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Melonie Diaz

Melonie Diaz

Melonie Diaz is one of film's rising stars. In addition to Hamlet 2, she was seen starring in three other 2008 Sundance Film Festival World Premiere features. These were Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind, with Jack Black and Mos Def; Neil Abramson's American Son, opposite Nick Cannon; and Brett Simon's Assassination of a High School President, with Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis.

Her breakout role was in Peter Sollett's Raising Victor Vargas, which was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards. Ms. Diaz herself was subsequently an Independent Spirit Award nominee as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Dito Montiel's A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, in which she starred opposite Shia LaBeouf.

The native New Yorker's other film credits include Catherine Hardwicke's Lords of Dogtown; Tom DiCillo's Double Whammy; Alejandro Chomski's Feel the Noise; Jess Manafort's Remember the Daze; and Spencer Parsons' I'll Come Running, in which she starred opposite Jon Lange. She recently completed production on Humboldt Park, an ensemble family comedy directed by Alfredo De Villa and also starring Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodriguez, and John Leguizamo.

Ms. Diaz' off-Broadway and workshop appearances include Medea, at the Bullet Space; the Hip Hop Theater Festival, at P.S. 122; and the NYC Fringe Festival. She is also at work completing her degree in Film Production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Melonie Diaz Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayApril 25, 1984 (33)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Raising Victor Vargas
Be Kind Rewind
The Cobbler
Hamlet 2
Feel The Noise
Fruitvale Station
Remember the Daze
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