- Character bio
- Actor bio
A deadly operative of the William J. Burns Detective Agency, Connie Nunn roams from labor unrest to labor unrest, targeting the “bad men” responsible for labor strikes and unions. But unlike fellow strikebreaker Creeley Turner, Connie’s intentions are no secret. Her work as a strikebreaker is merely a vehicle in her quest to find the man who killed her husband. A man she believes to be Holden’s very own, Preacher Seth Davenport. And she will stop at nothing until she tracks him down and finds the truth.
Connie’s self-assigned role as vengeful angel of death will grow more complicated when she impulsively takes in a young girl named Brittany, the daughter of one of the labor leaders Connie has killed. As Connie and Brittany travel the country searching for Seth, this young child will tap into Connie’s buried humanity and mothering instincts, making her lethal work that much more difficult.
Born and raised in New York City, Melinda Page Hamilton now calls Los Angeles her home, and for good reason. Her star has been on the rise with a memorable recurring roles in hit shows including, AMC’s Emmy Award winning series, Mad Men, where she played “Anna Draper,” the widow of the solider who “Don Draper” (John Hamm) stole his identity from. Sundance TV’s Rectify where she played ”Rebecca” the therapist treating “Ted and Tawney,” (Clayne Crawford and Adelaide Clemmons), ABC’s Devious Maids, where she played “Odessa Burakov,” the no-nonsense Russian and house manager, HBO’s series Big Love where she played “Malinda,” the wife of “JJ” (Zeljko Ivanek) and Nicky’s (Chloe Sevigny) ex-sister wife who is dying of cancer, and ABC’s mega-hit series, Desperate Housewives, where she played the sexy nun, Sister Mary Bernard. Adding to her list of credits, she has played rivaling twins on CBS’s CSI: NY and had a racy guest star spot as Colleen Eubanks (a “Kimber wannabe”) on F/X’s controversial series NIP/TUCK. Her other credits include True Detective, Frequency, Modern Family, True Blood, Private Practice, The Mentalist, The Closer, Criminal Minds, Numbers, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, Without A Trace, Castle, and Bones.
She was the star of Bobcat Goldthwait’s comedy feature film, Sleeping Dogs Lie which he both wrote and directed and was selected in the main drama competition at the Sundance Film Festival. In the movie, she plays the role of “Amy,” an elementary school teacher whose happy life is turned upside down when she reveals a dark secret from her past. The movie was nominated at The Sundance Film Festival for “Grand Jury Prize” Melinda was nominated for “Best Breakthrough Actor” at the Gotham Awards.
A veteran of the theatre, Melinda starred at Hartford Stage in the play Rear Window opposite Kevin Bacon, directed by Darko Tresnjak. At San Diego’s The Old Globe Theatre, she played the title role of “Cornelia” in the original play written by Mark V. Olsen, the show runner of the hit HBO series Big Love. She has had starring roles at many of the countries best regional theaters including a turn at the Los Angeles Ahmanson Theatre in Kauffman and Ferber’s The Royal Family. Her theatre repertoire also includes performances at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, The Arena Stage in Washington D.C., The Cleveland Playhouse, San Diego’s Old Globe Theater, and numerous Off Broadway plays in New York.
Melinda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and her MFA from NYU.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.