Melissa Marie Ricks|
9 January 1990
|Occupation||Actress, Host, Dancer, Model|
|Agent||Star Magic (2004–present)|
Early life and education
Melissa Marie Ricks is the daughter of Kelly Ricks, the president and director of SnR Philippines.
In 2004, she joined the reality talent search of ABS-CBN, Star Circle Quest. She was one of the top 10 Questors or Magic Circle of 10, and after few weeks of training, made it to the final 5 or Magic Circle of 5. In the Grand Questor's Night, she was declared as the 4th runner up.
Melissa received one of her biggest breaks when she portrayed Hiyas, the apple of Pedro Penduko's eyes in the Fantaserye Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko and when she starred in the primetime drama series Iisa Pa Lamang led by Claudine Barreto.
She starred in Kambal sa Uma, an afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN with Shaina Magdayao, Rio Locsin, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos. She came back abruptly to Primetime on the hit series Tanging Yaman in 2010 alongside Erich Gonzales.
During the 2011-2012 season, she portrayed Elisa Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa?, the Philippine adaptation of the Chilean 2009 drama ¿Dónde está Elisa? (later remade in United States in 2010). She then played her biggest break in the role of Johanna Montenegro in the multi-acclaimed phenomenal primetime drama series, Walang Hanggan. She currently appears as Leah Layer in Honesto, where she reunites with her Walang Hanggan co-stars' Paulo Avelino and Noni Buencamino. This 2015 She is the lead actress of the upcoming kick off film of The Light Cinema entitled "Ligaw" as Criselle.
|2004||Star Circle Quest||Herself||Finalist (Top 5)|
|2004-05||SCQ Reload||Melissa Gordon|
|2004-05||ASAP Fanatic||Herself / Host|
|2005||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Tricia||Episode: "Kwintas"|
|2005–13||ASAP||Herself / Host|
|2006||Your Song Presents: Akin Ka Na Lang|
|2006||Komiks Presents: Starboy||Shasta|
|2006||Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Reyna Hiyas|
|2007||Your Song Presents: Pangarap Lang||Sybil|
|2007||Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao||Hiyas|
|2007||Love Spell Presents: Hairy Harry||Sally|
|2007||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Trisha||Episode: "Balikbayan Box"|
|2008||Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical)||Sasa||TV Movie|
|2008||Your Song Presents: Sayang Na Sayang||Bettina|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Monique||Episode: "Card"|
|2008||Iisa Pa Lamang||Sophia Castillejos|
|2009||Your Song Presents: Underage||Celina Serrano|
|2009||Midnight DJ||Linette||Episode: "Kasal ng Tikbalang"|
|2009||Jim Fernandez's Kambal Sa Uma||Ella Perea / Venus dela Riva|
|2009||Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat Ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Pepeng Agimat||Lora Hizon|
|2010||Tanging Yaman||Isabel Jacinto|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Len||Episode: "Basura"|
|2010||Your Song Presents: Love Me, Love You||Ivy|
|2010-11||Banana Split||Various roles||Guest|
|2010||Lactacyd Confidance||Herself / Host|
|2010||Wansapanataym||Valentina Veneracion||Episode: "Zoila's Valentina"|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||May||Episode: "School ID"|
|2011||Happy Yipee Yehey||Herself / Guest|
|2011||Nasaan Ka Elisa?||Elisa Altamira|
|2012||Walang Hanggan||Patricia "Johanna Montenegro" Bonifacio|
|2013||Wansapanataym||Diwata||Episode: "Flores De Yayo"|
|2014||Ipaglaban Mo!||Nina||Episode: "Ang Pangako Mo Sa Akin"|
|2015||Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal||Herself||Briefcase #19|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya'||Mai||Episode: "Pagkain"|
|2007||Shake, Rattle and Roll 9||Dang||Segment: "Engkanto"|
|2009||Love on Line (LOL)||Lieizzy|
|2010||Paano Na Kaya||Ana|
Awards and nominations
|2005||SCQ Reload||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best New Female TV Personality||Won|
- Quintos, Napoleon (13 February 2009). "Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks Star in the TV Version of Underage". Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (18 September 2007). "Melissa Ricks Backs off from Kissing Scenes with Matt Evans in 'Love Spell'". Guide / Television. pep. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
- "'Princess Sarah' Cast Members". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Rio Locsin Thrilled Over ABS-CBN's Adaptation of 'Kambal sa Uma'". ABS-CBN News. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "School ID". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- "Mystery Behind 'Nasaan Ka Elisa?' Finally Revealed". The Freeman. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Pagkain (Big Love)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Katrina Halili: Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 a Breather from Marimar". GMA News Online. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Lorna, Baron, Juday, John Lloyd, Rufa Mae at Kimpee: wagi sa Star Awards for TV" (in Tagalog). Abante Tonite. 6 December 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2010.