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Born Name: Melanie Joy Mayron
Date of Birth: October 20, 1952
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Actress, director
Children: Miles Mayron, Olivia Mayron
Parents: David Mayron, Norma Goodman
Education: Wissahickon High School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Siblings: Gale Mayron

Melanie Joy Mayron (born October 20, 1952) is an American actress and director of film and television. Mayron is best known for portraying the role of photographer Melissa Steadman on the ABC drama thirtysomething for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1989. In 2018, the Santa Fe Film Festival honored Mayron for her outstanding contributions to film and television.

Personal life
Mayron was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Norma (née Goodman), a real estate agent, and David Mayron, a pharmaceutical chemist. Her family is Jewish; Mayron's father is from a Sephardic background (the original surname was "Mizrahi"), while her mother is of Russian descent. She trained as an actress at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In 1998, she and her chemist father developed a line of skincare products for babies and adults called Mayron's Goods.

Mayron was in a long-term relationship with screenwriter and producer Cynthia Mort, with whom she shared co-parenting of their two children.

Career
Mayron appeared in the 1974 film Harry and Tonto, the 1976 movies Gable and Lombard and Car Wash, the 1977 films The Great Smokey Roadblock and You Light Up My Life, and starred in 1978's Girlfriends. In the mid-1970s, she played Brenda Morgenstern's best friend, Sandy Franks, on three episodes of the sitcom Rhoda. In 1982, she played Terry Simon, the photographer, in director Costa-Gavras' political drama Missing.

In 1988, she co-wrote and co-produced the comedy film Sticky Fingers. In 1995, Mayron directed The Baby-Sitters Club, a film based upon the book series of the same name. She also directed the television movie Toothless (1997) starring Kirstie Alley and the movie Slap Her... She's French (2002), starring Piper Perabo (which appeared on television as She Gets What She Wants). In 2006, she appeared as a judge in the reality show Looking for Stars on the Starz! channel.

In addition, she also directed episodes of thirtysomething, as well as episodes for shows such as In Treatment, The Fosters, Providence, Dawson's Creek, Ed, State of Grace, Nash Bridges, Wasteland, Tell Me You Love Me and The Naked Brothers Band, the latter series was created and ran by Mayron's former thirtysomething co-star Polly Draper.

In 2015, she directed and released The Living Room Sessions on YouTube, a collection of videos of up-and-coming musical artists performing acoustic sets in her living room.

Mayron has directed an episode of the Netflix original series GLOW, an episode of SEAL Team, an episode of The Enemy Within, and multiple episodes of the 2018 Charmed reboot, as well as Jane the Virgin.

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