Born in Melbourne, Australia, to a Chinese mother and German immigrant father, Melissa has always been fascinated with music and storytelling
Descending from a long line of musicians and creatives, she started performing and writing music at a young age. Her music career has taken her to many iconic bars, stages and events in Australia and around the world.
Her writing career began by a combination of chance love of storytelling.
Having worked on a sci-fi novel for the past 5 years, she was approached by the editor-in-chief at Terrior Magazine to become a staff writer for their arts and creative magazine.
As a writer for them, she interviewed A-list actors, up and coming artists, writers, actors, agents and creatives. She became senior editor before the magazine closed it's doors in 2020. She currently freelances for nineeightseven.ca, a music blog that specialises in reviews of live musical performances and album releases.
Her curiosity and imagination naturally led her into the world of script writing, after having spent time on set as an actor and working alongside other creatives.
Her film work is currently in story development with a dramatic short film in Canada as well as pre-production in Australia with Joy Productions for "Salty" a proof-of-concept short film that's set as a precursor to the mystery/drama series "Boys of Summer" .
Accepted into the Pacific Screenwriting "Scripted Series Lab" as part of the 2024 cohort, Melissa is one of six participants that will be involved in the writing room under the guidance of showrunner Michael MacLennan.
She aims to release thought provoking and original content that speaks to audiences worldwide.
Melissa was first signed to Chadwick Models when she was 15 and began her illustrious career working in markets all around the world.
Many highlights of her career to-date, include walking in the prestigious Thai Silk fashion show for Queen Sirikit of Thailand as well as walking in runways for Gucci, Bvlgari, Chanel and many other haute couture houses during fashion week.
Having amassed an impressive list of both commercial and editorial works, she has garnered a reputation for being highly professional and skilled on set and catwalk.