Birth Place: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA
Many actors find the transition from drama to comedy difficult, but it was a challenge Melissa Fumero accepted with relish when she went from a featured role on "One Life to Live" (ABC 1968- ) to being Andy Samberg's comedic foil on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox 2013- ). As it turned out, it was just one of a number of remarkable steps in Fumero's career, which almost literally began the day she finished college.
Fumero was born Melissa Gallo on August 19, 1982 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Her parents were high school sweethearts who fled from Cuba to the U.S. when they were teens. One of Fumero's interests was dance, and she had been dancing since she was a child, but she discovered her ... Continue Bio >>