Melissa Ponzio

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Actress (1972)
Fri Aug 26 2022
By   Diwas-2022

If you have watched the action, drama, and fantasy TV series Teen Wolf, you might be familiar with Melissa Ponzio. She is an American actress known for her various role in TV series such as First Wives ClubChicago Fire, and Everything's Fine

In addition, she is also popular among the public for portraying the role of Melissa McCall on Teen Wolf and Karen on The Walking Dead.

Melissa has a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) and weighs around 59 kg (130 lbs). She has brown eyes and dark brown hair. Moreover, she has a waist size of 34 inches and a hips size of 34 inches. She wears a dress size of 6 US.

Married With Kenny Alfonso

Melissa Ponzio is in a married relationship with her long-term boyfriend, Kenny Alfonso. Her husband, Kenny, is also an American actor well-known for his role as Bob Rivers in The Thing About Pam Bob Rivers.

Past and present photo of Melissa Ponzio and her husband, Kenny Alfonso
Past and present photo of Melissa Ponzio and her husband, Kenny Alfonso. Image Source: Instagram @MelissaPonzio1

The couple has been together for an extended period of time; however, their wedding date and photos are still behind the curtain. But it is assumed that the couple married somewhere between 2000 - 2005.

Moreover, the couple has not been in any dispute or fight, which has caught the media's attention. Melissa often shares her along with her husband, Kenny, on her Instagram handle on various occasions.

Children

The lovely couple Mellissa and Kenny are blessed with a daughter named Jessy Alfonso. However, Mellissa has not revealed the date of birth of her beautiful daughter. 

Mellissa's daughter, Jessy, recently tied her knot with her boyfriend. Mellissa shared a post wishing them a happy married life through her Instagram handle, captioning:

10/02/21 💙💜💙 May I happily introduce you to you…The Ha's 💜💙💜 We love you HONEY'S!!! A tremendous day filled with so much love and celebration by friends and family… Here's to watching you both shine so bright together ☀️☀️☀️

Photo of Melissa Ponzio's daughter, Jessy Alfonso sharing a kiss with her husband in their wedding ceremony.
Photo of Melissa Ponzio's daughter, Jessy Alfonso sharing a kiss with her husband in their wedding ceremony.  Image Source: Instagram @MelissaPonzio1

Like her parents, Jessy is also involved in the film industry as a casting director and has worked in the casting department.

Net Worth - Why Melissa Is So Rich?

Melissa Ponzio has an estimated net worth of around $1 million, similar to Rebecca Staab. She has earned this huge sum of money through her hard work in the film industry for over two decades. Moreover, she makes a reasonable sum of money via her verified social media handles.

Similarly, her husband, Kenny Alfonso, has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He was able to secure this massive amount through his successful career as an actor.

The Early Life Melissa

First Wives Club actress Melissa was born on August 3, 1972, to American parents in New York City, New York, USA.

Childhood photo of Melissa Ponzio.
Childhood photo of Melissa Ponzio. Image Source: Instagram @MelissaPonzio1

She grew up in her hometown along with her brother. She was passionate about acting from an early age since she grew up watching movies and TV series. 

Melissa Holds Two Bachelor's Degree

Cheerleader Nightmare actress Melissa is a well-educated actress who obtained two bachelor's degrees in journalism and a minor in theatre from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moreover, she completed her early and high school education at a private school in her hometown.

Inked A Tattoo In The Tribute of TeenWolf

Melissa made a tattoo on her left arm to give tribute to the TV series, Teen Wolf. She shared the tattoo through an Instagram post captioning: 

#MoonDayMemories #TeenWolf ::: a creative and beautiful tribute to #TeenWolf #WolfiesInParis

Photo of Melissa Ponzio's hand tattoo.
Photo of Melissa Ponzio's hand tattoo. Image Source: Instagram @MelissaPonzio1

Melissa Social Activities

The Haves and the Have Nots Melissa is a kind person, and she often helps people who are in need of help. In 2017, she helped the family and people who suffered a huge loss of life and property due to hurricane Harvey. 

Moreover, she also requested her fans and followers to donate as much as possible to reputable organizations committed to assisting Hurricane Harvey victims.

Family Details

Melissa was raised by her parents very responsibly. She is indeed extremely close to her parents. She has also shared several photos of her parents on her Instagram account.

Family photo of Melissa Ponzio.
Family photo of Melissa Ponzio. Image Source: Instagram @MelissaPonzio1

Nevertheless, she has yet to share her parents' names and their professions. Melissa has a sibling brother named Daniel, who was born on October 2.  

According to Daniel's Instagram bio, he is an artist of darkness and insanity.

Loves Swimming

Teen Wolf actress Melissa often refers to swimming as her passion and post various picture related to swimming on her official Instagram handle.

In one of her Instagram posts, she described swimming as the joy of laps.

Bunns: Melissa's Pet Name

Melissa is an animal lover, treating every animal like her family member. Moreover, her Instagram handle is filled with many posts related to animals.

Photo of Melissa Ponzio and her dog, Bunns.
Photo of Melissa Ponzio and her dog, Bunns. Image Source: Instagram @MelissaPonzio1

Furthermore, she also owns a pet named, Bunns. Her dog belongs to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog breed.

Social Media Handle

Melissa Ponzio is present on Twitter with the @MelissaPonzio1 username. She has a decent fan following of 688.3k people. She joined Twitter in July 2012.

Similarly, she is also actively present on Instagram under the @melissaponzio1 username, where she has a massive fan base of more than 997k people. 

On top of that, she is more active on Instagram than on her other social media sites, and she regularly posts photos and videos to entertain her fans and followers.

Career Overview

Melissa Ponzio started her acting career with a role in an action and drama movie, Atlanta Blue, where she portrayed the role of Mona. In the same year, she again appeared in Shake, Rattle, and Roll: An American Love Story, a TV movie with an uncredited role. 

In 2001, she got her first role as Female Student / Robin in the Dawson's Creek TV series for three episodes. Since then, she started appearing in several TV series and movies of different genres.

In 2011, she got a lead role in Jeff Davis-directed TV series, Teen Wolf, which significantly boosted her acting career. She portrayed the role of Melissa McCall for 71 episodes out of a total of 100 episodes. 

Currently, she is working on the upcoming TV movie of Teen Wolf, Teen Wolf: The Movie, where she will portray the same role.

IMDb Page

Chicago Fire actress Melissa has a page on IMDb just like other actors. Her page contains her mini-bio, photos & videos, filmography credits, and some personal details such as height, official sites, etc.

Moreover, her other notable credits include her fifty-four credits as an actress, three self credits, and one credit for achrive footage.

 

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