Melissa O'Neil is known for her roles as Officer Lucy Chen on the ABC police procedural drama series 'The Rookie' and Portia Lin on the Syfy science fiction series Dark Matter. Also, she is a singer who won the third season of Canadian Idol.

Canadian singer, & actress Melissa O'Neil
Caption: Canadian singer, & actress Melissa O'Neil (Photo: Instagram)


Melissa O'Neil Parents

Born to parents Alison Yeung (mother) and Tim O’Neil (father) on July 12, 1988. Her birthplace is  Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the birth sign Cancer with the birth name Melissa Crystal O'Neil. Her mother Alison is of Hong Kong Chinese, and her father is of Irish descent. 

Melissa O'Neil clicking selfie with her mom Alison
Caption: Melissa O'Neil clicking selfie with her mom Alison (Photo: Instagram)


So, Melissa is of Irish and Chinese ethnicity, having Canadian nationality. She enrolled at Terry Fox Junior High School located in Calgary, Canada. Then she attended Lester B. Pearson High School located in Calgary. In high school, she performed in musicals and played rugby, and was on the basketball team.


Is Melissa O'Neil Married?  Her Partner

Melissa O'Neil is yet to be married to her partner/boyfriend. O'Neil is in a romantic relationship with her partner Daniel Birnbaum. Rumors of their relationship turned out to be true. Her boyfriend Daniel is a talent agent of Toronto Blue Jays. 

Picture of Melissa O'Neil Kissing her future husband Daniel
Caption: Picture of Melissa O'Neil Kissing her future husband Daniel (Photo: Instagram)


As per reports, the duo relationship started in mid-2013 but some reports suggested they actually dated in the year 2012. The couple's several photos surfaced on the internet. Melissa and Daniel's relationship still going on by maintaining a strong bond.

Melissa O'Neil with her partner Daniel Birnbaum
Caption: Melissa O'Neil with her partner Daniel Birnbaum (Photo: Instagram)


However, she has dated some men in the past Melissa was in a relationship with Mathew Rossoff, a yoga instructor. The duo dated from the year 2011 to 2013.


What's Melissa O'Neil Net Worth?

Melissa O'Neil has earned an estimated net worth of $14 Million collected working as an actress and singer. Previously, her net worth was $7 Million collected working as an actress and singer. O'Neil's wealth increased after she became the winner of Canadian Idol. She featured in a comedy thriller movie, A Simple Favor, that collected $53.5 Million in North America and $44.1 Million in other territories, for a total of $97.6 Million at the box office. 

Melissa O'Neil posing for picture while sitting in car with co-actor
Caption: Melissa O'Neil posing for a picture while sitting in the car with co-actor (Photo: Pinterest)


The production budget of the film is around $20 Million. Working as a singer, she earns an average salary of over $68,339 per year in Canada, as reported by Neuvoo. Working as an actress, she earns an average salary of over $52,339 per year.


Melissa O'Neil Neck Tattoo

Melissa O'Neil has a neck tattoo however, she is yet to reveal the significance or the meaning of her tattoos. Her neck tattoos are beautiful and well designed. Melissa's tattoos are the medium of her self-expression or it just might be a trick to make her physique stand out among the netizens.


Height of Melissa O'Neil

Melissa O'Neil has a height of 1.62 m or 5 feet 4 inches tall. She has a slim body and weighs around 125 pounds. This singer & actress actively does yoga. 

Melissa O'Neil posing for picture
Caption: Melissa O'Neil posing for a picture  (Photo: Instagram)


She has a body measurement of 35-24-35 inches for her chest, waist, and hips, respectively. Melissa has black colored hair with dark brown eyes color. 


Career in Music

Melissa had judges standing in awe of her voice and her amazing performance in the audition for Canadian Idol. In the Idol, she went through to the next round in the top 100’samong the top 32, top 10, and ultimately. Melissa became the winner of Canadian Idol Season 3. Also, she became the youngest and the first female to ever win the competition.

Picture of Melissa O'Neil in the stage of American Idol
Caption: Picture of Melissa O'Neil in the stage of American Idol (Photo: Instagram)


Then she signed a recording deal with Sony Music Canada after becoming the Canadian Idol. Melissa got the opportunity to release ‘Alive’ which was her debut single with Sony. Her debut song was a massive hit and was on the top of the Canadian singles chart for over 4 weeks. She then went on a tour across Ontario after the release of her album. 


Movies and TV Shows 

Melissa took a shot in small-scale stage productions after her success in the musical industry. Since 2015, she has been active in acting. Then she had recurring roles in the 2015 CBC TV drama called This Life, the Cole Hauser TV crime series Rogue, and the musical drama web series, Lost Generation.

Melissa O'Neil posing for a picture
Caption: Melissa O'Neil posing for a picture  (Photo: Instagram)


O'Neil was cast in the starring role of Two/Rebecca/Portia Lin, on the Syfy TV series space opera Dark Matter in 2014. She played the role from 2015 to 2017, for three seasons of the show. She played the role of Suki in The CW procedural crime drama iZombie created by Rob Thomas in 2018. 

Picture of Melissa O'Neil with her co-actors
Caption: Picture of Melissa O'Neil with her co-actors (Photo: Instagram)


Then Melissa had a recurring role in the thriller Condor, a TV remake of Three Days of the Condor. She was cast in the role of Officer Lucy Chen in the ABC television police drama series The Rookie, where she plays a fellow rookie police officer in 2018.