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Melinda Patrice Clarke is an American actress and voice actress, credited with providing the voice for Madame Macmu-Ling and an additional character in one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits

Madame Macmu-Ling

Character information: Madame Macmu-Ling

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Personal life

Clarke was born Melinda Patrice Clarke in Dana Point, California, the daughter of Patricia Lewis, a ballet dancer, and John Clarke, an actor who was an original cast member of the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. She has a brother, Joshua, and a sister, Heidi, who died in 1994 of a malignant heart tumor. She has a daughter named Catherine Grace.


Clarke appeared on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, where her father was a senior cast member, as Faith Brown and starred on Soldier of Fortune, Inc. for both of its seasons. She also guest starred on Xena: Warrior Princess as the Amazon chieftain Velasca, Firefly as the brothel madam Nandi, Charmed as the Siren, and has had five appearances on CSI, where she played the dominatrix, Lady Heather. She also appeared in the Seinfeld episode "The Muffin Tops", playing Jerry's girlfriend.

She originally appeared on the Fox drama The O.C. as a guest star, and due to fan response was offered a contract for her role as Julie Cooper-Nichol, a cunning socialite who marries for money. Clarke accepted the role and became an integral part of the show's storylines. As well as starring on The O.C., she has appeared on HBO's hit series Entourage as a fictionalized version of herself, married to Malcolm McDowell's character, Terrance McQuewick. Clarke also appeared as the Devil's girlfriend in The CW's 2007 series Reaper. She also auditioned for the role of Number Six on SCI-FI's smash hit Battlestar Galactica but the role ultimately went to Tricia Helfer. In 2010, she appeared on the CW show The Vampire Diaries as Kelly Donovan.

Clarke has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Foundation. Other projects included a TV movie, She Drives Me Crazy, produced by former co-star Rowan. She appeared as a guest star on Chuck, another series created by The O.C.'s creator Josh Schwartz. She later played Amanda, a series regular role, on The CW's drama Nikita.


  • 1996: Won a Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival Award for La lengua asesina (Best Actress)
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