Melinda Page Hamilton

Inside Biography


Melinda Page Hamilton is an American actress, well recognized for her portrayal as Odessa Burakov in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids. She is also noted for her recurring roles on Big Love, Desperate Housewives, and Mad Men.

Early life and education

Melinda Page Hamilton was born on 22 August 1974 in New York City. Raised by her father, Frank Hamilton, Hamilton attended Princeton University. Later she enrolled at Tisch School of the Arts in the New York University.

She is White in ethnicity and holds American nationality.


Melinda Page Hamilton began her career by playing in theatre productions including the portrayal of the title character in the original stage production of Cornelia. The play was written by Mark V. Olsen.

In 1997, Hamilton made her television debut in an episode of NBC legal drama Law & Order. In 2003, she made regular guest-starring roles, in show s like Nip/Tuck, Criminal Minds, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Closer, Castle, Modern Family, NCIS, and True Blood.

Hamilton's most noted role in 2003 Star Trek: Enterprise, as Feezal, the alien scientist and second wife of Doctor Phlox, discovered the concept of Polygamy.

Hamilton has also portrayed a supporting role in the 2004 movie, Promise Land, as Marisa, and the leading role in another movie Sleeping Dogs Lie, as Amy. Her other credits in film include Affairs, God Bless America, and Not Forgotten.

Her television credit includes Desperate Housewives, the ABC comedy-drama series, as Sister Mary Bernard who is a nun trying to get a married man Carlos Solis.

In 2013, she portrayed Odessa Burakov in the Lifetime comedy-drama series, Devious Maids. She collaborated with a dialogue coach to hone a Russian accent for her role in the show.

Personal life

Melinda is a married woman, but she wishes to keep it low profile. She also has a daughter named Georgia. In 2014 Feb, she tweeted a post about her 2-year-old child:

''My 2 yr old daughter, proud inventor of earpants.''

Hamilton gave birth to her daughter in early 2012.

Net worth

Melinda earns a decent amount of money from her carer as an actress. She has portrayed in various movies including Promise Land, Sleeping Dogs Lie, Driftwood, and television series including Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Nurses, Cold Case.

Her most watched movie Promise Land made $7,597,989 domestically. Hamilton's another movie Sleeping Dogs Lie domestically earned $622,882. As of 2017, Hamilton's total net worth is estimated to be $16 million.

by ab-niranjan, 12 Dec, 2017

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