Melissa George is a Actor Australienne born on 6 august 1976 at Perth (Australie)
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Birth name Melissa Suzanne GeorgeNationality AustralieBirth 6 august 1976
(42 years) at Perth (Australie
Melissa Suzanne George (born August 6, 1976) is an Australian-American actress. A former national rollerskating champion in Australia, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 1993 to 1996. After moving to the United States, George made her film debut in the neo-noir science fiction feature Dark City (1998) and later appeared in supporting roles in Steven Soderbergh's crime film The Limey (1999) and David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001).
She also appeared in television, on series such as Friends (2003), Alias (2003–04), In Treatment (2008), Grey's Anatomy (2008–09) 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. In 2005, George transitioned into leading parts in films, starring as Kathy Lutz in the remake of The Amityville Horror (2005), followed by the thriller Turistas (2006) and the vampire horror film 30 Days of Night (2007). She garnered critical acclaim for her starring role in Triangle (2009).
George's most recent work includes 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, the British-American spy drama series Hunted (2012), and the drama series The Good Wife (2013–14). In 2015, she starred in the American adaptation of The Slap, playing the same character as she did in the Australian adaptation, which aired on NBC.
In 1998, George met Chilean furniture designer and film director Claudio Dabed in Bali. They married two years later. In 2011, they announced their divorce. George then 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. Together they have one son, Raphaël, born in 2014.
George became a naturalized American citizen in 2008. She is the cousin of the opera singer Taryn Fiebig. She climbed Ben Nevis mountain for her role in 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."