Saturday, December 21, 2013

melonie diaz latest news

"Fruitvale Station" co-star Melonie Diaz hasn't been mentioned as a possible Oscar contender for Best Supporting Actress as often as category favorites Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lawrence and June Squibb, but that could change after Tuesday's Spirit Awards nominations. Diaz, who plays the significant other of deceased Bay Area resident Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) in the film, scored a surprise Best Supporting Female nod from the Film Independent voting body, putting her up against Nyong'o, Squibb, "Blue Jasmine" co-star Sally Hawkins and "Go For Sisters" co-star Yolonda Ross for the Spirit Award. "I was surprised!" Diaz told HuffPost Entertainment on Tuesday afternoon, hours after being nominated, and 10 months after "Fruitvale Station" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "It's really rare when you get to be a part of something that has such legs. I've done a lot of independent films throughout my career, and sometimes these movies pop for a second, and then go away. So for 'Fruitvale' to have the life that it's had so far [is incredible]." Diaz, 29, has found herself quite busy since "Fruitvale Station" premiered on a cold January night in Park City, Utah. She's filmed a guest appearance on HBO's "Girls" and landed a co-starring role opposite Adam Sandler in "The Cobbler," an upcoming comedy-drama that also features Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi and Dan Stevens.

Monday, June 7, 2010

melonie diaz movie credits

Actress:

* 2010s
* 2000s

1. "Nip/Tuck" .... Ramona Perez (3 episodes, 2010)
- Hiro Yoshimura (2010) TV episode .... Ramona Perez
- Walter and Edith Krieger (2010) TV episode .... Ramona Perez
- Dr. Griffin (2010) TV episode .... Ramona Perez

2. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) .... Marissa
3. Hamlet 2 (2008) .... Ivonne
4. Be Kind Rewind (2008) .... Alma
5. Assassination of a High School President (2008) .... Clara Diaz
... aka "The High School Conspiracy" - Europe (English title) (DVD title)
6. I'll Come Running (2008) .... Veronica
7. American Son (2008) .... Cristina
8. Feel the Noise (2007) .... Mimi
9. The Beautiful Ordinary (2007) .... Brianne
... aka "Remember the Daze" - USA (new title)
10. Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) .... Anna
11. Emil (2006)
12. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) .... Young Laurie
13. Lords of Dogtown (2005) .... Blanca
... aka "American Knights" - Philippines (English title)
14. "Law & Order" .... Bettina (1 episode, 2003)
... aka "Law & Order Prime" - USA (informal title)
- Ill-Conceived (2003) TV episode .... Bettina
15. "Queens Supreme" .... Mr. Diaz's Daughter (1 episode, 2003)
- Pilot (2003) TV episode .... Mr. Diaz's Daughter
16. Raising Victor Vargas (2002) .... Melonie
17. From an Objective Point of View (2002) .... Kelly
18. Double Whammy (2001) .... Maribel Benitez

Producer:

1. She's a Blur (2009) (producer)

Thanks:

1. Hypo (2010) (completed) (special thanks)

Self:

1. "Up Close with Carrie Keagan" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2008)
- Episode dated 11 December 2008 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 19 February 2008 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
2. The Nitty Gritty Behind the Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2008) (V) .... Herself
3. On Location with Remember the Daze (2007) (V) .... Herself

Friday, December 4, 2009

melonie diaz profile


melonie diaz profile

Name : Melonie Diaz
Birth Name : Melonie Diaz
Birth Date : April 25, 1984
Birth Place : New York City, New York, USA
Sex : Female
Nationality : American
Height : 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Hair Color : Black
Eye Color : Black
Zodiac Sign : Taurus
Sexual Orientation : Straight
Race or Ethnicity : Hispanic
Profession : Actress
Major Genres : Drama, Comedy, Romance, Crime
First Major Screen Credit : Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Education : New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Boyfriend : Victor Rasuk (Actor)
Father : Carlos (Worked for an Advertising Agency)
Mother : Beatriz (Clerk at an AIDS Hospital)
Sister : Mercedes
Career Highlights : Raising Victor Vargas, Hamlet 2, Be Kind Rewind
Claim to Fame : As Blanca in the movie "Lords of Dogtown" (2005)

recent melonie diaz quotes


All the roles I've gotten so far have accentuated different parts of myself in a certain time of my life, It's very cool -- it's like I'm documenting myself.
- Melonie Diaz

Luis was such a pleasure to be around because he has such a lovely spirit. To be with him on this movie, and to be an equal of some sort, and for him to welcome me like that, it is really amazing.
- Melonie Diaz

It's an honor, but it's intimidating, and a little embarrassing. In industry terms, I'm still a newbie.
- Melonie Diaz

Monday, June 1, 2009

the melonie diaz bio and movie credits list

Melonie Diaz (born April 25, 1984) is an American actress who was proclaimed queen of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Biography

Diaz was raised along with her elder sister in New York's lower east side by parents of Dominican descent. She became interested in acting at the Henry Street Settlement and subsequently attended professional performing arts high school.

