Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s police sergeant Melissa Fumero is an ace actress and one of the best-known television personalities.
The 37 years old actress’s character as Amy Santiago opposite Andy Samberg on NBC’s cop comedy show turned her into a superstar. However, there are still interesting things that fans do not know about the leading lady.
From acting as Zoe on Gossip Girl for five episodes to landing one of the lead roles on the biggest shows on TV, learn more about the 5 feet 6 inches tall Melissa Fumero.
7. Melissa Fumero Married Her MTV Crush
In an interview on the Steve TV Show with Steve Harvey, Fumero said that she married her MTV crush.
As a matter of fact, she candidly stated that she was obsessed with her then-husband to be David Fumero from a very early age. The pair also co-starred in “One Life to Live.”
Similarly, her husband also made a guest appearance on Brooklyn 99.
She used to see David Fumero on the music video for Mariah Carey’s song Honey.
Melissa also went as far as to say that she would get angry at MTV if they cut the video short, and she could not see the “hot guy at the end,” referring to David.
They have a son named Enzo Fumero (born March 2016) and are expecting another child together.
6. Melissa Is 37 Years Old As Of January 2020
It's hard to believe that Melissa Fumero’s age is 37 because she appears a lot younger than that.
If we had to look and guess at her age, we would bet that she is probably in her late 20s at the max.
Born on August 19, 1982, to Cuban parents in North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S., she turned 37 in 2019.
5. She Had A Short Stint As Zoe On Gossip Girl
Most viewers might find Melissa’s acting on Gossip Girl somewhat cringeworthy, but people are rarely proud of their work when just starting out as actors.
Fumero started acting as Zoe on the teen drama show. While Fumero has already established herself as a TV actress, it is interesting to see how she started out as an artist.
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Most Lovable Nerd
NBC picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine again after it was canceled by Fox after its 5th season, due to popular demand.
In fact, iconic public figures like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, and even His Holiness The Dalai Lama tweeted to bring back the show.
The show is one of the most important shows on television and has tackled issues of racial profiling, se*ual harassment in the workplace, gender equality, among others.
Among the plethora of lovable characters on Brooklyn 99, Amy Santiago stands out as the lovable and nerdy, stuck up character who idolizes Captain Holt played by the legendary Andre Braugher.
3. Fumero Had A Job Straight Out Of College
The leading lady was employed straight out of college, as a matter of fact, she got the role of Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live on the last day of university.
She played the character of Adriana Cramer on two shows during the same period. She did the role on All My Children and One Life to Live.
2. There Was A Petition To Make Her 'The Best Caption Writer Of All Time'
Melissa Fumero once posted a photo of her along with Chelsea Peretti with the caption "The human form of the 100 emoji".
Peretti’s character was written off from the show but still appears as Gina sometimes.
1. Acted While Pregnant On Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Garnering huge respect from all of her fans and costars, Fumero acted on the show while she was pregnant with her first child.
She did not even take leave in her 9th month and used television magic to hide her pregnancy. She also posted a photo addressing her fans on the pregnancy.