Most well known for the long tenure on the television series Reputasyon. She has also led films like Asintado and 1993's Loving Someone.
She was discovered by the Philippine company Regal Films in the 1980s and made her debut in the 1981 television show Anna Liza.
In 2003, she ran for councillor in the Quezon City barangay elections. She would serve as councillor there until 2008.
Born to Elsie Blardony and actor Jimi Melendez, she has three siblings, Jam, Michiko, and Ericka. She was married to Jomari Yllana from 2000 to 2003. They had a son named Andre. She then married Martin Jickain in 2006 and divorced him in 2010. They had a daughter, Marthena.