Melissa Marie Ricks (born January 9, 1990) is a Filipina actress of Filipino– American descent. She was a runner-up in the reality talent search on Star Circle Quest ABS-CBN.
In 2004, she joined the reality talent search of
ABS-CBN, . 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. Star Circle Quest
After the contest, she guested in some TV shows of
ABS-CBN particularly in the youth oriented drama and variety show SCQ Reload . ASAP Fanatic
Melissa received one of her biggest breaks when she portrayed Hiyas, the apple of Pedro Penduko’s eyes in the Fantaserye
and when she starred in the primetime drama series Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko led by Iisa Pa Lamang Claudine Barretto.
She starred in
, an afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN with Kambal sa Uma Shaina Magdayao, Rio Locsin, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos.
Melissa is currently a member of
ABS CBN‘s elite circle of homegrown talents, Star Magic.