Melina Matthews is a Spanish actress and presenter, known as a presenter for the Sitges Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya), and for her acting roles as Ana in the 2018 film Silencio, as Juana in season 2 of La peste (The plague) 2019, as new teacher Carmen in season 2 of La otra mirada (A different view) also 2019, and as Sister Shannon Masters in Warrior Nun in 2020.
Melina Matthews was born in 1986, in Barcelona, Melina is the daughter of a Welsh father and a French mother, who were both interpreter/translators. At the age of 19, Matthews moved to London to study for a BA Hons degree in Investigative Journalism at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2009. During her time as a student in London, Matthews studied theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama working at The Old Vic theatre and at the Southbank Centre, with hopes of pursuing an acting career. Her initial involvement in theatre, was as an accent trainer and dialogue coach, helping American actors to polish their English and Spanish accents.
Matthews debut appearance on the big screen was as Laura Moffat in the movie Savage Grace 2007, opposite Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. In 2013. Matthews played the voice of 'Mama' in the Guillermo del Toro produced horror film Mama. In 2016, Matthews landed a role as Sofía Marín alongside Jodie Comer in the BBC television miniseries Thirteen. Melina Matthews co-starred alongside Marc Clotet as lovers in the movie El Jugador De Ajedrez (The Chess player), which featured at the Málaga Film Festival 2017. Matthews played the lead actress role as 'Ana' in the Mexico-based 2018 film Silencio. In 2019, Matthews starred as Juana in season 2 of La peste (The plague) set in bubonic plague ridden 16th century Seville. Matthews was a replacement for Cecilia Freire playing a main character of new teacher Carmen in season 2 of La otra mirada (A different view) in 2019. Matthews had a short guest role as Sister Shannon Masters, the former ‘Halo-bearer’ in Warrior Nun in 2020. 
For many years, Matthews has been a presenter at the Sitges Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya), which is a Spanish film festival specialising in fantasy and horror films. In 2017, Matthews was reported to be in a relationship with Spanish film actor and director Raúl Arévalo, whom she purportedly met while filming El Negociador (The Negotiator) in 2014.
|2007||Savage Grace||Lorna Moffat|
|2008||Sing for Darfur||Isabelle|
|2013||Panzer Chocolate||Julie Levinson|
|2014||El Negociador (The Negotiator)||Sophie|
|2015||The Gunman||Cox's Secretary|
|2017||El jugador de ajedrez (The chessplayer )||Marianne Latour|
|2017||Caronte (Short)||Lieutenant Arsys|
|2017||La vida nuestra (Short)||Chica 1|
|2018||XConfessions Web Series (Video)||Olivia|
|2019||El Cerro de los Dioses (The Hill of the Gods)||-|
|2019||An Affair to Die For||Lydia Alan|
|2005-2006||El Cor de la Ciutat (The heart of the city)||Fadila Choukri||6 episodes|
|2011||Arròs covat||(voice)||1 episode - Arròs d'Arenys amb mostassa a la mel|
|2013||Aída||-||El imperio (de la morcilla) contraataca|
|2014-2015||The Refugees||Victoria||2 episodes - Sacrificio and El éxodo|
|2015||Vis a vis (Locked Up)||Locutora||Series 1 episode 5 - La cruda realidad|
|2015||Magnum Opus||Allie Berg||3 episodes|
|2015-2016||El Príncipe||Sophie||12 episodes|
|2016||Thirteen||Sofía Marín||4 episodes|
|2017||Playground (TV series)||Laurence||10 episodes|
|2019||La peste (The plague)||Juana||6 episodes|
|2019||La otra mirada (A different view)||Carmen||8 episodes|
|2020||Warrior Nun||Sister Shannon Masters||3 episodes|
- "Melina Matthews". aisge.es. 5 April 2017.
- "Todo lo que no sabes de Melina Matthews, la novia de Raúl Arévalo". revistalove.es. 18 February 2017.
- "Savage Grace (18-May-2007)". nndb.com. 18 May 2007.
- "Who is Melina Matthews?". hitc.com. 7 July 2020.
- "BBC Three announces cast for Thirteen, original drama series by Marnie Dickens". BBC. 28 July 2015.
- "Marc Clotet and Melina Matthews - El Jugador de Ajedrez - Festival Malaga". fotogramas.es. 24 March 2017.
- "Silencio cast and crew". silencio2018.com. 26 October 2018.
- "Moviestar+ La Peste". elespanol.com. 2019.
- "LA OTRA MIRADA Season 2". vimeo.com. 2019.
- "Interview with Cláudia Bassols and Melina Matthews, who present at the Sitges Film Festival". barnafotopress.com. 18 October 2013.
- "Sitges 50: Entrevista con Melina Matthews". goliathisdead.com. 27 September 2017.
- "Premier Goya Awards Raúl Arévalo y Melina Matthews". elespanol.com. 2017.