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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 series The Man
Latest Project:
Movie CSI: Immortality 2015-09-27
Known For
Poster of She Drives Me Crazy
Poster of Soldier of Fortune, Inc
Poster of Soldier of Fortune, Inc.
Poster of The Man
Series The Man 2024
Movie CSI: Immortality Lady Heather 2015-09-27
Series Nikita Helen "Amanda" Collins 2010-09-09
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Series Chuck Sasha Banacheck 2007-09-24
Series Reaper Unknown 2007-09-25
Movie She Drives Me Crazy Blithe Meacham 2007-09-30
Series Talkshow with Spike Feresten Unknown 2006-09-16
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Dynamite Beta 2004-11-30
Movie The Animatrix Alexa ("Matriculated") (voice) 2003-05-09
Series Tremors Unknown 2003-03-28
Movie Matriculated Alexa (voice) 2003-06-03
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series The O.C. Julie Cooper 2003-08-05
Series First Monday Unknown 2002-01-15
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Firefly Nandi 2002-09-20
Movie .com for Murder Agent Williams 2002-02-21
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Suliban Sarin 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
Movie Spawn Jessica Priest 1997-07-31
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Margo Vincent 1997-09-27
Movie Mulholland Falls Cigarette Girl 1996-04-26
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie Killer Tongue Candy 1996-11-15
Movie Return to Two Moon Junction Savannah Delongpre 1995-02-09
Series Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Series Xena: Warrior Princess Unknown 1995-09-04
Series Heaven Help Us 1994-08-25
Movie Young Goodman Brown Faith Brown 1993-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Return of the Living Dead III Julie Walker 1993-10-01
Movie Out for Blood Laura 1992-12-16
Movie Hot Under The Collar Monica 1992-08-26
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26