Melinda Clarke was born in Dana Point on April 24, 1969 and she is famous thanks to the interpretation of the character of Julie Cooper in the TV series The O.C. (2003-2007). Clarke is known also for playing Faith Taylor on the daytime drama Days of our Lives and the professional dominatrix Lady Heather on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. After, from 2010 to 2013, she portrayed Amanda on the action-thriller television series Nikita and she is a recurring character on Vegas in 2013, and played in Dallas as Tracey McKay.
Melinda Patrice Clarke was born from the union of John Clarke, an actor, and Patricia Lewis, a dancer. She has a brother, Joshua, and a sister, Heidi, who died in 1995 for a malignant tumor in the heart. Melinda has a daughter, Kathryn Grace, her husband is Ernie Mirich, married in 1997.
Melinda, between 1989 and 1990, appeared in 18 episodes of the soap Days of our lives where her father, John, was a regular member of the cast. Later Melinda has appeared in several television shows such as Entourage, Charmed, Xena: Warrior Princess and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
She shot to fame with the role of Julie Cooper in the TV series The O.C., who played for four seasons from 2003 to 2007. In 2010 gets the role of Amanda in the TV series Nikita starring Maggie Q.