Melanie Paxson was born in Champaign, IL and has been acting since she was a child.
She has a bachelor of arts in theater from University of Missouri. Melanie received more training at the famed Second City in Chicago and performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre. Also, while in Chicago Melanie was cast in the recurring role of Jaclyn in Jeremy Piven’s Cupid.
Cupid’s arrow led Melanie straight to Los Angeles where audiences fell in love with her.
Although Melanie first became known for her national Gladware commercial campaign, audiences soon realized Melanie’s talent extended well beyond Gladware.
Melanie has been seen as a regular cast member on shows like NBC’s sitcom Happy Family as Sara Brennen, the daughter of John Larroquette and Christine Baranski as well as harried new mom Julie in ABC’s sitcom Notes From The Underbelly.
Melanie has had a string of successful television guest star appearances that hasn’t stopped.
A partial list of Melanie’s work includes The Drew Carey Show, Related, Joey, CSI, Rules of Engagement, Medium, and True Jackson.
Melanie continues her work as an actress while residing in California with her husband, son, dog and cat.