Melina Kanakaredes was born Melina Eleni Kanakaredes on April 23, 1967 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Harry Kanakaredes and Connie Temo. She belongs to Greek descent. She began performing locally; singing with her sisters and making her acting debut at age eight in the community theater production of “Tom Sawyer”. She attended Ohio State University for the music, dance and theater. She attended and graduated From Point Park College In Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater arts. She has been married to Peter Constantinides since 1992. They have two children, Zoe Constantinides and Karina Eleni Constantinides.

Greek American actress Melina Kanakaredes is widely known for her roles in U.S. prime-time television dramas as Dr. Sydney Hansen in Providence (1999–2002) and as Detective Stella Bonasera in CSI: NY (2004–10), and on the American daytime television drama series Guiding Light as Eleni Andros Cooper.

Melina Kanakaredes Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements

Melina Kanakaredes Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

Melina Kanakaredes Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)

Melina Kanakaredes Measurements: 36-26-37 in (91-66-94 cm)

Melina Kanakaredes Bra Size: 34B

Melina Kanakaredes Bra Cup Size: B

Melina Kanakaredes Shoe Size/Feet Size: 8 (US)

Melina Kanakaredes Dress Size: 6 (US)

Melina Kanakaredes Star Sign: Taurus

Melina Kanakaredes Hair Color: Dark Brown

Melina Kanakaredes Eye Color: Green

Date Of Birth: 23 April 1967

Birth Place: Akron, Ohio, USA

Birth Name: Melina Eleni Kanakaredes

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: Greek

Spouse: Peter Constantinides (m. 1992-)

Parents: Harry Kanakaredes, Connie Temo

Children: Zoe Constantinides, Karina Eleni Constantinides

Siblings: Aretta Kanakaredes, Cornelia Kanakaredes

Education: Attended Ohio State University, c. 1985–87; earned B.F.A. (magna cum laude), from Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA.

Melina Kanakaredes Filmography

Film:
Carts (1987)
Bleeding Hearts (1994)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Rounders (1998)
15 Minutes (2001)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Snitch (2013)

Television:
Notorious (2016)
Extant (2015)
Hawaii Five-0 (2015)
Into the Fire (2005)
CSI: NY (2004–2010)
CSI: Miami (2004)
Providence (1999–2002)
Saint Maybe (1998)
Oz (1998)
The Practice (1997)
Leaving L.A. (1997)
NYPD Blue (1995)
New York News (1995)
Due South (1995)
Guiding Light (1991–1995)

Melina Kanakaredes Facts:
*She Speaks fluent Greek.
*She wears a size 8 shoe.
*Her husband, Peter, is a chef and restaurateur.
*Competed as “Miss Columbus” in The 1986 Miss Ohio Pageant (Miss America).
*She is cousin to Alexandra Marinos.
*She met her husband when they were both students at Ohio State University.
*Her zodiac sign is Taurus

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