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Week of August 25: THE SCOOP B&B DAYS GH Y&R
Melinda Clarke
Salem Presence
Faith Taylor
1989 to 1990
At A Glance
Born in Dana Point in the early 1970s, Melinda is the daughter of actor John Clarke and ballet dancer Patricia. She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18, and in less than three days had landed the role of Faith on Days of Our Lives. One of her most noted film roles (at least to fans) has always been Return of the Living Dead 3. Interestingly enough, that experience so soured Clarke on the horror genre that she turned down the role of Tatum in 1996's Scream, which ended up going to Rose McGowan.

After leaving DAYS, Melinda went on to a number of small film roles and guest appearances, and even had a short run in an Aaron Spelling series Heaven Help Us, but made a new name for herself in 1997 when she joined the cast of the Canadian/American production Soldier of Fortune, Inc., and was one of three main cast members who went on to star in the spin-off, SOF: Special Ops Force.

Melinda is more than just a talented actress though. She is also a trained coloratura soprano, and has performed in a number of musicals as well. She has been married to actor Ernie Mirich since 1997, with whom she shares a daughter, born in 2001. During her time on DAYS, she was credited as Mindy Clarke. Her most recent role is guest-starring as Julie Cooper on the new FOX series The O.C.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION ROLES
SOF: Special Ops Force
Margo Vincent
1998 - 1999

Soldier of Fortune, Inc.
Margo Vincent
1997 - 1988

Heaven Help Us
Lexy Monroe
1994

Days of our Lives
Faith Taylor
1989 to 1990

Acting Portfolio
GUEST APPEARANCES
The O.C.
Julie Cooper
Pilot
August 5, 2003

The O.C.
Julie Cooper
The Model Home
August 12, 2003

The O.C.
Julie Cooper
The Gamble
August 19, 2003

Firefly
Nandi
Heart of Gold
August 3, 2003

The District
Det. Olivia Cahill
Bloodlines
April 12, 2003

Tremors
Dr. Megan Flint
Night of the Shriekers
April 4, 2003

C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation
Lady Heather
Lady Heather's Box
February 13, 2003

Everwood
Sally Keyes
Till Death Do Us Part
November 4, 2002

The District
Det. Olivia Cahill
Explicit Activities
October 12, 2002

Charmed
The Siren
Siren Song
October 6, 2002

The District
Det. Olivia Cahill
Convictions
May 11, 2002

The District
Det. Olivia Cahill
Still Life
April 6, 2002

The District
Det. Olivia Cahill
The Greenhouse Effect
March 23, 2002

First Monday
Pilot
January 15, 2002

C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation
Lady Heather
Slaves of Las Vegas
November 15, 2001

Enterprise
Sarin
Broken Bow (2)
September 26, 2001

Nash Bridges
Inspector Abby Gordon
End Game
November 17, 2000

The Pretender
Miss Eve
Meltdown
April 29, 2000

Sliders
Alisandra
This Slide of Paradise
May 16, 1997

Seinfeld
Alex
The Muffin Tops
May 8, 1997

Nash Bridges
Karen Decker
Out of Chicago
March 28, 1997

Xena Warrior Princess
Velasca
A Necessary Evil
February 10, 1997

Xena Warrior Princess
Velasca
The Quest
February 3, 1997

Lawless
1997

Strange Luck
Lola Vale
Lightning Strikes
February 23, 1996

The George Carlin Show
Christy
George Helps Sidney
February 20, 1994

Jake and the Fatman
Every Time We Say Goodbye
December 11, 1991

Acting Portfolio
FILM
Stuck On You
Angelina, Sorority Girl #2
2003

The Animatrix Matriculated
Alexa
2003

The Animatrix
Alexa
2003

Dynamite
Beta
2002

.com for Murder
Michelle Williams
2001

Enterprise: Broken Bow
Sarin
2001

Critics and Other Freaks
Mrs. M
1997

Soldier of Fortune, Inc.
Margo Vincent
1997

Spawn
Jessica Priest
1997

The Killer Tongue
Candy
1996

Mulholland Falls
Cigarette Girl
1996

Return to Two Moon Junction
Savannah Delongpre
1994

Out for Blood
Laura
1993

Young Goodman Brown
Faith Brown
1993

Return of the Living Dead 3
Julie Walker
1993

Hot Under the Collar
Monica
1991

Awards & Acclaim
Best Actress Award at the 1996 Stiges Film Festival in Spain (The Killer Tongue, 1996)
Vital Statistics
PARENTS: John and Patricia (Patty) Clarke
SIBLINGS: Joshua (brother), Heidi (sister; d. 1994)
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Ernie Mirich since 1997
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