Interview with Melanie Nichole Halfkenny (5ive)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Music is my passion and since there is an aspect of acting with music when I was provided an opportunity to audition for Queen and Slim, I embraced the opportunity with open arms and was very humbled when I was selected to be in the movie. As a result, I’m now able to present myself as both a music artist and actress.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

The most interesting story I have so far is the amount of press I received after attending the red-carpet world premiere of Queen and Slim! This was my first major movie role and it was amazing how well the event was put together and all the media outlets that attended and wrote stories. I was even more surprised when I realized there were magazines and presses from oversees who covered the event and were thrilled with my red-carpet look.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Pace yourself and never give up. Your dreams are only one decision or one meeting away from being met. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take! Also, check your direct messages, you never know who may be reaching out with an opportunity!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I am particularly humbled to have a great team behind me called NousSole. NousSole is a family operated business that has supported my journey and provided the support needed for me to be successful!

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I’ve used my success to give back to several charitable causes including those that support homelessness, At-risk youth, and various other causes that are near to my heart!

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Never give up on your dreams! The one-story I always speak of is I’ve wanted to give up several times and every time I move away from my passion there are signs that bring me right back!

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Follow me on Instagram @iam5ive or you can google me! Melanie Halfkenny!

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