Melina Paez

upto 15 mins : $ 5.00
upto 30 mins : $ 10.00
upto 60 mins : $ 20.00

Performer & Theatrical Assistant (Film & TV)

I have a strong background in comedy, been in over 30 commercials and am repped. I'm here to help you bring authenticity to your character. You'll find me to be affable, fun, expressive, and I give you energy and emotion to work off of.

∙ Upcoming spots: Totino's, Siemens,

New Spots!
University of Phoenix - Polly Pratz
Franklin Covey - Circus
Franklin Covey - Puppy

∙ Training: Howard Fine, Real Voice LA, BGB, Lesley Kahn, Judy Kain
∙ Graduate of Second City, Chicago.
∙ Sketch/stand-up comedy background, performed with various groups and at iO West, various plays.
∙ Performing on/off for three decades, professionally since 2010.
∙ Michigan, Chicago, NY, LA

my website

Speech Accent Archive
International Dialects of English Archive
Visual Accent & Dialect Archive
Uta Hagen's 9 Questions Worksheet

Performer & Theatrical Assistant (Film & TV)


My goal is to work bi-coastally and in voice-over for gaming and animation. I can work locally in Chicago.

What I bring to my work is authenticity. I'm there to have fun and make sure the clients, CD and camera person do, too.

I've trained at and graduated from Second City Chicago's Conservatory Program. I've written and performed sketch comedy and stand-up in Chicago, New York, and LA.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling to Sweden and the UK, going to castles, learning about medieval history, playing board games, video games (Ragnarok, Skyrim, CoD, Elden Ring - PS4) bowling, and trying to befriend animals visiting my balcony.

my website
Hefty commercial
Indeed commercial
∙ 2021: Verizon x 2, Fidelity, Rise, Petco, Inspire Sleep, Visit Big Bear
∙ 2020: GoodRx, Apple, Toyota, Hidden Valley Ranch, TurboTax, Indeed,, Fisher Investments

Commercial: Minc Talent (LA) Commercial: Eris Talent Agency (NY/ATL) Theatrical: Eris Eris Talent Agency (LA/NY/ATL) Management: 5J (All US)

