(1982-08-19) August 19, 1982
Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
|Spouse(s)||David Fumero (m. 2007)|
Melissa Fumero (née Gallo; born August 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live, Zoe on Gossip Girl, and Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Fumero was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, the daughter of Cuban parents. Her parents moved to the United States from Cuba as teenagers. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University in 2003.
The second actress to portray Adriana on One Life to Live, Fumero joined the series on January 20, 2004. Adriana is the long-lost daughter of longtime character Dorian Cramer Lord, portrayed on-and-off since 1979 by Daytime Emmy-winner Robin Strasser. Fumero won the role of Adriana on her last day as a student at NYU. In late 2007 she decided not to renew her contract with the series, but remained on a recurring status to wrap up Adriana’s storyline that concluded June 11, 2008. Fumero returned to One Life to Live in September 2008 for a 15-episode run. Fumero did a guest stint on OLTL on February 12, 2010, to help usher in the return of Kelly Cramer (Gina Tognoni).
Fumero made her big-screen debut as the lead in the 2009 independent film Tiny Dancer. In 2010, she appeared in five episodes of The CW‘s Gossip Girl as Zoe, one of Blair Waldorf‘s minions. In 2013, she was cast in Fox‘s Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Amy Santiago, the female lead opposite Andy Samberg.
Fumero married her One Life to Live co-star David Fumero on December 9, 2007, and has been credited as Melissa Fumero since. On November 16, 2015, she announced via social media that she was expecting her first child. On March 24, 2016 she gave birth to a son named Enzo.
|2007||Descent||Dorm Girl #2||Uncredited|
|2009||I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell||Melissa|
|2009||Tiny Dancer||Ati||Credited as Melissa Gallo|
|2011||Half Empty||Jill||Short film|
|2013||House That Jack Built, TheThe House That Jack Built||Lily|
|2004–2011||One Life to Live||Adriana Cramer||208 episodes|
|2005||All My Children||Adriana Cramer||2 episodes
Credited as Melissa Gallo
|2009||Important Things with Demetri Martin||April||Episode: “Coolness”|
|2010||Gossip Girl||Zoe||6 episodes|
|2010||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Carmen Reyes||Episode: “Red Letter”|
|2011||Royal Pains||Brooke||Episode: “Pit Stop”|
|2012||CSI: NY||Michelle Rhodes||Episode: “The Real McCoy”|
|2013||Men at Work||April||Episode: “The New Boss”|
|2013–present||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Amy Santiago||Main role
|2016||Mack & Moxy||The Admirable||Episode: “A Bop-Topus’ Garden”|
|2009||Haute & Bothered||Jo||2 episodes|
|2017||Mourners, Inc.||Monica Herrera||Pilot|
Awards and nominations
|2006||ALMA Award||Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama||One Life to Live||Nominated|
|2015||NHMC Impact Awards||Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to the Positive Portrayals of Latinos in Media||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Won|
|Imagen Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Television||Nominated|
|2016||Imagen Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Television|