What people are saying behind my back:
"Bartzokis is terrific...demonstrating dramatic range and comedic chops."
- Terry Morgan, StageRaw LA
"Melina is a talented and charismatic actor who raises the game of everyone around her."
- Philip Schaeffer, Director (Witch-Hunt)
"The work she brings is wonderfully nuanced and truthful."
- Christina De Leon, Director (Nasty Habits)
"Does she have a plan B?"
- My College Counselor
Melina graduated from Emerson College in 3 years with a Major in Acting and Minor in Marketing Communications. She trained with Rooney Mara's coach, Bob Krakower, and at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. She is a regular student with Margie Haber in Los Angeles.
Melina got her start in college with a supporting role in the Bostonian indie comedy, Heavy Times. She later starred in the horror-comedy, Witch-Hunt, produced by Tomb Raider writer, Evan Dougherty, now streaming on Amazon Prime. She is in an episode of the web series Nasty Habits, which also stars One Tree Hill’s Bethany Joy Lenz, Awkward’s Molly Tarlov, and Wizard of Waverly Place’s Jennifer Stone. She was recently cast as the lead in Lifetime Movie Network's Designs for Revenge opposite Pretty Little Liars: Perfectionists' Nick Cassidy, and Daybreak's Micah McNeil.
Melina is an active volunteer at the Burbank Animal Shelter and supports Planned Parenthood, the NCMEC, and The Alzheimer's Foundation of America.