Melissa Marino is an actress best known for her roles in James Ellroy’s Douglass U. (2011), Consequences (2006), and L.A.: City of Demons (2011).
What is known about Melissa Marino?
Melissa Marino is an actress from Morrisville Borough in Pennsylvania. She is of European descent. She has been professionally trained in acting in Strasberg Method by Dianne and Lorrie Hull from the Hull Actor’s Studio. She has also learned various other acting techniques from the renowned casting director Mark Teschner from the TVI Actor’s studio and Margie Haber Studio.
Apart from being an actress, she has also worked backstage as a location department intern for the 2008 film Tenure starring Luke Wilson, David Koechner, and Gretchen Mol.
What are some of his acting credits of Melissa Marino?
L.A.: City of Demons
Melissa Marino has appeared on the 2011 TV series documentary named James Ellroy’s L.A.: City of Demons.
The popular and successful author James Ellroy, regarded as the demon dog of American literature and the author of “Black Dahlia” and “LA Confidential,” is the inspiration for the series, which offers a new perspective on some of Hollywood’s most scandalous tales from the past to the present.
Melissa Marino also appeared on the 2006horror and thriller film Consequences, directed by Stephen Stahl.
At the age of 18, Max, Jimmy, Norm, Nick, and Jason are introduced to us in Consequences. They have a closer bond than real brothers because they have been friends since early childhood. When we see them again at age forty, we may see how their lives have developed as we learn about their marriages, accomplishments, and setbacks. Together, they are able to openly and honestly share their emotions with one another.
This year’s traditional football weekend for the gang is taking place in Philadelphia, and everyone is present. They bond and take advantage of the exciting evening before getting separated and discovering darkness they had never experienced. It turns into a battle for life or death.The buddies get estranged from one another but finally become closer and have more appreciation each other than they ever imagined. They all accept that they must all deal with the consequences after paying the price.
In 2013, Melissa appeared as Joanne in the comedy movie Douglass U, directed by Ryan Miningham and written by Hari Williams.
The movie follows a guy who has no idea what he is in for when a stiff-upper-lipped business major rooms with a self-described womanizer in the rowdiest freshman dorm on school and hangs out with an international student and a militant Latino. Hari Williams, Tommy Ford, Tech Holmes, and D Woods starred in the film.
Melissa Marino was also casted in the 2019crime and mystery movie, Motherless Brooklyn.
Based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel of the same name, Edward Norton wrote, produced, and directed the 2019 American neo-noir crime drama Motherless Brooklyn. The movie, which is set in 1957 New York City, portrays Norton as a private eye with Tourette syndrome who is out to avenge the death of his mentor. Bruce Willis, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Rawand other actors can be seen in Motherless Brooklyn.
Norton’s passion project, it took nearly two decades for the movie to be made after he first read Lethem’s book in 1999. Although the novel is set in the present, Norton believed that the plot and dialogue would work better in a 1950s noir setting, with several new plot points drawn from The Power Broker. By February 2018, more cast members have joined, and that month, principal photography started.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Motherless Brooklyn had its world premiere on August 30 at the 46th Telluride Film Festival before being on general release in the US on November 1. With a $26 million budget, it disappointed at the box office, earning only $18.5 million. Critics gave the movie mixed reviews, praising its concepts and Norton’s performance but criticising its length and departures from the original text. Motherless Brooklyn was nominated for Best Original Score at the 77th Golden Globes.
City on a Hill
Melissa also appears in the 2019 television series City on a Hill.
City on a Hill is a series that is based on a story by Ben Affleck and Charlie MacLean. It is an American crime drama series. On June 7, 2019, the show debuted online, and on June 16, 2019, Showtime aired the first episode. Showtime picked up the second season of the show on August 2, 2019, and it will be broadcast on March 28, 2021. The show received a third season renewal on June 2, 2021, and it debuted on July 31, 2022.
The show is set in Boston in the early 1990s and centers on Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward played by Aldis Hodge, who strikes an odd friendship with Jackie Rohr, a dishonest but renowned FBI veteran played by Kevin Bacon. They work on a case together that ultimately changes the complete system regarding criminal justice in the city.
The actress has made an appearance on the 2017 TV series, The Deuce.
The Deuce is a David Simon and George Pelecanos-produced American drama television program that takes place in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. The pilot episode of the series was ordered in January 2016 and started filming in October 2015. The American broadcaster HBO began airing it on September 10, 2017, and it is now available. On August 25, 2017, HBO released the pilot accessible via its partners’ and services’ video-on-demand offerings.
A sizable ensemble cast can be seen in The Deuce, which stars James Franco as twins and Maggie Gyllenhaal as a driven sex worker who wants to direct movies. It relates the tale of the Golden Age of Porn, which began in the 1970s with the legalization and ascent of the porn business in New York City.
The corruption of the government and police, the violence of the drug pandemic, and the estate busts and booms that occurred at the same time as the change are some of the themes examined. The name for 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues served as the inspiration for the show’s name.
Other Short films
Other than her above-mentioned acting credits, Melissa has been a part of some short films such as in the 2010 short film, Communication as Liz, The Waiting Room in 2013 as Jen and many more.