Birth Name: Melina Eleni Kanakaredes
Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio
Date of Birth: April 23, 1967
Melina Kanakaredes is an American actress. She is of Greek descent.
Melina’s paternal grandparents were Nicholas Kanakaredes and Cornelia/Kornelia Drakos (the daughter of Panayiotis Drakos and Photika Tsambanikola). Nicholas and Cornelia were both ethnic Greeks, Nicholas from Constantinople, then in the Ottoman Empire, and Cornelia from Thessaloniki.
Melina’s maternal grandparents were Christos “Christ” L. Temo and Areti “Harriet” Moungris. Christ was an ethnic Greek who was born in Kochista, Albania. Areti was Greek, born in Naoussa.
Source: Melina Kanakaredes on her famly history – http://www.gabbyawards.com
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