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Acting projects accomplished

Prior Experiences

Melanie has had a lot of professional success.
"Melanie D. Calvert," "Dahlia Patton" is a retired respiratory care practitioner who now works with her first loves - acting, photography and writing.



Acting is her real love .
Very talented, Melanie has 3 acting agents and is actively moving forward in the business. Self motivated, she's constantly looking for acting parts.



Her Goals
Melanie is actively seeking an acting career by doing several TV appearances and voiceovers for local radio stations. She is able to change voice accent.


Actress Melanie C. Benton - Projects

Melanie's Wild Wild West


I am dependable. I think time is important, but time-management more so. I'm VP of media company, book publishing, writing, and web design. Photography- Professional photographer owns Visual Impressions Photography with 20 Years of experience. Published Author of A Southern Moon Rising, first book. Life-time gathering of skills due to age, seen and had many real life experiences. Makeup consultant with Mary Kay for over 14 years. Natural acting talent -- constantly assuming roles for run dialects: Redneck, Southern Woman, Southern Belle.

** Melanie has landed a Co-Starring part in the up-coming new movie, "They Wore Blue and Gray." Read more about the movie at the official "They Wore Blue and Gray Web Site" or you can order the ***** official coffee Cup here!





Maude Ellen Brooks
Film for Tupelo Film Festival older lady / extra John Wee Lucky13 Productions


Lawyer Commercial Ill School Teacher 4 Tell Films- Jackson, Ms.
*The Mall at Turtle Creek-Jonesboro, AR Celebrity Shopper The Lisa Lax Agency
Food Chain Audition New Orleans,La Metro Models & Talent, LLC
Wilson Kia Jackson, MS Wilson Kia

* Mel's one of the hands taking a shopping bag.

Image Copyright © 2011 by Melanie C. Benton
TV Guest / Music


Melanie's Official Photograph
Listen to the Eagle Jackson, Ms Paul Ott
TV Station WLBT Jackson, Ms Wilson Stribling
TV Station WTOK Meridian, Ms Weight Loss Interview - Top Story


singer Rankin's Got Talent 2010


Image Copyright © 2011 by Jay C. Johnson


Official Photographer Listen to the Eagle Paul Ott
Official Photographer Book Covers WR Benton
Photography Endorsed State Senator Terry Burton
Tupelo Film Commission Tupelo, MS Member

Melanie Official Photo

Image Copyright © 2011 by Jay C. Johnson


Motto and Beliefs: Melanie was raised on a farm in a rural Lauderdale County, Mississippi, where she worked as a Veterinarian assistant for many years. She was taught early in life to respect her elders and was active in her Baptist church. She developed a passion and fascination for the outdoors while a young child and still carries that deep love with her today.

Advocate, photographer, author, retired respiratory care practitioner, camping, country gal, fishing, guest on talk show, hunting, camping, make up artist, mentor, motivational speaking, outdoor woman, photography, story teller, survival skills, television personality, voice over, canoeing, equestrian - rodeo, equestrian - western, fishing, shooting - rifle, swimming - ability - general, chef, comedian, dance line/country, impressionist, improvisation, licensed driver, medical equipment, modeling, vocal range: soprano, African accent, British - Cockney accent, German accent, Irish accent, Southern accent, Spanish accent






Life Experiences

Raised a Farm girl - Veterinarian assistant throughout high school

School bus Driver

Mentor to Children

Film Processing

Writer of published cooking articles, as well as author of "A Southern Moon Rising"

Sears Portrait Studio Manager

Designer of women's clothing

Women's health advocate

Substantial weight loss (127 pounds) - Gastric bypass surgery



2010 Rankin's Got Talent