Melissa O’Neil is a Canadian singer and actress. She is famous for being the first woman to win Canadian Idol. However, O’Neil’s acting career is more stable than her singing career. 

One of her well-known characters is Officer Lucy Chen in the police procedural drama series The Rookie. The actress also appeared in a few episodes of iZombie. While Melissa has appeared in a handful of films and TV series, she has already proved a talented actress.

How old is Melissa O’Neil?

Melissa O’Neil is 33 years old. The actress was born on July 12, 1988. In addition, O’Neil will celebrate her 34th birthday in July 2022. Moreover, O’Neil holds Canadian nationality and comes from the Asian and Irish ethnicity.

Melissa taking a selfie with her family
Melissa taking a selfie with her family
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The actress was born to Alison Yeung (mother) and Tim O’Neil (father). Besides, Melissa’s mother is Hong Kong Chinese, and her father is of Irish descent. However, it remains unclear if the actress has any siblings.

In high school, O’Neil performed in musicals, played rugby, and was on the basketball team. The actress attended Terry Fox Junior High School. Besides, she also attended Lester B. Pearson High School.

Tattoos and Height of Melissa

Many fans wonder if Melissa O’Neil owns tattoos or not. And yes, O’Neil does indeed own at least two sets of tattoos. Melissa tattooed on the back of her neck and the other right in the middle of her upper back.

Melissa stands at a decent height of 1.63 meters. Or five feet and four inches. Moreover, O’Neil keeps herself very feet. What’s more, the Dark Matter star shares her yoga sessions on her Instagram.

Is Melissa O’Neil in a relationship?

As of May 2022, Melissa O’Neil is single. There are no reports about O’Neil dating anyone. In addition, O’Neil has not been seen going out with any of her co-stars.

O'Neil with her co-star in The Rookie
O’Neil with her co-star in The Rookie
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The Rookie star keeps a wrap on her lovelife and keeps it away from her fans. Besides, it comes as no surprise that Melissa dated in the past. However, all of her ex-boyfriends remain hidden from the world. Although the world knows about her public relationships with a handful of men, they too remain a mystery to her fans.

However, the actress was once dating a yoga instructor named Matthew Rossoff. Between 2011 to 2013, O’Neil was in a relationship with a mystery man. However, very little information is available on her past relationships.

Melissa was also dating Daniel Birnbaum. However, just like in her past relationships, not much information is available. In addition, the reasons for her breakups are unclear.

What is Melissa O’Neil’s net worth?

As of 2022, Melissa O’Neil’s net worth is approximately $8 million. O’Neil makes her primary income. However, she started her career as a singer.

Melissa posing for a picture
Melissa posing for a picture
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O’Neil appeared in the third season of Canadian Idol. In addition, she is the first female to win Canadian Idol. Melissa signed a recording contract with Sony BMG Canada and released her first single, “Alive.”

Melissa started her acting career in 2015. The actress appeared in the musical drama web series Lost Generation. O’Neil also appeared in a TV drama called This Life.

Aside from earning her wealth, Melissa loves to travel the world. Moreover, O’Neil posts most of her travel on her Instagram. Likewise, she also loves sharing her day-to-day life and her work.

Career as a singer of O’Neil

However, acting isn’t the only talent that Melissa O’Neil possesses. Fun fact, the Rookie actress also owns a beautiful singing voice. And she even showed it off in the said TV show, when she was kidnapped and put in a barrel.

Melissa O'Neil was taking a nap with her dog
Melissa O’Neil was taking a nap with her dog. Source: Instagram

O’Neil came to the spotlight as a singer after winning the Canadian Idol. Moreover, her first single, Alive, hit the shelves on October 4th, 2005. After a while, her self-titled album was released on Sony on November 22nd, 2005.

O’Neil went on a solo tour in North Bay, Ontario, the following year. Moreover, her first album became certified gold by the CRIA. What’s more, she gained a nomination for Juno Award as a new artist alongside Tomi Swick, Patrick Watson, Eva Avila, etc.

Later in her life, the talented actress even joined a funk band! Furthermore, she became the lead singer for God Made Me Funky in 2009. After some time, she enlarged her career and started acting.

Melissa O’Neil Started Acting in 2010!

Melissa O’Neil started her acting career back in 2010. What’s more, O’Neil started with the movie Broken Hearts as Brandi. And after half a decade, Melissa gained her big break in the series Dark Matter.

Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen on The Rookie tv show
Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen on The Rookie tv show. Source: Instagram

But before committing herself to the acting industry, O’Neil tested the waters with musical theatre. Furthermore, she started on the play verson of Dirty Dancing. Likewise, Melissa then became a part of many other musical plays.

And in 2014, Melissa managed to bag the Dora Awards for Outstanding Female Performance for her part in Les Misérables. And after 2015, the talented actress appeared in many shows. But, in 2018, she managed to land the role of Officer Lucy Chen in The Rookie tv show alongside Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Shawn Ashmore and many other talented actors.

Social Presence

Melissa O’Neil is active on Instagram and Twitter. The actress also has a Facebook page. Besides, all of O’Neil’s accounts are verified.

Melissa taking a picture of a cat
Melissa taking a picture of a cat
Source: Instagram

O’Neil’s Facebook page has 3.2k followers. The actress has around 137k followers on Instagram. Similarly, 38.4k fans follow Melissa.

The actress has over 1000 posts on her Instagram. However, Melissa posts very little about herself. Most of the pictures she posts are beautiful pictures from her vacations.

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