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Melonie Diaz is a Actor American born on 25 april 1984 at New York City (USA)

Melonie Diaz

Melonie Diaz
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 april 1984 (35 years) at New York City (USA)

Melonie Diaz (born April 25, 1984) is an American actress who has appeared in many independent films, including four shown at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Melonie Diaz a grandi dans le quartier Lower East Side dans l'arrondissement de Manhattan à New York avec ses parents d'origine portoricaine et sa grande sœur. Elle a étudié à l'école Professional Performing Arts High School.


Carrière
Débuts et percée au cinéma
Sa carrière cinématographique commence avec un second rôle pour la comédie dramatique Bad Luck! de Tom DiCillo, ce qui lui permet ensuite d'enchaîner avec Long Way Home de Peter Sollett ainsi qu'une apparition dans un épisode de la série New York, police judiciaire. Elle participe entre temps au pilote d'une série dramatique éphémère intitulée Queens Supreme.


Ce sont ses rôles dans deux drames biographiques Les Seigneurs de Dogtown de Catherine Hardwicke ainsi que Il était une fois dans le Queens de Dito Montiel qui la révèle à la critique. Elle est notamment proposée pour le Film Independent's Spirit Awards de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle. Elle peut donc ensuite tenir des rôles principaux et confirme cette percée avec la romance lesbienne saluée Itty Bitty Titty Committee, sortie en 2007. Elle enchaine alors les projets variés : un second rôle dans le drame musical Feel the Noise, elle accompagne Mischa Barton et Bruce Willis dans la comédie dramatique Assassinat d'un président, elle rejoint la large distribution de la comédie Soyez sympas, rembobinez avec notamment Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Danny Glover et Mia Farrow, puis, elle s'essaie à la comédie musicale pour Hamlet 2.
Plutôt rare sur les écrans de télévision, elle y retourne en 2009, pour jouer dans trois épisodes de la sixième saison de la série télévisée dramatique Nip/Tuck. Dès lors, elle délaisse un cinéma exposé au profit de productions indépendantes et apparaît régulièrement à la télévision (Rizzoli and Isles, Les Experts : Miami, Person of Interest).


Cinéma indépendant et télévision
En 2012, elle joue le rôle titre d'une mini-série dramatique Ro, en six épisodes. L'année d'après, son rôle dans le drame acclamé Fruitvale Station de Ryan Coogler aux côtés de Michael B. Jordan lui vaut les éloges de la critique,. Il s'ensuit d'autres interventions sur le grand et le petit écran, dans des productions mineures, avant qu'elle ne rejoigne, en 2016, le thriller d'action horrifique The Belko Experiment dans l'un des rôles principaux.

En 2017, elle joue dans un épisode des séries Elementary et Room 104 et finit par renouer avec le format de mini-série pour la dramatique et musicale The Breaks.

En 2018, un reboot de la série télévisée fantastique à succès, Charmed, diffusée entre 1998 et 2006, est annoncée par le réseau de diffusion américain The CW. Melonie Diaz incarne Mel Pruitt, la sœur du milieu (un rôle autrefois incarné par Holly Marie Combs), décrite comme étant féministe et lesbienne, une activiste passionnée qui éprouve beaucoup de colère à la suite d'une tragédie familiale. Les scénaristes annoncent un personnage fort qui peut se montrer violent.

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Filmography of Melonie Diaz (21 films)

