With a decade-long acting journey, Fred Melamed has proved himself as one of the hard working and leading actors in the world. He is mostly known for his work in A Serious Man, Lady Dynamite, In a World..., and more. Similarly, his role from 2017-18 in the TV series Adventure Time also earned him huge attention.
Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Fred Melamed
Fred Melamed was born on May 13, 1956, in New York City, New York, United States to a secular family. His biological mother Nancy Zala was an actress/director and biological father Stan Silverstone, was a British psychoanalyst. He was adopted by Louis, a New York television producer, and Syma Melamed, an occasional actress.
Fred attended Hunter College Elementary School and then Riverdale Country School. When he was six, his family survived a tragic financial crisis and was forced to move to Hollywood, Florida. Melamed later revealed that he spent most of his early days in a non-believer Jewish family who never went to the synagogue, a Samaritan house of worship.
He later took theatrical training at Hampshire College and also enrolled at the Yale School of Drama. After his performance in many plays, he got the Irene Ryan Award nomination, a prize awarded to upon the most promising young actors in the US.
Fred Melamed's Professional Career
Fred Melamed initially worked in many resident theatre companies which include The Guthrie Theatre, The Yale Repertory Theatre, and more. He landed his first TV role in the TV series One Life to Live in 1981. He made his silver screen debut playing the Psychoanalyst in the 1983 movie Lovesick.
The actor subsequently featured in The Pick-up Artist, Crimes, and Misdemeanors, Hollywood Ending, A Serious Man, Fred Won's Move Out, FTL Newsfeed, The NFL Today, and more. He made his break following his role in the movie A Serious Man, in 2009.
From 2011-14, he was cast in the TV series The Good Wife where he shared the screen along with Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Makenzie Vega, and Josh Charles. His breakout role in Lady Dynamite from 2016-17, earned him huge acclaimed. He was also featured in New Girl and Frago respectively.
Some of his recent projects include Adventure Time (2017-18), Please Understand Me (2018), Dragged Across Concrete (2018), and Black Monday (2019) as well.
Fred Melamed's Net Worth And Salary
Fred Melamed with an extensive acting journey has worked in dozens of hit movies and Tv series and he has also earned a decent amount of money which according to some online sources can be believed to be around $2 million, in 2019.
Melamed played the role in the movie A Serious Man which grossed a whopping box office collection of over $31 million all over the world against $7 million budget. The actor has also been a part of numerous most successful TV series which is also the pivotal part of his net worth.
As an actor, Melamed is paid around $51K a year,
Fred Melamed's Married, Children, And Relationship
Fred Melamed married his now wife Leslee Spieler on January 17, 1999. The couple is blessed with two sons. Both of their children, however, were born with autism. Fred and his wife support and have been engaged in advocacy for persons living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Melamed along with his children and wife lives in Los Angeles.
Fred Melamed's Age And Height
- Fred Melamed's height: he stands at 6' 1" (1.85 m).
- Age: He is aged 62.
by ab-sagar, 09 May, 2019