In The CW’s new series “Charmed,” Melonie Diaz plays Melanie “Mel” Vera, a strong-willed feminist, who is deeply emotional and relishes her close connection to her mother, Marisol (guest star Valerie Cruz) and her younger sister, Maggie (Sarah Jeffery). In the wake of her mother’s death, Mel struggles to move forward, convinced her mother was murdered even though the police and her detective girlfriend, Niko (Ellen Tamaki), say otherwise. When her sister, Macy (Madeleine Mantock) knocks at the door, Mel is distraught that her mother would keep such a big secret from her. However, upon discovering her witch identity, Mel is energized – ready to take on the world, find her mother’s killer, and – with the help of her sisters – defeat the Source of All Evil with her time-freezing power.
Earlier this year, Diaz was seen in the thriller “The Belko Experiment,” with John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, and John C. McGinley and directed by Greg McLean. She was most recently seen in “Gringo,” opposite David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Joel Egerton, and directed by Nash Edgerton.
In 2014, Diaz starred along with America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Common in Ryan Piers Williams’ “X/Y.” Diaz went on to film the fantasy drama “The Cobbler,” starring alongside Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman and Ellen Barkin.
Diaz was seen in the 2013 biographical drama “Fruitvale Station.” Melonie’s breakout performance in the role of “Sophina” earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. The film, which debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, went on to receive much critical acclaim following its release.
In 2012, she starred in the comedy “She Wants Me,” opposite Josh Gad and Hilary Duff; “Save The Date,” opposite Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie; as well as “Supporting Characters,” with Lena Dunham and Arielle Kebbel. Diaz was nominated for her first Independent Spirit Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Female for her role in “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.”
Additional film credits include the paranormal comedy “Ghost Team,” the 2008 comedy musical “Hamlet 2,” opposite Steve Coogan and Catherine Keener; Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind,” the biographical drama film “Lords of Dogtown,” directed by Catherine Hardwicke; and Peter Sollett’s “Raising Victor Vargas.”
On the television side, Diaz was seen in the VH1 series “The Breaks” and in the thrilling HBO series “Room 104.” She has appeared in a number of hit television series, including the award-winning series “Girls,” “CSI: Miami,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Person of Interest” and “Law & Order,” among many others.
Originally from New York City, Diaz was raised on the Lower East Side. She studied acting at the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, and later completed a degree in Film Production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Diaz currently resides in Los Angeles.
In The CW’s new series “Charmed,” Sarah Jeffery plays Maggie Vera, a bubbly, kindhearted young woman, a freshman in college and a sorority pledge. She has an innate need to be well-liked and wants to fit in. Her mother’s death rocks her confidence and her relationship with her older sister, Mel (Melonie Diaz). Maggie is mortified to learn she is a witch – so much for fitting in! However, with inspiration from Mel and guidance from her new sister, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Maggie will learn to embrace who she is, especially her new mind reading power.
Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jeffery always knew she was destined for Hollywood. Since the age of 3 she has been performing onstage in musicals and theatrical productions, but it was when she got into her teens that Jeffery decided to expand her horizons and enter the world of film and television.
For three seasons, Jeffery has played Cristina Santos, Jennifer Lopez’s character’s daughter on “Shades of Blue,” directed by the legendary Barry Levinson.
Jeffery booked her first role in the pilot “Aliens in The House” directed by Peter DeLuise. Months later while attending the Langley Fine Arts School, Jeffery landed the series regular role of Evie in “Rogue,” portraying the teenage daughter star of Thandie Newton. She was then cast in the recurring role of Amy in the M. Night Shyamalan event series “Wayward Pines.”
She was cast in the Disney Channel movie “Descendants,” directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega. Jeffery played Princess Audrey, the daughter of Aurora and Prince Phillip, opposite Kristin Chenoweth. In April 2018, it was announced she would be reprising her role in the threequel, also directed by Kenny Ortega, for a summer 2019 premiere.
Jeffery was cast as the co-lead role opposite Stephan James in the feature film “Undone.” She played Jayme Crawley, a teen straddling the line between black and white students at a school dealing with racial tensions. Directed by Director X, the film went on to win numerous awards, including the Best Atlantic Feature Award at the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival and Best First Feature at the 2016 Canadian Film Fest. In 2018, Jeffery played Daphne Blake in “Daphne & Velma,” directed by Suzi Yoonessi and produced by Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale for Warner Home Video.
When not filming, Jeffery dedicates her time to philanthropic efforts such as animal rights by working closely with Mercy for Animals and PETA. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
In The CW’s new series “Charmed,” Rupert Evans plays Harry Greenwood, the Charmed Ones’ Whitelighter – a guardian angel who protects and guides witches to their intended destiny. In his former life, Harry was an actor in London before being recruited into the British Secret Service. He died in the line of duty and was chosen to become a Whitelighter.
Evans has become internationally recognized for his film, television and theatre work in a wide range of acclaimed projects. He just completed shooting the third season of the series “The Man in the High Castle.” Past British television credits include the Peter Moffat series “The Village,” Scott Free’s “World Without End,” “Fleming” alongside Dominic Cooper and many others.
Last year, Evans starred in STX Entertainment’s genre film “The Boy,” opposite Lauren Cohan, and in Lakeshore’s “American Pastoral” alongside and directed by Ewan McGregor. Evans feature film debut was as the lead character of Agent John Myers in Guillermo Del Toro’s “Hellboy.”
A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Evan’s theatre credits are extensive and include some of London’s most prestigious theaters.