A native of Boston and a graduate of Harvard University, Allen has been a part of the BHP community since 1990, working directly with Milton for over 16 years before Milton’s death in 2008. He is a playwright/author, director, teacher and classical pianist. Plays include CIRCLING (2020), DISCONNECTION (2015), YEARS TO THE DAY (2013), and ENGAGEMENT (2010).
Melissa was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and won for her role in Guiding Light. In addition, she has won both the Soap Opera Digest Award and Young Artist Award. Melissa has been a series regular on: Almost Grown, TV 101, and Kids for Kids. She guest starred on Hunter, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Love American Style. Melissa appeared in the Movies of the Week: Silence of the Heart, Not My Kid, and Tattletales.