Melissa Ponzio (born August 3, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Melissa McCall on Teen Wolf and Karen on The Walking Dead. Most recently, Ponzio has starred in Chicago Fire as Donna Robbins.

Life and career

Ponzio was born in New York City and graduated from Georgia State University. As of the late 1990s, Ponzio began appearing in supporting guest roles on television series, including Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Surface, Drop Dead Diva, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Gates, NCIS, The Following and Banshee. She also appeared in films The Greenskeeper (2002), Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009), Life as We Know It (2010) and Upside (2010).

Ponzio is known for her recurring roles as Angie on the Lifetime Television drama series Army Wives (2007–2009), and as Melissa McCall in the MTV teen drama Teen Wolf (2011–present). In 2013, she had a recurring role as Karen in the AMC drama series The Walking Dead.



1999Atlanta BlueMona
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love StoryNew York ExecutiveTV movie
2002The GreenskeeperElena Rodriguez
White Bitch DownMonicaShort
PetuniaFront Desk ClerkShort
2005Warm SpringsLucy MercerTV movie
2006The $100 Short ShortKidnapper #1Short
2007Love HurtsBattered WomanShort
2009My Fake FianceSales LadyTV movie
Road Trip: Beer PongThe Fare
2010The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. HowellLauren RichardsonShort
Life as We Know ItVictoria (Stripper Cousin)
UpsideDr. Leinman
2011Justice for Natalee HollowayDebra StanvilleTV movie
2013Undocumented ExecutiveAnita Vasquez
Mary and MarthaAliceTV movie


2001–02Dawson's CreekRobin Ellsworth/Female Student3 episodes
2003–04One Tree HillAlice2 episodes
2006SurfaceAnn Tracy2 episodes
ThiefFlight Attendant1 episode
2007–09Army WivesAngieRecurring role (12 episodes)
2007October RoadYoung Girl1 episode
K-VilleYasmine Quaid1 episode
2008Little Britain USABarbara1 episode
2009Drop Dead DivaSelette Garner1 episode
The Vampire DiariesDaphne1 episode
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSasha Katsaros1 episode
Past LifeDr. Steen1 episode
The GatesGloria Bennett1 episode
Marry MeErica1 episode
2011–presentTeen WolfMelissa McCallSeason 1-present (recurring role; 53 episodes)
2011Franklin & BashAnnie Ross1 episode
Necessary RoughnessLisa Genovese1 episode
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceDrew Turner1 episode
CSI: MiamiKathy Jennings1 episode
2012TouchGwen Davis1 episode
2013The Walking DeadKarenSeasons 3-4 (recurring role; 7 episodes)
2013The FollowingDetective Joan Garcia1 episode
BansheeJocelyn Frears2 episodes
Second Generation WayansLorin Sandler2 episodes
2014–presentChicago FireDonna Robbins-BodenRecurring role (20 episodes)