Melina Matthews guest stars in Netflix’s Warrior Nun and the fans are pretty impressed. Let’s explore the star’s previous roles and more.

If ever there was a time to retreat into fantasy, it’s now.

Many of us have spent lots of time scrolling through Netflix these past few months, exploring the world of bizarre zoos, murder in Ibiza and beyond.

Fortunately, the streaming service continues to offer great content and has now rolled out one of most exciting shows of the year so far: Warrior Nun.

It’s based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala, created by Ben Dunn and centres on a young woman who awakes in a morgue to realise that she’s now part of an ancient order tasked with saving Earth from evil demons.

It comes from creator Simon Barry, who fans of Continuum will be familiar with.

On the other hand, you may not be familiar with Melina Matthews…

still from “Warrior Nun”, A Film Location Company et al.

Warrior Nun star Melina Matthews: Previous roles

Melina Matthews guest stars in Warrior Nun as Sister Shannon, reprising the role across a few episodes.

The Barcelona-born actress is terrific in the role and you may recognise her from a number of places.

According to IMDb, she first appeared on screens in 2005, playing Fadila Choukri in the TV series El Cor de la ciutat.

Next up, she landed the part of Lorna Moffat in 2007’s Saving Grace alongside the likes of Julianne Moore and Stephen Dillane.

Subsequent movie roles across her career include Mama (Mama voice), 2013’s The Returned (Eve), The Gunman (Cox’s Secretary) with Sean Penn, The Village (Samantha), The Chessplayer (Marianne Latour), Megan Leavey (Lopez), Silencio (Ana), An Affair to Die For (Lydia Alan) and more.

You may also recognise her from TV work prior to Warrior Nun, as she also starred in the 2016 BBC production Thirteen (Sofia Marin), The Plague (Juana), A Different View (Carmen), Fugitiva (Isabel), Playground (Laurence), El Príncipe (Sophie) and Magnum Opus (Allie Berg).

This year, she’ll also showcase her talents in the film Black Beach (Susan) directed by Estaban Crespo and is also lined up to star alongside Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz in 2021’s Official Competition, which will tell the story of a businessman recruiting a director to sculpt a hit film.

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Follow her on Instagram

If you’re a fan of Melina’s work in Warrior Nun and fancy keeping up to date with potential projects, it’s worth following her on Instagram.

You can find her over at @melmtthws; she currently has over 4,600 followers.

She recently posted about her role, writing: “Thrilled to have guest-starred as sister Shannon in @warriornunofficial with the amazing @iamtoyat @alba.baptista @kristina_tonteriyoung @oliviadelcan @lorenaxandrea @trisulloa… Thank you @luci_lenox @franksteinstudio @bedelkatalent for your unstoppable work.”

There are plenty of other snaps to scroll through too.

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