It is not uncommon for a model to decide to become an actress. Many models have dreams of being featured on the big screen after being noticed in print ads or the runway. Melissa Bolona is a perfect example of a model who has seen significant fame as an actress. Melissa first got her start as a model and over the past few years has starred in several movies, with many set to release this year.
Melissa first got her start in the entertainment industry by becoming a model. She has appeared on several magazine covers including Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, Latina, Esquire, Vanity Fair and more. She was named Sports Illustrated’s “Lovely Lady of the Day” two times and won the Beach Bunny Supermodel Search Contest in 2013.
While some models try to become an actress instantly without putting in any work, Melissa did not. She studied at several schools in several areas, including going to the popular American Business School located in Paris, graduating from the Pace University of New York with an International Marketing degree and studying performance art at Film Acting Paris while she was abroad.
To continue to hone her acting skills, Melissa works with Harold Guskin, a renowned acting coach in New York. She also works with acting coach Gary Marks when she is in Los Angeles. Additional studies were completed by Melissa at Margie Haber’s studio.
Melissa’s movie career began with taking part in movies featured weekly, including one known as The Saint and Grace of God. She would star in her first feature film in 2015 with In Stereo, taking on the role as the female lead. She has since starred in several other movies including The Neighbor, Snipped in the Bud, Shark Lake and more. She has co-starred with such renowned actors as John Travolta, James Franco, and Nicolas Cage.
Melissa currently has several movies in post-production that should be released this year including Acts of Violence and The Super.
For a complete list of movies featuring the actress, you can check out Melissa Bolona IMDB.