Could you tell me something about actress Melina Kanakaredes of CSI: New York?
—Buddy Oliver, Jackson, Miss.
Kanakaredes, 43, began her TV career on The Guiding Light, for which she received two Daytime Emmy nominations. She moved to prime time with roles on Providence and now CSI: New York, on which she plays detective Stella Bonasera. Her film credits include The Long Kiss Goodnight and 15 Minutes. She was born in Akron, Ohio, where her family owns Temo’s Candy Co. She and restaurateur husband Peter Constantinides have been married since 1992 and have two young daughters.