Melyssa Ford

Melyssa Ford

Born: November 7, 1976
Age: 42
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Biography

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 animated character whose sensuous figure Ford's is said to resemble.

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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

1997
1998
  • "Anywhere" (112 featuring Lil' Zane)
  • "Northern Touch" (Rascalz featuring Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair)
  • "Bout Your Love" (Glenn Lewis)
1999
  • "Let's Ride" (Choclair)
2000
  • "Big Pimpin'" (Jay-Z featuring UGK)
  • "Thong Song Remix" (Sisqó)
  • "Cherchez LaGhost" (Ghostface Killah featuring U-God)
  • "Shake Ya Ass" (Mystikal)
2001
  • "Knock Yourself Out" (Jadakiss)
2003
2004

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

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