Melanie Schinkel

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New South Wales, Australia
Melanie Schinkel (aka Meliya) is a musician and actress. Meliya grew up on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and studied theatre, popular music and journalism at university before joining the Australian Defence Force (ADF). She served in the ADF for six years and worked alongside Australian, New Zealand, British and U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen/women and marines as a military journalist in Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia. Upon completing her service, Meliya moved to Los Angeles, California with her husband in 2013. Read more...