- Full Name Melissa Bonne
- Nationality Zimbabwean
- Birthplace Zimbabwe, Africa
- Orignally Raised in Sydney, Australia
- Birth Date Not Disclosed
- Occupation Actress
- Did You Know? Her parents moved to Australia when she was only 5 years old.
- Education Meisner Technique
- Height 5 Feet 6 Inches
- Associated Educational Institutions The Actor's Pulse acting school in Redfern, New South Wales
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After graduating from drama school, Bonne began her acting career as a theater actress. She has performed in the production of 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress' by Alan Ball. She also has acted in Richard Stockwell's 'Killing Time and Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius'. Additionally, she has performed in the iconic stage play 'Look Back in Anger' by John Osborne at the Old Fitz Theatre in 2016. She portrayed the role of the main character, Jimmy's wife, Alison.
Melissa Bonne is an actress best recognized for portraying the role of Ana DuMont in the ABC action drama TV series Reef Break.
She Was Born In Zimbabwe And Raised In Australia
Bonne took her first breath in Zimbabwe, but the exact detail of her birthday and age is yet to be known.
She spent her early life in Zimbabwe before moving to Australia with her family when she was five. She then grew up in the Hills District of Sydney.
She Is The Meisner Technique Graduate
Bonne studied the Meisner Technique at The Actor's Pulse acting school in Redfern, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. She then taught the Meisner Technique at the same acting school from age 22.
She Performed In Several Stage Productions
After graduating from drama school, Bonne began her acting career as a theater actress. She has performed in the production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball. She also has acted in Richard Stockwell's Killing Time and Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius.
Additionally, she has performed in the iconic stage play Look Back in Anger by John Osborne at the Old Fitz Theatre in 2016. She portrayed the role of the main character, Jimmy's wife, Alison.
Speaking about the play and her role, she said, "It starts four years into their marriage and she's kind of lost herself. The marriage is really rocky and it just unfolds from there."
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She Is A Filmmaker
The stage actress debuted her career as a filmmaker with the 2011 animated short comedy film iBerry. She produced, directed, and acted in the short film. She also served as an animator, sound editor and provided digital effects for the short film. She also wrote, produced, and directed the 2011 short film Project Ryan and the 2013 short film Guardian Elf. Additionally, she wrote the 2014 short film The Evil Within.
She Has Been In Multiple Australian TV Series
Bonne then began appearing in Australian television series. Her first television role was Jazmyn in one episode titled 'Wild' of Network 10's comedy-drama series Wonderland in 2015. The following year, she appeared as Keisha Gibson in seven episodes of ABC's mystery crime drama series Janet King.
In 2017, she appeared as Donna Fields in three episodes of the Seven Network romantic drama TV series Home and Away and Zoe Mendosa in five episodes of the ABC medical drama TV mini-series Pulse. The following year, she made a guest appearance in the ABC mystery TV series Harrow, portraying the role of Jo in the episode titled 'Lex Talionis.'
In February 2022, Back to the Bay reported that Melissa had originally filmed the arrival scenes of the female lead character Neve Spicer in August 2021 for the 2022 season of Home and Away, but the scenes were later filmed again in September with actress Sophie Bloom replacing Bonne.
'Reef Break' Was Her Big Break On Television
In 2019, Bonne landed her breakout role as Ana DuMont in the French-American seductive, action-packed one-hour drama series Reef Break.
The series is set on an astonishing and fascinating Pacific Island paradise full of fast-paced, high-octane escapades and island intrigue. It follows the story of Cat Chambers (played by Poppy Montgomery), a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of the island paradise. Bonne portrayed the role of deputy governor of the island, who hires Cat to assist in catching criminals.
ABC canceled the series after one season.
Most recently in 2022, Bonne appeared as Cynthia in Netflix's thriller series Pieces of Her, adapted from Karin Slaughter's 2018 novel of the same name.
Is Melissa Bonne Married Or Have A Husband?
As of 2022, Bonne has not revealed anything about her getting married or having a husband. However, she has shared a couple of pictures with her possible boyfriend on her Instagram account.
In April 2021, she shared a portrait of herself holding hands with her possible boyfriend and picking apples together with him. The following month, she shared a picture of herself kissing the same guy.