Melora Hardin Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth

Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin is an American actress and singer who is most known for her appearances as Jan Levinson on NBC’s The Office and Trudy Monk on USA Network’s Monk, as well as Tammy Cashman on Amazon Prime Video’s Transparent, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. The Bold Type, a Freeform comedy-drama that launched in July 2017, stars Hardin as magazine editor-in-chief Jacqueline Carlyle.

Early Life

Melora Hardin was born on 29th June 1967 in Houston, Texas to Diane Hardin and Jerry Hardin. She cherished the childhood memories of growing up with her brother Shawn Hardin and later relocated to California when she was four years old. She was born with acting skills, having grown up in a family of actors, and has been in front of the camera since her college days in New York. Hardin relocated to San Francisco, California when she was five years old and went to Patrick Henry Junior High School and Ulysses S. Grant High School in the San Fernando Valley, respectively. Sarah Lawrence College is where she received her education.

Melora Hardin Career

Hardin began her acting career as a child actor in the television series Thunder (1977-1978) and has since appeared in over 70 films and television episodes. In 1986, Hardin starred alongside C. Thomas Howell in the film Soul Man, Whitney Dunbar. She appeared in the short film Dirty Dancing in 1987 and two episodes of Quantum Leap in 1992 as Baby in Dirty Dancing. She co-starred as Sandy in the 1990 dance film Lambada. Melora played Christy Sullivan in the season 1 Friends episode “The One With the Stoned Guy,” in which she played Ross’s nasty love interest, in Absolute Power (1997).

Monk’s United States Network series, Cover me: Based on FBI’s True Life where she played the recurring role of Trudy Monk, the title character’s late wife (2004-2009). She plays Erin Toner, the former small officer of the NCIS series, in the episode “The Curse.” In 2005, Hardin portrayed Linda Evans in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure. This is a fictional television film based on the production of the 1980s prime-time soap opera Dynasty and its evolution behind the scenes. Melora was cast as the lead role of ‘The Bold Type’ in 2017. Hardin, who portrays Jacqueline Carlyle, the editor-in-chief of ‘Scarlet,’ received praise for her work on the show.


Hardin sang “Begin the Beguine” in Disney’s The Rocketeer (1991), in which she played a nightclub singer. She also sang “Boy of My Dreams” in the TV movie Tower of Terror, which she starred in. On October 13, 2010, and October 16, 2010, Hardin sang the National Anthem at the Anaheim Ducks’ and Phoenix Coyotes’ respective season openers. On October 2, 2011, she performed the Star-Spangled Banner at the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. For the Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded album, Hardin sang the song “Tiers of Joy m” which was composed by Austin Wintory.

Social Media

She is active over social media like Instagram and Twitter. She has 26.8K followers on Twitter whereas she accumulated 49.2K followers on Instagram. Except for those mentioned, she doesn’t seem to be active on other social media platforms.

Melora Hardin Biography

Real Name Melora Hardin
Birth Date 29 June 1967
Age (as of 2021) 54 Years
Birth Place Houston, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Shoe Size 6.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Athletic


Father Jerry Hardin
Mother Diane Hardin
Brother Shawn Hardin


School Ulysses S. Grant High School
College Sarah Lawrence Colleg

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Husband Gildart Jackson
Children Rory Jackson, Piper Quincey Jackson

Personal Life

Melora Hardin has been married to Gildart Jackson, an actor, and playwright, since 1997. They met at a party, clicked right away, and began dating. Piper and Rory are the couple’s two daughters at the moment. Cleo Elizabeth Hardin is Melora’s niece’s name. She is the sister-in-law of Kara Meyers, an actress, and producer who has appeared in films such as ‘The Venice Project,’ ‘The Debtors,’ and ‘The Perfect Party.’

Melora Hardin Net Worth

Melora Hardin has been active in the showbiz industry for more than four decades now and has garnered so much fame with fortune. Her net worth is estimated at around $5 million and her primary source of income is her acting as well singing career.


  • In her spare time, Melora enjoys teaching her children to dance.
  • On October 13, 2010, Melora performed the National Anthem at the Anaheim Ducks’ season opener.
  • Melora played Celia, one of Ross’s girlfriends, in the famous show ‘FRIENDS’.