Hardin, Melora 1967-

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Hardin, Melora 1967-


Full name, Melora Diane Hardin; born June 29, 1967, in Houston, TX; daughter of Jerry (an actor) and Diane (a teacher and manager) Hardin; sister of Shawn Hardin (a producer); married Gildart Jackson (an actor and writer), 1997; children: Rory Melora, Piper Quincy. Education: Attended Sarah Lawrence College; also studied dance.


Agent—Samantha Crisp, The Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress, singer, director, and producer.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a drama series, Young Artist Foundation, 1984, for The Family Tree; Young Artist Award, best young supporting actress in a daytime or nighttime drama, 1985, for Two Marriages; Young Artist Award nomination, exceptional performance by a young actress starring in a feature film—comedy or drama, 1987, for Papa Was a Preacher; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 2007, for The Office.


Television Appearances; Series:

Melora, The Cliffwood Avenue Kids, syndicated, beginning 1977.

Cindy Prescott, Thunder, NBC, 1977-78.

Micki Carroll, Secrets of Midland Heights, CBS, 1980-81.

Tess Benjamin, The Family Tree, NBC, 1983.

Kate, Two Marriages, ABC, c. 1983-84.

Joy Villafranco, The Best Times, NBC, 1985.

Frances "Baby" Kellerman, Dirty Dancing, UPN, 1988-89.

Barbara Arno, Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me and FBI Family), USA Network, 2000-2001.

Trudy Anne Monk, Monk, USA Network, beginning 2004.

Jan Levinson-Gould, later Jan Levinson, The Office (also known as The Office: An American Workplace, The Office: US Version, Konttori, and La oficina), NBC, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Brooke Hayward at the age of eleven, Haywire, CBS, 1980.

Michele Pierson, Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (also known as Look Back to Yesterday), NBC, 1983.

Teresa, Miles from Nowhere, CBS, 1992.

Claire Poulet and Carolyn Crossen, "Tower of Terror," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997.

Summer Rosner, The Hollywood Mom's Mystery (also known as The Dead Hollywood Moms Society, Misterio das maes de Hollywood, and Scandale a Hollywood), The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Linda Evans, Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Amy Warner, "What Are Best Friends For?" (also known as "What Are Friends For?"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 61st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Courtney Chenault (teenage daughter), "Double Wedding/The Ventriloquists/Julie Falls Hard," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

Amanda, "Never a Child," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1979.

Emily Morehouse, "Skin Deep," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1980.

Belinda Stevens, "The Reincarnation of Nellie: Parts 1 & 2," Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), NBC, 1981.

Abigail "Abby" Garvin, "Next Stop, Nowhere," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1982.

Nancy Perkins Gillis, "Luther Gillis: File #521," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1983.

Beth, "Heroes," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1986.

Christine Pierson, "Sealed with a Kiss," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1989.

Christine Pierson, "Sins of the Fathers," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1989.

Abigail Fuller, "Trilogy, Part 2 (For Your Love)—June 14, 1966," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992.

Abigail Fuller, "Trilogy, Part 3 (The Last Door)—July 28, 1978," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992.

Louise Trotsky, "Torch Song," Mann & Machine, NBC, 1992.

Emily Baldwin Booker, "My Old Flame," Moon over Miami (also known as Do the Strand and Coup de foudre a Miami), ABC, 1993.

Cindy Warrick, "Roadkill," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Laura, "Carrick O'Quinn," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1994.

Lisa Swift, "The Scandal," Matlock, ABC, 1994.

Molly Flynn, "Operation Blackout," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Celia, "The One with the Stoned Guy," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 1995.

Lizbeth, "The Big Bang," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Savannah Bellows, "The New Healers," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995.

Beth, "Caroline and the Bridesmaids," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1996.

Kelly Anderson, "Paradise Lost," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1996.

Gina Vitelli, "Luther's Temptation," Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Gina Vitelli, "When the Saints Go Marching In," Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Lorraine, "Tom's First Date," The Tom Show, The WB, 1997.

