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Melanie Waldman

Melanie SAG-AFTRA is a performer with a right arm limb difference, below the elbow. She currently wears multiple prostheses. She also is a registered adaptive yoga teacher.


Melanie is a passionate activist and advocate for the authentic disability representation in the media. She's the host of Amplitude Media group's "Little Miss Representation". She's an adaptive fashion model on QVC & worked on the Selma Blair & Isaac Mizrahi adaptive fashion line. Recently she was a special guest on the official "Avatar the Last Airbender" Nickelodeon podcast. There she was intervied by not only "Hook"'s Dante Basco who voices Prince Zuko but also the voice of Avatar Korra, Janet Varney. Melanie is a 2 time winner of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge's Awareness Campaign. The film challenge is what Melanie attests to a lot of the success that she's found within disabled Hollywood & the film industry.


FILM AND TELEVISION "Reconnecting" Principle Cast, LOVEY, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge ILY" Principle Cast, Nicole, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge WINNER "Couples Therapy," Principle Cast, Dr. Mel, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge “Goliath” Co-Star Amazon Prime, Woman #1, Episodes 203,204 "The Vanished" Principle Cast Darcie, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge WINNER COMMERCIAL QVC, On-air Model, 2022 American Eagle, (as self) #AerieREAL Ambassador, Accessible/ Adaptive Yoga Instructional Video, Sept 2020 Nike Adaptive "Carry Me", Featured Athlete, November 2019 THEATRE Chicago Mona/ Lipschitz, Margate Players Little Shop of Horrors, Ronette, Rutgers University, Cabaret Theatre Anything Goes, Bonnie, Egg Harbor Township High School PODCAST "Little Miss Representation," Creator & Host, presented by Amplitude Media/Magazine Nickelodeon’s “Braving the Elements” Guest Avatar the Last Airbender official podcast "Divided Films," Guest, 2 episodes


Winner 2019 & 2022 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, 3 time Nominated Finalist Nominee 2021, 2019, 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Winner 2013"Best Comedy" Rutgers Campus Moviefest , “ Ill Conceived”

Degrees & Certifications

Education: Rutgers University: BA double major, Theatre Arts & Journalism/ Media Studies, 2009-2013


Film, TV, Internet, Appearances, Background, Fashion Print, Theater, Radio, Public Speaking, Hosting / MC, Improv

Sports & Activities

Basketball, Boating / Yachting, Cycling / Handcycling, Fitness, Kayaking / Rowing, Surfing, Swimming, Yoga, Other


Prosthetic Limb


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