• Melina is a Greek-American actress, who gained fame by portraying Stella Bonasera in the police procedural drama series “CSI: NY” (2004-2010).
• She is still active in the entertainment world, and recently finished the first season of the TV drama series “The Resident” (2018-2019).
• She was born in Akron, Ohio USA and is of Greek ancestry, a second generation Greek-American.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
• She is married to Peter Constantinides since 1992 and has two children, Zoe and Karina.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 23, 1967
FactGraduated magna cum laude with a BFA in theatre from Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Family owns and runs a candy factory in Akron.

Who is Melina Kanakaredes?

Before we reveal to you where Melina Kanakared is now, let’s first share some facts about her. Melina is a Greek-American actress, who gained fame by portraying Stella Bonasera in the police procedural drama series “CSI: NY” (2004-2010), and is also known as Dr. Sydney Hansen in the TV series “Providence”, among other roles.

So, do you want to find out more about Melina Kanakaredes, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to this award-winning actress.

Where Is Melina Kanakaredes Now?

Melina is still pretty much active in the entertainment world, and has recently finished the first season of the TV drama series “The Resident” (2018-2019), an is now working on the TV series “Gods & Heroes” (2020), and the drama film “Wake”, which is currently in pre-production and yet to receive its release date.

Melina Kanakaredes Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Melina Eleni Kanakaredes on the 23rd April 1967, in Akron, Ohio USA, she is the daughter of Connie, who is a candy company owner, and her husband Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance agent. She is of Greek ancestry, a second generation Greek-American; Melina speaks Greek fluently. From an early age, Melina was interested in acting, and made her stage debut when she was only eight years old in the production of “Tom Sawyer” at the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron. She went to Firestone High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Ohio State University, however, she soon transferred to Point Park College, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During her time there, Melina featured in a few professional plays, including “Jesus Christ Superstar” in which she portrayed Mary Magdalene. In 1989 she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater arts.

Melina Kanakaredes

Career Beginnings

Melina’s career started in the early ‘90s with the role of Eleni Andros Cooper in the daytime soap opera “Guiding Light”; she remained on the show between 1991 and 1994, after which she continued with other TV roles, first as Victoria Metcalf in the TV series “Due South” in 1995, and later that year as Benita Alden in the crime-drama series “NYPD Blue”. She continued to build a name for herself, and in 1996 made her film debut, portraying Trin in the action crime-drama film “The Long Kiss Goodnight”, starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Yvonne Zima, while in 1997 she portrayed Libby Galante in the TV drama series “Leaving Las Vegas”.

Rise to Prominence

It was in 1999 that her hard work paid off, as she was chosen for the part of Dr. Sydney Hansen in the TV romantic drama series “Providence”. She featured in all 96 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series, which increased her popularity and net worth as well. Following the end of the show, Melina secured yet another long-term role, this time as Stella Bonasera in the “CSI: NY”, and it was this role that made her a star in Hollywood, as she featured in 140 episodes between 2004 and 2010. She continued quite successfully – in 2013 she was Sylvie Collins in the film “Snitch”, then in 2015 portrayed Dorothy in the TV sci-fi thriller series “Extant”, not to mention that she is quite busy these days, working on several projects.

Melina Kanakaredes Net Worth

Since launching her career, Melina has featured in more than 25 film and TV titles, all of which have contributed to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Melina Kanakaredes is, as of mid- 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kanakaredes’ net worth is as high as $10 million, which is highly impressive, don’t you agree? Undoubtedly, her wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her career.

Melina Kanakaredes Personal Life, Dating, Husband, Children

What do you know about Melina’s personal life? Well, this award-winning actress hasn’t been very open when it comes to sharing such details, but we have still managed to discover some facts about her. Melina has been married to Peter Constantinides since the 6th September 1992; the couple has welcomed two children, Zoe, born in 2000 and Karina, who was born in 2003. She was once a restaurant co-owner with her husband, as they teamed up to open the Tria Greek Kuzina restaurant in Powel, Ohio, however, they eventually had to close it.

Melina Kanakaredes Internet Fame

Over the years, Melina has become a social media star, especially on Instagram and Twitter. Her official Instagram page has over 35,000 followers, with whom she has shared her most recent endeavors, both from personal life and career. Most recently she shared a picture with her daughters in Greece, among numerous other posts, which includes time with her husband and her friends. You can find Melina on Twitter, on which she has around 28,000 followers, and has shared some of her interests and ideas with her fans on topics of politics, religion, but also details from her personal life and career.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages, and see what she is up to next, both personally and professionally.

