Yvonna Kopacz Wright (Melissande "Mel" Boudreau Bauer on Guiding Light)

Current Character: Melissande "Mel" Boudreau Bauer

Birthday: 1972-01-08

Marital Status: Married, Brett Wright July 18, 2003


Raised in Fresno, CA Yvonna began her career as a model after entering a Seventeen magazine contest, where her exotic feature earned her a trip to the Wilhemina Agency New York city for a 2 year contract. After completing 2 years at the University of California Berkley, Yvonna scored a role on Days of Our Lives. She has made appearances on Nash Bridges and Cosby show. Wright made her debut on Guiding Light as attorney Mel Boudreau in 2001. Her character has evolved into a well liked individual and as part of the power couple of Mel and Rick Bauer. She married Brett Wright on 7-18-2003 nearly a year after the birth of their first daughter Lola Athena born August 18, 2002. Their second daughter Marley Jade was born January 15, 2004. The Wright family currently resides in Harlem where Yvonna enjoys yoga and jewelry design in her spare time.

Career Highlights

Guiding Light - Mel Boudreau (Sept 4th, 2001 to Present)
Ali: An American Hero (2000)
Days of our Lives - Wendy Reardon # 3 (1996-1997)