Melissa Lawlor

Melissa Lawlor

Age Range
28 - 38
172cm / 5ft 8in
88cm / 35in
70cm / 28in
87cm / 34in
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Melissa is an actor and comedian originally from Sydney, Australia. In 2015 she graduated, as a scholarship recipient, of the Theatre of Arts Acting Conservatory in LA. Highlights of her screen work since include the TV pilots  'Same Sex', 'Art Kills' and  'Hummingbird', and most recently the feature film 'All About the Afterglow'. 

She has also worked as a stunt double and stunt fighter for feature films including 'Get The Girl' and 'Kiss Kiss'.

Melissa's theatre credits include lead roles in 'Cut', 'Oedipus', 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress', 'The Government Inspector' and in 2016 she got to share the stage with George Wendt, in the LA-production of 'Death of A Salesman'. 

As a comic, she spent a year performing at The Comedy Store in LA and was most recently selected to perform at the Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival in June 2017.


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2016 All About The Afterglow Amelia (Lead) Cineline / Tea For Me Productions Feature Film
2016 Tom King Lizzie (Lead) Boy Ye Feature Film
2016 The Smallest Vessel Melissa (Voice) Song Lines Entertainment Feature Film
2015 Enturbulation Sarah (Lead) Mirage For Miles Feature Film
2015 Remember When Daughter (Supporting) Tired & Beat Up Productions Feature Film
2015 Crushed Voice Brim Pictures Feature Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2020 The Educators Mary South Pacific Pictures Comedy
2019 Jonah Fiona Lomu Great Southern TV Drama
2018 Shortland Street Denise Fendley South Pacific Pictures Drama
2016 Hummingbird (Pilot) Jenna (Guest) Evan & Kaiser Productions Drama
2016 Same Sex (Pilot) Michelle (Co-Star) Dir. Sophie Webb Drama
2015 Art Kills (Pilot) Aus (Co-Star) Check Entertainment Drama


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2020 Hudson and Halls Live Ngaire Kip Chapman, Clarence Theatre
2018 Raw Comedy Contest (Stand Up) Stand Up Comedian The Classic
2017 Laugh Riot Grrl Festival LA Stand Up Comedian Laugh Riot Grrl Festival LA
2017 The Best of Deez Nuts Show Stand Up Comedian The Comedy Store LA
2015 Cut Rene The Arena Stage, LA
2015 One Person Show Melissa Theatre of Arts, LA
2014 Oedipus Jocasta The Arena Stage, LA
2014 Five Women Wearing The Same Dress Meredith The Arena Stage, LA
2013 The Government Inspector Anna The Arena Stage, LA

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2018 Golden Boy Party Host Dir. Alex Plumb Short Film
2016 The Smallest Vessell Melissa (Voice) Song Lines Entertainment, dir. Kristie Reeves Short Film
2016 Tom King Lizzie Bo Ye Short Film
2015 Enterbulation Sarah Mirage for Miles Short Film
2015 Remember When Daughter Tired and Beat Up Productions, dir. Swati Srivastava Short Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 New World Butchery Vanessa Colenso BBDO
2016 Round Table Pizza Featured USA
2016 Vitamin Shop Featured China


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 Advanced Screen Acting Workshop Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock
2015 Improvisation Classes Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles
2013 2015 Associate Degree in Acting Theatre of Arts, Los Angeles
2009 2011 Power of Performance, American Theatre, Shakespeare The Actors Centre, Australia