Melissa Fumero (née Gallo; born August 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live, Zoe on Gossip Girl, and Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Early life

Fumero was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey,[4] the daughter of Cuban parents. Her parents moved to the United States from Cuba as teenagers. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University in 2003.


The second actress to portray Adriana on One Life to Live, Fumero joined the series on January 20, 2004. Adriana is the long-lost daughter of longtime character Dorian Cramer Lord, portrayed on-and-off since 1979 by Daytime Emmy winner Robin Strasser. Fumero won the role of Adriana on her last day as a student at NYU. In late 2007 she decided not to renew her contract with the series, but remained on a recurring status to wrap up Adriana's storyline that concluded June 11, 2008. Fumero returned to One Life to Live in September 2008 for a 15-episode run.[5] Fumero did a guest stint on OLTL on February 12, 2010, to help usher in the return of Kelly Cramer (Gina Tognoni).

Fumero made her big-screen debut as the lead in the 2009 independent film Tiny Dancer. In 2010, she appeared in six episodes of The CW's Gossip Girl as Zoe, one of Blair Waldorf's minions. In 2013, she was cast in Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Amy Santiago, the female lead opposite Andy Samberg.[6]

Personal life

Fumero married her One Life to Live co-star David Fumero on December 9, 2007, and has been credited as Melissa Fumero since.[4] On November 16, 2015, she announced via social media that she was expecting her first child.[7] On March 24, 2016 she gave birth to a son named Enzo.[8][9]



2007DescentDorm Girl #2Uncredited
2009I Hope They Serve Beer in HellMelissa
2009Tiny DancerAtiCredited as Melissa Gallo
2013House That Jack Built, TheThe House That Jack BuiltLily


2004–2011One Life to LiveAdriana Cramer208 episodes
2005All My ChildrenAdriana Cramer2 episodes
Credited as Melissa Gallo
2009Important Things with Demetri MartinAprilEpisode: "Coolness"
2010Gossip GirlZoe6 episodes
2010Mentalist, TheThe MentalistCarmen ReyesEpisode: "Red Letter"
2011Royal PainsBrookeEpisode: "Pit Stop"
2012CSI: NYMichelle RhodesEpisode: "The Real McCoy"
2013Men at WorkAprilEpisode: "The New Boss"
2013–presentBrooklyn Nine-NineAmy SantiagoMain role
90 episodes
3 accolades
2014Top Chef DuelsHerselfEpisode: "Jen Carroll vs. Nyesha Arrington"
2015Hollywood Game NightHerselfEpisode: "Your Popcorn Made a Messing"
2016Mack & MoxyThe AdmirableEpisode: "A Bop-Topus' Garden"
2017Hell's KitchenHerselfEpisode: "A Little Slice of Hell"


2009Haute & BotheredJo2 episodes
2011Half EmptyJillShort film
2017Mourners, Inc.Monica HerreraEpisode: "Pilot"

Awards and nominations

2006ALMA AwardOutstanding Performance in a Daytime DramaOne Life to LiveNominated
2015NHMC Impact AwardsOutstanding Achievements and Contributions to the Positive Portrayals of Latinos in MediaBrooklyn Nine-NineWon
Imagen AwardsBest Supporting Actress – TelevisionNominated
2016Imagen AwardsBest Supporting Actress – TelevisionNominated