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Melissa Eleanor Hunter is an American actress and writer. She is primarily known for the web series Adult Wednesday Addams, which she wrote and starred in as a twenty-something Wednesday Addams attempting to negotiate life in Los Angeles. The series grew to be quite popular and even attracted the attention of The Huffington Post thanks to the episode in which Wednesday punishes some catcallers. Unfortunately, Melissa was forced to remove the series from YouTube after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the Charles Addams estate. Apparently, no one is allowed to portray a member of the Addams Family as long as the upcoming animated film adaptation is in production, meaning there won't be any more Adult Wednesday for the foreseeable future. Melissa has since gone on to star in the web series Shitty Boyfriends and has written for the Maya & Marty variety show and Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet.

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  • Creepy Monotone: Her portrayal of Wednesday is based on the Christina Ricci version and speaks in the same kind of monotone that Ricci did in the films.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As Wednesday and often as herself on twitter.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Melissa is a brunette in real life but had to apply makeup to play the pale-skinned Wednesday.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In keeping with past portrayals, Melissa's Wednesday always wears the same black dress (even when waking up after a one-night stand).
  • She Is All Grown Up: The premise of the Adult Wednesday series.
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