Melinda Dahl is a photographer, actress and musician living in Los Angeles. Raised in an artistic family in Toronto, Melinda began acting professionally at age 16. It was through photographing fellow performers in music and film that she began a lifelong fascination with documenting the arts. She concentrated in theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts and studied photography at Ryerson University and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Melinda was drawn to Los Angeles by the city’s singular ability to cultivate artists and cross-pollenate among its vibrant film, theatre, music, and visual arts scenes. For more than ten years, her commercial and editorial work has captured the creative processes of both emerging and established acts. In 2008, Melinda co-founded the production company Dahlhouse Productions with her twin sister Caitlin, specializing in creating cohesive visual content for arts, beauty and fashion clients.
Her work has been featured in Launchpad Magazine, Guitar Magazine, 944 Magazine, and Campus Circle. Corporate clients include GUESS, SexyHair, Bosley Professional Strength, Oceana, Colorproof, Pharmagel and Kareco.
Melinda’s fine art photography draws from her experience as a performer and songwriter and often serves as the visual accompaniment for the music of The Dahls. It has been featured in the POV Evolving Gallery in Los Angeles.
Acting credits include Recurring Guest Starring roles on Loudermilk – Peter Farrelly, Casual, CSI New York, Bones, Nip Tuck, Cold Case, House alongside twin sister Caitlin, and most recently Netflix's original series Virgin River. The work she feels most proud of are the two short films "Grown Ups" and "The Get Together" written and directed by Caitlin Dahl that she starred in.