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APRIL 2020

Melissa Joyner stars as AUDREY ROWE COLOM in the FX mini-series "Mrs. America"which dramatizes the Equal Rights Amendment fight that pitted a surprising and determined opponent against a deep bench of supporters, is a marvel in many ways.




The impressive cast includes Cate Blanchett and Margo Martindale. The miniseries was created by a woman, Dahvi Waller, and largely written and directed by women. Through the eyes of the women of the era  – the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the political landscape. 

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Performed the role of ALEX MOORE, a defense attorney for killer Jackson Wilks in CBS Networks long running television series Blue Bloods,"The Puzzle Palace".

Revolves around a family of New York cops; Danny and Baez try to arrest a notorious gangster.

Directed by Dean White

Written by Kevin Riley and creators Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess.


Press: Fandom; "Villainous Beauties"

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Performed the role of ANGELA CLARK, grieving mother of deceased girl, in CBS' Evil, "177 Minutes".


Kristen, David and Ben investigate a supposed miracle when a teenage girl comes back to life after being declared dead for almost three hours.

Directed by Ron Underwood

Written by Nialla LeBouef and creators Robert King and Michelle King

APRIL 2019
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pictured; Melissa Joyner and Jeremy Sisto

Performed the recurring role of FBI AGENT, in CBS' FBI .

Procedural drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the FBI, bringing to bear all the Bureau's skills, to keep New York and the country safe.

"What Lies Beneath"-Directed by Vince Misiano, Written by David Amann and creators Dick Wolf and Craig Turk

"Invisible"- Directed by Charles S. Carroll, Written by Joe Halpin and creators.

"Exposed" Directed by Norberto Barba, Written by David Amann and creators.

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Performed the role of MARY TALBERT in "At Buffalo: The Musical" during the 2019 TEDTalksXVancouver. 

In this lively talk and performance, artist and TED Fellow Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin offers a sneak peek of her forthcoming musical "At Buffalo."


Press: TEDBlog;“One with each other”: Notes from Session 1 of TED2019 Fellows talks"

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"Seconds Matter" commercial airs


Estee Lauder Companies, 2018 Breast Cancer Campaign, "#TimeToEndBreastCancer"

          MAY 2018

Performed the role of MAJOR ISABELLA TALBOT in Madam Secretary , CBS Season Finale "Night Watch".

Elizabeth and the cabinet must brace for fallout after President Dalton announces a retaliatory nuclear strike on a nation that has launched missiles at the US.

Directed by Rob Greenlea

Written by creator Barbara Hall

        MARCH 2018

Commercial airs for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, "Say Yes to Crazy Challenge".

Director: Nate Taylor

Freelance Films

     OCTOBER 2017

Commercial airs for AMAZON Launchpad, "Gifts for Entertainers".

Director: Jordan Stone

Malka Media Group

JULY 2017

 Performed the role of BETTY McKAY in Maid's Door at The National Black Theater Festival.

Director: Jackie Alexander

Producer: North Carolina Black Repertory Company



American Theatre; "The Plays Are the Thing at the National Black Theatre Festival"

BK Reader; "Maid’s Door: Picking up the Pieces When the Most Important Thing in Your Life Shatters"

Winston-Salem Journal; "'Maid's Door' is poignant without being manipulative"

Winston-Salem Journal; "“Maid’s Door” tackles a heavy issue with strong performances"


Production History:

Professional, North Carolina Black Repertory Theater, 2017
Professional, National Black Theater Festival, 2017
Professional, National Black Theater Festival, 2015
Professional, The Billie Holiday Theatre, 2014

MAY 2017
'EHarmony' Spot named Editor's Pick for Mother's Day Spot of the Year
Director: Sheridan O'Donnell
Hardline Films
MARCH 2017

  Modeled in the "How to Wear the Hottest Spring Looks" segment on The Today Show.

Hosts: Brooke Shields and Sheinelle Jones

Styled by: Melissa Garcia; Fashion Expert

Wardrobe by: JC Penny


Melissa Joyner featured as Dark & Lovely Spokesperson (Voice-Over)
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