Melissa George Bio - Biography

Name Melissa George
Height 5' 8
Naionality Australian
Date of Birth 6 August 1976,
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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George started modeling in her early teens and in 1992 she was named Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year. At age 16 she was discovered by casting agent Liz Mullinar and got the role of Angel Parish on the popular Australian soap Home and Away. George left Perth and moved to Sydney to start her acting career. After 3 years on the show she decided to leave to try find other acting challenges.

George made a health and fitness video Mind, Body and Soul (1996), created a sleepwear line named "An Angel at My Bedside" and had a recurring role on the short lived television series Roar (1997), opposite Heath Ledger, before leaving Australia to move to Los Angeles to try her luck in the US. After moving to Los Angeles, she scored small roles in several films, including Dark City, The Limey, Mulholland Drive and Down with Love. She also starred in several TV pilots that were never aired on television such as 'Lost in Oz'. She had brief success in 2001 with the cancelled ABC drama-comedy Thieves, co-starring John Stamos.

George got her breakthrough in 2003 when she landed the role of Lauren Reed on the ABC series Alias. Also in this year, she became Rachel's nanny in American's sitcom Friends.

Her first starring role in a movie was as Kathy Lutz in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror. In the same year, she played Deanna Schine in the thriller Derailed, co-starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston.

2006 was was a busy year for George, who filmed three new movies; the drama Music Within, opposite Ron Livingston, the thriller Waz, opposite Stellan Skarsgård, and the movie adaptation of the graphic novel 30 Days of Night, directed by David Slade and co-starring Josh Hartnett. All movies are set for a 2007 release.

George will make her return to television in summer 2007 in the HBO's half-hour drama In Treatment, co-starring Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest.

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