Melissa George
Date of birth
6 August 1976
Place of birth
Perth, Western Australia
Role on Alias

Melissa Suzanne George played Lauren Reed in Season 3 and 4 of Alias.


George was born in Perth, Western Australia, and developed an interest in dancing and began studying jazz, tap, ballet, and modern dance at the age of seven. George started modeling in her early teens and in 1992 she was named Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year. At the age of sixteen she was discovered by casting agent Liz Mullinar and got the role of Angel Parrish alongside Dieter Brummer on the popular Australian soap Home and Away. George left Perth and moved to Sydney to start her acting career. After three years on the show she decided to leave to try find other acting challenges. Melissa was featured nude in Australian Playboy and also in celebrity photo magazine Black + White shortly after leaving Home and Away.

After moving to Los Angeles, she scored small roles in several films, including Dark City, The Limey, Mulholland Drive and Down with Love. She also starred in several TV pilots that were never aired on television, such as Lost in Oz. She had brief success in 2001 with the cancelled ABC drama-comedy Thieves, co-starring John Stamos. She also starred in the WB hit series Charmed for the sixth season premiere.

George achieved a significant breakthrough in 2003 when she landed the role of Lauren Reed on the ABC series Alias. Also that year, she became Rachel's nanny in the American sitcom Friends. Her first starring role in a feature film was Kathy Lutz in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror. The same year, she played Deanna Schine in the thriller Derailed, co-starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston.

In 2006, it was announced that George would be the new face and spokesperson for cosmetics company Napoleon Perdis, and the Australian jewelry company Linneys. She has also been appointed as an official ambassador for the 2007 52nd World Artistic Roller Skating Championships. In September 2008, it was announced that she was joining the cast of Grey's Anatomy for 11 episodes as Sadie Harris, a bisexual intern. In January 2009, it was announced that George was leaving Grey's Anatomy due to a mutual agreement between her and the show's producers.


  • U.S. Attorney (2009)
  • Triangle (2009)
  • The Betrayed (2008)
  • 30 Days of Night (2007)
  • Music Within (2007)
  • Turistas (2006)
  • Derailed (2005)
  • The Amityville Horror (2005)
  • L.A. Confidential (2003)
  • Down with Love (2003)
  • New Port South (2001)
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  • Sugar & Spice (2001)
  • The Limey (1999)
  • Dark City (1998)

Television appearances[]

  • "Grey's Anatomy" (2008-2009)
  • "In Treatment" (2008)
  • "Alias" (2003-2005)
  • "Charmed" (2003)
  • "Monk" (2003)
  • "Friends" (2003)
  • "Coupling" (2003)
  • "Lost in Oz" (2002)
  • "Thieves" (2001)
  • "Tales of the South Seas" (2000)
  • "Roar" (1997-2000)
  • "Silk Stalkings" (1999)
  • "Murder Call" (1997)
  • "Home and Away" (1993-1996)

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