Melissa Ricks BiographyMelissa Marie Ricks, simply known as Melissa Ricks in showbiz, is a Filipina actress and model of Filipino-American descent. She was born January 9, 1990. She is a co-host of ASAP and is one of Star Magic’s princesses. Melissa joined Star Circle Quest 2004 and made it to the top 10 finalists. Finally, after weeks of training she was able to enter the top 5 and ended as Grand Questor 4th runner-up.
After her win, she did some TV guestings and was able to be a part of teen-oriented show SCQ Reload and the Sunday variety show, ASAP. Melissa was one of the characters in the anime-based series entitled, Rounin alongside Shaina Magdayao, Joross Gamboa, and Rayver Cruz. Her biggest breaks came when she played the role of Hiyas, Pedro Penduko’s love interest in ABS-CBN’s fantaserye, Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko. She also worked with Caudine Barreto in the drama soap opera, Iisa Pa Lamang. Melissa also did Kambal sa Uma, an afternoon TV series of ABS-CBN together with Shaina Magdayao, Jason Abalos, Rio Locsin, and Matt Evans. Her most notable role so far was when she played the character of Elisa Altamira in Nasaan Ka, Elisa? (adapted from a Mexican telenovela). There, she worked with top caliber actors and actresses including Albert Martinez, Vina Morales, Agot Isidro, and Eric Fructouso. She also played the character of Johanna Montenegro in Walang Hanggan, a multi-acclaimed primetime series on TV.
Melissa appeared in several TV programs and series which include Walang Hanggan, Nasaan Ka Elisa, Happy Yipee Yehey, Maalaala Mo Kaya: School ID, Wansapanataym: Zoila’s Valentina, Noah, Banana Split, Your Song: Love Me Love You, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura, Tanging Yaman, Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Pepeng Agimat, Kambal sa Uma, Midnight DJ, Your Song Presents: Underage, Iisa Pa Lamang, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card, Your Song Presents: Sayang na Sayang, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Balikbayan Box, Princess Sarah, Rounin, Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Komiks Presents: Starboy, Your Song Presents: Pangarap Lang, Your Song Presents: Akin Ka Na Lang, ASAP, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kuwintas, ASAP Fanatic, SCQ Reload, Star Circle Quest, and as a host in Lactacyd Confidance.
She even starred in some movies like Only Time, Paano Na Kaya, Love on Line (LOL), Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical), Shake Rattle & Roll 9, and a cameo role in Ai-Ai delas Alas’ movie, Volta.