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Melissa Fumero

Melissa Fumero

Highest Rated: 60% A Stone in the Water (2019)

Lowest Rated: 17% Bar Fight! (2022)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1982

Birthplace: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA

Many actors find the transition from drama to comedy difficult, but it was a challenge Melissa Fumero accepted with relish when she went from a featured role on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012) to being Andy Samberg's comedic foil on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox, 2013-18; NBC 2018-2021). As it turned out, it was just one of a number of remarkable steps in Fumero's career, which almost literally began the day she finished college. Fumero was born Melissa Gallo on August 19, 1982 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Her parents were high school sweethearts who fled from Cuba to the U.S. when they were teens. One of Fumero's interests was dance, and she had been dancing since she was a child, but she discovered her passion for acting when her parents took her to see "The Secret Garden" on Broadway when she was ten. New York University's prestigious drama department was her dream school, and her family was very supportive in her decision. Fumero graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 2003. Amazingly, five hours after taking her last test, she received a call from her agent about appearing on the long-running soap opera "One Life to Live" (1968-2012). Fumero got the job, and appeared on the show as Adriana Cramer, the long-lost daughter of Dorian Cramer Lord, one of the soap opera's longest running characters. Fumero appeared on the show for four years, an impressive feat for her first professional job as an actress. "One Life To Live" was also very successful on the personal front for Fumero; she met her future husband, David Fumero, while they were acting together on the show. In addition to her years television," Fumero also starred in the movie "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" (2009), and made appearances on "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-15), "Gossip Girl" (CW, 2007-2012), and "CSI: New York" (CBS, 2004-2013). In 2013, Fumero moved to her first starring role in primetime as the female lead in the police squad room comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," playing the uptight and ambitious detective Amy Santiago. A workplace comedy similar in tone to its creators' previous series "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013) and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15), the series had a degree of realism usually unseen in a comedy; the cast went through police and firearm training prior to filming. Since then, Fumero played the voice of Sophie in the animated series "Velma" (Max, 2023- ), the voice of Bella in "Digman!" (Comedy, 2023- ) and she made an appearance on "Night Court" (NBC, 2023- ), a reboot of the sitcom with the same name that began airing in 1984.

Highest rated movies

60% A Stone in the Water 50% DriverX
19% I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
17% Bar Fight!

Photos

Melissa Fumero Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatrizin, Andy Samberg, Michael Schur, Daniel J. Goor, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, David Miner the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 201 Melissa Fumero at arrivals for NBC Entertainment Upfronts 2019, The Four Seasons, New York, NY May 13, 2019. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection Melissa Fumero at arrivals for 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA March 28, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Melissa Fumero at arrivals for 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA October 10, 2014. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Melissa Fumero at arrivals for FOX 2014 Programming Presentation Fanfront Arrivals, Amsterdam Avenue at 74th Street, New York, NY May 12, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Chelsea Perretti, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero at arrivals for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Arrivals 5, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatrizin in the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Chelsea Perretti, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero at arrivals for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Arrivals 5, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Andy Samberg (L), Melissa Fumero (R), 'M.E. Time', Season 1, Ep. #4, 10/08/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Andy Samberg (L), Melissa Fumero (R), 'M.E. Time', Season 1, Ep. #4, 10/08/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Terry Crews (L), Melissa Fumero (R), 'M.E. Time', Season 1, Ep. #4, 10/08/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Terry Crews (L), Melissa Fumero (R), 'M.E. Time', Season 1, Ep. #4, 10/08/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (L), Andy Samberg (R), 'Thanksgiving', Season 1, Ep. #10, 11/26/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (L), Andy Samberg (R), 'Thanksgiving', Season 1, Ep. #10, 11/26/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, from left: Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, 09/17/2013, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Kyle Bornheimer (L), Melissa Fumero (R), 'Unsolvable', Season 1, Ep. #21, 03/18/2014, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (L), Andy Samberg (R), 'Beach House', Season 2, Ep. #12, 01/04/2015, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stephanie Beatriz (L), Andy Samberg (C), Melissa Fumero (R), 'The Jimmy Jab Games', Season 2, Ep. #3, 10/12/2014, ©FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (L), Kyle Bornheimer (R), 'The Road Trip', Season 2, Ep. #9, 11/30/2014, ©FOX

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 69% Bar Fight! Nina (Character) $2.2K 2022
60% No Score Yet A Stone in the Water Alex (Character) - 2019
50% 85% DriverX Jessica (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 45% The House That Jack Built Lily (Character) - 2013
19% 42% I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Melissa (Character) $1.4M 2009

TV

Credit
39% 10% Velma Sophie (Voice) 2024
50% 65% Not Dead Yet Director 2024
74% 52% Night Court Jasmine Jennings (Guest Star) 2024
No Score Yet 30% Celebrity Jeopardy! Contestant 2023
100% 97% Primo Director 2023
57% 55% Digman! Unknown (Voice) 2023
60% 63% Lopez vs Lopez Natalia (Guest Star) 2023
80% 82% Grand Crew Director 2022-2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015 2021-2022
23% 44% Blockbuster Eliza Walker (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Detective Amy Santiago (Character),
Director
2013-2021
86% 68% Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Melissa (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Antonia (Guest Voice) 2019-2020
88% 55% Room 104 Unknown (Character) 2020
99% 89% One Day at a Time Estrellita (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
No Score Yet 63% Hell's Kitchen Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mack & Moxy Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Michelle Rhodes (Guest Star) 2012
94% 76% Royal Pains Brooke (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Carmen Reyes (Guest Star) 2010