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This stunning actress spent five years on the daytime soap Guiding Light before jumping┬áto prime time in 1995 with a recurring role as an ambitious journalist on NYPD Blue. A few short-lived series and supporting film roles later, she landed on the family… (more)

Birth Name: Melina Eleni Kanakaredes

Birth Place: Akron, OH

Birthday: April 23, 1967, Taurus

Profession: Actor

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  • Melina Kanakaredes - "CSI: NY" celebrates its 100th episode in Los Angeles, November 1, 2008
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  • Gary Sinise and Melina Kanakaredes - 2004
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  • Melina Kanakarades and Camryn Manheim - Oscar Party,
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  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Vacation Getaway" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera and Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
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  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Vacation Getaway" - Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flack, Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera and Carmine Giovinazzo as Danny Messer
    Photo By: Michael Desmond/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera and Anna Belknap as Det. Lindsay Monroe
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  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Point of View" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera
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  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Point of View" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera
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  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Tales from the Undercard" - Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera and Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Tales from the Undercard" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera and Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Unusual Suspects" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Rest in Peace, Marina Garito" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera and Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Richard Foreman/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 6 - "Rest in Peace, Marina Garito" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Richard Foreman/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Cuckoo's Nest" - Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Eric Leibowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Cuckoo's Nest" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Eric Leibowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Cuckoo's Nest" - Hill Harper, Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Eric Leibowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Hammer Down" - Laurence Fishburne, AJ Buckley, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap, Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Richard Foreman/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Manhattanhenge" - Gary Sinise, Malina Kanakaredes, Eddie Cahill
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  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Manhattanhenge" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: John Paul Filo/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Manhattanhenge" - Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: John Paul Filo/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "It Happened to Me" - Eddie Cahill, Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise, Hill Harper
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "LAT 40' 47' N / LONG 73'58' W" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "LAT 40' 47' N / LONG 73'58' W" - Melina Kanakaredes, Hill Harper, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Epilogue" - Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Epilogue" - Melina Kanakaredes, AJ Buckley, Gary Sinise, Anna Belknap
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 6 - "Epilogue" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Pay Up" - Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Eric McCandless/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Pay Up" - Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
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  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Pay Up" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Eric McCandless/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Pay Up" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Eric McCandless/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Grounds for Deception" - Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Greater Good" - Eddie Cahill, A.J. Buckley, Hill Harper, Anna Belknap, Carmine Giovinazzo, Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Greater Good" - Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Yahrzeit" - Melina Kanakaredes, Scott Cohen
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Prey" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • Head Case - Melina Kanakaredes
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  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Communication Breakdown" - Melina Kanakaredes, Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Green Piece" - Carmine Giovinazzo, Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Anna Belknap
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "Green Piece" - Eddie Cahill, Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 - "No Good Deed" - Melina Kanakaredes, Eddie Cahill
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "She's Not There" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera, guest star Julia Ormond as Deputy Inspector Gillian Whitford, Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Rush to Judgment" - Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flackis, Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera, Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS (C)2008 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Help" - Carmine Giovinazzo as Danny Messer, Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Michael Yarrish/CBS (c)2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Help" - Guest star Robert Joy as Dr. Sid Hammerback, Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera, Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS (c)2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "The Triangle" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera, Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "The Box" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera, Carmine Giovinazzo as Danny
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "My Name Is Mac Taylor" - Guest star Rumer Willis as Mackendra Taylor, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "My Name Is Mac Taylor" - Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: David M. Russell/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Enough" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: David M. Russell/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Enough" - Gary Sinise as Mac, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: David M. Russell/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "The Cost of Living" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Sex, Lies and Silicone" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Turbulence" - Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, AJ Buckley as Adam Ross
    Photo By: Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5, "Page Turner" - Melina Kanakaredes as Dr. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 Premiere, "Veritas" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 5 Premiere, "Veritas" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 Finale - "Hostage" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella and Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flack
    Photo By: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Taxi" - Gary Sinise as Mac and Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Julia Sherman/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Taxi" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Julia Sherman/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Personal Foul" - Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella and Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: Julia Sherman/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Personal Foul" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Julia Sherman/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Admissions" - Gary Sinise as Mac and Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Randy Tepper/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Like Water For Murder" - Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes and Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Mitchell Haddad/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Right Next Door" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Mitchell Haddad/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Right Next Door" - Gary Sinise as Mac and Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Mitchell Haddad/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Playing With Matches" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella and Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4, "One Wedding and a Funeral" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Matt Dinerstein/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4, "Buzzkill" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Bonasera, Kerr Smith as Drew Bedford
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Buzzkill" - Anna Belknap as Lindsay, Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flack and Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4, "Buzzkill" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4 - "Boo" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella and Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4, "The Deep" - Kerr Smith as Drew Bedford, Malina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 4 premiere, "Can You Hear Me Now" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: New York - "Can You Hear Me Now" - Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: New York - "Can You Hear Me Now" - Kato James Bonner, Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: New York - Season 4 - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • A Home for the Holidays - Melina Kanakaredes and Jeri Ryan
    Photo By: Ron Jaffe/Triage Entertainment/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4, "You Only Die Once" - Malina Kanakaredes as Stella, Gary Sinise as Mac
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 4, "You Only Die Once" - Anna Belknap as Lindsay, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, Gary Sinise as Mac, Carmine Giovinazzo as Danny
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Melina Kanakaredes as "Det. Stella Bonasera"
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Melina Kanakaredes as "Det. Stella Bonasera"
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Melina Kanakaredes as "Det. Stella Bonasera"
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  • CSI: NY - Melina Kanakaredes and Eddie Cahill
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  • CSI: NY - Melina Kanakaredes and Gary Sinise
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  • CSI: New York - cast
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  • CSI: NY - "Snow Day" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "...Comes Around" - Guest star John McEnroe, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "...Comes Around" - Melina Kanakaredes stars as Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "Cold Reveal" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, guest star Danny Pino as Det. Scotty Valens
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "Past Imperfect" - A.J. Buckley as Adam, Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Mitchell Haddad/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "What Schemes May Come" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flack
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "What Schemes May Come" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "What Schemes May Come" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Randy Tepper/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "A Daze of Wine and Roaches" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "Heart of Glass" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "Some Buried Bones" - Melina Kanakaredes as Stella, guest star Nelly Furtado as Ava
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "The Lying Game" - Hill Harper, Melina Kanakaredes, guest star Candis Cayne
    Photo By: Greg Schwartz/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "OBSESSION" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Randy Tepper/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "Silent Night" - Melina Kanakaredes, Hill Harper, Carmine Giovinazzo
    Photo By: Mitchell Haddad/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "And Here's To You, Mrs. Azrael" - Melina Kanakaredes, Sheryl Lee, Mel Harris
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "Consequences" - Melina Kanakaredes stars as Stella
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "Open and Shut" - Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "Open and Shut" - Melina Kanakaredes and Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Robert Voets/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "Hung Out to Dry" - Hill Harper, Carmine Giovinazzo and Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - "Hung Out to Dry" - Carmine Giovinazzo and Melina Kanakaredes
    Photo By: Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "Love Run Cold" - Hill Harper, Melina Kanakaredes and Gary Sinise
    Photo By: Larry Riley/CBS
  • CSI: NY - Season 3, "Not What It Looks Like" - Melina Kanakaredes stars as Det. Stella Bonasera
    Photo By: Larry Riley/CBS

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