Melina Kanakaredes Net Worth: Melina Kanakaredes is an American actress with a net worth of $10 million. Produced Melina Eleni Kanakaredes on April 23, 1967, in Akron, Ohio, she rose to prominence with her looks on the little screen. A former beauty contestant with wavy brunette hair and piercing green eyes, Kanakaredes turned out to have much more than simply great looks. As a result of her natural acting talents and expressive style, she’s been an active actress for almost four decades, turning from a wide eyed ingenue right into a mature wife and mother. Having earned a Daytime Emmy nod over the way, Kanakaredes is best valued for her unbelievable performances on two U.S. prime time television drama series, i.e., playing Detective Stella Bonasera in CSI: NY and portraying Dr. Sydney Hansen in Providence.
April 23, 1967
Akron, Ohio, United States
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Actress, Director, Writer
Karina Eleni Constantinides, Zoe Constantinides
Harry Kanakaredes, Connie Temo
Cornelia Kanakaredes, Aretta Kanakaredes
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Snitch, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Into the Fire, 15 Minutes, Rounders, Dangerous Beauty, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Bleeding Hearts
CSI: NY, Providence, Guiding Light, Leaving L.A., New York News
At the 1986 Miss Ohio Pageant, she won a talent award in a three-way tie, and was eventually named first runner up to Miss Ohio 1986.
She competed as "Miss Columbus" in The 1986 Miss Ohio Pageant (Miss America).
While most of the CSI: NY (2004) cast is from New York, Kanakaredes is one of three exceptions. The others are Gary Sinise (who was born in Illinois) and Anna Belknap (who was born in Maine).
Is currently one of the stars on CSI: NY (2004), which was introduced in the CSI: Miami (2002) cross-over episode "MIA/NYC Nonstop." "Miami" star David Caruso was a popular cast member of NYPD Blue (1993), a series in which Melina made numerous guest appearances.
Her first TV commercial was for Semicid contraceptive. Her agent (whom she still uses as a result of this) worked an "embarrassment clause" into her contract for the commercial, which has become standard for her ever since.
Graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio.
Spokeswoman for Maybelline New York (2001)
January 25, 2003: welcomed second daughter, Karina Eleni, born in Los Angeles.