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melissa rakiro

actor

model

About
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ABOUT 

Melissa Rakiro is an American actress and model. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she received her Bachelor's in Theater  from Temple University. She has appeared on TV, Film, Off Broadway, and in dozens of commercial and print ads.

 

Most recently, Melissa wrapped two supporting roles in the Netflix Biopic Rustin directed by George C. Wolfe and the MRC feature film Snack Shack. Up next, she will be recurring in the second season of American Rust alongside Jeff Daniels. 

Press

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Rustin First Look: the Man Who Turned MLK’s Dream Into a Reality

The star and director George C. Wolfe shine a spotlight on an unsung civil rights hero



12th Night

"Melissa Rakiro leads the way as the daring Viola, bringing a wonderful sense of joy and optimism to the role."

"Melissa Rakiro’s charming Olivia is wonderfully over the top; Rakiro effortlessly transforms pointed mean girl titters at Cesario’s expense to breathless giggles and deploys increasingly ear-splitting shrieks of glee with great comedic effect."

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Twelfth Night

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Julius Caesar

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"The amoebalike ensemble, which sometimes seems to swell to include the entire audience of 1,800 citizens, does unusually fine work: a crucial element in a play about the manipulation of crowds"

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"The winsome Melissa Rakiro. Frequently nervous, easily excited, and always adorably earnest Rakiro's energy is fantastic. "

Headshots

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representation

Theatrical Agent 

Amy Lord

Eris Talent Agency

353 Lexington Ave #419

New York, NY  

Management

Michele Peacock

Bohemia Group

244 Fifth Ave

New York, NY 

Reels/Clips

Commercial Agent

Doug Kesten

BBR

110 W 40th St #1101

New York, NY

Voice Over Agent

Allie Silber

DDO

16 Madison Sq Park W, FL 12
New York, NY 

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