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Melissa George is a Actor Australienne born on 6 august 1976 at Perth (Australie)

Melissa George

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Birth name Melissa Suzanne George
Nationality Australie
Birth 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.

Biography

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."

Best films

The Amityville Horror (2005)
(Actress)
Sugar & Spice (2001)
(Actress)

Usually with

David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Julian Gilbey
Julian Gilbey
(1 films)
Dan Mirvish
Dan Mirvish
(1 films)
Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Melissa George (19 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Felony
Felony (2014)
, 1h45
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Melissa George, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Rosie Lourde
Roles Julie Toohey
Rating60% 3.0463653.0463653.0463653.0463653.046365
While chasing an escaping suspect during a raid on a drug lab, Detective Mal Toohey (Joel Edgerton) is shot and saved by his protective vest. After celebrating, Mal drives home drunk and hits a young boy on a bike with his side-view mirror. He calls an ambulance, but denies any involvement in the accident. When honest young cop Jim Mellic (Jai Courtney) and his cynical older partner Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) arrive on the scene, Carl recognises Mal and sends Jim off to secure the perimeter. He questions Mal privately and sends him home, making Jim suspicious.
Between Us
Between Us (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Dan Mirvish
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour, Julia Stiles
Roles Sharyl
Rating46% 2.315812.315812.315812.315812.31581
"Some things are better kept private, even among the best of friends. This is a lesson that couples Grace and Carlo (Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs), and Sharyl and George (Melissa George, David Harbour) learn the hard way. Taking place over two evenings set several years apart, the couples’ friendship becomes undone during two nights of frank conversation about sex, money and religion. Confrontation erupts as they realize their lives have moved in irrevocably different directions. As each couple’s fractured relationship is revealed in front of the other, the collateral damage is an old friendship. Based on Joe Hurtua’s award winning play, Dan Mirvish’s film features wonderfully emotional and complicated performances from all four accomplished actors who learn why some things should be kept just Between Us.
A Lonely Place to Die, 1h39
Directed by Julian Gilbey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Melissa George, Kate Magowan, Edward Speleers, Karel Roden, Sean Harris, Alec Newman
Roles Alison
Rating62% 3.149513.149513.149513.149513.14951
A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried alive in a small chamber in the wilderness. They face dangerous terrain and become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.
Swinging with the Finkels, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Newman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman, Melissa George, Paul Chowdhry, Jonathan Silverman, Jerry Stiller
Roles Janet
Rating46% 2.3026652.3026652.3026652.3026652.302665
Tombant dans une certaine routine qui devient pesante depuis leur mariage, Ellie (Mandy Moore) et Alvin (Martin Freeman), décide de pimenter leur vie amoureuse et sexuelle en rencontrant d'autres couples...
Bag of Bones
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Ghost films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish, Melissa George, Anika Noni Rose, Caitlin Carmichael, William Schallert
Roles Mattie
Rating58% 2.90052.90052.90052.90052.9005
Best-selling novelist Mike Noonan and his wife, Jo, are unable to conceive children; Mike conceals that he has a low sperm count. Jo is killed by a bus while crossing a street. As she dies in his arms, Mike notices she bought a pregnancy test, and assumes that she may have been having an affair. Overcome by grief from her death, Mike develops a case of writer's block. He suffers a series of nightmares about his wife and their summer home on Dark Score Lake in Maine. On advice from his brother, Sid, Mike takes a trip to the summer house.
Triangle
Triangle (2009)
, 1h39
Directed by Christopher Smith
Origin Australie
Genres Fantastic, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Serial killer films, Temporal paradox
Actors Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Lung, Rachael Carpani, Michael Dorman
Roles Jess
Rating68% 3.4493353.4493353.4493353.4493353.449335
Single mother Jess prepares to take her autistic son Tommy on a boat trip with her friend Greg. While Jess tidies up the house, the doorbell rings, but no one is there.
The Betrayed, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Melissa George, Oded Fehr, Chistian Campbell, Alice Krige, Donald Adams
Roles Jamie
Rating59% 2.9990752.9990752.9990752.9990752.999075
The story follows a young woman as she's put through a psychological journey under the thumb of a mysterious figure who suspects her husband of stealing millions from a crime syndicate.
30 Days of Night, 1h53
Directed by David Slade
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Vampires in film, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Mark Boone Junior, Ben Foster, Mark Rendall
Roles Stella Oleson
