Melanie Mayron

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Best-known for her intense portrayal of the free-spirited Melissa in the acclaimed ABC drama series "thirtysomething", the petite auburn-haired Mayron began her career touring the US in a production of "Godspell". She ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Pretty Little Liars 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lipstick Jungle 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Itty Bitty Titty Committee 2007 (Movie)

Courtney (Actor)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1996 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1992 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something So Right 1997 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clockstoppers 2002 (Movie)

Night Manager (Actor)

Inside "thirtysomething" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

East of A 1998 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

Freaky Friday 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Zone 1994 (Movie)

Mrs Willins (Actor)

Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

My Blue Heaven 1990 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Party's Over 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Checking Out 1989 (Movie)

Jenny Macklin (Actor)

Sticky Fingers 1988 (Movie)

Lolly (Actor)

The Boss' Wife 1986 (Movie)

Janet Keefer (Actor)

Missing 1982 (Movie)

Terry Simon (Actor)

Heartbeeps 1981 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Lily -- Sold Out 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Girlfriends 1978 (Movie)

Susan Weinblatt (Actor)

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

Lulu (Actor)

You Light Up My Life 1977 (Movie)

Annie Gerrard (Actor)

Car Wash 1976 (Movie)

Marsha (Actor)

Gable and Lombard 1976 (Movie)

Dixie (Actor)

Harry and Tonto 1974 (Movie)

Ginger (Actor)

Hustling (TV Show)

Actor

Ordeal in the Arctic (TV Show)

Actor

Other Women's Children (TV Show)

Actor

Playing For Time (TV Show)

Actor

Range of Motion (TV Show)

Actor

The New Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

Toothless (TV Show)

Actor

Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Show)

Actor

Wanted: The Perfect Guy (TV Show)

Actor
Director (29)

Switched at Birth 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Chasing Life 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Playdate 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fosters 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Zeyda and the Hitman 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Hit the Floor 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Army Wives 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Jane by Design 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

10 Things I Hate About You 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

90210 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Drop Dead Diva 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Greek 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

In Treatment 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Beyond The Break 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Dawson's Creek 1992 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Ed 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

New York Undercover 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Sirens 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

State of Grace 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Tell Me You Love Me 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Tribeca 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Winnetka Road 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Arli$$ 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

She Gets What She Wants 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Providence 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Baby-Sitter's Club 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Campus Confidential (TV Show)

Director

Mean Girls 2 (TV Show)

Director

Stitchers (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Sticky Fingers 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Sticky Fingers 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Best-known for her intense portrayal of the free-spirited Melissa in the acclaimed ABC drama series "thirtysomething", the petite auburn-haired Mayron began her career touring the US in a production of "Godspell". She made her film debut as a teenage hitchhiker opposite Art Carney in "Harry and Tonto" (1974) and earned acclaim for her realistic portrait of a zaftig Jewish photographer whose roommate leaves to marry in Claudia Weill's "Girlfriends" (1978). Subsequent film appearances failed to capitalize on her unique appeal and, except for Costa-Gavras' "Missing" (1982), she was virtually wasted. Mayron joined director-screenwriter Catlin Adams to create HighTop Films, for which she produced the 1988 feature "Sticky Fingers", which failed to find an audience or strong critical response, and the 1988 award-winning short "Little Shiny Shoes".

Relationships

David Mayron

Father

Norma Mayron

Mother

Olivia Mayron

Daughter
born on October 14, 1998

Miles Mayron

Son
born c. 1998

Gale Mayron

Sister
hosted an afternoon MTV interview/video show

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York 1972

studied acting with Sandra Seacat, John Lehne and Lee Strasberg

Milestones

1997

Helmed the ABC/Disney TV-movie "Toothless"

1995

Helmed the ABC small screen remake of "Freaky Friday"

1995

Feature directing debut "The Baby-Sitter's Club"

1979

Broadway stage debut in "The Goodbye People"

1975

TV movie debut in "Hustling"

1974

Feature acting debut in "Harry and Tonto"

1972

Toured US in "Godspell"

Directed episodes of CBS' "Nash Bridges"

directing debut on "thirtysomething" (ABC)

Appeared as Melissa Steadman in ABC drama series "thirtysomething"

Formed HighTop Films with Catlin Adams; produced first feature "Sticky Fingers" in 1988 (also co-wrote and starred)

Directed episodes of various TV series like "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO) and "Sirens" (1993)

Made second feature "Slap Her, She's French" (lensed 2000-2001); replaced director Evan Dunsky who left the project over "creative differences" ten days into shooting

Directed episodes of The WB series "Dawson's Creek"

Bonus Trivia

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"I love acting, but the directing thing is great because it uses so much more of you." --Mayron on directing "The Baby-Sitter's Club" from USA Today, April 18, 1995.

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