Born in Sydney, Australia Melinda comes from a Lebanese background, growing up in the North/West of Sydney. Having worked in the TV and Entertainment Industry for over 10 years in various roles in Production as well as pursued creative projects she has established a great understanding of the industry professionally.
Melinda has worked in TV for many years, recently at SBS TV Australia in the Entertainment sector as a Production Manager for Eurovision 2020: Big Night In!, Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020, Eurovision Australia Decides 2020, Mastermind Series 2 and Celebrity Mastermind. She has also worked in Post Production at Warner Bros. TV Production Company including shows such as Who Do You Think You Are? Series 11, Child Genius Series 2 and The Proposal. Her love for TV and Film making sees her moving into Producing and forever being art of the creative process.
As an actress, Melinda has a depth and understanding of what it takes to transform into character. Her naturalism as well as technique always brings a captivating performance. With an interest in adapting social and cultural awareness to the audience, she has performed in theatre productions co-staring with Mamdouh Habib, (Egyptian/Australian Guantanamo Bay ex prisoner) in “Waiting for Mamdouh” and “661″ performed at the NIDA Parade Theatre and at the Bakehouse Theatre for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Other credits include Greek/Australian play directed by Tony Nikolakopoulos “Baraki” at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Her love of performing has also led Melinda to the band The Mezcaltones, which perform Tex-Mex Tarantino-esque music. She dances, plays percussion instruments, does backup vocals, and propels in to leading a few songs. They perform in the Northern Beaches and Inner West at various venues and have played at the Dashville Skyline Festival 2018, Groundwater CMC 2018 and Tamworth Music Festival from 2015 – 2018. You can visit The Mezcaltones Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheMezcaltones or website: http://www.the-mezcaltones.com
Melinda also has a passion for movement dance and previous taught Nia, which is a holistic practice, incorporating healing arts, dance arts and martial arts. She is trained to be a Nia Blue Belt & Nia 5 Stages Instructor and enjoys a way of life that always nourishes the mind, body and soul.