Emmy winning actress, for her role in the ABC television series, thirtysomething, which aired from 1987 - 1991. Also a director, writer and producer for films and television including, The Babysitters Club, Providence, Dawson's Creek, Nash Bridges, and The Larry Sanders Show.
Melanie Joy Mayron, daughter of Norma and David Mayron, was born on October 20, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was raised in Philidelphia, the setting for the show thirtysomething. She graduated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Upon graduation she toured the country in the national tour of "Godspell". Three years later (1974) she had her first film debut in Paul Mazursky's "Harry and Tonto", in which she played a teenage hitchhiker. She won an emmy for her performance as Melissa the cousin of Michael (played by Ken Olin) who was a photographer, in thirtysomething in 1989. She was also nominated three years in a row for best supporting actress for her role on thirtysomething. She also directed for the first time on thirtysomething.
Her "film break through" was in 1978 in Claudia Weill's film "Girlfriends", also playing a photographer. For this role Melanie won her first award for best actress at the "Locano Film Festival" in 1979. Her next film success was in "Missing", (1982) a film about Chile. Melanie also
worked with director Caitlin Adams as a screenwriter and producer in the late 80s.
In this time Melanie became a co-writer and producer for top films together with screen-writer Catlin Adams. Her first co-production was "Sticky Fingers", followed by the short film "Little Shiny Shoes".
Her first own TV movie directorial debut was "The Baby Sitters Club" in 1995. A TV remake of "Freaky Friday" followed in the same year.
Melanie's father David is a chemist and together they have created Mayron's Good Baby Line products, released in 2001. Melanie's mother Norma is a real estate agent. Her sister Gail Mayron is also an actress and they appeared together as sisters on Thirtysomething in the episode "photo opportunity".
Melanie lives in Hollywood Hills California, and has two children, twins, a boy and a girl, Miles and Olivia, born in 1999.… Expand
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