Melissa Fumero is an American actress who aspired to become an actress at the age of ten and attended New York University, from which she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama. She is best known for playing the lead role of Amy Santiago on the comedy television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She also had a recurring role as Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live from 2004 to 2011.
Melissa Fumero was born Melissa Gallo on August 19, 1982, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA to archaeologist Carlos Gallo and a mother named Martha Gallo, a tour guide. She has a brother named Maximillian Gallo and two sisters named Julia Gallo and Johanna Gallo. Her parents are originally from Cuba but immigrated to the United States when their children were teenagers.
Melissa completed her high school education at Lyndhurst High School and then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in December 2003. Fumero has been taking dance classes since she was a child and is now a trained dancer.
Melissa Fumero career
On January 20, 2004, Melissa Fumero joined the cast of One Life to Live as Adriana on her final day as a student at NYU. The role was originally given to Amanda Cortinas for a few months, but Melissa was later picked up and stayed on and off until 2011. Then in 2009, she starred in I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Important Things with Demetri Martin, and Tiny Dancer as Ati, marking her big screen debut as a leading actress. Later on New Year’s Eve, she appeared in Gossip Girl, The Mentalist, Royal Pains, CSI: NY, and Men at Work. Eventually, she landed in the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a comedy television series in 2013, in which she played one of the lead roles of Amy Santiago alongside Andy Samberg who played Jake Peralta.
Fumero also made her directorial debut on the same series, directing an episode of the sixth season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Later in 2014, she had a guest appearance on Top Chef Duels and subsequently appeared in Hollywood Game Night, Mack & Moxy, The Admirable, Hell’s Kitchen, The $100,000 Pyramid, One Day at a Time, and the film DriverX. She even narrated an audiobook The Land I Lost (Ghosts of the Shadow Market 7) in 2018. In addition, Melissa also took on voice roles in Elena of Avalor, Antonia, She-Ra, and the Princesses of Power and Big City Greens in 2020. In 2021, Fumero will do a voiceover for Melissa Tarleton in Marvel’s adult animated streaming series MODOK
Melissa Fumero Biography
|date of birth
|Aug. 19, 1982
|age (as of 2022)
|place of birth
|Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA
|in feet inches – 5′ 6” – in centimeters – 168 cm
|in kilograms – 62kg – in pounds – 137 pounds
|bra (chest) size
Melissa Fumero family
|Tisch School of the Arts
|New York University
|Who is Melissa Fumero’s husband?
|Two (Enzo Fumero, Axel Fumero)
|Favorite TV Shows
|Breaking Bad (2008-2013) and Homeland
|Greek yogurt with homemade granola and berries
|Brown rice with fried egg and avocados
|Roast chicken with roasted carrots and sweet potatoes and caramelized onions with a glass of red wine
Fumero was married to her co-star from the sets of One Life to Live, David Fumero. The couple married in December 2007 and were blessed with their first child, Enzo, on March 24, 2016.
Back then, Melissa was filming for the fourth season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Recently, the couple welcomed their second child named Axel on February 14, 2020.
Melissa Fumero Net Worth
Melissa is a renowned actress in the film and television industry. She began acting right after graduating from New York University. Fumero has also been cast in many projects as a lead actor. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around $6 million with the majority of her income coming from her work as an actress. In the past, she has also donated money to the National Bail Fund Network to support protests against police brutality.
Facts About Melissa Fumero
- She is the daughter of Cuban immigrants.
- She has been in the industry since 2004 and is currently seen on the sets of the popular sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
- In 2015, Fumero was recognized at the NHMC Impact Awards for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Positive Representations of Latinos in the Media.
- She also directed short films entitled Half Empty and Stolen Hearts in 2011 and 2018.
- Melissa has more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram and 694K followers on Twitter.