Who is Melody Anderson?
She is a veteran Canadian actress, social worker, and public speaker. She is specialized in the impact of addiction on families. The veteran Canadian actress started her acting career at the age of 22. She portrayed the role of Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon, which is one of her best works. Alongside this, she also worked in the 1986 film Firewalker with Chuck Norris. She stayed in the industry for almost two decades and worked in several movies of the ’70s and ’80s. But, she left the entertainment industry in 1995. After that, she became a social worker and public speaker and worked for the betterment of society.
Melody Anderson was born on December 3, 1955, in Edmonton, a city in Alberta, Canada. After completing high school education, Anderson completed a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. She served a brief stint as an on-air reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. After that, she traveled to Southeast Asia and Australia to work as one of the first non-Australian female reporters for a Sydney newspaper. Career Melody returned to North America in 1977. She appeared as a guest star in the 1977 series Logan’s Run and also as a “Sweathog” in a 1977 episode of Welcome Back, Kotter. It was her first appearance on the screen as an actor. After that, she made several guest appearances on the television screen, including Archie Bunker’s Place, Battlestar Galactica, Dallas, T. J. Hooker, CHiPs, the pilot episode of The A-Team, and The Fall Guy. Moreover, she played recurring roles on St. Elsewhere and Jake and the Fatman. She was the lead actress of the famous NBC 1983 series. Besides this, She Wrote an episode of “Prediction: Murder” in 1989. Anderson got real fame after portraying the roles of Dale Arden in Flash Gordon (1980). She became a star after that. In 1983, she appeared in a TV lm called Policewoman Centerfold. She played the role of a divorced police officer in that movie.
In 1986, she appeared on the big screen with Nicolas Cage in The Boy in Blue and Chuck Norris in Firewalker. She did few projects after that, like the TV movie Beverly Hills Madam (1986), the soap opera All My Children, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993). She left the television industry after as a guest star in the short-lived CBS revival of Burke’s Law in 1995.
Post-acting Social work
After working as an actress for almost two decades, she got into social work. Anderson became a certified EMDR Clinician/EMDR Therapist in California. She is also an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in New York and California, with private practices in West Los Angeles and Manhattan. Besides this, she also offers her services related to therapy at several treatment centers in the Los Angeles area. Alongside this social work, Anderson is an international lecturer and media spokesperson as well.
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