Melissa George

Actor, Model, Fashion designer
Having established herself as a television superstar in her native Australia while just a teenager, actress Melissa George hit American shores at the age of 21 when she made a name for herself starring in moody features ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1976 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (32)

Heartbeat 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Slap 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Felony 2014 (Movie)

Julie Toohey (Actor)

The Good Wife 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Between Us 2013 (Movie)

Sharyl (Actor)

Hunted 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Bag of Bones 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

A Lonely Place To Die 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Swinging with the Finkels 2011 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Triangle 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Treatment 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Days of Night 2007 (Movie)

Stella Oleson (Actor)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

Christine Ryder (Actor)

The Killing Gene 2007 (Movie)

Helen Westcott (Actor)

Turistas 2006 (Movie)

Pru (Actor)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

Deanna Schine (Actor)

The Amityville Horror 2005 (Movie)

Kathy Lutz (Actor)

Alias 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

Elkie (Actor)

Friends 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Tube 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

Camilla Rhodes (Actor)

New Port South 2001 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

Cleo (Actor)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

May (Actor)

Roar 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bag of Bones (Movie)

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Biography

Having established herself as a television superstar in her native Australia while just a teenager, actress Melissa George hit American shores at the age of 21 when she made a name for herself starring in moody features like "Dark City" (1998), "Mulholland Drive" (2001) and "30 Days of Night" (2006). Though she made strides in features, George found her greatest success on television, where her recurring role as an antagonistic government agent on the popular espionage series "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) helped turn her into a star. From there, she appeared in films like "The Amityville Horror" (2005) and "Derailed" (2005), before earning high critical praise as an anesthesiologist with an unhealthy sexual fixation on her therapist on the award-winning series "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010). George later joined the hit show "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) as a bisexual surgical intern, only to leave the series on her own volition following talk of her recurring role becoming permanent. She went on to star in the highly-praised horror thriller, "Triangle" (2009), while thriving on television with the miniseries "Bag of Bones" (A&E, 2011) and as the star of the spy thriller "Hunted" (BBC One/Cinemax, 2012). Whether on the big or small screen, George continually earned accolades while positioning herself as one of the most-watched exports from Down Under.

Relationships

Claudio Dabed

Husband
Chilean born c. 1965 married in Bali on September 22, 2000 has a daughter from a previous relationship

Marina Dabed

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1995 father is Claudio Dabed

Glenn George

Father

Pamela George

Mother

Brett George

Brother
Born c. 1979

Kate George

Sister
Born c. 1986

Marnie George

Sister
Born c. 1974

EDUCATION

Warwick Senior High School

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of the medical drama "Heartbeat"

2015

Was a cast-member on NBC's "The Slap"

2013

Took on the recurring role of Marilyn Garbanza on the series "The Good Wife"

2011

Appeared in the action adventure film "A Lonely Place to Die"

2008

Cast as Laura in the HBO drama series, "In Treatment"; earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2009 for Supporting Actress

2008

Joined the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC) in a recurring role as Sadie, a bisexual intern

2007

Co-starred with Ron Livingston in the drama "Music Within"

2006

Cast in the thriller "Turistas," directed by John Stockwell

2005

Co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the remake of "The Amityville Horror"

2005

Played Clive Owen's wife in the psychological thriller "Derailed"; also co-starring Jennifer Aniston

2003

Breakthrough role as Lauren Reed on the ABC series "Alias"

2003

Appeared as Rachel's (Jennifer Aniston) nanny in two episodes of "Friends" (NBC)

2001

Featured in David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"

2001

Played a bank-robbing cheerleader smitten with Conan O'Brien in the teen comedy "Sugar & Spice"

1999

Had a supporting role as the doomed daughter of Terence Stamp's vigilante in "The Limey"

1998

Made her film debut in the thriller "Dark City"

1997

Had a recurring role on the adventure series "Roar" (aired in the US on FOX) opposite Heath Ledger

1997

Posed topless in the March issue of Australian Playboy

1996

Created a sleepwear line named An Angel at My Bedside and a lifestyle home video aimed at teens, "Mind, Body & Soul"

1993

Cast as runaway Angel Brooks on the popular Australian primetime soap "Home and Away"

Bonus Trivia

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Began studying jazz, tap, ballet, and modern dance at the age of seven.

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Was a champion competitive roller skater thorough her early teens, winning bronze medals in national championships in 1989 and 1990 and taking the silver medal at the Junior Pacifics in 1991.

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Began a modeling career during her early teens and was eventually named Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year in 1992.

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Invented a device called Style Snaps, which change the hem of a garment without sewing. The device was sold through direct marketing.

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Has been a naturalized American citizen since 2008.

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"TV is getting bigger and the cinema is getting smaller, so it doesn’t matter anymore. Some of the best roles are on TV, some of the best directors are doing TV and creating shows – Martin Scorsese. Thank God, it doesn’t matter anymore. Now you just read a script and if you like it, you do it." - from www.indielondon.co.uk, 2011

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