Melina Kanakaredes Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Do you know how tall Melina Kanakaredes is, and how much she weighs? Well, Melina stands at 5ft 7ins, which is equal to 1.7m, while she weighs approximately 130lbs or 59kgs, and her vital statistics are 36-26-37 inches. She has dark brown hair and green eyes, which suits her quite nicely, don’t you agree?

General Info

Full NameMelina Kanakaredes
Date Of BirthApril 23, 1967
Height1.7 m


ChildrenKarina Eleni Constantinides, Zoe Constantinides
ParentsHarry Kanakaredes, Connie Temo
SiblingsCornelia Kanakaredes, Aretta Kanakaredes


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesSnitch, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Into the Fire, 15 Minutes, Rounders, Dangerous Beauty, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Bleeding Hearts
TV ShowsCSI: NY, Providence, Guiding Light, Leaving L.A., New York News

Social profile links


1Don't be embarrassed of who you are, they're gonna judge you no matter what you do.


1Met her husband when they were both students at Ohio State University.
2Attended high school with Angie Everhart.
3Starring as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" on Broadway in Studio 54. [July 2003]
4Announced July 12, 2010 that she will not be reprising her role as "Detective Stella Bonasera" on the TV series, CSI: NY (2004), for the seventh season.
5Cousin to Alexandra Marinos.
6At the 1986 Miss Ohio Pageant, she won a talent award in a three-way tie, and was eventually named first runner up to Miss Ohio 1986.
7She competed as "Miss Columbus" in The 1986 Miss Ohio Pageant (Miss America).
8While most of the CSI: NY (2004) cast is from New York, Kanakaredes is one of three exceptions. The others are Gary Sinise (who was born in Illinois) and Anna Belknap (who was born in Maine).
9Is currently one of the stars on CSI: NY (2004), which was introduced in the CSI: Miami (2002) cross-over episode "MIA/NYC Nonstop." "Miami" star David Caruso was a popular cast member of NYPD Blue (1993), a series in which Melina made numerous guest appearances.
10Her first TV commercial was for Semicid contraceptive. Her agent (whom she still uses as a result of this) worked an "embarrassment clause" into her contract for the commercial, which has become standard for her ever since.
11Graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio.
12Spokeswoman for Maybelline New York (2001)
13January 25, 2003: welcomed second daughter, Karina Eleni, born in Los Angeles.
14Was considered for the lead for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), but was pregnant at the time.
15Speaks fluent Greek.
16Graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in theatre from Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Family owns and runs a candy factory in Akron.
17Graduated From Point Park College In Pittsburgh.
18Her husband, Peter, is a chef and restaurateur.
19Competed in Synchronized Swimming while at Ohio State, famous for its college Synchronized Swimming program.
20Daughter Zoe born 23 May 2000, weighing 7 lbs, 12 oz.




Notorious2016TV SeriesDana Hartman
Extant2015TV SeriesDorothy
Hawaii Five-02015TV SeriesKathy Millwood
Snitch2013/ISylvie Collins
CSI: NY2004-2010TV SeriesStella Bonasera
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief2010Athena
CSI: NY2008Video GameDet. Stella Bonasera (voice)
Into the Fire2005TV MovieCatrina Sabrina Hampton
CSI: Miami2004TV SeriesStella Bonasera
Providence1999-2002TV SeriesDr. Sydney Hansen
15 Minutes2001Nicolette Karas
Saint Maybe1998TV MovieRita
Oz1998TV SeriesA.D.A. Marilyn Crenshaw
Dangerous Beauty1998Livia
The Practice1997TV SeriesAndrea Wexler
Leaving L.A.1997TV SeriesLibby Galante
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996Trin
NYPD Blue1995TV SeriesBenita Alden
Due South1995TV SeriesVictoria Metcalf
Guiding Light1992-1995TV SeriesEleni Andros Cooper
New York News1995TV SeriesAngela Villanova
Bleeding Hearts1994Daphne


Providence2002TV Series 1 episode


CSI: NY2009TV Series written by - 1 episode


Entertainment Tonight2006-2015TV SeriesHerself
Olympia Dukakis: Undefined2013DocumentaryHerself
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good2011DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2007-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS Cares2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Promise of Tomorow 1940-19602009DocumentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Head Case2009TV SeriesHerself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHerself
The View2005-2007TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Curtains
2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot2007Video shortHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Square Off2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Television Series [Drama]
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
NBC's Funniest Outtakes2002TV SpecialHerself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best TV-Series Drama
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture / Favorite Motion Picture
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Canada A.M.2006TV Series


Won Awards

2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Actress in a DramaProvidence (1999)

Nominated Awards

2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsActress of the Year in a Drama SeriesProvidence (1999)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Guiding Light (1952)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Guiding Light (1952)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Female StarThe Guiding Light (1952)
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Female Newcomer: DaytimeThe Guiding Light (1952)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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