Melissa Fumero is an American actress/ director who achieved this feat by getting the role of Adriana Cramer in “One Life to Live.” It was her debut role and she couldn’t have been happier. She got the role when she was in college and it jump-started her career like a SpaceX rocket. 

Quick Facts
Full NameMelissa Gallo
Date of BirthAugust 19, 1982
Birth PlaceNorth Bergen, New Jersey, U.S
Age39 years
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameN/A
OccupationActress, Director
Body Measurement36-26-36 in
Height5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)
Weight59 kgs
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorDark Brown
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse(s)David Fumero (m. 2007)
Children2 Kids
Net WorthUS $2 million

Early Life and Bio

Melissa Fumero was born on August 19, 1982, to Cuban parents who had moved to the US as teens. She was born in North Bergen, New Jersey. She grew up in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and moved to New York City at the age of 19. In 2003, she got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama degree from NYU.


Melissa Fumeo as Amy Santiago



Professional Career

Melissa Fumero portrayed the role of Adriana on “One Life to Live”. She is the second artist to play the role. She got the role when she was at NYU.

The independent film “Tiny Dancer” was her big-screen debut. She played the lead role in the film. She starred opposite Andy Samberg in the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She is best known for this role which is critically acclaimed and has made fans love her worldwide.

She directed the 6th episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” titled “Return of the King”. It was her directorial debut.

In 2013, she appeared in the film “The House That Jack Built” as Lily.

In 2017, she played the role of Jessica in “DriverX.” She also played the role of Alex in “A Stone in the Water” in 2019.

She worked in “One Life to Live” from 2004 to 2011. In 2005, she appeared in 2 episodes in “All My Children.” She played the role of Zoe in “Gossip Girl” in 2010.

In 2020, she has worked in TV series like “She-Ra and the Princess of Power”, “Elena of Avalor”, “Match Game”, “Big City Greens” and “Room 104”.

She was the narrator of the audiobook “The Land I Lost” in 2018.




Melissa Fumero has been nominated for more than 4 awards to date. In 2015, she won the NHMC Impact Award for “Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to the Positive Portrayals of Latino in Media” for her work in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine“.

Personal Life: Husband and Kids

Fumero married David Fumero on December 9, 2007. They have two children who were born in March 2016 and February 2020. 

Melissa Fumero and David Fumero

What is Melissa’s Net worth?

Melissa Fumero has been active in the industry since 2004 and has amassed an estimated net worth of US$ 2 million.

She is a hard-working high spirited actress who has inspired women all around the world and she actively speaks for the Latinos all around the world. Her income is generated via her acting roles in various films and movies and endorsement deal with various brands.


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