Melina Kanakaredes – Birthplace, Husband, Kids, Career

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Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes has starred in films that deserve close attention. The actress played the role of Detective Stella Bonasera in “CSI: NY” and Eleni Andros Cooper in “Guiding Light”. While she is most popular for these roles, she has appeared in other television series and films that helped to cement her place as an important actor in Hollywood. See all the facts you need to know about her here.

Melina Kanakaredes: Birthplace and early life

Melina Kanakaredes was born on April 23, 1967, in Akron, Ohio to an insurance salesman Harry Kanakaredes and his wife Connie (née Temo), a candy company owner. Melina is a second-generation Greek-American and speaks Greek. She has two sisters Lia Kanakaredes and Aretta Kanakaredes.

She became passionate about acting at a very young age and by the time she turned 8, she made her stage debut in a production of Tom Sawyer at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio. She attended the Firestone High School in Akron and after her graduation, she moved to Ohio State University for a short time, and then transferred to Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was at Point Park College that she performed the role of Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Melina left the college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater arts in 1989.

Melina Kanakaredes is fifty-two years old.

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Melina Kanakaredes is 52 years old.

Melina Kanakaredes: Career

Melina made a bright start to her acting career by joining the cast of CBS daytime soap opera “Guiding Light” as Eleni Andros Cooper. The soap opera has been listed as one of the longest-running shows in American history by the Guinness Book of World Records. She was nominated twice for the Daytime Emmy Award for her role. She left the show in 1995 and landed the role of Victoria Metcalf in “Due South” in the same year.

Melina continued to put on eye-catching performances in any of project she was part of including motion pictures like “Bleeding Hearts”, The Long Kiss Goodnight” and “Dangerous Beauty”. One of her most prolific roles on TV was in the medical drama series “Providence” as Dr. Sydney Hansen, a high-profile plastic surgeon who returns home for her sister’s wedding. Unfortunately, her mother dies before the ceremony begins. Her greatest shock was when she found her boyfriend cheating on her with another man.

Melina also starred as Det. Stella Bonasera on the CBS police procedural drama series “CSI: NY”. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as “Crime Scene Investigators” as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths, as well as other crimes. The show is an indirect spin-off of the series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and a direct spin-off from “CSI: Miami”.

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She portrayed the character of Special Agent Kathy Millwood in “Hawaii Five-O” and since 2018, she has been playing the character of Dr. Lane Hunter in the medical drama television series “The Resident”. Melina has come a long way in the acting industry and she is acting like one who doesn’t want her career to fade away.

Melina Kanakaredes: Husbands, kids, net worth

Melina Kanakaredes is a married woman. She married her boyfriend Peter Constantinides on September 6, 1992. The duo met while they were students at Ohio State University. Her husband was a former restaurant consultant. Together, the couple has two daughters; Zoe and Karina Eleni. The couple were once restaurant owners but they have since closed it down to and moved on to other things.

Melina Kanakaredes has a net worth of 10 million dollars. She is one actress who justifies the saying that it is not always in the number of movies but in the quality – the quality of checks. She has only had few acting credits and there are many who entered the industry before her but can’t boast of a net worth of 1 million dollars even with heavy features. These things are not cast on rock.

Melina is doing well and might rack in a few more dollars before dropping the acting gloves. She stands a height of 1. 7 meters or 5 feet 6 inches. The actress was a former synchronized swimmer and was a member of the Ohio State Synchronized Swimming program.

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