|Born||April 10, 1984|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Melnick was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from San Fernando High School in the San Fernando Valley, and enrolled in college at age fifteen in the fall of 1999. Her first film appearance was in Disney's The Parent Trap. She also appeared in Go and Orange County, in addition to recurring roles on Boston Public and Do Over.
Melnick appeared as a reoccurring character in Freaks and Geeks as cheerleader Cindy Sanders, whom central character Sam Weir (John Francis Daley) had a longtime crush on. In 2000, Melnick and the rest of the Freaks and Geeks cast were nominated for the YoungStar Award for Best Ensemble Cast, though the award ultimately went to Malcolm in the Middle. In 2001, appearing in the show Undeclared, developed by Judd Apatow and treated as a spiritual successor to Freaks and Geeks.
Melnick is a member of the band One Last Run.
|1998||The Parent Trap||Girl at Poker Game|
|2003||Gentleman B.||Young Maria|
|2004||The Hillside Strangler||Karyn|
|2006||The Iron Man||Chloe|
|2007||Everything or Nothing||Lynny Miller|
|2009||God Thinks You're a Loser||Candy|
|2010||1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position||Amber|
|1998||7th Heaven||Sheila||Episode: "...And a Nice Chianti"|
|1999-2000||Freaks and Geeks||Cindy Sanders||10 episodes|
|2000||Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story||Susan Kincaid||TV movie|
|2000||Malcolm in the Middle||Amber||Episode: "High School Play"|
|2001||King of the Hill||(voice)||Episode: "Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story"|
|2001||Judging Amy||Alice-Jane Kovac||Episode: "Imbroglio"|
|2001||Undeclared||Jenni||Episode: "Rush and Pledge"|
Episode: "Hell Week"
|2002-2003||Do Over||Isabelle Meyers||16 episodes|
|2004||Boston Public||Rainy Murphy||4 episodes|
|2005||Life As We Know It||Sabrina||Episode: "A Little Problem"|
Episode: "Breaking Away"
|2005||American Dad!||Hilary (voice)||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005–2012||Family Guy||Ruth (voice)||4 episodes|
- Weisman, Jon (2011-03-13). "A fond look back at 'Undeclared' and 'Freaks and Geeks'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-12-20.