McGraw, Melinda 1963–

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McGRAW, Melinda 1963–


Full name, Melinda Leigh McGraw; born October 25, 1963, in Nicosia, Cyprus; father, an American diplomat; married Steve Pierson (a composer, actor, and recording artist), October 14, 2000; children: one daughter. Education: Attended Bennington College for two years; trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, and Beverly Hills Playhouse; British Society of Fight Directors, certificate in stage combat. Avocational Interests: Hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities, gardening, art exhibits, attending theatrical productions, music, playing the saxophone, singing, travel.


Agent—Jonathan Howard, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.


Actress and producer. Appeared in commercials. Worked as waitress, receptionist, telemarketer, script reader, carpenter, and construction worker.

Awards, Honors:

Beerbohm Tree Prize.


Television Appearances; Series:

Rebecca Travis, The Human Factor, CBS, 1992.

Detective Cydelia "Cyd" Madison, The Commish, ABC, 1992–94.

Macenzie "Mac" Rutledge, The Pursuit of Happiness, NBC, 1995.

Becca Marek, Living in Captivity, Fox, 1998.

Lindsay Urich, Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television), ABC, 2002.

Lily Barnett, Center of the Universe, CBS, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Detective Maggie Delbo, House of Frankenstein, NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dixie Evans, "The Big Knife," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Heather Ackroyd, "Top Man," Rockliffe's Babies, BBC, 1988.

Captain Laura Downie, "A Little Miracle—December 24, 1962," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Wendy, "To Sleep, No More," Night Court, NBC, 1991.

Angela, "The Good Samaritan," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992.

Melissa Scully, "One Breath," The X–Files, Fox, 1994.

Melissa Scully, "The Blessing Way," The X–Files, Fox, 1995.

Lana, "Cybill, Get Your Gun," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Melissa Scully, "Paper Clip," The X–Files, Fox, 1996.

Alexis "Alex" Markham, "Larry's New Love," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997.

Bridgette Collins, "Cinderella and the Funeral," Soul Man, ABC, 1997.

Bridgette Collins, "Communion Wine and Convicts," Soul Man, ABC, 1997.

Bridgette Collins, "Urges and Lies," Soul Man, ABC, 1997.

Melissa Scully, "Christmas Carol," The X–Files, Fox, 1997.

Melissa Scully, "Emily," The X–Files, Fox, 1997.

Cheryl Gendelman, "Good Old Reliable Nathan," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998.

Dr. Stoller, "The Pest House," Millennium, Fox, 1998.

Nancy Gower, "Lost and Found," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Victoria "Vicky" / "Monty" Montgomery, "The Most Dangerous Job," The District, CBS, 2001.

Victoria "Vicky" / "Monty" Montgomery, "Rage against the Machine," The District, CBS, 2001.

Victoria "Vicky" / "Monty" Montgomery, "A Southern Town," The District, CBS, 2001.

Victoria "Vicky" / "Monty" Montgomery, "This Too Shall Pass," The District, CBS, 2002.

Kate, "Thanks, but No Thanks," It's All Relative, ABC, 2003.

Marcie Bartos, "Goodbye," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Appeared as Colleen in an episode of Love & War, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Becca Marek, Living in Captivity, Fox, 1998.

Jacqueline, Wilder Days, ABC, 2000.

Lindsay Urich, Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television), ABC, 2002.

Sophia, Senor White, Fox, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Jenny Ferguson, Albino Alligator, Miramax, 1997.

Cass Lake, Wrongfully Accused (also known as Leslie Nielsen ist sehr verdaechtig, Sehr verdaechtig, and Unter falschem Verdacht), Warner Bros., 1998.

Leanne Guilford, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (also known as The Klumps), Universal, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Singing flower, Thumbelina and the Ugly Duckling, Boston Children's Theatre, Boston, MA, 1975.

Party guest, Cinderella, Boston Children's Theatre, 1976.

Appeared as Mariah, Twelfth Night, London production; in Aristocrats, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; in Don Carlos, The Duchess of Malfi, El Cid, The Foreigner, Friends Like You, The Grapes of Wrath, The Mask of Moriarty, and Women Beware Women, all London productions; and in Finder's Fee and I Heard the Mermaids Singing, both Los Angeles productions.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Mariah in a touring production of Twelfth Night, British cities.

Stage Producer:

Days and Nights Within, Whitefire Theatre, Los Angeles, 1993.



Melissa Scully, The X–Files: The Unopened File, Abril Video, 1996.

Video Games:

Additional voices, Enter the Matrix, Infogrames Entertainment, 2003.

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