Who is Melissa Roxburgh?
Melissa Roxburgh was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 10 December 1992 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds Canadian nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably still known best for her debut, portraying Rachel in the 2011 family comedy movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”, written by Gabe Sachs and two others, directed by David Bowers, and which starred Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick and Robert Capron. The film follows two brothers – Rodrick and Greg Heffley – whose parents are trying to guide them to bond; it was nominated for seven awards, winning two.
Early life and education
Melissa was raised alongside her younger brother Matt and two sisters Ashley and Kristie in Vancouver by their British mother who’s a retired tennis player, and their Canadian-American father who’s a pastor.
She became interested in both acting and modelling, while attending a local high school. Melissa was motivated by her mother to focus on tennis, and she played it for a while but eventually decided to focus on acting. She was interested in various other activities, including dancing and singing, and upon matriculating in 2010, Melissa chose not to pursue a college degree but to work full-time as an actress.
Roles in movies
In 2012, Melissa played The Princess in the musical family comedy “Big Time Movie”, while the same year saw her play Heather Hills in the sequel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”, which was also very popular and won two of the nine awards it was nominated for.
The year 2013 saw her play Grace, one of the lead characters in the comedy drama “Rita”, but which failed to attract any attention. In 2014, she portrayed Jeni in the horror fantasy “Leprechaun: Origins”, which received poor reviews then the following year saw her play Olivia Tanis in the action crime drama “The Marine 4: Moving Target”, written by Alan B. McElroy and two others, directed by William Kaufman, and which also starred Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, and Josh Blacker.
It follows Jake Carter on a mission to protect a beautiful woman who’s trying to expose a corrupt Army man. Two of Melissa’s following roles were in the 2015 thriller “Sorority Murder”, and the 2016 science fiction thriller “Lost Solace”. Perhaps the most popular movie in which she has appeared was the 2016 action adventure science fiction “Star Trek Beyond” directed by Justin Lin, and which starred Chris Pine, Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto. It follows the spaceship USS Enterprise and its crew, as they’re exploring the furthest places in space, while encountering various new enemies. The movie won three and was nominated for 29 other awards, including an Oscar.
Melissa’s other three roles in movies have been in the 2016 short science fiction drama “2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be”, the 2018 drama “In God I Trust”, and the 2020 biographical musical drama “I Still Believe”, which was nominated for two awards.
Roles in TV series
Melissa made her debut TV series appearance in 2012, with her portrayal of Blake in two episodes of the critically acclaimed action crime adventure “Arrow”, then in 2014, she guest starred as Talia in the episode “Superhero” of the action science fiction drama “The Tomorrow People”.
In 2014, she portrayed Violet Duval in the episode “Bloodlines” of the hit fantasy horror drama “Supernatural” created by Eric Kripke, and which starred Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Jim Beaver. Set on an alternative Earth, the series follows two brothers hunting various supernatural beings including gods and demons, and won 37 awards of the 164 it was nominated for, including three Primetime Emmys. The year 2016 saw Melissa make a guest appearance as Betty Seaver in the episode “Night of the Hawk” of the action adventure drama “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, and in 2017 she portrayed Carrie in the episode “17 Minutes” of the mystery science fiction drama “Travelers”.
Her first lead role came in 2017 as well, after being invited to play Thea in the drama “Valor”, created by Kyle Jarrow, and which also starred Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr. It follows a group of elite helicopter pilots working for the US Army.
Melissa’s only other role in a TV series has been her portrayal of the main character, Michaela Stone from 2018 to 2021, in the mystery science fiction drama “Manifest” created by Jeff Rake, and which also starred Josh Dallas and J. R. Ramirez. The series follows the lives of people who were believed to be dead for five years after their Flight 828 mysteriously disappeared, and who have now returned home to their families in the US. It has been nominated for four awards.
Melissa has been invited to make a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Made in Hollywood”, “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Celebrity Page”; and has also been featured in episodes of “Today” and “The IMDb Show”.
Love life and husband
Melissa’s more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, but some details regarding the men she’s dated are still known.
She was romantically linked to Canadian actor and screenwriter Andrew Jenkins, who holds a degree from the University of British Columbia. He’s probably known best for his starring role in the drama series “Stormworld”, as well as for his portrayal of Scott in the 2012 comedy movie “Locked in a Garage Band”. The two dated for several months before splitting ways for unknown reasons.
Melissa is today in a relationship with J. R. Ramirez, a Cuban-American actor who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Detective Jared Vasquez in the series “Manifest”, which is how the two also met. They could’ve been seen attending most of their red carpet events together.
As of March 2021, Melissa’s dating J. R. Ramirez, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Melissa’s passionate about travelling, and even before she turned 10, she travelled to various places overseas with her family, including Albania and several African countries. Her parents were interested in charity work and philanthropy, and Melissa became interested in it too, and she’s today a GenR Leader of the International Rescue Committee, which aims to help people in the worst of humanitarian crises.
She’s interested in journalism, and sometime in the 2010s enrolled at Simon Fraser University hoping to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in communications; however, she dropped out to focus on acting.
Melissa works out at the gym several times each week, and is following a strict diet, thus her slim figure.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Kate Winslet, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Dear John”, “Les Miserables” and “Titanic”.
Age, measurements and height
Melissa’s age is 28. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.