Melinda McGraw
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Melinda McGraw guest stars as Laura Downey, A Salvation Army mission worker, in the Season 3 episode "A Little Miracle" (ep.#10).

Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1963-10-25) October 25, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus
Years active: 1988-present
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Laura Downey in "A Little Miracle" (Season 3)

Melinda McGraw (born October 25, 1963) is an actress who appears in the role of Salvation Army Capt. Laura Downey in the Season Three episode of Quantum Leap titled "A Little Miracle". Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Melinda grew up in Cambridge and Dover in the Boston, MA area.

Career[edit | edit source]

Melinda has starred in The Pursuit of Happiness (1995), the TVLand Network's Soul Man (1997–1998), Living in Captivity (1998), Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (2002), and Center of the Universe (2004). Notable guest appearances include Quantum Leap, Night Court, Seinfeld, Cybill, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad About You, The District, The Practice, and Inconceivable. She has been featured in four episodes of Desperate Housewives as Annabel Foster and was cast in Neighbors, an ABC-TV series pilot for 2005-06 that was never picked up.

In 2006, McGraw played Jane Braun, campaign advisor to Presidential candidate Arnold Vinick, in several episodes of NBC-TV's The West Wing and appeared in an episode of FOX-TV' Bones. She played U.S. Attorney Valerie Por in Close to Home and Hartley Green in Saving Grace in 2007, as well as Annette Barron in two episodes of Journeyman.

McGraw appeared in 2008's The Dark Knight (the sequel to Batman Begins) as Lieutenant Gordon's wife, Barbara. She guest-starred in the Order: SVU episode "Crush" as Samantha Copeland. She had a recurring role as seductive adulteress Bobbie Barrett in the 2008 season AMC's Mad Men. McGraw co-starred with Kelsey Grammer on the ABC sitcom Hank before its cancellation on November 11, 2009.[1]

In 2013 she appeared in ABC series Scandal.[2][3]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

McGraw is married to composer/recording artist Steve Pierson, and they have a daughter Lucy. They all belong to Pierson's band Jambo, which performs roots music for children.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Melinda McGraw- Biography, published by Yahoo, March 27, 2013 (dead link- April 2016).
  2. Laura Prudom (February 28, 2013). Melinda McGraw To Visit 'Scandal' And More Casting News. The Huffington Post. Retrieved on March 27, 2013.
  3. Michael Ausiello (February 27, 2013). Scandal Exclusive: Mad Men Minx Is Hollis' Wife. TV Line. Retrieved on March 27, 2013.
  4. "Picks and Pans: Music", People, July 22, 2013. Retrieved on February 18, 2014. 

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