Melissa O'Neil Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family
Melissa Crystal O’Neil is a Canadian singer and actress who won the reality television competition show, Canadian Idol, for the first time. She made her debut in the third season and went on to win the title in 2005. She is also a musical theatre actress best known for her role as Two/Portia Lin on the science fiction series Dark Matter, which was canceled in September 2017.
Melissa O’Neil’s Childhood and Education
Melissa O’Neil was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on July 12, 1988. Alison Yeung and Tim O’Neil are her parents. Her father is Irish and her mother is Chinese, so she is a mix of Chinese and Irish ancestry. Oh, Seemun was her maternal grandfather’s Chinese name. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.
Melissa began her education at Terry Fox Junior High School before transferring to Lester B. Pearson High School. Melissa was active in several theater performances in the Calgary scene because she has been interested in the entertainment business since she was a child. She used to work in a daycare facility and was involved in local musical theatre plays before breaking into the spotlight.
Melissa O’Neil’s Professional Career and Achievements
Melissa O’Neil opted to audition for the third season of Canadian Idol because she had an early affinity for entertainment, and her life has never been the same since. The judges (Farley Flex, Sass Jordan, Jake Gold, and Zack Werner) awarded her standing ovations throughout the audition, and she advanced to the top 100, then the top 32, and eventually the competition’s champion. She broke the record for becoming the show’s youngest and first female winner.
After winning the competition, she released her debut single Alive, which became a big hit and spent four weeks at number one on the Canadian singles chart. The single received a platinum award from the CRIA four times.
Later that year, on November 22, 2005, she released her self-titled first album, which charted at number sixteen in Canada. In North Bay, Ontario, O’Neil launched her first tour, the Let It Go Tour. Rex Goudie, the runner-up on Canadian Idol, aided her.
She is also an actress, having made her film debut in the 2010 film Broken Hearts. Melissa also made her Stratford Shakespeare Festival debut in 2011. She also made an appearance in Camelot as a guest star.
Melissa won the Dora Award for Outstanding Female Performance at the Princess of Wales Theatre for her role as Eponine in the sit-down production of Les Miserables. Her remarkable stage performance earned her the role of Two/Portia Lin in the Canadian science fiction series Dark Matter, which premiered on Syfy and Space on June 12, 2015. Melissa also secured a recurring part in Rogue at the same time. However, Syfy canceled the show in September 2017 after three seasons. She posted an emotional message on Instagram when the show was canceled.
Melissa O’Neil’s net worth is unknown
Melissa’s net worth is reported to be $8 million, however, her official salary and earnings are still being investigated. Her main source of income is her singing profession, but she also works as a stage actress and makes a fair wage.
Personal Life of Melissa O’Neil
Melissa O’Neil is not married as of 2018. She, on the other hand, was in a relationship with an unknown man in 2011. She used to post about him on a regular basis, and the couple appeared to be in love.
|Date of Birth:||1988, July-12|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 4 Inch|
|Birth Name||Melissa Crystal O’Neil|
|Birth Place/City||Calgary, Alberta, Canada.|
|Ethnicity||Irish Canadian |Chinese Canadian|
|Body Measurements||35-24-35 inches|
|Breast Size||35 inch|
|Waist size||24 inch|
|Hip Size||35 inch|
|Special Title||Canadian Idol|
|Education||Lester B. Pearson High School|
|Awards||The Canadian Idol, Dora Award|