More Melina Kanakaredes Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Kanakaredes has come to widespread prominence as the star of NBC's hit drama Providence, portraying Dr. Sydney Hansen, a plastic surgeon who left Los Angeles to return to her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. Last year, she received the TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress in a Drama (which was voted on by more than one million television viewers).
Prior to Providence, Kanakaredes appeared in a recurring role as Jimmy Smits' reporter-girlfriend on NYPD Blue. Kanakaredes starred in the drama series New York News and Leaving L.A. and guest-starred on The Practice and Oz. Early in her career, she received two Emmy nominations for her work on the daytime drama The Guiding Light.
Kanakaredes has also been seen in such feature films as Rounders, Dangerous Beauty and The Long Kiss Goodnight.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)