Actress Melissa George is a modern day Grace Kelly for her timeless beauty and elegance, standing 5 foot 8″ with porcelain skin and green eyes.
For British fans Melissa first graced our screens as the popular character Angel in Home and Away. Fast forward and we have an extraordinary actress, whose recent reviews and award nominations, such as a Golden Globe nomination for her incredible portrayal of Laura in the HBO series Intreatment.
In recent weeks George was quoted on air by the toughest critic as the actress of her generation for her controversial lead role on BBC 4’s The Slap based on the award winning book. The series, also starring the Oscar nominated actress Sophie Okonedo, has given BBC 4, 3 times the ratings than any show to date.George has relocated to London after being offered the title role in the untitled upcoming British espionage series for the BBC from the creator of the X Files, in association with HBO. Melissa will star as Samantha an MI6 operative.
George has graced the cover of Vogue, GQ, and recently Anna Wintour, editor of US vogue shot Melissa for both Men’s vogue and American Vogue. George was also invited to sit at the vogue table for the coveted MET gala in NYC.
This year has been incredibly successful for Melissa, she starred as one of the leads in the British comedy Swinging with the Finkels opposite Martin Freeman. A Lonely Place to Die, released in the UK in September, just took home best film and best direction at the 2011 Action festival in the UK, as well as best film, and direction at the Toronto film festival. In May George finished filming the title role with Julia Stiles in the screen adaptation of the comedy Between Us based on the Broadway play. She also recently finished shooting the lead opposite Pierce Brosnan in the Steven King adaptation of the novel Bag of Bones, being released this December.
George’s Number 1 hit films range from 30 Days of Night, opposite Josh Hartnett. Her “tour de force” performance in Triangle which chronicles the journey of Jesse through her five personalities.
Fox’s Turistas in which she filmed the entire role in Portuguese opposite Olivia Wilde, The MGM number 1 hit remake of The Amityville Horror opposite Ryan Reynolds, which grossed over $100 million worldwide.
Additional film credits include; the comedies Sugar and Spice and Down with Love, opposite Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger, Dark City opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt, The Limey opposite Terrence Stamp, directed by Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive playing the ever mysterious Camilla Rhodes with Naomi Watts, Derailed opposite Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston.
George also starred in The Music Within, opposite Michael Sheen (Frost Nixon) which won the Audience Award at the AFI. WAZ, starring the brilliant Stellan Skarsgaard and Tom Hardy.
Some of Melissa’s most memorable TV appearances to date have been on the hit NBC show, Friends as Rachel’s lesbian nanny. Lauren Reed on ABCs hit show Alias and Grey’s Anatomy playing Sadie.
George is a champion roller-skater; touring around the world and amassing numerous awards, including national champion of Australia and a second place finish in the Junior Worlds.
Winner of several Logie Awards, People’s Choice Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination. She lives between her homes in New york City, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. Inventor of several patents including www.hemmingmyway.com, One of the highest selling infomercial product in the USA, and on QVC. Sold in 21 countries.’Oprah recently touted her as “Super Clever” in the November issue of “O” magazine for her acting work and her inventions. Fluent in Spanish, and has adopted the perfect British and American accent.
One to watch …