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Mel Burke

played by Melissa Joan Hart

character

Mel, a former wild child of a political family, is all grown up and now in city politics herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits his company, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and her adolescent nephew, Ryder. Spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe.

actor

Melissa Joan Hart has a list of credits far beyond her years. Having made her first national commercial at age 4, she is now a veteran of television, film and theater.


Hart will next be seen in the upcoming ABC Family series "Melissa & Joey." She is executive-producing the half-hour multi-camera comedy along with her co-star, Joey Lawrence.


Hart is best known internationally for her starring role in "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," which is produced by her company, Hartbreak Films, in association with Viacom and aired on The WB and ABC Networks. The show is also in syndication around the world and has inspired two "Wonderful World of Disney" movies, "Sabrina Goes to Rome" and "Sabrina Down Under," both of which she produced and starred in after the success of the first TV movie, "Sabrina," for Showtime in 1995.


Hart has also directed several episodes of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," Disney Channel's single camera show "So Weird," and Nickelodeon's multi-camera show, "Taina." Hart directed her short film, "Mute," which she also produced. "Mute" was in competition at many film festivals in 2006, including Palm Springs, Tribeca, Newport, Vail and Sarasota Film Festivals, to name a few. When Hart was married in July 2003, her wedding was produced by Hartbreak as a reality series and aired on ABC Family.


On the big screen, Hart starred in the romantic comedy "Drive Me Crazy," for which she won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award. She made a memorable appearance as "yearbook girl" in the graduation night comedy, "Can't Hardly Wait." She's recently starred and executive-produced the thriller "Nine Dead."


She currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, Mark, and two sons.