Edith Thomas, "Lost Voyage," Timecop, ABC, 1998.

Wendy, "Homefront," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Danielle Harris, "Gossip Checks In and a Cat Checks Out," Payne, CBS, 1999.

Melanie Cooper (a publicist), "Trash TV: Part 1," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

Samantha Aldrich, "Moving On," Once and Again, ABC, 2001.

Rosalie Leavitt, "Roses and Truth," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Voice, "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2002.

Cheryl Lynn Brinkmeyer, "Rush to Judgment," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2003.

Erin Toner, "The Curse," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2003.

Sharon Brant, "Head Cases," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2004.

Cameron, "Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Sports book manager, "Big Middle," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2005.

Carolyn Bates, "Partings," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2006.

Pamela Seaver, "Rage," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2006.

Herself, The Megan Mullally Show (also known as M2 and Untitled Megan Mullally Project), syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Christy Jennings, Catalina C-Lab, NBC, 1982.

Amy, Shangri-La Plaza, CBS, 1990.

Golden Gate, NBC, 1994.

Chloe Garrett, Things That Go Bump, NBC, 1997.

Jan Levinson-Gould, The Office (also known as The Office: An American Workplace, The Office: US Version, Konttori, and La oficina), NBC, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Carmel Hill (Reverend Hill's daughter), The North Avenue Irregulars (also known as Hill's Angels), Buena Vista, 1979.

Janette, Papa Was a Preacher, Rosie Productions, 1985.

Katie, Iron Eagle, TriStar, 1986.

Whitney Dunbar, Soul Man (also known as The Imposter), New World Pictures, 1986.

Monica, La bottega dell'orefice (also known as Bonds of Love, The Jeweller's Shop, Der Laden des Goldschmieds, and La boutique de l'orfevre), Zespoly-Filmowe, 1988.

Cathy, Big Man on Campus (also known as The Hunchback Hairball of L.A.), Vestron Pictures, 1989.

Sandy Thomas, Lambada (also known as Il ballo proibito and L'originale erotic dance), Warner Bros., 1990.

Singer at South Seas club, The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

Robin Banks, Reckless Kelly, Warner Bros., 1993.

Sasha Leon Hoffner, The Pornographer (also known as Family Values), 1994.

The Bridal Shower (short film), 1994.

Jill Hallman, Chameleon, Samuel Goldwyn, 1995.

Agent "Clyde" Clydesdale, The Undercover Kid (also known as How I Saved the President), Leucadia Film Corporation, 1996.

Christy Sullivan, Absolute Power, Columbia, 1997.

Calamity, Erasable You, 1998.

Laura, Seven Girlfriends, Castle Hill Productions, 1999.

Mary Beth, Certain Guys, 2000.

Carol Spencer, The Hot Chick, Buena Vista, 2002.

Jane Thompson, El padrino, Laguna Productions, 2004.

Interviewer, Thank You for Smoking, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2005.

Gertrude Bloch, The Violin (short film), American Film Institute, 2006.

Marcia Carpenter, Drive-Thru, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Ruth Keene, Boxboarders!, Luminair Film Productions/Thunderhedd Productions, 2006.

Barb Fields, The Comebacks, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Diane, The Dukes, Doo Wop Productions, 2007.

Miranda, You, 2007.

Film Work:

Director and executive producer, You, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

My Children, My Africa!, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, and Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA, c. 1990.

Appeared in various productions, including All's Well That Ends Well, Old Globe, San Diego, CA; and Richard III, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.

Stage Director:

Strip Search (solo show), Acme Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2006, Art Works Theatre Space, Hollywood, CA, c. 2006, and White Fire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, c. 2007.

Internet Appearances:

Jan Levinson, "The Books Don't Balance," The Office: The Accountants, 2006.



Purr, 2006.

Also released the album The Meloradrama.



Purr, 2006.

Also released the album The Meloradrama.



Melora.com,http://www.melora.com, April 3, 2007.

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