Melinda deKay, born, raised, and schooled in Los Angeles, has been performing for over 50 years, recently returning to her hometown after establishing herself as a very respected actor in the Houston regional area. Throughout the years she has been typically cast as a "character" actor being versatile in creating many memorable stage roles including Bodey in Tennessee Williams' "A Lovely Sunday At Creve Coeur", Catherine in Paul Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little", Suits also in Mr. Zindel's "Ladies at the Alamo", Julia in Maria Irene Fornes' "Fefu & Her Friends", Golde in the legendary "Fiddler On The Roof", Lady Macbeth, Rose in Tom Topar's "Nuts", Barbara in the world premiere of John Dubel's "Windchimes", Coeurage Theatre Company's production of Tennessee Williams' "Vieux Carre" as Mrs. Wire, portraying Kathy in Darren Lynn Bousman's "The Tension Experience: Ascension". In addition to Just Fix It Productions' CreepLA and Amazon's 2017 production of LORE, she can now be seen in the year-round immersive theatrical production, "The Willows" as Mrs. Rosemary Willows.
Some of her film credits include the 2011 SXSW Award winning film, "Natural Selection" directed by
Robbie Pickering, "Jeffie Was Here" directed by Todd Edwards, the lovely family film, "Angel Dog"
directed by Robin Nations, and the recently released feature film "Reset" directed by Paul Bojack has her in the supporting role of Sheila.
She just wrapped on the feature film production of “Ashes” directed by Barry Jay, and the film, "ROAM"
directed by David Jung. Some of her recent short films are "The In Between" directed by Randall Dottin, "Hospice", directed by Matthew Ryckman, "Timeless" directed by Allison Gallo, and "Birthright" directed by Crisitan Lavin.
Her recent roles for episodic fare, television and internet, are Angelica Chitwood’s pilot, “Rollercoaster”, the Sandy Yu's Webseries "Miss Guidance", "Bea's Bakery" directed by Michele Martin-Gossett, and "Spent Saints: Grams", based on the stories by Brian Jabas Smith.
And her leading role of Clarelle, in the feature film "Dysfunktion" was released in September of 2016 on VOD, directed by Imagen Award nominee Ryan LeMasters and written and produced by Golden Palm Award nominee David Bianchi.