MelRob was born into the circus and spent her early days traveling on the road. Immediately after high school she left her small town in Northern San Diego with her first union card and sailed around the world performing on cruise ships. In 2002 MelRob came to New York city, booked her first audition and never looked back!
After almost 20 years living in NYC, working all over the country in regional and Off Broadway theatre, MelRob, her husband and rescue pitbulls are moving to a log cabin in rural West Virginia. MelRob still owns a living space in NYC for auditions though! Over 10 years ago MelRob started her own micro-business The Biz of Show helping actors book work without an agent and figuring out parallel income streams. Melissa was a Vice President of Actors Equity Association for 9 years.