Melissa O’Neil Biography: Spouse, Age, Movies, Net Worth, TV Shows, Height, Instagram, Parents, Songs

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Melissa O’Neil is a multi-talented Canadian artist who has succeeded in music and acting.

She made history as the first female and youngest winner of Canadian Idol in 2005 and went on to release a gold-certified album and earn a Juno nomination.

She also pursued a career in theatre, starring in Broadway and West End productions of Les Miserables.

She later transitioned to television, playing lead roles in the sci-fi series Dark Matter and the police drama The Rookie.


  • Full name: Melissa O’Neil
  • Date of birth: July 12, 1988
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Singer and actress
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
  • Parents: Alison Yeung (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life & Education

Melissa O’Neil, now 36, was born on July 12, 1988, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is of Chinese and Irish descent, and her mother’s name is Alison Yeung.

She grew up in a musical family, as her mother was a piano teacher and her grandfather was a jazz musician.

She attended Lester B. Pearson High School, where she excelled in academics and sports. She was involved in musicals and drama clubs and played rugby and basketball.

She graduated in 2006 with honors. She did not pursue higher education, as she focused on her music career after winning Canadian Idol.

Personal Life

Melissa O’Neil has kept her personal life private and has not revealed much about her romantic relationships.

She has been linked to some of her co-stars, such as Daniel DiTomasso and Nathan Fillion, but none of these rumors have been confirmed.

She is currently single and does not have any children. She is close to her mother, who has supported her career choices. She also has a pet dog named Charlie.


Melissa O’Neil’s career began in 2005 when she auditioned for the third season of Canadian Idol.

She impressed the judges and the viewers with her powerful voice and versatile style and became the show’s first female and youngest winner at 16.

She signed a record deal with Sony BMG and released her self-titled debut album in November 2005.

The album was certified gold by the CRIA and spawned the hit singles “Alive,” “Let It Go,” and “Speechless.”

She also received a Juno nomination for Best New Artist in 2006. She continued performing and recording music and collaborated with artists such as Rex Goudie, Kalan Porter, and Tyler Kyte.

She also ventured into theatre, and made her professional debut in 2007 as Gabriella Montez in the Canadian tour of High School Musical.

She then moved to New York and landed the role of Eponine in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables in 2014. She received rave reviews for her performance and won a Dora Mavor Moore award for best performance by a female in a leading role (musical). She also reprised the role in the West End production of Les Miserables in 2015.

She made her television debut in 2015 as Two / Rebecca / Portia Lin in the Syfy series Dark Matter. She played the leader of a group of amnesiac mercenaries who travel across the galaxy in a stolen spaceship.

The show ran for three seasons and was praised for its diverse cast and complex characters. She also appeared in guest roles in other shows, such as Rogue, iZombie, and This Life.

She currently stars as Officer Lucy Chen in the ABC series The Rookie, which premiered in 2018. She plays a rookie cop who joins the Los Angeles Police Department at age 35 and faces various challenges and dangers on the job.

She also develops a romantic relationship with her training officer, Tim Bradford, played by Eric Winter. The show is based on the true story of Bill Norcross, who became the oldest rookie in the LAPD.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Melissa O’Neil has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

She has earned her wealth from her music and acting career, as well as from endorsements and appearances.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @missoneil
  • Twitter handle: @Mel13Oneil
  • YouTube channel: @MelissaONeil


  • Dark Matter
  • The Rookie
  • Rogue
  • iZombie
  • This Life
  • Condor
  • V-Wars
  • Second Jen
  • The Boys


Melissa O’Neil has released one studio album, one EP, and several singles. Here are some of her discography:

  • Alive
  • Let It Go
  • Speechless
  • I Won’t Take You Back
  • Just Like January
  • String Me Along
  • The Old Apartment
  • Don’t Rush
  • Nowhere With You

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