Melissa Sagemiller

Actor, Model
A lithe, attractive player who paid her dues with day work on soaps while studying her craft in New York City, Melissa Sagemiller made her feature film debut in James Toback's gritty, mostly improvised feature "Black ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1974

Filmography

Actor (19)

The Santa Con 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago PD 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Fire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eleventh Hour 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising the Bar 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Woodcock 2007 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Sleeper Cell 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Standing Still 2006 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

Emily Thomas (Actor)

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life on the Ledge 2004 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Love Object 2004 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

The Clearing 2004 (Movie)

Jill Hayes (Actor)

Sorority Boys 2002 (Movie)

Leah (Actor)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Allison McAllister (Actor)

Soul Survivors 2001 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Maternity Ward (03/19/00) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

A lithe, attractive player who paid her dues with day work on soaps while studying her craft in New York City, Melissa Sagemiller made her feature film debut in James Toback's gritty, mostly improvised feature "Black and White" (1999), a Manhattan-set look at upper class white teens who appropriate black hip-hop culture. Sagemiller made her television debut the following year on an episode of the NYC-filmed series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC) before returning to the big screen with her first featured role in "Get Over It" (2001). Playing Allison, the girl who dumps lovestruck longtime boyfriend Berke (Ben Foster) for the ego-drenched, faux-accented new kid (Shane West). Sagemiller managed to bring dimension to her heartbreaker, and elevate her above the fickle, opportunistic shrew she could have been made out to be. Audience reaction to the film showed her to be a likable if underused screen presence, and Sagemiller's name and photogenic face cropped up on many a starlet hot list. Following up with a starring role in the teen thriller "Soul Survivors" that summer, Sagemiller sought to make the most of her girl-next-door good looks and acting talents, playing a young woman haunted by an accident that continues to wreak havoc long after the pieces have been picked up. That same year, she acted in the college comedy "Sorority Boys" (2002), a comedy in which ousted fraternity brothers in disguise join a sorority known for its unattractive members and ostensibly learn the errors of their cruel and judgmental ways.

EDUCATION

Michael Howard Studio

New York , New York

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia

Stella Adler Conservatory

New York , New York

Milestones

2006

Cast in the indie comedy "Standing Still"

2004

Featured with Robert Redford and Helen Mirren in the thriller "The Clearing"

2003

Cast in the thriller "Love Object"

2002

Featured in the college comedy "Sorority Boys"

2001

Played the former girlfriend Ben Foster pines for in the teen comedy "Get Over It"

2001

Starred in the teen thriller "Soul Survivors"

2000

Guested on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)

1999

Acted in the improvised James Toback feature "Black and White"

1998

Attended the Stonestreet Film and Television Acting Workshop in NYC

At age three, began dance lessons

Professional stage debut at age nine appearing in a local production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the Washington, DC area

Was a day player on the soap operas "As the World Turns" (CBS) and "Another World" (NBC)

Began modeling career at age 14 when she was "discovered" by Eileen Ford

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