Melissa-Collazo
Melissa Collazo | Biography

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  • Full Name Melissa Collazo
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 15, 2000
  • Age 21 Years, 10 Months
  • Zodiac Sign Cancer
  • First On-screen Debut 'Stranger Things' in 2017
  • First Titular Role Maeve Rojas on 'One of Us is Lying' in 2021
  • Height 5 Feet 1 Inches
  • Ethnicity Latin American
  • Relationship Status Not Disclosed
Cast of Peacock TV Show 'One Of Us Is Lying'

Melissa Collazo | Biography

Famous for TV shows like 'Swamp Thing' & "Stranger Things'

Originally a Peacock TV adaptation of Karen M. McManus's novel with the same title, 'One Of Us Is Lying,' premiered on 7 October 2021 with its first three episodes. It is an edge-of-the-seat mystery drama, where the storyline encompasses five high school students stuck in detention, and only four come out alive. In the series, everyone is a potential suspect who has something to conceal. Collazo portrayed the role of Maeve Rojas, Brownyn's (played by Marianly Tejada) little sister.


Melissa Collazo is an American actress most recognized for her role in the Netflix drama Stranger Things (2017) and movies like Naked (2017) and The Little Mermaid (2018).

Who is Melissa Collazo?

Melisa Collazo is an American actress who commenced her professional journey by appearing in an indie movie Lena and Snowball (2021), playing the lead role of Lena.

Before that, she appeared in television shows. Collazo portrayed a recurring role in the DCEU horror TV series Swamp Thing (2019), playing the younger version of Crystal Reed's character Abby Arcane. She also co-starred in a slasher comedy Freaky (2020) in the role of Ryler.

Collazo is also a cast member of the crime series One Of Us Is Lying (2021). Collazo portrayed the role of Maeve Rojas, Brownyn's (played by Marianly Tejada) little sister.

Collazo's other credits include movies like Naked (2017), The Little Mermaid (2018), and a short horror movie, One man hide and seek. She also appeared in the 2017 Netflix's hit sci-fi horror drama series Stranger Things featuring Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlinFinn WolfhardGaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp.

Acting background and inspiration from 'Hannah Montana'

Melissa Collazo was born to Puerto Rican parents in Orlando, Florida, in 2000. She celebrates her birthday on 15 July every year. 

Eloquent in English and Spanish, Collazo has her fair share of acting and improv training. She has training from Catapult Acting Studios, The Groundlings, and Margie Haber Studio.

Her mother was a director and producer of Telemundo, a Latin American networking station. Therefore she grew up being around and around cameras. She landed her first job at the age of five, and by the age of 12, she was already hosting Spanish to English language kids-segmented shows. 

Following that, during her teenage years, she discovered the Hannah Montana show, which became the sparkling event leading her to choose acting as a career.

In an interview with who what wear she shared, "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, she gets to live a double life. If Hannah Montana can do it, then so can I."

Followed by which she was signed by an agent at the age of 16 and proceeded to appear in minor roles. 

Her notable performance on 'One Of Us Is Lying' 

Originally a Peacock TV adaptation of Karen M. McManus's novel with the same title, One Of Us Is Lying, premiered on 7 October 2021 with its first three episodes.

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It is an edge-of-the-seat mystery drama, where the storyline encompasses five high school students stuck in detention, and only four come out alive. In the series, everyone is a potential suspect who has something to conceal.

The mystery series stars Annalisha Cochrane (Addy), Marianly Tejada (Bronwyn), Chibuikem Uche (Cooker), Cooper van Grootel (Nate), Mark McKenna (Simon), Barrett Carnahan (Jake), Jessica Mcleod (Janae), and Collazo herself as (Maeve Rojas).

Melissa Collazo in the poster of One Of Us Is Lying
Melissa Collazo in the poster of One Of Us Is Lying (Photo: Instagram)

All the cast members worked for around two years to make the series. Collazo and her cast members shared their feelings in an interview right before the series premiered on Peacock. "I mean, it feels pretty unreal because we've been on this journey for like almost two years at this point, so now that the world's eyes are going to be on it, and not just our little group, it feels very unreal," Collazo said to ET CANADA in 2021.

In January 2022, Peacock confirmed the series had been renewed for its second season. Produced by UCP, a fraction of Universal Studios Group, Erica Saleh is the executive producer of the series and a pilot writer.

Did You Know?

  • Colazzo is quite a reserved person, so nothing is known about her relationship status or having a boyfriend. 
  • An avid collector of vintage jewelry, she highly adores fashion. 
  • Her favorite actress is Natalie Portman. 
  • She loves singing, and her favorite artists include Fiona Apple, Mazzy Star, and Lucy Dacus.
  • Colazzo's height is 5.1 ft (1.55 m). 

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