Melissa Molinaro(born June 4, 1982) also credited or known as Melissa S. or Melissa Smith is a Canadian, pop singer, actress, choreographer and model. She is perhaps best known for her reality TV appearances on Making The Band 3 and Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll. She is ready to release her debut pop/dance album scheduled for a 2012 release, recently co-starred in Dolph Lundgren’s action film, Command Performance, and had a major role in Honey 2. She adopted her mother’s maiden name Molinaro as her professional name in 2010. Melissa has received notable attention from her appearance in Old Navy’s “Super C-U-T-E” commercial in 2011 and for the video for “Dance Floor”, the first single from Melissa’s debut album “The Love/Dance Project”
Born Melissa Ann Smith in Whitby, Ontario, her family moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan when she was 13 years old. She began figure skating at the age of 3, gymnastics at age 5 and soon began attending Deborah’s Stage Dance Door Performing Arts Academy. She was cast as the lead in on-stage productions like “Cinderella”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Cabaret”.
At the age of 18, Melissa auditioned for the girl pop group, “Goddess”, and became its lead singer. She was signed to a production deal with Interscope Records, and made her first recording demo. While Goddess never achieved greatness, Melissa continued to work consistently as an actor, dancer and model, appearing in several films, television shows, music videos and commercials. Her early credits include feature film High Crimes and The Hillz; TV series Happy Family, Rodney and Grounded for Life and the unaired WB pilot Prep; music videos for Celine Dion and JC Chasez and The Black Eyed Peas Instant Def webisode. She has appeared in many commercials and done promotional modeling for Miss Fitness, Detroit Automotive Show, Sports By Brooks, Microsoft, Xbox, Sketcher, Nappytabs, Nivea and Dickies Girls.
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