Caption: Still of Melina Kanakaredes and Sheryl Lee in CSI Niujorkas (2004)
Actress, Director, Writer
Born: April 23, 1967
Star sign: Taurus
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Known for: CSI: NY (2004), Providence (1999), Guiding Light (1952), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing locally; singing with her sisters and making her acting...