Melanie Ann Bumpus is a promising actress often described as an old soul. She was most recently seen in the feature film “The Adopted One” on Amazon Prime Video. Melanie is perhaps best known for her starring role in the short film “Dear Mom,” which premiered in July 2019 and has gained her recognition among young filmmakers in New Jersey.
From an early age, it was clear that Melanie had a passion for the performing arts. Her eagerness to perform for others and appear on camera established her strong work ethic and perseverance. Melanie began dancing, singing, and acting at age three. Going on auditions in elementary school allowed her to develop a thick skin necessary for breaking into the entertainment industry. After years of performing in town and high school plays, Melanie ventured into work in television and film, and landed the first role she auditioned for as the lead in an NYU-Tisch student film based on “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999). Shortly after, she booked roles in several other student and short films, as well as a feature film and television series. She continues to work hard and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Melanie feels that once she has worked alongside Jason Bateman and walked the red carpet at The Oscars that she will have achieved her absolute greatest dream in life. In her free time, Melanie enjoys working out, writing, music, going to concerts, and reading. She also has a red belt in mixed martial arts and writes for the Pace University chapter of Her Campus.