News & Press

Alexander Payne's Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, to open Venice International Film Festival!!

July 2017

Alexander Payne's upcoming feature film, Downsizing, will be opening the Venice International Film Festival! This is quite a coveted slot, which La La Land held last year. I had the incredible honor of working with the inimitable, incredible Mr. Alexander Payne on this film (penned with writing partner Jim Taylor). I'm so proud of the cast and crew and team that produced it!! Mark your calendars for Downsizing's release date: December 22nd, 2017!!!

Click here to view the news article on Variety.

Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan scores EIGHTEEN Emmy nominations!!

July 2017

A HUGE congratulations to the team behind FEUD: Bette and Joan, which was nominated for EIGHTEEN EMMYS!! (I appear in the season finale of FEUD: Bette and Joan, getting sassed by Ms. Jessica Lange [as Joan Crawford] in this scene here.)

Appearing on Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan, debuting March 5th on FX!

April 2017

I'll be appearing on the season finale of Ryan Murphy's new series, FEUD: Bette and Joan, on FX at 10PM on Sunday, April 23rd!! This was my first project as an official Angeleno!

Update (April 2017): You can view a clip of my appearance on FEUD: Bette and Joan above!



The OA now available on Netflix

December 2016

Season 1 of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's new series, The OA, is now available on Netflix. I play Ali, Jesse (one of the main character)'s sister. You can find me starting at about 17:15 into Episode 4, or click here to watch a clip from that scene.

Update (January 2017): The OA has been the #1 series on IMDb for three weeks straight!

Appearing in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, starring Chloe Grace Moretz

November 2016

I am THRILLED to share that I just wrapped a major supporting role in the film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, directed by Desiree Akhavan and starring Chloe Grace Moretz! This is a really special film, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Emily Danforth. I can't WAIT for you to see it.

Appearing in Decker: Unclassified on Adult Swim on June 24th

June 2016

Abso Lutely Productions has announced Season 4 of its series Decker: Unclassified, which will be airing on Adult Swim starting June 17th at 11:15PM. Keep an eye out for me on June 24th in the second episode of Season 4, "The New Recruits", and check out the trailer here!



Performance at Carnegie Hall: January 18th, 2016!

January 2016

In what I can only describe as a dream come true, I had the incredible opportunity to perform the music of my FAVORITE contemporary composer (Sir Karl Jenkins) at Carnegie Hall this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18th, 2016!! I even had a small solo in one of my favorite pieces :3 It was a night I will never forget!!

National commercial with Project Runway's Tim Gunn now airing!

November 2015

The Project Runway-inspired Dish Network commercial I shot--featuring a cameo appearance from Tim Gunn himself--is now airing nationwide! Click here to see the commercial, and keep an eye out for me on TV! =D

Ladies versus Butlers! now streaming online

November 2015

Melanie plays crazy school chancellor Kaede Tenjouji in the wacky anime series Ladies versus Butlers, now available for streaming on Crunchyroll! Check out a preview of Melanie's work in the series above.



Filming for Simbi_Zombies: A fantasy band feature film

October 2015

Just wrapped filming for Simbi_Zombies: A fantasy band feature film! If fantasy grunge/reggae/K-Pop zombie movies are your thing, be sure to check it out when it's released. :)

Melanie to speak at New York Media Festival

September 2015

Melanie will be speaking at the New York Media Festival, leading the "Women In Games" breakout session during the Games conference on Thursday, October 8th. Click here for more information.

Filming for Momsters: When Moms Go Bad!

July 2015

Just filmed an episode of the Investigation Discovery series Momsters: When Moms Go Bad, hosted by Roseanne Barr! I'll be appearing in the upcoming season.