Melissa Gisoni Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Melissa Gisoni Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 60 kg
Date of Birth June 13, 1968
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Spouse Greg Gisoni

Melissa Gisoni is an American TV personality and actress who is most well known for appearing in 6 seasons of the reality TV dance competition Dance Moms (2011-2016), with her daughters Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler.

Born Name

Melissa Sulo

Nick Name

Missy

Melissa Gisoni in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2019
Melissa Gisoni in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2019 (Melissa Gisoni / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

New York, United States

Residence

She splits her time between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States and Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

Education

Melissa is a high school graduate.

Occupation

TV Personality, Actress

Family

  • Mother – Bopcha Sulo (Deceased)
  • Others – James A. Ziegler (Ex-Father-in-Law) (d. 2013)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Melissa Gisoni (Right) and Maddie Ziegler in a selfie in October 2018
Melissa Gisoni (Right) and Maddie Ziegler in a selfie in October 2018 (Maddie Ziegler / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Melissa has dated –

  1. Kurt Ziegler (2000–2010) – Melissa got married to senior loan officer and mortgage company owner Kurt Ziegler in the early 2000s. The couple has 2 daughters together – Madison “Maddie” Nicole Ziegler (Dancer, Actress, Model) (b. September 30, 2002) and Mackenzie Frances Ziegler (Dancer, Singer, Actress, Model) (b. June 4, 2004, her name was originally kept as Taylor Frances Ziegler but changed just 2 days after her birth). Kurt has 2 sons from a previous marriage – Ryan and Tyler. The couple got divorced on December 7, 2010, before Melissa and their daughter’s TV appearances on the show Dance Moms. Kurt has claimed that dance was the reason for his divorce with Melissa as he did not approve of them being a part of Hollywood.
  2. Greg Gisoni (2013-Present) – In 2013, Melissa got married to the vice president and project director of an electric and energy company, Greg Gisoni. Greg has 2 children from a previous marriage – a son named Mathew Gisoni and a daughter named Michele Gisoni.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Italian, German, and Polish ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Blonde

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Melissa Gisoni with her dog as seen in December 2019
Melissa Gisoni with her dog as seen in December 2019 (Melissa Gisoni / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Shoulder-length hair with curls at the end
  • Affable smile
  • Radiant face

Melissa Gisoni Favorite Things

  • Pet – Dogs
  • Singers – Tony Bennett, Madonna

SourceWoman’s Day, Cosmopolitan

Melissa Gisoni in an Instagram post as seen in May 2019
Melissa Gisoni in an Instagram post as seen in May 2019 (Melissa Gisoni / Instagram)

Melissa Gisoni Facts

  1. In 2012, Melissa and her daughters worked with Starlight Children’s Foundation which works to support chronically ill youth and raise awareness about fatal diseases and syndromes that afflict young children.
  2. She was featured in the music video of Todrick Hall‘s 2014 song titled Freaks Like Me.
  3. Melissa made a cameo appearance in a 2012 episode of the popular TV series The 47th Floor, portraying the character of Skylar Nae. She also participated, with her daughters, in a 2019 episode of the long-running and iconic game show Celebrity Family Feud.
  4. Melissa has often been compared to American actress and comedian Amy Poehler due to the striking facial resemblance between the two.
  5. The show Dance Moms was pitched to Melissa directly by one of its producers, John Corella, who was traveling across the United States to cast mothers of young dancers. The show was initially supposed to be called Just Dance.
  6. After leaving Dance Moms in 2016, Melissa stated in an interview that she had never wanted to be on TV and would never do it again in the future. She had just hoped for her daughters to get a platform to showcase their talent but was very upset when people attacked/bullied her family online or made fake accounts of her daughters.
  7. Melissa works as the final authority on her daughter Maddie’s work projects. Whatever offers Maddie’s agent and manager come up with has to get approved only through Melissa who also attends casting meetings.
  8. Melissa had filed for bankruptcy in 2009 owing to mortgage debts from 3 properties and unsecured nonpriority claims. The case was discharged in 2010.

Featured Image by Melissa Gisoni / Instagram

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