Melina Kanakaredes

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  • Birth Name: Melina Eleni Kanakaredes
  • Birth Place: Akron, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/23/1967, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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CBS Axes Vets CSI: NY and Rules of Engagement, Freshman Shows Vegas, Golden Boy

And then there was one.

CBS axed long-running procedural CSI: NY after nine years, TVGuide.com has confirmed, leaving the flagship series as the only one left standing.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Starring Gary Sinise, CSI: NY narrowly escaped cancellation the past...read more

VIDEO: CSI: Miami: MIA/NYC- NonStop

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CSI: Miami: MIA/NYC- NonStop
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Aired: 5/17/2004

When a teenage girl returns home from a big party night at an underage nightclub to find her parents murdered, the search for the killer leads Horatio to New York City. watch

Keck's Exclusives: CSI: NY's Final Season?

CSI: Miami ended without a proper finale. If this is CSI: NY's final year, will it get a proper send-off? — Cedric, Fayetteville, Ark.

Gary Sinise (Mac) hopes this won't be his CBS show's final season, but if it is...read more

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NY CHOW Report: Steak Tartare at the Roebling Tea Room
NY CHOW Report: Shrimp Curry at Southern Spice
NY CHOW Report: Pressed Cuban Sandwich at Margon

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Snitch Movie, Actor - Sylvie
2010 Percy Jackson & The Olympians Movie, Actor - Athena
2008 Bold Visions TV Show Series, Appearing
2006 A Home for the Holidays TV Show Series, Appearing
2004 CSI TV Show Series, Actor - Det. Stella Bonasera

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News

CSI: NY's Carmine Giovinazzo Talks Marriage and New Co-Star

CSI: NY's Carmine Giovinazzo attended the CBS party on July 28 without new wife Vanessa Marcil, but tells TV Guide Magazine, "[Marriage] has mellowed ...
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Sela Ward to Replace Melina Kanakaredes on CSI: NY

Sela Ward has been tapped to replace Melina Kanakaredes on CSI: NY, CBS announced Tuesday.

Melina Kanakaredes exits CSI: NY

"We are delighted to have Sela joining CSI: NY," executive producer Pam Veasey said in a statement. "With the exciting stories planned for Season 7, she'll be a dynamic addition to the cast and the team."

Ward, a two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe winner for her roles on Sisters and Once and Again, will play an experienced investigator... read more

Melina Kanakaredes Exits CSI: NY

Melina Kanakaredes will not return to CSI: NY this fall.

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Kanakaredes, who played Detective Stella Bonasera for six seasons on the procedural, chose not to return, CBS says... read more

CSI: NY's Melina Kanakaredes: Get Ready for More Rambo Stella

The television landscape is full of tough female cops, and Wednesday's episode of CSI: NY proves that Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) deserves to be counted among the toughest.

Check out photos of the CSI: NY cast

"We're always in danger, but Stella has this bizarre empowerment," Kanakaredes tells TVGuide.com. "She almost died in Season 2 by someone she cared about. Now, she's fearless about life-or-death situations. It's like Rambo Stella."

In Wednesday's episode (10/9c, CBS), Kanakaredes and her character will have to live up to that moniker... read more

CSI: NY Exclusive: Peyton Is Back! Who Will Mac Choose?

CSI: NY's Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) will have some difficult decisions to make when former flame Peyton Driscoll (Claire Forlani) returns to the Big Apple, executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com exclusively.

CSI: NY: Madchen Amick to heat up Mac's love life

As we first teased, Peyton's return comes just as Mac gets cozy in his relationship with Dr. Aubrey Hunter (Madchen Amick). So will Mac stick it out with Aubrey or be tempted by his passionate past with Peyton?

"It's actually like he doesn't have to make the choice; it may be that these two women are trying to make the choice for him," Veasey says. "It's a great place for a character to be in: There's an old love who could return or a new relationship and new possibilities. These are two very smart, talented, attractive women that are in his life."

Peyton will return in a Rear Window-esque episode titled "Point of View" when one of her colleagues from Chelsea University becomes a suspect in a case. Veasey says Peyton does become aware of the other woman in Mac's life... read more

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