MELONIE DIAZ (Sophina) was raised in New York's Lower East Side. She was bitten by the acting bug
while she attended the Henry Street Settlement. Melonie also attended the Professional
Performing Arts High School. Her mother and father are both of Puerto Rican descent.
She started her film career with a supporting role in Tom DiCillo's DOUBLE WHAMMY and
later landed her breakthrough role in Peter Sollett's RAISING VICTOR VARGAS. She then
was cast in Catherine Hardwicke's LORDS OF DOGTOWN and DitoMontiel's A GUIDE TO
RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination
for Best Supporting Female. She was also cast by Jamie Babbit in the lead role of Anna in
ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE, as well as roles in HAMLET 2 and BE KIND REWIND.
She recently appeared in the indie features SAVE THE DATE opposite Lizzy Kaplan and
Geoffrey Arend and SHE WANTS ME, opposite Hillary Duff, Aaron Yoo and Charlie Sheen.