Melissa Bergland plays Jenny Gross
An only child, Melissa knew early on she was destined for a career in show business. A musical all-rounder, she started playing piano at four and flute at the age of seven. She also sings and possesses a mezzo alto vocal range.
Originally from Adelaide, she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree at Flinders University majoring in drama before relocating to Melbourne to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007.
She then studied acting for six months in New York, while there she secured an agent and performed in the New York Community Festival’s production of Fat Camp. When she returned home to Australia, she toured her self-devised cabaret show Blue Eyed Soul at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
For Melissa, scoring the role of Jenny was a dream come true. After the success of the first series Melissa was nominated for two Logie Awards; Most Outstanding New Talent and Most Popular New Talent, the latter of which she won.