Melissa Sagemiller is an American actress best known for her television and film roles. One of his best-known characters was DA Gillian Hardwicke from 2010 to 2011 in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, but in 2014 he decided to move away from the screens after several television successes, such as the Without a Trace series in 2005. , Person of Interest, in 2014, and the series Chicago PD and Chicago Fire.
Melissa Sagemiller was born in June 1974 in Washington DC; she is the daughter of Charlie Evans, a professional football player who played for the NFL team, the New York Giants, as well as the Washington Redskins; and Donna Sagemiller, a comptroller and political activist who worked for Jimmy Carter’s administration when he was president; so being in the spotlight was nothing new for Melissa, with two parents so active and in the public eye.
When Melissa Sagemiller was just 3 years old, she began preparing for a career in the performing arts. She studied modern dance, jazz dance, ballet, and tap. Ella did not make her first official stage appearance until the age of 9 in a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which made her a regular performer on the local stage. However, after 5 years she took a break from acting, at the age of 14.
Melissa Sagemiller left acting to work with Eileen Ford, who discovered her at a jewelry store, and she went on to become a model and this took precedence as her chosen career until it was time for her to attend college. Melissa’s modeling work has taken her to some of the biggest cities in the world. She modeled in Paris, France and New York, traveling extensively while still in her teens because her career was important to her. She still kept up with her academic studies.
When she wanted to get her degree in Art History at the University of Virginia, Melissa Sagemiller decided to give up her modeling career, so she could have a normal life as a student. Melissa had already experienced life as a professional stage actress and model, and she wanted to add the experience of simply living her life like any other college student would.
Melissa Sagemiller enrolled in the Stella Adler Conservatory at New York University’s Stonestreet Studio, as well as the Michael Howard Studio for her formal acting training. This was after college when she made the decision to return to a full-time acting career. She knew it was important to receive proper preparation for her career and she also valued education, so even though she had acted on stage before in her life, she sought more rigid training that would help her further develop her acting skills and style.
Now, the reasons why Melissa Sagemiller left acting in 2014? The actress co-starred with actor Alex Nesic in the film “Sleeper Cell,” which was released in 2005. The two hit it off and began dating, and were engaged by July 2006 when Alex asked her to become his wife. while visiting the south of France. The couple guards their personal lives very closely, but it is known that they are currently married with two children who they keep away from media attention. This is why it is believed that Melissa moved away from the media, to dedicate herself full time to the role of mother and wife.