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Name: Melinda Leanna Shankar
Age: 16 years young.
Hair: Jet black
Hometown: OTTAWA !!!!
Birth sign: Aquarius
Background: South American, Guyanese.
Acted Since Age: 10
How discovered: Shopping I got scouted by other agents which sparked my attention to get an agent- but once discovering Angies, there was no need to look on.
Your Favorite Audition: Degrassi The Next Generation Call back because I got to actually audition in the school itself.
Awkward Audition or On The Set Moment: Awkward on set moment- all I can give away is VIBRATOR SCENES. Hahaha.
Most Embarrassing On The Set Mishap: SCREAMED at the top of my lungs when I saw a snake on set- I totally forgot it was for my scene :S
How do you handle High School and Acting on Degrassi: Its hard, especially when I went back and forth from Ottawa. But I have the absolute most amazing tutor in the world and she makes life easy by great negotiations with my school
Favorite Scene: Dance scenes Because you get to wear pretty dresses and have your makeup done nicer and I’ve missed so many of my school dances for acting, its kinda nice to have them again.
Favorite Actor: Dakota Fanning, Ive always been amazed at how natural she is at acting at such a young age.
Favorite music, band: BACKSTREET BOYS, hands down, no thinking needed
Favorite designers/models: Tyra Banks, her personality is sooo vibrant I love it.
Favorite foods: MCDONALDS!!! Double quarter pounders ? yepp.
Hobbies: ahh TO many to mention, Karate, Ballet, hiphop, pointe, modern, skiing, singing, acting, modeling, biking etc…
Style after work and at play: Whatever it is, I always try to make it as fashionable as possible.
Movie you want to see next: Eagle Eye, SHIA LEBEOUF
Most Embarrassing song on your iPod: The highschool musical soundtrack from when I did the Disney DVD and had to learn the songs.
Dreams and Goals: To keep acting and modeling for the rest of my days
About Angie’s - your agency/booker: .. I think you mean my family, well Lou and Angie are very hardworking and dedicated in what they do. Not to mention they care about every single person on the roaster. A smaller agency = more attention to the talent and models, I LOVE YOU GUYS.