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Sahra Mellesse is a Bronx, New York native.
Her first acting role of note was as Sharonda in writer/director Dee Rees’ award-winning short film Pariah. She is a series regular on the animated Speed Racer: The Next Generation for the Nicktoons Network, and is currently reprising her voice work for the second season of the Speed Racer series.
She has appeared in guest-starring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Cold Case.
Having studied screenwriting at UCLA, Ms. Mellesse has written a television series pilot in which she plans to star.