Melan Perez has been starring as Salina Taylor and producing on the hit indie drama series Anacostia since 2014. To celebrate Anacostia’s move to Amazon Prime Video on 9-3-18, we had the opportunity to ask Melan some of our reader favorite questions and learn more about this talented actress and producer:
What is your favorite word? As a women of many it’s hard to pick one, but if I had to it would be Namaste which means “the Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you”.
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What are your favorite cities? New York City & Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
What is your favorite season? The fall, I love the color on the trees, the fashion and the perfect weather.
What is your astrological sign? Virgo.
Who has been the most positive influence on your life? My mother, who always taught me to use my compass within, to trust my innermost being. I would not be where I am today without her.
What trait do you find most attractive in other people? I love when people understand the law of attraction, the power of their thoughts, words and karma.
What is something most people don’t know about you (Hobby, Favorite TV Series you never miss or Film you have seen many times or Secret Talent)? As a child my mother worked as a makeup artist for Kid & Play, Salt & Pepper and LL Cool J. I often traveled with her and if you watch some of their music videos you will see me as tot playing someone’s kid or little sister. Being on the road with them was always fun!
What inspires you creatively? The opportunity to inspire and teach others through my art which is a reflection of our reality and or those around us. To help people understand people from all different walks of life.
What is your favorite swear word? The F bomb. It’s so many words in one lol.
What sound do you love? The sound of rain drops in a thunderstorm storm.
What is your favorite food? Mofongo and lots of raw veggies.
What is your favorite beverage? Water.
What was career plan B? Nothing, a plan B is only a distraction from plan A, a wise man once said “If you want to take the island, burn the boats”.
What do you want to hear the Angels say when you arrive? You have fulfilled your life’s purpose for that life experience. Enjoy your break and get ready for your next experience.
*Images Courtesy of Anacostia