Who is Melissa Fumero?

Melissa Fumero is a popular figure in the entertainment industry. She is a professional actress and director. The fans of the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine know her as Detective Amy Santiago. She is also well-known as Adriana Cramer in the series One Life to Live. 37-year-old Melissa has been in the entertainment industry since 2004.

Quick Info
Full NameMelissa Gallo
Birth DateAugust 19, 1982
Birth PlaceNorth Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Height5 feet and 9  inches (175 centimeters)
Weight62 kilograms (132 lbs)
Body Measurement36-26-36 inches
EyesDark Brown
HusbandDavid Fumero
SonsEnzo Fumero
Axel Fumero
Net Worth$2 million


Melissa Fumero was born on August 19, 1982, with the name Melissa Gallo in North Bergen, New Jersey, United States. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fumero. Details about his parents like their names and profession are unknown. Furthermore, she has one sibling, a brother. Her parents were Cuban who moved to the United States during their teenage years. Furthermore, Melissa has been moving from Guttenberg to Lyndhurst and then to New York  City. She is  American by nationality and white by ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

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Physical Statistics

Melissa stands to 5 feet and 9  inches (175 centimeters) and her weight are around 62 kilograms (132 lbs). She has a slim body with a measurement of 36-26-36 inches. She wears the dress of size 4 and shoes of size 8 according to the US standards. Melissa has a beautiful pair of Dark Brown eyes with Black Hair.


Talking about her educational qualifications, details about her primary education is unknown. For further studies, she chose New York University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama.

Social Media

Melissa is also active on social media and has personal Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Her Instagram account has 2 million followers with 716 posts. Furthermore, Melissa’s Twitter id @melissafumero has 652.9 k followers. Her Facebook page has 17,768 likes and 18,747 follows.

Personal Life

Melissa married actor David Fumero on the 30th of December, 2007. She met David as a co-star in the series One Life to Live. The couple has two children together, both sons named Enzo Fumero and Axel Fumero. After her marriage, Melissa changed her stage name as Melissa Fumero.

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Melissa Fumero Career


Melissa’s first movie came in 2007, where she played the uncredited role of Dorm Girl #2 in a thriller film titled Descent that stars Rosario Dawson. Two years later, she played the role of Melissa in the American independent comedy film titled I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. Furthermore, she appeared in the movie Tiny Dancer as Ati in the same year.  In 2013, Melissa played the role of Lily in The House That Jack Built. Four years later, she appeared in the movie DriverX as Jessica. She then played the role of Alex in A Stone in the Water in 2019.


Melissa Fumero played her first role in a television series One Life to Live as Adriana Cramer from 2004 to 2011 in 208 episodes. In 2005, she played the same role as Adriana Cramer in 2 episodes of All My Children.  She then played the role of April in one episode of a sketch-variety show titled Important Things with Demetri Martin titled Coolness in 2009. Furthermore, Fumero appeared in an American teen drama television series Gossip Girl as Zoe for 5 episodes in 2010. In the same year, she played the role of Carmen Reyes in American drama television series titled The Mentalist that aired from 2008 to 2015 in one episode titled Red Letter.

Furthermore, Melissa played the role of Brooke in one episode of an American comedy-drama television series titled Royal Pains titled Pit Stop in 2011. A year later, she appeared in CSI: NY as Michelle Rhodes. Fumero then played the role of April in an American sitcom Men at Work in one episode titled The New Boss. Since 2013, she plays the main role of Detective Amy Santiago in the American police procedural comedy television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She also directed one episode of the series titled Return of the King. The main casts of this series include Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller. Furthermore, Melissa appeared in the American reality competition series titled Top Chef Duels in one episode titled Jen Carroll vs. Nyesha Arrington in 2014.

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She also appeared in Hollywood Game Night in 2015 and 2019 for one episode each. In 2016, she played the role of The Admirable in one episode of Mack & Moxy titled A Bop-Topus’ Garden. She also appeared in Hell’s Kitchen in the episode A Little Slice of Hell in 2017. Melisssa appeared in The $100,000 Pyramid in 2018. Furthermore, she played the role of Estrellita in two episodes of American sitcom One Day at a Time in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, she appeared in America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Fumero played the voice role of Antonia in 2 episodes of Elena of Avalor from 2019-2020. In 2020, she played the voice role of Starla in the series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She then appeared in Match Game in one episode titled Shooting Blanks.


Melissa has also appeared in many web series and short films like Haute & Bothered Half Empty, Mourners, Inc., and Stolen Hearts.

Awards and Nominations

Fumero has been nominated to four award shows and has won one award. She received all nominations for the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Her first award is the 2015 NHMC Impact Awards for the Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to the Positive Portrayals of Latinos in the Media category. Furthermore, she was nominated for the Imagen Awards Best Supporting Actress-Television category in 2015, 2016, and 2019.

Melissa Fumero Net Worth

Melissa’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She earns money mostly through her acting career and various endorsement deals.