Melinda Nassif was born in Sydney, Australia and comes from a Lebanese background, growing up in the North/West of Sydney. Having worked in the TV and Entertainment Industry for over 10 years in various roles, she has established a great understanding of the industry professionally.
As an actress, Melinda has a depth and understanding of what it takes to transform into character. Her naturalism as well as technique always brings a captivating performance. With her interest in dramatising social and cultural awareness to the audience, she has performed in theatre productions co-staring with Mamdouh Habib, (Egyptian/Australian Guantanamo Bay prisoner) in “Waiting for Mamdouh” and “661: Mamdouh Habib” performed at the NIDA Parade Theatre and at the Bakehouse Theatre for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Other credits include Greek/Australian play directed by Tony Nikolakopoulos “Baraki” at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Melinda trained at the Sydney Theatre School completing the three year full-time Advanced Diploma in Arts (Acting). She also has previously studied in the Meisner technique and attended various screen test workshops.
Her love of performing has also led Melinda to the band The Mezcaltones, which perform Tex-Mex Tarantino-esque music. She dances, plays percussion instruments and is a backup vocalist. They perform in the Northern Beaches and Inner West at various venues and have played at the Narrabeen Lakes Festival. They have recently been invited to play again at the 2017 Tamworth Music Festival in January. You can visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheMezcaltones or website: www.the-mezcaltones.com
Melinda also has a passion for movement dance and teaches Nia, which is a holistic practice, incorporating the joy of movement within healing arts, dance arts and martial arts. She currently is a Nia Blue Belt & Nia 5 Stages Instructor.