Welcome! I’m Melanie. I’m an accomplished SAG-AFTRA & AEA actor and voice actor with a love for storytelling and narrating audiobooks. I have a neutral North American accent with a warm, conversational tone and diverse vocal range; having voiced characters ages 0-80 and also having lived in places like New York, the UK, Montana, and currently the Southeast. Proud of my Latina heritage, I’m always honored to use my voice for representation. I also enjoy voicing non ethnic specific pieces that speak to my soul and are authentic to other facets of my life. My favorite genres to narrate so far are Women’s Fiction, New Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Comedy.
I started my professional acting career on stage, where I understudied the female roles in the live production of Dora’s Pirate Adventure with Nickelodeon. We toured the UK for 4 months and it was an incredible experience! I then originated the role of Dora (the Explorer) in Nickelodeon’s Live Equity tour called Go Diego Go Live! and toured the US, performing on stages like Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Kodak Theatre in LA. My background in musical theatre has skilled me with an abundant vocal range and diverse characterization.
After meeting the love of my life in NYC and soon after starting our little family (surprise!), we moved to Montana, for 3 years, until it snowed on Mother’s Day. Say what now?! My husband was born and raised there and I was born and raised in NY, so we decided to find a home we could both call ours, and ended up moving to the Southeast, where we currently enjoy life with our two strong willed daughters, handsome dog, and bearded dragon. My hot, island blood is happiest here.
Upon our move to the Southeast, I transitioned into on camera, commercial & voiceover work and have since been seen and heard in numerous commercials and prime time episodic television. I’ve also become certified in Integrative Nutrition. Mental, physical and spiritual health are so important to me. Having grown up in a family where mental illness is prevalent, I’ve been gifted with a deep sense of compassion and empathy. I have an abundant appreciation for this life I am so privileged to live.
When I’m not cozied up in my StudioBricks booth, I’m happiest dancing, hiking, laughing with my family and watching anything related to the Bachelor franchise or Bravo. I’m a sucker for romance and some juicy reality tv. Oh, and if you ever want to talk astrology or all things “woo woo”, I’m your girl.
I’d love to learn more about you and your project needs. Let’s connect!
People Are Saying
I worked with Melanie for one of my Clients. She was very professional, awesome collaboration, and most importantly, delivered top quality recordings. I recommend her unconditionally.
Working with Melanie was nothing short of a joy! She brought skill and professionalism to the job, but also such a bright and energetic spirit to our set. She made the other actors (including two young children!) feel right at home and was a wonderful team player. Melanie is natural and authentic on-screen and as a voiceover artist. I look forward to working with her again on future projects!
Melanie Mendez is always a pleasure to work with due to her professionalism on set and her willingness to collaborate with both directors and other actors. She helps bring a sense of stability to what we all know can be an often chaotic environment. Melanie has always demonstrated a true sense of believability no matter the role we’ve asked her to assume. She always has wonderful charisma and a thorough understanding of her role in a production.