Photos with Melissa Anschutz
Melissa majored in Theatre with a minor in literature at CMU and WMU, but believes that study can only polish, not make you an actor. She feels the ability to separate from reality and become someone else for a glimpse is the truth in the craft. Among various Theatre credits, her last to date was in 2008, where she played Gwendolyn Pigeon, mastering the British dialect in "The Odd Couple". She joined the screen world immediately following, landing a supporting role in the HBO pilot, "Night Moves". Read more... has performed in 26 films, five television series, and several commercials. She spent two years writing, co-directing and performing in a skit driven television comedy series, and has written, co-produced, and performed in the comedic pilot "Paid Programming". She currently works as a co-producer and in development and distribution sales for Collective Development Inc. She is an avid runner, which aids in concentration for character development, as well as maintains the ability to carry the intensity of a physically demanding role.