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Actress

Gringo
Gringo (2018)
, 1h50
Directed by Nash Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Roles Mia
Rating60% 3.048573.048573.048573.048573.04857
Harold Soyinka est un homme d'affaires, fraîchement marié, qui travaille pour la Cannabix Technologies Inc., une compagnie pharmaceutique qui a transformé du marijuana à des fins médicales en pilules. Ses patrons, Elaine Markinson et Richard Rusk, l'envoie au Mexique pour qu'il gère la manufacture de cette nouvelle drogue mais il est aussitôt kidnappé par le cartel mexicain, qui refuse la concurrence. Bloqué et recherché dans le mauvais côté de la frontière mexicaine, Harold va devoir survivre alors que, pendant ce temps, son boss Rusk emploie un mercenaire professionnel, Mitch, qui n'est d'autre que son frère, pour le sauver...
The First Purge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Dystopian films
Actors Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, Lauren Vélez, Mo McRae, Chyna Layne, Steve Harris
Roles Juani
Rating51% 2.5654152.5654152.5654152.5654152.565415
En Amérique, pour baisser le taux de criminalité en dessous de 1% le reste de l’année, les « Nouveaux Pères Fondateurs » théorise et crée « La Purge », un moyen social et populaire pour que le peuple américain évacue leurs pulsions meurtrières refoulées durant toute une nuit, soit pendant 12 heures, dans une ville sur une île isolée.
The Belko Experiment, 1h28
Directed by Greg McLean
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors John Gallagher, Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Melonie Diaz, Adria Arjona, Michael Rooker, John C. McGinley
Roles Dany Wilkins
Rating61% 3.0500353.0500353.0500353.0500353.050035
Dans un grand building isolé de tout en Amérique du Sud, précisément à Bogotá, en Colombie, une journée de travail ordinaire comme toutes les autres commence pour les employés de l’entreprise Belko. Pourtant, le bâtiment est soudainement scellé et une mystérieuse voix surgit des haut-parleurs internes pour soumettre un dilemme crucial aux 83 expatriés américains : soit ils doivent s'entretuer dans un temps imparti ou bien, s'ils refusent, ils mourront aléatoirement.
The Cobbler, 1h38
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz
Roles Carmen Herrara
Rating57% 2.898212.898212.898212.898212.89821
In the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903, a group of Jewish men are gathered in the shop of a cobbler to discuss a problem that has been plaguing them. A crook named Gergerman has been running their businesses out and harassing the men and their families. The men hand over a pair of Gergerman's shoes to the cobbler, Pinchas Simkin. Pinchas takes the shoes to the basement of his shop and uses a special stitching machine to work on the shoes. His young son Herschel enters, and Pinchas explains to him the importance of the machine.
Fruitvale Station, 1h25
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about racism
Actors Michael B.Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray
Roles Sophina
Rating74% 3.7493553.7493553.7493553.7493553.749355
The film depicts the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. The movie begins with the actual footage of Oscar Grant and his friends being detained by the BART Police at the Fruitvale BART station on January 1, 2009 in Oakland California at 2:15 am before the killing.
She Wants Me, 1h25
Directed by Rob Margolies
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Josh Gad, Kristen Ruhlin, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Aaron Yoo, Debra Jo Rupp
Roles Gwen
Rating57% 2.8974552.8974552.8974552.8974552.897455
Sam (Josh Gad) is a writer, working on a feature film. His girlfriend has been promised the lead role when a well-known starlet, Kim Powers (Hilary Duff) suddenly becomes interested in the part.
Save the Date, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, Mark Webber, Jessica Morris
Roles Isabelle
Rating58% 2.901062.901062.901062.901062.90106
Sisters Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) and Beth (Alison Brie) are in relationships with bandmates Andrew (Martin Starr) and Kevin (Geoffrey Arend). Beth is making plans for her wedding with Andrew. Sarah, an artist, moves in with Kevin but struggles to overcome her ambivalence. At a performance by Kevin, Sarah is approached by Jonathan (Mark Webber), who has a crush on her and has been hanging around the bookstore she manages. He decides to approach her but withdraws when he overhears she's living with the lead singer of the band (Kevin). Kevin, ignoring warnings from Andrew, proposes to Sarah from the stage. Overwhelmed, she moves out and gets her own apartment. She talks to Jonathan at the bookstore and a new relationship blossoms. Beth in the meantime has become obsessive about her upcoming wedding plans, causing friction with Andrew and Sarah. Sarah feels isolated when she discovers she's pregnant and pulls away from Jonathan without explanation. She eventually tells Beth, who seems to take it as an attempt to ruin her wedding plans. At this point Sarah has a first solo show of her work. Andrew, Kevin, and Jonathan all attend, but Beth doesn't. The opening at the gallery acts as a catalyst, and all things come to a head.
Be Kind Rewind, 1h42
Directed by Michel Gondry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Sigourney Weaver
