Melissa Rakiro is an American actress, model, and singer. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she received her Bachelor's in Acting from Temple University. While in school she continued her vocal studies through the Boyer School of Music in Opera, Jazz and Musical Theater. She has appeared in various off Broadway productions, TV, Film, and dozens of commercial and print ads.
Most recently, Melissa appeared as the lead, Jody, in the short film Little Things Directed by Tegan Shohet (CBS's The Good Fight) which was a finalist in the Oregon short film festival! Up next, she will be appearing as Viola in Twelfth Night at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival this summer! You can also see all the other things she's been up to HERE!
"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" - The New York Times [Julius Caesar]
"When Billie’s sister steps up to help her, she’s shot, too. When Luke Cage allows melodrama to work into its favor, it is largely successful " - Vulture [Ep. "The Main Ingredient"]
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