NEWS: Melissa Navia has joined the cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+ as a series regular alongside Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Jess Bush, and Celia Rose Gooding. Teaser video: https://bit.ly/3geeNpq.
Reel & Clips: vimeo.com/melissanavia
Melissa Navia is a Colombian-American actor and writer. Born and raised in New York, she plays the banjo and is trained in martial arts. Her on-camera body of work has afforded her the opportunity to play a myriad of singular characters, including roles on Billions (Showtime), where she played an astronaut bound for a life on Mars, and Dietland (AMC), where she played a vigilante on a mission of retribution for crimes against women. Navia is always looking for new ways to tell underrepresented stories that demand attention and challenge audience perceptions. She is the creator of the forthcoming essay collection and one-woman show, Girl With Short Hair.
2020: Bundle of Sticks at INTAR Theatre - Melissa Navia made her Off-Broadway debut in the world premiere of J. Julian Christopher's Bundle of Sticks at INTAR Theatre. The show opened to rave reviews, with critics agreeing that Melissa's performance as Francisco "lit up the stage." Bundle of Sticks had to close early on March 12th, 2020, with all of Broadway, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the good of the public and the safety & welfare of its artists & the community.