Born and raised in New Jersey, Melissa is the daughter of Cuban-born parents who moved to the United States. In December 2003, she graduated from New York University, receiving a BFA in Drama .
The role of One Life to Live's Adriana is Melissa's first acting job.
Being a dancer since childhood, she continues taking classes when her schedule permits. Melissa also enjoys reading and going to the theatre.
One Life to Live - Adriana Cramer (January 20, 2004 - June 11, 2008; September 18, 2008 - October 28, 2008; February 12, 2010 - March 2, 2010; November 9 - 10, 2010; January 25, 2011)
Tiny Dancer - Ati (2008)
Descent - Dorm Girl (2007)