Melissa Sagemiller Biography
At her young age, Melissa never saw herself as someone who would take the paths of her parents. She studied in Georgetown Day School and, at age 3, knew well that she wanted to pursue a career in performing arts. She took on classes and courses on tap dance, ballet, jazz dance and modern dance. She also pursued acting in school.
When Melissa Sagemiller was 9 years old, she made her debut performance onstage as Dill in the production, To Kill a Mockingbird. As she reached her teenage years however, the sexy beauty took a shift towards modeling when Eileen Ford discovered her in a jewelry shop. She became a hot modeling icon in Paris by then.
A few years after, Melissa Sagemiller realized that her true calling was not as a hot model, but as an actress in television and films. She then stopped modeling and decided to occupy her time with an undergraduate degree in Art History at The University of Virginia. Upon graduating, she again studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory, NYU's Stonestreet Studio and at Michael Howard Studios.
In the Hollywood scene, Melissa Sagemiller has captivated fans in several films she has stared in since her first appearance as Becky Sorenson in the Russian Love Poem episode of Law & Order: Special VictimsUnit, shown in NBC in the year 2000. She has appeared in films such as Get Over It (as Allison McAllister), Soul Survivors (as Cassie), Sorority Boys (as Leah), Love Object (as Lisa Bellmer), Standing Still (as Samantha), The Clearing (as Jilly Hayes), Life on the Ledge (as Claire) and in Mr. Woodstock (as Tracy). Her latest Hollywood film is The Guardian where she took the role of the sexy and vibrant Emily Thomas.
As for television appearances, the hot celebrity, Melissa Sagemiller has appeared in Sleeper Cell as Gayle in 2005 and as the narrator of the documentary Maternity Ward shown in TLC in 2000. Melissa also did a voiceover for Exposure in Sci-Fi Channel; As theWorld Turns in CBS; and Another World in NBC.