She recently completed a degree in Film Production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has made numerous off-Broadway and workshop appearances include Medea at the Bullet Space, the Hip Hop Theater Festival at P.S. 122, and the New York City Fringe Festival.

She started her film career with a supporting role in Tom DiCillo's Double Whammy (2001) and later landed roles in Jim McKay and Hannah Weyer's From an Objective Point of View and Peter Sollett's Raising Victor Vargas (both 2002). Television work at this time included an episode of Law & Order and a pilot for Queens Supreme (both 2003).

Her breakthrough roles came as Blanca in Catherine Hardwicke's Lords of Dogtown (2005) and as Laurie in Dito Montiel's A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) which earned her a Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Supporting Female. She was subsequently cast by Jamie Babbit in the lead role of Anna in Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007).

Filmography

Double Whammy (2001) as Maribel Benitez

From an Objective Point of View (2002) as Kelly

Raising Victor Vargas (2002) as Melonie

Law & Order: Ill-Conceived (2003) as Bettina (television)

Queens Supreme: Pilot (2003) (television)

Lords of Dogtown (2005) as Blanca

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) as Young Laurie

Emil (2006) (short)

Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) as Anna

Remember the Daze (2007) as Brianne

Feel the Noise (2007) as Mimi

I'll Come Running (2008) as Veronica

American Son (2008) as Cristina

Be Kind Rewind (2008) as Alma

Assassination of a High School President (2008) as Clara

Hamlet 2 (2008) as Ivonne

Humboldt Park (2008) as TBA

melonie diaz queen of sundance festival

MELONIE DIAZ is excited, anxious, overwhelmed, joyous, overstimulated and super-happy. "It's bananas," the 23-year-old actress proclaims, seeing the hundreds-strong mob lined up in the snow for the Sundance premiere of her first studio film, Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind," which opens nationwide next month.

She needs to breathe. She needs chewing gum. She needs to find the ladies' room.

Such is life for a freshly minted star at the most prestigious independent film festival in the world. It is a scene that will be replayed the next day at the first screening of Andrew Fleming's twisted high school musical comedy, "Hamlet 2," which later was sold to Focus Features for a hefty $10 million. There, the director will publicly announce what has been on the tip of everyone's tongues: "Melonie Diaz is the queen of Sundance," he said, setting up a punch line. "She's in 27 films this year."

Melonie who? Queen of what?

In a ritual almost as old as the festival itself, the media single out one prolific actress each year for what is widely seen as a career-boosting coronation. Being anointed is a confirmation of status in the independent film world and a step toward studio movie stardom. Diaz, who this year is actually in four festival entries -- "American Son," "Assassination of a High School President," "Be Kind Rewind" and "Hamlet 2" -- is the latest to be handed the crown. She joins such esteemed predecessors as Parker Posey, Lili Taylor, Christina Ricci, Kirsten Dunst, Chloƫ Sevigny, Catherine Keener and Patricia Clarkson.

"It's an honor," Diaz says, "but it's intimidating, and a little embarrassing. In industry terms, I'm still a newbie."

The first in a lineage of Latina actresses that includes Rosie Perez, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera to ascend the throne, Diaz is already a Sundance veteran. At 15, she made her film debut in Tom DiCillo's "Double Whammy," which screened at the 2001 festival. The following year she appeared in "Raising Victor Vargas" and returned in 2006's "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints."

This year, in a sort of heat-seeking perfect storm, Diaz's Sundance films illustrate both her vivacity and versatility. In leading roles, she plays the comic foil to Jack Black and Mos Def in "Be Kind Rewind" and Nick Cannon's romantic interest in Neil Abramson's Iraq-themed drama "American Son."

"Melonie is such an open soul and so passionate about life," says Cannon, who shares some tastefully intimate scenes with the actress. "When you do independent film it takes a certain level of skill to jump into doing so much in such a short amount of time, and she just blew me away."

A vintage fashion plate

Diaz, a film student at New York University, is also serving on the Sundance jury for this year's short film competition and will present the awards Saturday. By the time the festival wraps on Sunday, she will have spent two weeks in Park City, much of it with a full contingent: two friends, two managers, two reps from United Talent Agency, a publicist from the high-powered firm PMK-HBH, and hair and makeup artists.

There is no wardrobe stylist on the payroll and, with four films to promote, no time to visit celebrity gift suites for "clothes I'm not sure I'd wear." Not that the practical Diaz, a vintage fashion aficionado, is bothered. At a midnight party for "Hamlet 2," she arrived from another cast party in the same ocher sweater, black jeans and boots she'd had on at noon.

"I bring my own style," Diaz declares. She has been getting compliments for a 1960s double-breasted black wool swing jacket that, she says, "I got at Burlington Coat Factory for a hundred bucks."

Starting her days at 8 a.m., Diaz must be indefatigable. There are scores of interviews, photo sessions and TV appearances, red-carpet walks at premieres, question-and-answer sessions after screenings and parties to attend. It is a more arduous schedule than most 16-hour-plus workdays on a tightly budgeted film. And for Diaz, it replays itself daily, like something out of "Groundhog Day.