kidnapped by a schizophrenic patient Andrew, who was a photographer for Gabi and Chad. Gabi knew of the kidnapping and Andrew blackmailed her into keeping it to herself, reminding her she now had access to Chad. Gabi said nothing and when Melanie was found, she and Chad were reunited. Nick Fallon returned to town soon after and Chad learned what Gabi did as did Nick. When Chad beat Nick up, Nick agreed not to press charges if Chad wouldn't out Gabi in the kidnapping. Melanie learned eventually what Gabi did and disowned her as a friend and when she heard Chad knew and didn't tell her, she dumped him and moved to Europe to live with her mother. She returned Friday November 21 2014 with a secret.
Current - Philip Kiriakis (February 14 2010 - January 2011; Friday November 21, 2014 - present)
Max Brady Adoptive brother
Dean Robbins Adoptive father - deceased
Carly Manning Kiriakis Brady Alamain (Katerina Von (Biological mother)
Dr. Daniel Jonas (Biological father)
Maggie Horton (Biological grandmother)
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At the hospital, Brady finds Anne and declares the hospital will be a drama-free zone. In another room, Melanie counts Theresa's misdeeds. Theresa tells her the pregnancy was a mistake, she wasn't trying to trap Brady. Melanie keeps baiting Theresa so Theresa finally jumps on her. They roll around on the floor until Brady interrupts. He throws Melanie out and tries talking sense into Theresa. She tells him to get out so he finds Melanie and takes her away. Anne arrives and Theresa calls her 'worthless' because she didn't keep Melanie from working there. She gripes and moans but Anne says it's no wonder Melanie has issues with her after what she put Daniel through. Theresa whines that nobody's ever on her side. Anne tries to give her a pep talk. Theresa vows to make Melanie sorry if she goes after her again.
Brady forces Melanie to shut up and listen at the square. "I got you your job," he says. She hugs him, thankful. He tells her she can't go all "American Ninja Warrior" on people though. Daniel could have seen. He warns that Melanie's on Theresa's radar and that could be dangerous. Mel promises to be careful but vows to make Theresa pay if she gets in her way.
At the hospital, Anne tells Melanie her records from England never made it to Salem and that there's a hiring freeze. There's no position for her. Theresa snidely suggests Melanie work over at St. Mary's. They'll hire anyone. Brady comes to Melanie's rescue before Melanie retaliates. She tells him they orchestrated the whole thing. Brady thinks Melanie's playing into Anne's hands. He'll handle it. She goes off and he tells Anne to stop playing games. The hiring freeze does not start until January 1. He asks if she's using the freeze for her own personal agenda. Anne stammers. He issues an ultimatum. She agrees to it and Theresa overhears.
Mel and Serena meet at TBD. Serena's excited that they'll be working together. Melanie cringes and changes the conversation to ask what's going on with her friend and Eric. Serena doesn't want to jinx it. Daniel pops in and they're introduced. Serena has heard about him from Eric, along with a certain situation with two women in Eric's life (Kristen and Nicole). Suddenly, Serena realizes she's late for another appointment and goes. Sonny arrives. There's a message from Will, who will be late tonight. Sonny's displeased.
Back at the hospital, Theresa stomps off and Brady goes after her. He yells that if he has to choose between her and Melanie he'll choose Melanie. She yammers about how he accused her of faking her pregnancy and tells him to leave. After he's gone she tears up and Melanie bursts in. "You faked getting pregnant by Brady?"