Melissa Fahn was born in New York but grew up in Southern California. Her father worked in television production, giving her, Tom, Jonathan and jazz trombonist Mike Fahn performance experience at their young age. Fahn started singing and dancing at the age of 3, making her musical theater debut at age 12 and privately trained in acting, dancing, and singing. She majored in dance at Cal State Long Beach but left after one year to devote her time to work and theater. At her job as a receptionist, her voice caught the attention of a casting director for a new Betty Boop featurette. Fahn voiced many cartoon and anime characters, notably Luna in Mega Man Star Force, Gaz, smeet Zim, and other minor characters in Invader Zim, Edward in Cowboy Bebop, Haruka in Noein, and Rika in the third season of Digimon. She has performed on Broadway, in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Paris, Avignon (France), and elsewhere in shows including Hal Prince's 3hree, Gilligan's Island the Musical, Singin' in the Rain, No, No, Nanette, and the rock-operas of Vox Lumiere. Nominated for a Denver Critics Circle Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Maria in West Side Story, she recently made her debut as a producer for the Musical Theatre Guild production of "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!" in November, 2006. But, most recently she has performed as Daisy Mae in the Los Angeles Musical Theatre Guild’s production of the musical Comedy Li'l Abner, Hope Harcourt in Musical Theatre West's production of "Anything Goes". In 2000, Fahn met musician Joel Alpers on the set of Vox Lumiere in Los Angeles, and in 2002 they got married in Kauai, Hawaii. She works under her maiden name professionally and recorded her debut album Avignon with R&B music genre which was produced by her husband, Alpers.