Actress MELANIE HAYNES Gets Tough at WorldFest-Houston in “THE LAST MARK” and in WGN’s Upcoming Series “SALEM”
HOUSTON, Texas (April 7, 2014) – Actress MELANIE HAYNES is one tough lady in the indie feature “The Last Mark,” screening at WorldFest-Houston on April 10, 2014. Haynes also flexes her strength in an episode of WGN America’s spooky new drama series, “Salem,” premiering later this month.
Up first, Haynes rolls up her sleeves as the no-nonsense bar owner Sissy in the indie drama “The Last Mark.” The film reveals the stories of the good ol’ days of a legendary card shark (Bo Brinkman) and his sidekick (William Morgan Sheppard), which leads to the exposure of a long lost dark secret. It’s only then, that the legend’s son (Jeremy London) can escape his bleak future as a ‘mark’ and find redemptive kindness.
Haynes was thrilled to be part of the Houston-based project, adding “Not only did I get the chance to work with wonderfully seasoned actors, like William Morgan Sheppard, but I also got to share screen-time with actors I’ve known for years but have never had a chance to work alongside. We all had a great time telling this story!”
Up next, Haynes gets fed-up and turns to the authorities for answers during the seventh episode of WGN America’s highly-anticipated new series, “Salem.” Scheduled to premiere on the network on April 20th, the show is set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts and explores the infamous times of the witch trials, uncovering the dark and supernatural truths of the times. Created and executive-produced by Brannon Braga (“24”) and Adam Simon, the show stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Xander Berkeley.
Haynes has built a solid resume both on-camera and as a voice-over actress over the years. The Houston native has appeared in and voiced numerous television projects, including “A Face to Kill For,” “The Con,” “Arrest & Trial” and “The Daily Apple.” She earned her Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in Theater and English at the University of Houston, and danced for several years with Patsy Swayze’s Houston Jazz Ballet Company. Haynes served on the board of SAG-AFTRA’s Houston Local Branch for 15 years and as the President for two terms. Today, Haynes continues to run her own professional voice over studio which she established back in 2002.