99 Reader Reviews

" Melina is so helpful! She give great direction and really helped me embody this role more fully and take up space. Awesome reader! "
" Fantastic reader with great suggestions! Thank you! "
" Wonderful reader and wonderful human! "
" Such a fun reader ready to play ! "
" Absolutely fabulous! Great notes and suggestions, and very kind. Book with her if you can! "
" So fun so encouraging!!! "
" Melina should be a professional acting coach, she's THAT good! "
" Melina was awesome! Great energy! "
" Amazing energy and reader!! "
" Fantastic reader. Wonderful energy. Just what I needed. Thank you!!! "
" So so so warm and generous as a reader (and so effervescent a human)!! Really had a fun time working with her. Thanks so much, Melina!! "
" Great reader, on it & very giving. "
" Always THE BEST! "
" So encouraging and a great reader! "
" Great reader!!! So generous!! "
" Great! Thank you! "
" Great reader....full of good energy!!!! "
" Melina was on point with everything and helped me with my character on every scene, book her again anytime! "
" Great read - thanks! Very encouraging and supportive!! "
" SHE WAS SO AWESOME!! she helped me with direction of the scene and really gave me great feedback that will help me with future auditions! "
" Excellent reader! Nailed it. "
" Melina knocks it out of the park every time. SIMPLY THE BEST! "
" Fun Read and activates the actor "
" Very helpful had some deep conversations and helped me with what was bothering me about the role so i could get past it and perform. also taught me about in perpetuity contracts. Thanks Melina! "
" Melina was so sweet to work with and is really great for comedic scenes! Would definitely recommend her! "
" Amazing! Gave fantastic notes, as well as a fantastic read! "
" I REALLY can't say enough good things about Melina. She always helps me elevate whatever kind of scene I'm working on. She's my absolute favorite reader on here! "
" Melina is amazing and always has the best ideas to make a scene better! "
" Super Awesome! "
" Awesome! "
" Super nice and supportive! "
" Melina is great! "
" So GREAT and KIND. Loved working with Melina :) "
" Superstar reader as always! "
" Melina is AWESOME! read with her for an all around positive experience :) "
" She is fun and energetic. Great reader. Thank you! "
" Melina is so patient and encouraging! A great reader with lots of momentum, thank you, Melina! "
" Thank you, Melina! "
" Wonderful help! Great reader and really tries to get you the best audition. "
" Great "
" She was awesome! "
" Really very helpful! "
" Great time reading with Melina! "
" So so so so wonderful! Really took the time to talk with me about the material and was such an excellent reader to bounce back and fourth with. "
" An awesome second in a row tape with Melina tonight, thanks so much! "
" Super super great reader -- so helpful for this comedy piece I did with her! She helped me so much! Can't wait to work with her again! "
" Thanks so much Melina for your wonderful energy! "
" Awesome reader and great energy! "
" Melina is an incredible reader & coach! She helped me bring so much life to what seemed like a simple and dry script, and really helped me make new discoveries and interesting choices. Very kind, fun, and dynamic to work with! "
" Delightful reader with very helpful suggestions! "
" Great reader !!! "
" MELINA was amazing!!! THANK YOU so much for all your suggestions!! "
" Melina is a ROCKSTAR!! And I don't mean the kind that trash their dressing rooms and stumble around the stage high on heroin until the only gigs they can book are at boat shows in Des Moines. "
" Super fun and helpful! Thanks Melina! "
" Wonderful human being - Thank you, Melina, for the easy reading and quick understanding of complexity. You are appreciated! See you again soon! "
" Melina is THE BEST! She really gives an invested performance, not just a "read". "
" Awesome reader! "
" Wow! So incredibly chill and the best energy to bounce off of! Highly recommend! "
" Really WONDERFUL reader!!!!! "
" Melina was fantastic! I had to do an audition in my childhood bedroom at my parents house while visiting so I felt very out of my element but she helped me really get comfortable and make good choices and deliver a great audition "
" Amazing reader! So fun to work with!! "
" Really patient and committed. "
" Thank you! "
" Very patient very professional very knowledgeable "
" Incredibly funny and a wonderful reader. Helps me get comfortable in front of the camera. Couldn't recommend a better reader! "
" Melina was great! Supportive, patient, and had great ideas for the scene. "
" Wonderful! Thank you! "
" Always great and professional "
" Melina made me blush! During the scene, no less, when it was needed! WTF?! That's never happened. Working with her is effortless and ALWAYS a joy. Thanks! "
" Wonderful, flexible, patient, had a wonderful time working together and will book again in the future! "
" Melina was great in setting the tone and helping me get into character. Rehearse with her. "
" What a fantastic, wonderful woman. Terrific actor, crack comic timing. She'll raise your game. My favorite person on here. As a reader, an actor and general human being, Melina is everything. Thanks! "
" Adore her. so fun, great advice. "
" You could not have a better scene partner than Melina. Or one as good! Her advice and suggestions were invaluable. She elevated my performance. Fanfuckingtastic. You'll feel as if you've known her forever. She is MY go-to partner. "
" Melina is such an awesome reader, really helped me a lot :) "
" Melina is so good she makes feel like I have nothing. This is her world. I'm happy to visit! She rules. "
" She's so great. Love reading with her! "
" Great reader! Very helpful, super fun! "
" Another awesome session with Melina "
" So fun!! Great experience "
" Melina was so helpful and energetic! I will definitely be coming back for any comedic needs. "
" Very sweet and encouraging! "
" Lovely as always, she's going to be my work perfect person! So important "
" Such an amazing reader helped with a big audition. thanks so much "
" Melina, was so so sweet! "
" Pleasure working with her again. Very helpful, fun and time passed pretty quickly. Hope to see you again soon! "
" Melina was very patient and very helpful as a reader. Highly recommended! "
" Had very much fun reading with her. Hope to do this with her again! "
" Melina!!!! thank you so much for your time and for your honest feedback. I so appreciate it!!! See you next time :) "
" Melina was wonderful. Very talented to work with. And very good at feedback and being flexible. I felt very supported. "
" Wow Melina you are the best. What an amazing time, she was an awesome reader and gave great advice. Thank you so much, I fully recommend her "
" Super supportive and solid as a reader. "
" Lovely reader. Great energy. Really enjoyed working with you. Thank for helping me last minute and so late. Look forward to doing it again. "
" Amazing helpful "
" Great reader! So easy to work with and wonderful energy. Thank you! "
" Great to work with, helped out immensely "
" Really friendly and helpful. A pleasure to work with! "
" Melina is so game and fun to work with! She brings a really helpful and supportive attitude, plus a great sense of humor. Thank you Melina! "

Credits Include

2014 [IMDB]
Play Date
2013 [IMDB]
Pound House
TV Series shor
2013 [IMDB]
BAMF Girls Club
TV Series
2011 [IMDB]
Video short
2003 [IMDB]
Muhammad and Jane
2000 [IMDB]
Blood Drinkers