Meiling Melançon

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Meiling Melançon
Born (1980-03-03) March 3, 1980 (age 40)
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, writer, director, producer, model

Meiling Melançon (born March 3, 1980), also known as Mei Melançon (Template:Lang-ja), is a Filipino-born American actress, screenwriter and former fashion model. She has appeared in major feature films as well as indie productions, television shows, and more than one hundred commercials as a model and actress. As of 2014 she is becoming known for work behind the camera in roles such as screenwriter and producer.

Early life

Meiling Melançon was born in Metro Manila, Philippines at the Philippine General Hospital,[2] and raised in mainly Japan, Hong Kong and Korea, she is of French, Chinese, and Japanese descent.[3] As a child she traveled throughout Asia and Europe. Her mother, nightclub singer Elizabeth Rose, is of French heritage and her biological father, a businessman, is Chinese and Japanese. Meiling's stepfather is American. At the age of five her mother taught her how to play the guitar, and she was later in a children's band called Blossoms. In an interview with Giant Robot editor Eric Nakamura, Mei spoke about her nontraditional strict upbringing. She was not allowed to watch most films and television, only classics and that they were not allowed to listen to popular music due to religious reasons.[4]



Melançon started acting in 2003. She was at that time a successful model and was signed to Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. She appeared on "Legends of Tomorrow" as Masako Yamashiro in season 2. Melançon also appeared in the final season of The L Word as recurring character "Jamie Chen,"[5] as Psylocke in X-Men: The Last Stand, as "Miyu", Kevin Spacey's assistant in Shrink, as Lynda in the HK-shot film Irreversi, as Dr. Catherine Ivy in the psychological thriller/horror film Pathology with Milo Ventimiglia, and as the other "Girl in the Car" along with Maggie Q in Rush Hour 2 when she was still modeling. Melançon also starred as Lotus Long in the short film bio-pic Keye Luke, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and which was Closing Night Film of the inaugural 2013 Seattle Asian American Film Festival.[6] She starred in Blumenthal where she played Scottish actor Brian Cox's niece, and the film made its premiere in 2013 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Writer, producer, director

Melançon co-wrote the thriller American Romance in 2014. She has also co-written a short film entitled "Stephany + Me," with Ben Duhl, co-starring Tara Summers, directed by Peter Shanel.[7] She produced and starred in a PSA written by comedian Todd Glass that has been covered by the Huffington Post, Perez Hilton among other news outlets.[8] Melançon has also written articles for Giant Robot Magazine.[9]


Year Movie Role
2018 Higher Power Ms. Sabi
2015 American Romance Agent Tores / Screenwriter
2012 Keye Luke Lotus Long
2012 Blumenthal Christina
2012 Shockwave: Darkside 3D'' The Machine
2009 Shrink Miyu
2009 The Truth About Angels Mei
2008 Fold Maki
2008 Pathology Catherine Ivy[10]
2007 Loaded Rose
2007 Irreversi Lynda[11]
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Psylocke[12]
2001 Rush Hour 2 Girl in Car[13]
2001 Double Take La Perla model


Year Television Show Role
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Masako Yamashiro
2010 Private Practice Elena Stone
2009 The L Word Jamie Chen
2006 Kitchen Confidential Beautiful patron
2005 Deadwood Chinese slavewhore[13]
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Vanessa Green[13]


  1. "Do you know the dad of this Pinay Hollywood actress?". 
  2. "Do you know the dad of this Pinay Hollywood actress?". 
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  5. "Jamie Chen, The L Word" (in en). 
  6. Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times, Seattle Asian American Film Gets Under Way, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  7. Stephany & Me, Daily Motion,
  8. Todd Glass' PSA for Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (Video),
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  10. "Review: Pathology". Cinematical. April 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  11. "Mei Melancon". Daily Variety. April 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  12. "Psylocke joins X-Men 3's baddie line-up". The Star. January 3, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Animax targets the youth market". Manila Standard Today. June 24–25, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 

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