Rating65% 3.2986953.2986953.2986953.2986953.298695
Barrow, Alaska is preparing for its annual "30 Days of Night", a period during the winter when there is a month-long polar night. As the town gets ready, a stranger rows ashore from a large ship. Once ashore, he sabotages the town's communications and transport, destroying all means of communication with, and travel to, the outside world. Barrow's sheriff, Eben Oleson, investigates. Eben learns that his ex-wife, Stella Oleson, missed the last plane and must stay the 30 days. Although they try to avoid one another, when Eben confronts the stranger in the town diner, Stella helps to subdue him and take him to the station house.
Music Within, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Ridge Canipe, Michael Sheen, Reuben Rox, Héctor Elizondo
Roles Christine
Rating72% 3.6463.6463.6463.6463.646
La véritable histoire de Richard Pimentel, qui revenu quasiment sourd de la Guerre du Vietnam, luttera pour retrouver une vie normal et s'emploiera à militer pour les droits des handicapés.
WΔZ
WΔZ (2007)
, 1h44
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Selma Blair, Tom Hardy, Ashley Walters, Sally Hawkins
Roles Helen Westcott
Rating57% 2.8502552.8502552.8502552.8502552.850255
There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott unearth the meaning of the odd equation and realise each victim is being offered a gruesome choice: kill your loved ones, or be killed. Before long it becomes clear that the perpetrator has suffered a similar fate and is now coping by seeking a way to solve this philosophical dilemma.
Turistas
Turistas (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by John Stockwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Actors Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew, Beau Garrett, Max Brown
Roles Pru
Rating53% 2.6997452.6997452.6997452.6997452.699745
Three young American tourists, Alex (Josh Duhamel), his sister Bea (Olivia Wilde), and a friend Amy (Beau Garrett), are backpacking in Brazil. They decide to go by bus and visit parts of the country instead of flying directly to the Northeastern beaches they wish to visit. After a bus crash leaves all the passengers stranded, they are joined by two English men, Finn (Desmond Askew) and Liam (Max Brown), and an Australian woman, Pru (Melissa George), who is fluent in Portuguese. The group find a cabana bar where several other tourists and locals are partying. After spending the day on the beach, they are served drugged drinks and pass out.
The Amityville Horror, 1h29
Directed by Andrew Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jesse James
Roles Kathy Lutz
Rating60% 3.000583.000583.000583.000583.00058
In 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murdered his family at their house in Amityville, New York. He claimed that he was persuaded to kill them by voices he heard in the house. One year later, married couple George (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy Lutz (Melissa George) move into the house along with the latter's three children from a previous marriage, Billy, Michael and Chelsea. The family soon begins experiencing paranormal events in the house. Chelsea (Chloë Grace Moretz) claims that she befriended a girl named Jodie, a name belonging to one of the murdered DeFeo children. One day the couple decide to go out, and they hire a babysitter to watch the 3 kids. When the babysitter, Lisa (Rachel Nichols), arrives they come to find out that she had previously been hired to babysit the DeFeos.
Derailed
Derailed (2005)
, 1h48
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George, Giancarlo Esposito, Addison Timlin
Roles Deanna Schine
Rating65% 3.298553.298553.298553.298553.29855
Charles Schine (Clive Owen), is an advertising executive. His marriage to Deanna (Melissa George) is deteriorating, and his daughter Amy (Addison Timlin) suffers from diabetes, requiring expensive medication. Charles's story is being written down by an unidentified man in a prison cell.
Down with Love, 1h34
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick
Roles Elkie
Rating62% 3.149043.149043.149043.149043.14904
In early 1960s New York City, Barbara Novak arrives in town at Banner House to present her new work, Down with Love, a book the intent of which is to free women from love, teach them to enjoy sex without commitment, and to replace the need for a man with things such as chocolate. Following her rules would, she believes, help to give women a boost in the workplace and in the world in general.
Mulholland Drive, 2h26
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Assassinat, Films about films, Les fantasmes, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe
Roles Camilla Rhodes
Rating79% 3.998953.998953.998953.998953.99895
The story may not be linear and exhibits several instances of temporal disruption. A dark-haired woman (Harring) escapes her own murder, surviving a car accident on Mulholland Drive. Injured and in shock, she descends into Los Angeles and sneaks into an apartment which an older, red-headed woman has just vacated. An aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts) arrives at the same apartment and finds the dark-haired woman confused, not knowing her own name. The dark-haired woman assumes the name "Rita" after seeing a poster for the film Gilda (1946), starring Rita Hayworth. To help Rita remember her identity, Betty looks in Rita's purse, where she finds a large amount of money and an unusual blue key.