Did you know?

  • Melina graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio in 1985.
  • Melina attended Ohio State University but graduated from Point Park College in Pennsylvania. She was magna cum laude with a BFA in theatre.
  • Her family owns and runs a candy business in Akron.
  • Melina is married to chef/restauranteur Peter Constantinades. They have one daughter, Zoe.
  • Melina speaks Greek fluently.
  • Melina began her professional acting career on the daytime soap opera 'Guiding Light' as a Greek immigrant. This role gave her two daytime Emmy nominations.
  • She stars in the prime-time drama 'Providence.' Melina was cast for her role without an audition and the rest of the crew was cast by their chemistry with her.
  • Melina is the youngest of three sisters.
  • Melina was the runner-up in the Miss Ohio beauty pageant in 1986.
  • Melina met her husband at Ohio State University. Both Greek-Americans, their extended family is so big that they had over 550 guests at their wedding.
 

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