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Melinda Clarke

Mostly Credited As: Melinda Clarke
Sometimes Credited As: Mindy Clarke

Birth Name: Melinda Patrice Clarke
Date Of Birth: April 24, 1969 (Age 45)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Dana Point, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Melinda Clarke


It’s no secret that Melinda Clarke is one beautiful woman. She is someone who is known for her smoldering eyes, exotic looks, killer red hair and the ability to play some of the most villainous and hated characters on television. It was kind of inevitable that Clarke would become an actress; after all, her father John Clarke is a TV veteran. He is known to “Days of Our Lives” fans as the legendary Mickey Horton. So, it’s really no surprise that Clarke entered Hollywood with aspirations to become an actress. She was just following her father’s footsteps. She even made her TV debut on “Days of Our Lives” as Faith Taylor. Soon after her small screen role came to a close, Clarke chose to pursue movie roles. The flicks were more B-grade quality such as “Night of the Living Dead III” and “Return to Two Moon Junction.” What really put her on the TV map was a small part on “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Spawn.” Soon enough, Clarke was starring in spots all over TV. In 2003, she landed a role as gold-digging mother - who had an affair with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend - Julie Cooper on “The O.C.” This was “the” role that made her truly famous and pushed her career to new heights. Despite the show’s cancellation, Clarke didn’t have any trouble booking gigs, especially ones portraying her as a sexy vixen. She’s widely recognized for her role as Lady Heather on “CSI,” playing herself on “Entourage” and portraying deadbeat mother Kelly Donovan on “The Vampire Diaries.” Currently, she is adored and praised for playing villain Amanda on The CW’s drama “Nikita.” Acting isn’t Clarke’s only skill. She is a professionally trained coloratura soprano, who has starred in a variety of musicals, including “The Music Man,” “West Side Story,” The Sound of Music,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Fantasticks.” She currently resides in California with husband Ernie Mirich and daughter Kathryn Grace.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Nikita (2010)As: Amanda
The Man (2008)As: Lt. Brooke McClusky
Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters (2004)As: Herself (Judge (Spiny Lobster Battle))
The O.C. (2003)As: Julie Cooper-Nichol (episodes 14-92, recurring previously)
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1997)As: Margo Vincent (1997 - 1999)
Special Ops Force (1997)As: Margo Vincent
Heaven Help Us (1994)As: Lexy Monroe
Days of our Lives (1965)As: Faith Taylor (1989-1990 (as Mindy Clarke))
Episode Cast Credits 

Vegas (2012) 
  Sons of Nevada 01x21: (May/10/2013) As Lena Cavallo 
  Unfinished Business 01x20: (May/03/2013) As Lena Cavallo 
  Scoundrels 01x18: (Apr/19/2013) As Lena Cavallo 
  Hollywood Ending 01x17: (Apr/12/2013) As Lena Cavallo 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Unleashed 11x19: (Apr/07/2011) As Lady Heather 
  Leave Out All the Rest 09x05: (Nov/06/2008) As Lady Heather 
  The Good, The Bad and the Dominatrix 07x23: (May/10/2007) As Lady Heather 
  Pirates of the Third Reich 06x15: (Feb/09/2006) As Lady Heather 

The Vampire Diaries (2009) 
  Under Control 01x18: (Apr/15/2010) As Kelly Donovan (Mother of Matt Donovan) 
  Let the Right One In 01x17: (Apr/08/2010) As Kelly Donovan (Mother of Matt Donovan) 
  There Goes the Neighborhood 01x16: (Apr/01/2010) As Kelly Donovan (Mother of Matt Donovan) 
  A Few Good Men 01x15: (Mar/25/2010) As Kelly Donovan (Mother of Matt Donovan) 

Ghost Whisperer (2005) 
  Old Sins Cast Long Shadows 05x16: (Mar/12/2010) As Donna 

Entourage (2004) 
  Scared Straight 06x11: (Sep/27/2009) As Herself 
  The Bat Mitzvah 02x10: (Aug/07/2005) As Herself 

Eli Stone (2008) 
  Sonoma 02x10: (Jun/20/2009) As Dr. Lee 
  Two Ministers 02x09: (Dec/30/2008) As Dr. Lee 
  Owner of a Lonely Heart 02x08: (Dec/16/2008) As Dr. Lee 

Chuck (2007) 
  Chuck Versus the Seduction 02x02: (Oct/06/2008) As Sasha Banacek 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Three Men and a Bastard 12x12: (Feb/17/2008) Voiced  Charlene, [Special Guest Stars]

Reaper (2007) 
  Ashes to Ashes 01x09: (Nov/27/2007) As Mimi Hansen 

Talk Show with Spike Feresten (2006) 
  Melinda Clarke 01x17: (Feb/17/2007) As Herself 

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) 
  Tales of Ba Sing Se 02x15: (Sep/29/2006) Voiced  Madame Macmu-Ling 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Kathie Lee Gifford, Melinda Clarke 02x105: (Feb/17/2006) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Jane Curtin, Melinda Clarke, Westminster Kennel Club dogs, Mario Cantone 09x29: (Feb/09/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Cast of The O.C./George Lopez 03x04: (Sep/08/2005) As Herself 

The O.C. (2003) 
  The Best Chrismukkah Ever 01x13: (Dec/03/2003) As Julie Cooper 
  The Secret 01x12: (Nov/26/2003) As Julie Cooper 
  The Homecoming 01x11: (Nov/19/2003) As Julie Cooper 
  The Perfect Couple 01x10: (Nov/12/2003) As Julie Cooper 

The District (2000) 
  Bloodlines 03x18: (Apr/12/2003) As Det. Olivia Cahill 
  Explicit Activities 03x03: (Oct/12/2002) As Det. Olivia Cahill 
  Convictions 02x21: (May/11/2002) As Det. Olivia Cahill 
  Still Life 02x17: (Apr/06/2002) As Det. Olivia Cahill 

Tremors: The Series (2003) 
  Night of the Shriekers 01x03: (Apr/04/2003) As Dr. Megan Flint 

Everwood (2002) 
  Till Death Do Us Part 01x08: (Nov/04/2002) As Sally Keyes 

Charmed (1998) 
  Siren Song 05x04: (Oct/06/2002) As The Siren 

First Monday (2002) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jan/15/2002) As Michelle Stockard 

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) 
  Broken Bow (2) 01x02: (Sep/26/2001) As Sarin 
  Broken Bow (1) 01x01: (Sep/26/2001) As Sarin 

The Pretender (1996) 
  Meltdown 04x17: (Apr/29/2000) As Miss Eve 

Sliders (1995) 
  This Slide Of Paradise 03x25: (May/16/1997) As Alisandra 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Muffin Tops 08x21: (May/08/1997) As Alex 

Nash Bridges (1996) 
  Out of Chicago 02x20: (Mar/28/1997) As Det. Karen Decker 

Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) 
  A Necessary Evil 02x14: (Feb/10/1997) As Velasca 
  The Quest 02x13: (Feb/03/1997) As Velasca 

Jake and the Fatman (1987) 
  Every Time We Say Goodbye 05x07: (Dec/11/1991) As Unknown 

Firefly (2002) 
  Heart of Gold 01x13: (Unaired) As Nandi 
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