MELISSA RAKIRO - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA Eligible

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TELEVISION

FBI

Co-Star

CBS, NY

Luke Cage

Recurring

MARVEL, Netflix USA, NY

FILM

Little Things *post-production*

Lead

SAG Short, NY

Sickness

Supporting

Indie Film,Violet Pix, NY

Maiden

Supporting

3 pt- Indie Short, PA

OFF BROADWAY/ THEATRE

Performance for One

Self

Untitled Theater Co. #61, NY

Romeo and Juliet

Juliet

The Lantern Theater Co.

Julius Caesar

Ensemble

The Public Theater, NY

The Difficulty of Little Things

Nicole

Automatic Arts Thea Co., PA

Experiment #39

Self

Philly Fringe Festival, PA

VOICE-OVER

Sun-maid Raisins *post-production*

Narrator

National TV Spot

COMMERCIALS

FFANY

Principal

QVC/ Regional Broadcast

Merck HPV Vaccine

Lead

Web/Print

Primark

Lead

Web

Lavazza Coffee

Lead

Web

Drexel University

Principal

National Broadcast

PRINT

FFANY Shoes

QVC

Model

Pet Pharma

Web

Model

Threadfast Apparel

Spring 2019

Model

Minika Ko

Fall 2018

Model

EDUCATION

Temple University

BA Theater Studies

Acting Concentration

TRAINING

Boyer School of Music

Vocal Technique

Johanna Pascal/Soojin Park

People's Improv Theater

IMPROV 101, Comedy Audition Technique

Erica Palgon

Atlantic Theatre Co, NY

Monologue & Cold Reading Workshop

Karen Kohlhaas

Actors Green Room, NY

On Screen Scene Study

Ashley Ingram/Karlee Fomalont

INDUSTRIAL

"Pay it Forward"

Principal

LRN Corp

melissarakiro.com

Melissa , originally from Philadelphia, received her BA in Acting from Temple University. While in school, she continued her vocal studies through the Boyer School of Music in Opera, Jazz and Musical Theater. Melissa currently resides in New York City.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'7"

Weight: 135 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Long

 

Combat - Stage, Equestrian - General, Jump Rope, Kayaker, Running - General, Swimming - ability - general, Host, Licensed Driver, Modeling, Orchestral String Instruments, Singer, Stunts, Teleprompter, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Style: Belt, Vocal Style: Legit, African Accent, British - BBC English Accent, French Accent, Philadelphia Accent, Spanish Accent, Texan Accent, Fluent French