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Remember Angel Parrish? Actress Melissa George, her divorce and weird career change

The former Home and Away star had her breakthrough role playing Angel Parrish in the soap, she was a teen runaway who met her soulmate Shane before his untimely death

Angel Parrish’s life fell apart when her soulmate Shane was killed in a motorcycle accident, just as things were beginning to look better for the unfortunate woman.

One of the most recognisable plotlines in the 34-year history of Home and Away is their love tale.

Actress Melissa George has kept very busy after leaving the serial opera by starring in Hollywood motion pictures.

How old is Melissa and where is she from?

Melissa, who is 46 years old, was born on August 6th, 1976. She was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia.

She was one of four children who lived with her father Glenn, a construction worker, and mother Pamela, a nurse.

Unexpectedly, the actress once won the national championship in roller skating. She switches to creative roller skating after becoming interested in dance.

She won a silver medal at the Junior World Championship in 1991 in addition to bronze medals at the National Championships in 1989 and 1990.

Who did Melissa play in Home and Away?

In Home and Away, Melissa made her acting debut as adolescent runaway Angel Brooks. Shane Parrish was quickly but deeply impacted by her persona after she sold him bogus concert tickets.

From Shane learning that she had a son from a prior relationship to Angel getting paralysed after being hit by a car, their romance endured many obstacles.

An memorable image from the show is when she gets out of her wheelchair and walks down the aisle.

When she fell in love with Simon Broadhurst, a wealthy Englishman, Angel left the programme in 1996.

What has Melissa acted in since Home and Away?

Melissa has starred in many productions since her soap days. After moving to the US, she starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.

She also had recurring roles in hit shows such as Alias, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife.

The Aussie appeared on two episodes of Friends in 2003 as Rachel and Ross’ nanny Molly.

Is Melissa married?

Melissa married Chilean furniture designer and film director Claudio Dabed in 2000 after first meeting in Bali.

After 11 years of marriage, they announced that they were divorcing in 2011.


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