Melissa George

Melissa George

Aug. 6th, 1976
Born in
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5' 7

Melissa George's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Alias TV Show
In Treatment TV Show
In Treatment
Hunted (UK) TV Show
Hunted (UK)
Heartbeat TV Show
The Slap TV Show
The Slap
Roar TV Show
The Slap (AU) TV Show
The Slap (AU)
Thieves TV Show
Coupling TV Show
Two Twisted (AU) TV Show
Two Twisted (AU)
Tales of the South Seas (AU) TV Show
Tales of the South Seas (AU)
Micallef Tonight (AU) TV Show
Micallef Tonight (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Melissa Suzanne George is an Australian-born film and television actress who has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. George is perhaps best known in Australia for her role as Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera Home and Away (1993–1996). After moving to America, she appeared in television series such as Friends (2003), Alias (2003–2004), In Treatment (2008), Grey's Anatomy (2008–2009) and Lie to Me (2010), earning a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for In Treatment.

She made her film début in the neo-noir science fiction feature Dark City (1998) and later appeared in supporting roles in films, including The Limey (1999) and Mulholland Drive (2001). She has gone on to have lead roles in films, including the remake of The Amityville Horror (2005), the thriller Turistas (2006), the vampire horror film 30 Days of Night (2007) and garnered critical acclaim for her starring role in Triangle (2009). Her most recent credits include the thriller A Lonely Place to Die (2011), the Australian drama series The Slap (2011), for which she won a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress, and the British-American spy drama series Hunted (2012).

George met film director Claudio Dabed in Bali in 1998 and they married two years later. George became a naturalized American citizen in 2008. In 2011 she and Dabed announced their intention to divorce and George began dating hip hop mogul Russell Simmons. Since meeting at the BAFTA after party in 2011, she has been dating French entrepreneur Jean-David Blanc, the founder of AlloCiné. In August 2013, George announced that she was expecting her first child with Blanc. The couple welcomed their first child, son Raphaël, (b. February 2014).

George is the cousin of the opera singer Taryn Fiebig.

She climbed Ben Nevis mountain for the role of A Lonely Place to Die. In an interview with The Sun, she stated, "It was tough because it's a pretty dangerous location, and it wasn't fit for a large crew, but we did it, we made it...I was climbing with Di Gilbert who has climbed Everest many times so that was incredible. And when you get up there, it's just a huge sense of achievement". She is credited as the inventor of "Style Snaps", a device intended to allow changing pant hem length without sewing and marketed via direct response TV. She has stated that her invention earns her more money than her acting career.

  • Studied in Warwick Senior High School.
  • She's the second of four children.
  • Was an Australian national champion in rollerskating. She won bronze medals in the National Championships in 1989 and 1990 and a silver medal at the Junior World Championship in 1991.
  • She has two sisters named Marnie and Kate and one brother named Brett.
  • Parents: Pamela and Glenn George.
  • Named Western Australia's teenage model of the year (1992).
  • Stepdaughter, Martina, born 1995.
  • Best friends with 'Rachel Blanchard' (qv).

Related sites for this celeb
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.