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Melinda Clarke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Melinda Clarke (born April 24, 1969 height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) is an American actress who has primarily worked in television. Clarke is best known for playing Faith Taylor on the daytime drama Days of our Lives, the manipulative and cunning Julie Cooper-Nichol on The O.C., as well as the professional dominatrix Lady Heather on CSI. From 2010 to 2013, she portrayed Amanda on the action-thriller television series Nikita. She was added as a recurring character on Vegas in 2013. Clarke was born in Dana Point, California, the daughter of Patricia Lewis, a ballet dancer, and John Clarke, an actor who was an original cast member of the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. One of three siblings, Clarke's sister, Heidi, died in 1994 of a malignant heart tumor. She has a brother, Joshua. Clarke appeared on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives as Faith Taylor (where her father was a senior cast member), and starred on Soldier of Fortune, Inc. for both of its seasons. She also guest starred on Xena: Warrior Princess as the Amazon chieftain Velasca, Firefly as the brothel madam Nandi, Charmed as the Siren, and has had six appearances on CSI where she played the dominatrix, Lady Heather. She also appeared in the Seinfeld episode "The Muffin Tops", playing Jerry's girlfriend who likes anything hairless. She also appeared in the 1993 horror film Return of the Living Dead 3. She appeared on the Fox drama The O.C. as Julie Cooper, a cunning socialite who marries for money. Her character in the show is mainly portrayed as a manipulative, morally wrong woman, but as the show progresses the reasons behind her choices are explained. She was originally billed as a guest star in the first few episodes, and due to fan response was offered a series regular contract; Clarke accepted the role and her character became an integral part of the show's storylines. As well as starring on The O.C., she has appeared on HBO's hit series Entourage as a fictionalized version of herself, married to Malcolm McDowell's Terrance McQuewick. Clarke also appeared as the Devil's girlfriend in The CW's 2007 series Reaper. She also auditioned for the role of "Number Six" on SCI-FI's smash hit Battlestar Galactica but the role ultimately went to Tricia Helfer. In 2010, she appeared on The CW show The Vampire Diaries as Kelly Donovan. Other projects included the television film She Drives Me Crazy, which was produced by her former The O.C. co-star Kelly Rowan. She appeared as a guest star on Chuck, another series from The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz. She starred on The CW drama Nikita, where she played Amanda from 2010 to 2013. She lent her voice to several voice acting projects, voicing Alexa in The Animatrix: Matriculated, Sofia Ivanescu in the video game Mission Impossible: Operation Surma, Madame Macmu-Ling in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Charlene in King of the Hill. Description above from the Wikipedia article Melinda Clarke, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Apr 24, 1969 In Dana Point - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Soldier of Fortune, Inc 1999-06-22
Latest Project:
Movie CSI: Immortality 2015-09-27
Known For
Poster of Nikita
Poster of Reaper
Poster of The O.C.
Movie CSI: Immortality Lady Heather 2015-09-27
Movie OK Kanmani Alexa 2015-04-16
Movie Kevin Bridges: Live at the Referendum Jessica Priest 2014-09-17
Movie In the City of Dawn Cigarette Girl 2011-10-08
Series Nikita Helen "Amanda" Collins 2010-09-09
Movie Marillion - Out Of Season Lady Heather 2010-05-21
Movie Loudspeaker Beta 2009-09-20
Movie The Open Road Blithe Meacham 2009-02-07
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Movie She Drives Me Crazy Blithe Meacham 2007-09-30
Series Reaper Unknown 2007-09-25
Series Chuck Sasha Banacheck 2007-09-24
Movie Dealing and Wheeling in Small Arms Julie Walker 2007-01-04
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Dynamite Beta 2004-11-30
Movie Who's The B.O.S.S Alexa 2003-09-22
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Cheetah Girls Lady Heather 2003-08-15
Series The O.C. Julie Cooper 2003-08-05
Movie Matriculated Alexa 2003-06-03
Movie The Animatrix Alexa ("Matriculated") (voice) 2003-05-09
Series Tremors Unknown 2003-03-28
Series Firefly Nandi 2002-09-20
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie .com for Murder Agent Williams 2002-01-01
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Soldier of Fortune, Inc Margo Vincent 1999-06-22