Melyssa Ford

Melyssa Ford

Born: November 7, 1976
Age: 47
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976) is a Canadian hip hop model and actress. She attended York University and studied in the field of forensic psychology. Ford's father is Afro-Barbadian and her mother is Russian and Norwegian. She is often referred to as Jessica Rabbit, an animation character whose sinuous figure Ford's is said to resemble.


Entertainment career

In the late 1990s, music video director Little X discovered Ford while she was working as a bartender at a Toronto nightclub and helped launch her modeling career. She has appeared in music videos, men's magazines, television programs and films. Ford was an on-air personality for Sirius Satellite Radio's Hot Jamz channel. She sells a line of calendars and DVD.

In a 2008 CNN interview, Ford said that when making music videos she often asked herself whether she was "perpetuating a negative stereotype" about black women. When she was asked whether music videos, overall, are "demeaning to women", Ford replied, "Yes, I definitely have to say that".

As of 2014, Ford participates in the Bravo Network television series Blood, Sweat & Heels, documenting her social life against the background of her struggles of becoming a realtor in New York.

Selected music videos

  • "Anywhere" (112 featuring Lil' Zane)
  • "Northern Touch" (Rascalz featuring Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair)
  • "Bout Your Love" (Glenn Lewis)
  • "Let's Ride" (Choclair)
  • "Big Pimpin'" (Jay-Z featuring UGK)
  • "Thong Song Remix" (Sisqó)
  • "Cherchez LaGhost" (Ghostface Killah featuring U-God)
  • "Shake Ya Ass" (Mystikal)
  • "Knock Yourself Out" (Jadakiss)

Selected magazine appearances

  • King
  • Maxim
  • Smooth
  • XXL and XXL Eye Candy

Selected television appearances

  • 2000: Soul Food (Showtime)
  • 2003: Playmakers (ESPN)
  • 2004: How I'm Livin' (BET)
  • 2004-2006: BET Style (BET)
  • 2007: Entourage (HBO)
  • 2007: The Game (The CW)
  • 2008: Byte Me: 20 Hottest Women of the Web (E!)
  • 2008: The Black Poker Stars Invitational (BET)
  • 2014: Blood, Sweat & Heels (Bravo)
  • 2014: "The Millionaire Matchmaker" (Bravo)

Selected filmography

  • 2000: Turn It Up
  • 2003: Kung Faux
  • 2004: Psyche
  • 2007: God's Prayer
  • 2008: Three Can Play That Game
  • 2008: Days of Wrath
  • 2008: Love for Sale
  • 2009: Good Hair
  • 2011: Video Girl
  • 2012: Think like a Man
  • 2014: Think Like a Man Too

Video game appearance

  • 2007: Def Jam Icon

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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