Netflix has given breaks to many actors who were struggling in the entertainment industry and Melissa Ellen Collazo or Mellissa Collazo (b. July 15, 2000) is also one of them. Collazo is an aspiring actress most known for her role in the American superhero horror television series, Swamp Thing.
Born to Puerto Rican parents in Orlando, Florida, Melissa has a younger brother named, Julian Collazo who just turned 17 this June 2022. Being a bilingual actress who grew up in a Puerto Rican household, she speaks both English and Spanish fluently.
Kid Reporter Just At The Age Of Eight
Before people knew her as an actress, Melissa Collazo was already popular as a kid reporter in Florida just at the tender age of eight. She hosted an entertainment segment for the Spanish language Telemundo Network which was broadcast throughout the years.
Multi-talented Melissa Collazo.
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The Florida native worked as a kid anchor for many years and was one of the most popular reporters in Central Florida. She even interviewed the cast of Harry Potter at the opening of 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' in Universal Studios Orlando, Florida in June 2010 including Daniel Radcliff, Tom Felton, and Rupert Grint.
Melissa Collazo's Net Worth in 2021
As of 2021, Melissa Collazo holds a net worth of around $100,000 according to different estimating sources. And the majority of her income is obviously from her emerging acting career. Besides, she also earns good sums from sponsors and brand endeavors through her Instagram account, Melissa Collazo with 102K followers and over 125 posts at the time of writing.
Melissa is definitely not a new name in the entertainment business in fact she has been in the industry for more than 13 years now. Starting off her career as a celebrity kids reporter, Collazo then got into the acting industry at the age of 17.
Collazo auditioned for different productions before she landed her first movie role in 2017. She made her debut in acting in the American comedy film, Naked and appeared back to back in Stranger Things(2017) and The Little Mermaid(2018).
Melissa Collazo's breakthrough performance in One of Us Is Lying has gained her thousands of followers overnight.
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After a series of minor roles, her career started gaining serious traction in 2019 when she got a major opportunity to be cast as Teen Abby in DC Universe's TV series, Swamp Thing. She then played the lead role in Lena and Snowball starring as Lena. Besides, she also acted as mean girl Ryler in the American slasher horror film, Freaky.
Collazo just had a comeback with a bang last year, starring in the most anticipated Peacock's mystery drama series, One of Us Is Lying. She plays the role of Maeve Rojas, Bronwyn's little sister in the series who developed a tough demeanor while losing years to a childhood fight with Leukemia.
This drama is an adaptation of Karen M. McManus' YA novel, One of Us Is Lying which is the story of five students who get into detention but only four of them make out alive. With season 2 of One of Us Is Lying ending with a cliffhanger, it is set that season 3 will be full of more thrills and suspense.
The cast involves Marianly Tejada as Bronwyn, Cooper van Grootel as Nate, Annalisa Cochrane as Addy, Chibuikem Uche as Cooper, Mark McKenna as Simon, Barrett Carnahan as Jake, and Jessica McLeod as Janae Matthews.
Not Only Melissa But Also Her Mother Is Obsessed With River Phoenix
If you scroll through Melissa Collazo's Instagram then you will know how much of a big fan, she is of the late actor, River Phoenix. She is so obsessed with Phoenix that she rewatches all of the actor's movies time and again. Phoenix, who was considered one of the most promising actors of his generation, died from a drug overdose outside West Hollywood at the age of 23.
Melissa Collazo and her love for the late actor River Phoenix.
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Well, Melissa is not the only one in her family to have a huge crush on River Phoenix, her mother is also obsessed with him. The Swamp Thing actress even has collected magazines from the '90s that feature River. Besides, she is not shy to flaunt her love for the My Own Private Idaho star, and also wishes him on his birthday every year through Instagram posts.
Who Is Melissa Collazo's Boyfriend? Know About Her Dating Life
It may come as surprise to many but Melissa Collazo is single at the moment enjoying the company of her girlfriends traveling around the world. Unlike some young celebrities, she has managed to stay away from any type of controversy keeping her personal life under the radar.
Melissa who is both talented and attractive no doubt has many admirers from all over the globe but still, she has never talked about her love life. Well, the fact that she is a huge admirer of the actor, River Phoenix, and Leonardo Dicaprio already sets a huge standard for her boyfriend which might be the reason she is still single.
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