Melissa Archer created the role of One Life to Live’s Natalie Balsom in July 2001. It didn’t take long for Natalie to shake up one of Llanview’s most prominent families when she revealed that she, not Jessica (Bree Williamson), was Viki’s (Erika Slezak) daughter. In late 2002 the family was in for another surprise when they discovered that Natalie and Jessica were twins. Melissa was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She landed her first major acting role on “Wishbone” at the age of 17, while she was still in high school. After completing high school, she followed her acting dreams to Los Angeles and began auditioning. In April 2003, Melissa was honored with a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Newcomer. Melissa is a former dancer and, in her free time, enjoys karaoke and the challenge of logic puzzles. She relocated to New York for her One Life to Live role.