|Melissa Villaseñor Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||October 9, 1987|
Melissa Villaseñor is an American comedian, impressionist, actress, singer, producer, visual artist, instrumentalist, and writer. She is best known for her impressions of various well-known people on the reality-TV series America’s Got Talent and First Impression and on her YouTube channel which has amassed a fanbase of more than 200k subscribers.
Melissa Anne Villaseñor
Merry, Merry Little
Whittier, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Melissa attended Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, California, United States. She enrolled in the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States at the age of 15.
Melissa attended Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, United States.
Comedian, Impressionist, Singer, Producer, Visual Artist, Writer, Actress, Instrumentalist
- Siblings – She has a brother and a sister.
- Others – Cesar (Uncle), Ramon Martin Del Campo Villaseñor (Paternal Great-Great-Grandfather), Maria Del Refugio Lopez (Paternal Great-Great-Grandmother)
Melissa Villaseñor is represented by –
- William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment (Talent Agent, Theatrical, Voice, Commercial, Personal Appearance) in Beverly Hills, California, United States, and New York City, New York, United States
- Authentic Talent and Literary Management (Manager) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
- Compound Management (Manager) in the United States
- Cohen & Gardner (Legal Representative) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
Vocals, Ukulele, Guitar
Mira Bonita Productions
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Mexican descent.
She has also dyed her hair ‘Black’ in the past.
Melissa Villaseñor Favorite Things
- Impressions To Perform – Ash Ketchum, Pikachu, Mickey Mouse, Björk, Gwen Stefani, Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman), Joan Cusack, Julie Andrews, Maria Bamford, Natalie Portman, Owen Wilson, Whitney Cummings, Kate Micucci, Wanda Sykes
- Artist – Sherri Bemis
Melissa Villaseñor Facts
- She grew up in Tacoma, Washington, United States.
- In high school, she had very thinly plucked eyebrows and a short haircut. She joked that she “impersonated Lord Farquaad” during that period of her life.
- She started doing impressions at the age of 18.
- By the age of 18, Melissa started performing stand-up comedy at open-mic nights.
- She was a contestant on the 6th season of America’s Got Talent (2011) and ended up a semifinalist. While competing, she worked as a sales associate at a retail store.
- Melissa released her debut EP on December 9, 2013, titled Leap.
- She auditioned for Saturday Night Live in 2009 with some impressions but wasn’t hired. Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad were hired during that season.
- She is good friends with social media star Anna Akana. In September 2015, Anna did an impression of Melissa.
- Melissa joined the cast of the TV series Saturday Night Live on October 1, 2016. By doing so, she became the 2nd-ever Latina cast member, after Noël Wells, who has 1/4 Mexican ancestry.
- Melissa was named as one of “30 Under 30” people on the list created by Forbes magazine in 2017.
- She was the 1st Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live to be promoted to repertory status, which occurred in season 44 in September 2018.
- Melissa released her debut studio album titled Dreamer on October 9, 2019. She wrote one of the songs from the album, Sponge and Rock, for her sister.
- Some of the well-known people she has performed impressions of are Barbara Walters, Winona Ryder, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Silverman, Sonia Sotomayor, Gloria Estefan, Elaine Quijano, Sue Perkins, Lady Gaga, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rachel Maddow, Carmen Yulín Cruz, and Ana Navarro.
- She has a cat named Ella.
- Melissa has dogs named Bonnie and Sadie and has adopted a dog named Penny from the Best Friends Animal Society on March 12, 2019.
- Melissa is a fan of the video game The Sims. She is also a fan of ‘taking naps’, crocheting, and watching anime movies and TV series.
- Some members of her fanbase named themselves ‘Villaseñoraptors’.
Featured Image by Melissa Villaseñor / Instagram