Melissa Leellen's Modeling Jobs, Acting Auditions and Additional Experience
"Life is a gift! But the best part is opening the box and living it! So do something that you normally would not do, be something greater than you imagined, and LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!" Melissa LeEllen
Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. Melissa LeEllen spent her early years creating short skits and dances for family and friends and performing at her local church organization. Melissa was raised by her grandparents and vividly remembers watching soap operas with her grandmother and falling in love with each character. Ever since her earliest days, she was fascinated by acting.
High School is where Melissa?s talent truly began to blossom. Her abilities landed her the leading roles in high school productions and work in local theater playhouses. Her experience at this level helped to manifest the person she is today; a strong, confident actress who can connect with audiences.
After majoring in Acting at Winthrop University, Melissa has been in feature films such as ?A Family That Preys?, a Tyler Perry Production; ?The Blind Side?, produced by Warner Bros.; ?The Last Song? produced by OffSpring Entertainment; and ?Hall Pass,? alongside Owen Wilson, produced by Conundrum Entertainment. Her acting resume also includes a wide range of television shows, commercials and independent films and short-form content.
Her characters contain her own personal nuances, while never losing their unique strengths. For these and many other reasons, Melissa has already been booked for the leading role in the Independent film ?Saved Me: a Psychological Thriller? as Jessica, a sympathetic counselor pushed to her mental limits by a deadly patient. She will also be playing the lead in ?Dirt like Sugar,? an action feature where Melissa will portray a contract assassin with a killer charm. Along with her feature films, Melissa has also landed leading roles on television programs, including: the co-starring role in ?Ghost Girls?, a Twilight-esque show about three friends with unique paranormal abilities, and ?Beverly Hills Love Story? where she plays an upper-class diva conflicted by a lower-class love.
Melissa has a long standing dedication to charities and has worked closely with Breast Cancer Research, Support Haiti, and the Children?s Network. Melissa is very excited about starting her own nonprofit organization, ?The LeEllen Foundation? to help mentor children that are growing up without both of their parents.
I have worked on feature projects such as "Hall Pass" directed by the Farrelley Brothers. "The Blind Side" alongside Sandra Bullock. "The Last Song" alongside Miley Cyrus. Also I have experience as a stand-in, performing in music videos, television host, and improv comedy.
IMDB: Melissa LeEllen