Nuyorican actress Melonie Diaz is ready to invoke some fierce spirits and spells as one of the stars of the CW’s reboot of the 1990s classic, “Charmed.” A seasoned actress of independent films, Diaz has had years of preparation for her new network series role. Find out some interesting facts before the show’s premiere on October 14 at 9p.m./8p.m. CST.
Melonie Diaz is here to give you her opinion—and she doesn’t care if you think she’s a witch or not.
— Charmed (@cw_charmed) September 28, 2018
Cast as the first sister in the “Charmed” reboot, Diaz is bringing her fierce personality and distaste for the patriarchy to her portrayal of Mel. Mel who wants to create change and engage in the political conversation in this unprecedented time. She kicks butt and questions men who are parading as sexual predators by day and are actually demons at night. Sounds about right.
She’s politically engaged on social media.
VOTE THEM OUT!
— Melonie Diaz (@Melonie_Diaz) September 28, 2018
Much like her feminist character on the series, Diaz isn’t shy about expressing her political beliefs. Recent tweets include posting hotline information for those that needed support after the infamous Brett Kavanaugh hearing. She also has no concern when it comes to sharing messages from politicians she believes in.
“I’m angry on a visceral level,’ Diaz told the the New York Times. “The way I feel is, ‘How can we not be talking about this? The world is a dumpster fire!'”
Diaz’s academic curriculum has specialized in the performing arts since she was a teen.
Before appearing on a hearty casting list of independent films and on the Broadway stage, Diaz attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. She then received her degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in film production.
Diaz starred in “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler’s first feature film project “Fruitvale Station.”
In 2013, Diaz appeared as the character Sophina in Coogler’s first feature-length film, which garnered him buzz around the film festival circuit.
Diaz is a proud bookworm.
She often posts on Instagram the books on her current reading list and has encouraged her followers to support the work of minority women writers. All in favor of asking Diaz to start a virtual book club a la Reese Witherspoon, raise your hand. ✊🏻 ✊🏼 ✊🏽 ✊🏾 ✊🏿