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Melina Kanakaredes

Actress; Widely Known for her Roles on "CSI: NY" and "Providence"

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Melina Kanakaredes Biography

Melina Kanakaredes is a Greek-American actress, widely known for two of her starring roles on prime-time TV, "CSI: NY" and "Providence."

With her wavy brunette hair, piercing green eyes and expressive personality, Melina Kanakaredes has been winning fans since her 1991 breakout role as Greek immigrant Eleni Andros on CBS' daytime serial "Guiding Light." The Ohio-born former beauty contestant spent nearly five years playing the character who moved from wide-eyed innocent to more mature wife and mother, earning a Daytime Emmy nod along the way.

Her talent and abilities transcended the genre and like others who began their days in daytime (e.g., Meg Ryan, Marisa Tomei), it seemed only a matter of time before she would make the leap to primetime and features. Kanakaredes made her feature debut in Gregory Hines' uneven portrait of an interracial romance "Bleeding Hearts" and went on to small roles in "The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Dangerous Beauty," "Rounders" and "15 Minutes."

In 1999, Kanakaredes achieved small screen stardom as Dr. Sydney Hansen, a California-based plastic surgeon who returns to her New England home in the soapy but highly watchable "Providence." After the series folded, the actress took to the stage as Sally Bowles in a revival of the Broadway play "Cabaret" and shot the indie film "Into the Fire" before making her return to primetime network TV with "CSI: New York" as Det. Stella Bonasera.

Her other television credits include "NYPD Blue," "Due South," "Oz," "The Practice," MTV's "The Ben Stiller Show" and a Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation of the Anne Tyler novel "Saint Maybe."

Kanakaredes played the role of the Greek Goddess Athena in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and starred in the 2013 drama "Snitch" alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Melina Kanakaredes

    Speaking fees for Melina Kanakaredes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Melina Kanakaredes are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Melina Kanakaredes, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Melina Kanakaredes speak about?

    Melina Kanakaredes is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Soap Opera Stars, Television Personalities.
  • Where does Melina Kanakaredes travel from?

    Melina Kanakaredes generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Melina Kanakaredes’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Melina Kanakaredes for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melina Kanakaredes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Melina Kanakaredes or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Actress; Widely Known for her Roles on "CSI: NY" and "Providence"

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Melina Kanakaredes Biography

Melina Kanakaredes is a Greek-American actress, widely known for two of her starring roles on prime-time TV, "CSI: NY" and "Providence."

With her wavy brunette hair, piercing green eyes and expressive personality, Melina Kanakaredes has been winning fans since her 1991 breakout role as Greek immigrant Eleni Andros on CBS' daytime serial "Guiding Light." The Ohio-born former beauty contestant spent nearly five years playing the character who moved from wide-eyed innocent to more mature wife and mother, earning a Daytime Emmy nod along the way.

Her talent and abilities transcended the genre and like others who began their days in daytime (e.g., Meg Ryan, Marisa Tomei), it seemed only a matter of time before she would make the leap to primetime and features. Kanakaredes made her feature debut in Gregory Hines' uneven portrait of an interracial romance "Bleeding Hearts" and went on to small roles in "The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Dangerous Beauty," "Rounders" and "15 Minutes."

In 1999, Kanakaredes achieved small screen stardom as Dr. Sydney Hansen, a California-based plastic surgeon who returns to her New England home in the soapy but highly watchable "Providence." After the series folded, the actress took to the stage as Sally Bowles in a revival of the Broadway play "Cabaret" and shot the indie film "Into the Fire" before making her return to primetime network TV with "CSI: New York" as Det. Stella Bonasera.

Her other television credits include "NYPD Blue," "Due South," "Oz," "The Practice," MTV's "The Ben Stiller Show" and a Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation of the Anne Tyler novel "Saint Maybe."

Kanakaredes played the role of the Greek Goddess Athena in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and starred in the 2013 drama "Snitch" alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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  • How do I book Melina Kanakaredes to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Melina Kanakaredes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Melina Kanakaredes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Melina Kanakaredes or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Melina Kanakaredes

    Speaking fees for Melina Kanakaredes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Melina Kanakaredes are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Melina Kanakaredes, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Melina Kanakaredes speak about?

    Melina Kanakaredes is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Soap Opera Stars, Television Personalities.
  • Where does Melina Kanakaredes travel from?

    Melina Kanakaredes generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Melina Kanakaredes’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Melina Kanakaredes for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melina Kanakaredes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Melina Kanakaredes or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Melina Kanakaredes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melina Kanakaredes for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Melina Kanakaredes generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sela Ward, Nadine Velazquez, Eileen Davidson, Catherine Lee and Charlotte Ross. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melina Kanakaredes for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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