Melinda Clarke

Actor
The only cast member of "The O. C." to actually hail from the now-infamous county, Melinda Clarke was born in 1969 in the tony town of Dana Point, California. The middle child of ballet dancer Patricia and actor John ... Read more »
Born: 05/03/1972 in Dana Point, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Gotham 2016 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001, 2003, 2006 - 2008, 2015 (Tv Show)

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Critic's Choice 2014 (Movie)

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Dallas 2014 (Tv Show)

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Vegas 2013 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Nikita 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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The George Carlin Show 1993 - 1994, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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The O.C. 2003 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Entourage 2005 - 2006, 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2010 (Tv Show)

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Vampire Diaries 2010 (Tv Show)

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Hell's Kitchen 2009 (Tv Show)

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Chuck 2008 (Tv Show)

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King of the Hill 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

She Drives Me Crazy 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Reaper 2007 (Tv Show)

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Avatar: The Last Airbender 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The O.C.: Obsess Completely 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Welcome To The OC: A Day in the Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The District 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2002 (Tv Show)

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Everwood 2002 (Tv Show)

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First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

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Family Under Siege 2001 (Movie)

Beta (Actor)

Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

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.Com for Murder 2000 (Movie)

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S.O.F. Special Ops Force 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

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Spawn 1997 (Movie)

Jessica Priest (Actor)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

Cigarette Girl (Actor)

Strange Luck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Heaven Help Us 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Killer Tongue 1995 (Movie)

Candy (Actor)

Return to Two Moon Junction 1994 (Movie)

Savannah (Actor)

Young Goodman Brown 1994 (Movie)

Faith Brown (Actor)

Return of the Living Dead III 1993 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Hot Under the Collar 1991 (Movie)

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I Had Three Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Biography

The only cast member of "The O. C." to actually hail from the now-infamous county, Melinda Clarke was born in 1969 in the tony town of Dana Point, California. The middle child of ballet dancer Patricia and actor John Clarke, Melinda followed her father into the family business moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18. She famously landed a role just three days after her arrival - on the soap opera her father had starred in since its inception in 1965, "Days of our Lives." The younger Clarke played the role of Faith Taylor (1989 - 1990), a preacher's daughter who had lost her sight. Though Clarke has praised the soap as a fantastic place to learn the craft of acting, she has joked about her character's unfortunate combination of affliction and name: "That's right, I was Blind Faith," she has said.

Relationships

John Clarke Director

Father
portrays "Micky Horton" on "Days of our Lives"

Patricia Clarke

Mother

Joshua Clarke

Brother

Heidi Clarke

Sister
died in 1994

Ernie Mirich

Husband
married June 28, 1997

Kathryn Mirich

Daughter
father is Ernie Mirich

Milestones

2003

Cast as Julie Cooper on the Fox drama "The O.C."

2002

Had a recurring role as Detective Olivia Cahill on "The District"

2001

Had a recurring role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as the provocative Lady Heather

2001

Appeared on an episode of "Enterprise: Broken Bow," as Sarin

2001

Appeared with Nastassja Kinski and Nicolette Sheridan in the thriller ".com for Murder"

1997

Starred as Margo Vincent in the series "Special Ops Force"

1997

Cast in "Spawn," which starred John Leguizamo and Martin Sheen

1997

Guest starred on "Xena: Warrior Princess" as Velasca

1997

Guest starred on "Seinfeld" in the episode The Muffin Tops

1996

Had a small part in "Mulholland Falls," as the Cigarette Girl

1994

Cast as Lexy Monroe in the Aaron Spelling series "Heaven Help Us"

1994

Starred in the film "Return to Two Moon Junction"

1993

Cast in the horror film "Return Of the Living Dead"

1989

Became a series regular on "Days of Our Lives," playing Faith Taylor

1987

At eighteen, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career

As a teenager she performed in many stage productions and musicals as well as participating in workshops at South Coast Repertory and summer camps at Idyllwilde School of Music and the Arts

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