Melanie Vesey is an accomplished actress, filmmaker, comedian, and dancer. Trained at the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, and The Interlochen Arts Academy, she has a strong foundation for her body of work.
The highlights of her acting career include co-starring with Jim Carrey and Courtney Love in Man on the Moon directed by two-time Academy Award winner Milos Forman, working with Hal Hartley and Parker Posey in Henry Fool, and being on stage with Elizabeth Ashley and Sam Trammell in the Off-Broadway run of If Memory Serves. In addition to co-starring roles on Law and Order and Homicide, she's been in national commercials and voice-overs.
As a filmmaker her most recent music video, Bedroom Eyes for singer-songwriter Ryan Cassata has been viewed over 95,000 times. Her first short film Granted, co-starring James Ransone (The Wire) was part of the official selection at the FAIF International Film Festival and debuted at the historic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Her feature-length script, The End of the Road, was one of five to be selected for the OUTFEST Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab. Her short film FAST, based on The End of the Road, had its world premiere at the OUTFEST Film Festival as a part of the 2014 Official Selection, in addition to screening at the IFFCA Film Festival and for Posture Magazine.
In 1999 Melanie faced one of the greatest challenges of her life when she was shot by her ex-girlfriend, a New York City police officer. In her own way of processing the traumatic experience she wrote and produced a one-woman show, Bullets Bounce Off and started performing stand-up comedy regularly at The World Famous Comedy Store and around Los Angeles.
Currently, she lives with her brilliant and loving family that consists of a couple of angels and a dog named Fig and is preparing to film her comedy special Wild Animal.
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