Roles Alma
Rating63% 3.1991553.1991553.1991553.1991553.199155
In Passaic, New Jersey, the declining "Be Kind Rewind" VHS rental store owned by Mr. Fletcher (Danny Glover) is due to be demolished to make way for high-end development (due in large part to the refusal of Mr. Fletcher to rent out DVDs) unless he can find the money to renovate his building, despite his claims that jazz pianist Fats Waller was born in that building. Mr. Fletcher leaves on a trip for several days to join friends and memorialize Waller, leaving his only employee, Mike (Mos Def), to tend to the store. Before leaving Mr. Fletcher cautions Mike to keep his paranoid and klutzy friend, Jerry (Jack Black), away from the store. After attempting to sabotage a nearby electrical substation, believing its energy to be melting his brain, Jerry becomes magnetized, and when he enters the store the next day, he inadvertently erases all the VHS tapes in the store (as well as making the camera go out of focus, whenever he walks past it). Mike quickly discovers the disaster, and is further pressed when Miss Falewicz (Mia Farrow), Mr. Fletcher's friend, wants to rent Ghostbusters. To prevent her from reporting a problem to Mr. Fletcher, Mike comes up with an idea: as Miss Falewicz has never seen the movie, he proposes to recreate the film using himself and Jerry as the actors and cheap special effects hoping to fool her. They complete the movie just in time when another customer asks for Rush Hour 2. Mike and Jerry repeat their filming, enlisting the help of Alma (Melonie Diaz), a local woman, for some of the parts.
American Son, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Nick Cannon, Melonie Diaz, Matt O'Leary, Chi McBride, April Grace, Tom Sizemore
Roles Cristina
Rating57% 2.8518752.8518752.8518752.8518752.851875
A 19-year-old who has enlisted to go to Iraq falls in love with a girl, but is afraid that he might not come back alive.
Nothing Like the Holidays, 1h38
Directed by Alfredo De Villa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films, Political films
Actors Luis Guzmán, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodríguez, Melonie Diaz
Roles Marissa
Rating61% 3.0513653.0513653.0513653.0513653.051365
At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, a group of Marines have just returned to the US from Iraq. As the Marines leave, one Marine remains and makes his way towards the exit. The Marine's name is Jesse Rodriguez (Freddy Rodriguez). The film cuts to a house where a man, Edy Rodriguez (Alfred Molina) is on a ladder nailing up a welcome home sign for Jesse. The woman, his wife, Anna Rodriguez (Elizabeth Peña) gives him a rather disgruntled look before leaving to prepare for Jesse's return.
Assassination of a High School President, 1h33
Directed by Brett Simon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about education
Actors Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Reece Thompson, Michael Rapaport, Kathryn Morris, Josh Pais
Roles Clara
Rating62% 3.14853.14853.14853.14853.1485
Bobby Funke (Reece Thompson) is a less than popular high school sophomore with a dream to get into Northwestern University's summer journalism program. Although Bobby claims he's a great writer, he's never finished an article for St. Donovan's School Newspaper. The editor-in-chief Clara, (Melonie Diaz), assigns Bobby to do an article on Paul Moore, the student body president. Bobby attempts to get an interview, but is unable to get a story out of Paul and is bullied by Paul's friends. Paul is the star of the basketball team and on a game night, Paul takes a fall and injures his knee. The next morning Principal Kirkpatrick (Bruce Willis) discovers the SATs have been stolen from a safe in his office. Kirkpatrick rounds up his "usual suspects" of high school misfits along with Bobby to question them. The group is innocent but Kirkpatrick warns them all to watch their step.
Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2 (2008)
, 1h32
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Portrayals of Jesus in film, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film
Actors Catherine Keener, Steve Coogan, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Marshall Bell
Roles Ivonne
Rating63% 3.198983.198983.198983.198983.19898
Dana Marschz is a recovering alcoholic and failed actor who has become a high school drama teacher in Tucson, Arizona, "where dreams go to die". Despite considering himself an inspirational figure, he only has two enthusiastic students, Rand Posin and Epiphany Sellars, and a history of producing poorly received school plays that are essentially stage adaptations of popular Hollywood films (his latest being Erin Brockovich). When the new term begins, a new intake of students are forced to transfer into his class as it is the only remaining arts elective available due to budget cutbacks; they are generally unenthusiastic and unconvinced by Dana’s pretensions, and Dana comes into conflict with Octavio, one of the new students.
Remember the Daze, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Katrina Begin, Melonie Diaz, John Robinson, Amber Heard, Leighton Meester, Alexa Pena
Roles Brianne
Rating59% 2.9993452.9993452.9993452.9993452.999345
The film takes place in a small suburban town in North Carolina in 1999. It's the last day of school and kids just want to have fun. That, at least, is the plan.