Melanie Smith - Updated Feb 2024

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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith is a well-known former American actress and life, wellness, and personal development coach. Melanie Smith is best known for her role as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend, Rachel, in three episodes of “Seinfeld”.

Early Life and Childhood

Melanie Smith was born on December 16, 1962, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. By this, she is currently 59 years old and holds American citizenship. Moreover, her birth took under the sun sign of Sagittarius whereas she follows Christianity.

Moving on to her family members, Smith is the youngest of her parents’ six children. Her father was an executive at an oven cleaning company while her mother was a housewife. Melina, on the other hand, has kept their identities a secret. Her parents raised her in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she spent her youth.

Melanie is a college dropout who took acting training from New York’s famed Neighborhood Playhouse. She also enjoys dancing. Smith choreographed live cabaret acts for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Corporation when he was 18 years old.

Melanie Smith – Net Worth 2022

Melanie Smith’s net worth is currently unknown. She began her career in the entertainment sector at a young age and worked there for 20 years. She now works as a personal development, wellness, and life coach. Her net worth in 2022, on the other hand, must be at least $1 million.

Professional Life and Career

Melanie got her start in the entertainment industry as a teenager. She began her career as a choreographer before moving on to modeling. She subsequently went on to star in Days of Our Lives as Emily Stewart.

For her depiction of Emily, Smith received the Soap Opera Weekly People’s Choice Award for Most Valuable Performer. TV Guide called her one of the “Ten Most Popular and Sexiest Women on Television.” In the film The Baby Doll Murders, she also made her first public appearance in a bikini.

Moving on, Melanie got her breakthrough after playing Emily Stewart in the TV series ‘As the World Turns”. She remained in the show from 1987 to 1992 and appeared in 182 episodes. Furthermore, she played the role of Rachel Goldstein in three episodes of the popular TV series, “Seinfeld”.

Likewise, in 1997, she again came on the rise after appearing in the TV series, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as Ziyal. Her last work in the acting field was a small role as Claire Ryan in the TV series “Gotham the Series” in 2009.

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Caption: Melanie’s scene from her TV series (source: Alchetron)

After retiring from performing, Melanie founded Yogaphoria in Eastern Pennsylvania. Her yoga studio rapidly gained a national following. Various magazines, including Vogue, have named Yogaphoria as one of the greatest yoga studios in the country. Smith is currently employed as a wellness and life coach. She has been a life counselor for over a decade and has studied behavioral finance and business.

Relationship Status

Melanie married Michael Eidel, an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles when she was 34 years old. Smith met her husband in the early 1990s, and according to what little is known about their wedding, they married in 1996. Melanie and her ex-husband, Eiden, separated a long time ago, but the details of their divorce are still unknown. They do have a decent connection, though.

On June 17, 2017, the former spouses attended their son’s high school graduation. Melanie has a son named Gideon Eiden with her ex-husband, Michael Eiden. He was born in June 1999 and graduated from Penn State University. On her son’s 21st birthday, June 30, 2020, Smith wrote him a wonderful birthday letter.

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Caption: Melanie Smith with her son (source: Instagram)

At present, she is in a married relationship with her husband, Burt.

Body Measurements

Enhancing her body measurements, Melanie Smith is gorgeous and attractive. Being a former actress, she has maintained a beautiful body even at this age. She is 5 feet 8 inches or 1.72 meters tall.

However, her other physical statistics such as weight, chest size, hip size, waist size, dress size, shoe size, etc are currently unavailable. In addition, Melanie has dark brown hair and a pair of beautiful grey eyes.

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Caption: Melanie Smith posing for a photo (source: Instagram)

Melanie Smith – Social Media

When it comes to her social media handles, Melanie Smith has two Instagram handles. Her official Instagram account @melaniesmithofficial has over 2.2k followers while her next account @missmelanieyoga has more than 2.6k followers.