Martinelli. To those who know her intimately and from within the business, Martinelli is THE actor; an actor, and filmmaker on her way to establishing a brand of her own. Weaving her way comfortably in and out of Film, Television, and Theatre. She has managed to do what most actors dream.
Martinelli is currently at work on Lead Right, a riveting film which she co-wrote, produced and stars in. Among her solid body of past work includes the LEAD role of Ann Parrish in the 3X EMMY winning documentary, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment - Fever: 1793, about the Yellow Fever epidemic that hit Philadelphia killing thousands. Additionally, her film and television work includes I Can't Breathe and Reins of Hope, both available on AMAZON
Happy Acres, (nominated for Best Family Script at the Action on Film festival, which has been noted as one of the top film festivals in the country by MovieMaker Magazine) Life in General and Hero's of the Street. In each of these, Martinelli plays leading roles, further establishing her brand as a leading lady. On stage, she has also solidified this with leading roles in Billboard, Rachael, and Something Old, Something New.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, MELISSA MARTINELLI fell in love with performing at a young age and found herself immersed in the arts; studying IMPROV and COMEDY at UCB and with industry names such as John Kirby and Marcus Giamatti. Licensed Cosmetologist and Yogi; blessed with exquisite beauty, formerly gracing the cover of The Atlantic and Luxe International Fashion Magazine.