Melina Kanakaredes, Melina Eleni Kanakaredes Constantinides in person, is a Greek-American actress born on April 23, 1967 in Akron, Ohio. Her parents are Connie and Harry Kanakaredes. She started to act when she was still a child. At eight, she participated the stage play Tom Sawyer which was held at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio. In 1987, she had her first appearance on screen, playing a significant role on the film Carts. Later on, she experienced her breakthrough when she was cast as Eleni Andros Cooper, a recurring role on the TV series Guiding Light. Soon after, she received numerous roles both on films and TV series, making her become one of the successful actresses in the industry. Her latest screen appearance was in the year 2013 when she took the part Sylvie Collins on the crime drama film Snitch.
Melina shared in her interview with Energy Times that her favorite workout is swimming. “I try to swim three or four times a week,” said Melina. “Sometimes I do it in conjunction with weights. But nothing more then 20 minutes in the sense of the workout. It’s fun if you can do activities that are with your kids and family. We’ll ride bikes together. We’ll put on some music they like and all of a sudden we’re jamming to Hannah Montana. Whatever I can do to multitask, to spend time with my kids and exercise at the same time, it’s much more fun.”
Sounds real fun! Now how about her diet? Well, the actress is a great believer of portion control. “I pretty much eat everything, but I don’t overeat and I try not to eat big meals after seven o’clock at night. Unless it’s a weekend, in which case I treat myself because of my schedule and having fun on the weekends is great,” she explained.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 47)
Height: 168 cm | 5 feet, 6 Inches
Weight: 62 kg | 137 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 13B | 35B
Waist Size: 66 cm | 26 in
Hip Size: 89 cm | 35 in