Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Melissa Fumero went to the Tisch School of the Arts at the New York University. In 2013, she graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – She has a brother.
Melissa Fumero is represented by United Talent Agency.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
62 kg or 137 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Melissa Fumero has dated
- David Fumero (2005-Present) – Melissa started dating her husband David Fumero in 2005. They had met while working on the TV series, One Life to Live. After dating for nearly 2 years, they got married in December 2007. Post marriage, she decided to bin her last name and adopt her husband’s surname for her stage as well as legal name. On March 24, 2016, she gave birth to couple’s first child, son Enzo.
Race / Ethnicity
On her mother as well as father’s side, she has Cuban ancestry.
Big Brown Eyes
36-26-36 in or 91.5-66-91.5 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)
Melissa has been seen in the commercials on –
- GOTV (Get Out The Vote)
Best Known For
- Being cast as Adriana Cramer in drama TV series, One Life to Live.
- Playing the role of Amy Santiago in police drama sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
In 2007, Melissa made her first film appearance in an uncredited role in the thriller movie, Descent.
Her first credited work was in the independent comedy flick, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell in 2009.
First TV Show
From 2004 to 2011, Melissa appeared in the drama soap opera, One Life to Live as Adriana Cramer.
Melissa Fumero isn’t a fan of sticking to one workout routine for long. She tends to get bored with her workouts, so she often goes for new workout trends. The one workout she has stuck with for a long time is yoga. She has been practicing yoga on and off since she first started it in college.
She has also signed up for different barre workout classes. She has given eclectic workout classes such as stand-up paddle boarding a try as well. Plus, she is a big fan of outdoor workouts. If she has free time, she likes to explore new hiking trails or cycling routes. In case, she has a busy schedule or wants to go easy, she goes for light jogging and walking.
Regarding diet, she focusses on eating clean, which means little or no processed food. However, she struggles to keep her sugar intake to a minimum as she is fond of having coffee while shooting. She also focuses on drinking a lot of water.
Her typical diet plan is like –
- Breakfast – Greek yogurt with homemade granola and berries.
- Lunch – Brown rice with fried egg and avocados
- Dinner – Roast chicken with roasted carrots and sweet potatoes and caramelized onions with a glass of red wine.
Melissa Fumero Favorite Things
- Brunch Restaurant – Sycamore Kitchen in Los Angeles
- Lunch Restaurant – Cuban Crafters in Miami
- Dinner Restaurant – Becco in New York City
- Cities For Food – New York City and Montreal
- New York City Restaurants – Becco, Lido, Bad Horse Pizza, Boqueria and Coffee Shop in Union Square
- TV Shows – Breaking Bad (2008-2013) and Homeland
Source – The New Potato, Uproxx
Melissa Fumero Facts
- For her audition for the role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the directors asked her to do an improv with Andy Samberg. When she found out that she was hired, she collapsed on the floor and cried.
- She learned that she had bagged the role of Adriana Cramer in the TV series, One Life to Live, just hours after taking her final college test. She was on a bus to her parent’s house in New Jersey when she received the call.
- One Life to Live creators initially wanted Dorian to pretend that Adriana was her daughter. However, after noticing the resemblance between Melissa and Robin Strasser, they decided to make Adriana, Dorian’s biological daughter.
- Since her childhood, she has taken dance classes and is quite a capable dancer.
- After filming the pilot episode, she was afraid that she might be dumped out of Brooklyn Nine-Nine lineup. As she and her co-star Stephanie Beatriz both were Latinas, she was sure that they won’t hire two Latinas.
- She was in her later stages of pregnancy while shooting for the fourth season of TV series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She gave birth to her son about five days after the wrap up of the shoot.
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