Melissa Francis Bio, Wiki, Age, Fox Business Network, Sister, Husband, Little House On The Prairie

Melissa Francis (Melissa Ann) Francis is an American actress, anchor and host. She is a commentator for the Fox Business Network (FBN) and Fox News (FNC). 

Melissa Francis Profile

Melissa Francis (Melissa Ann) Francis is an American actress, author, anchor, and host. She is a commentator for the Fox Business Network (FBN) and Fox News (FNC).

Before joining FBN, Melissa worked at CNBC. Currently, Melissa is the co-host of After The Bell weekday afternoons with David Asman. She is also an anchor of FNC’s Happening Now newscast and a regular panelist on FNC’s afternoon talk show Outnumbered.

Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis

Melissa Francis Education

She graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. While there, she served as executive editor of The Harvard College Economist magazine. Melissa was also the captain of the Harvard Polo Team. At Harvard, she was president of the Economics Club.

Melissa Francis Career

Melissa began her acting career on television before the age of one, first appearing in a Johnson & Johnson shampoo commercial at 6 months of age. She is also known for her role as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, for two seasons. She has also appeared in other television series, Joe’s World, Morningstar/Eveningstar, St. Elsewhere in 1986, and the 1988 film Bad Dreams.

She has also appeared in three films including Man, Woman, and Child, where she played a role as Paula Beckwith. She appeared in nearly 100 commercials during her acting career. She is reportedly the inspiration for the fictional character Avery Jessup in the show 30 Rock, although Banks herself has denied this.

Melissa Francis Age / How Old Is Melissa Francis

Francis is 49 years old as of 2021. she was born on December 12, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of December every year.

Quick Facts About Francis

Age49 years old as of 2021
SpouseWray Thorn
Net Worth$8 million

Melissa Francis Height

Francis stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Melissa Francis Parents

Melissa Francis Mother

Francis had a complicated relationship with her mother growing up as her mother was mercurial, domineering, but also devoted.  However, she has not revealed the name of her mother.

Melissa Francis Father

Mellisa has not divulged many details about her father although she revealed that he owned a small business. She also mentioned that her father was her source of strength. He motivated her telling her she could be anything she wanted if only she put her mind to it.

Melissa Francis Sister

Melisa had an older sister, Tiffany Ann Francis,  who was an actress, best known for Champions: A Love Story (1979). In her memoir, she revealed how her mother would throw her sister out of the car countless times. Tiffany was also not lucky enough as she got fewer and fewer commercials which led her to drugs, alcohol, and bad company. She died on 4th July 2002 of addiction.

Tiffany wrote a blog about her sister’s death. In addition, when she was a teenager, she got into a terrible car accident however, she was lucky as she survived. When Tiffany was in her 30’s, her drinking problem got worse and she had to go into rehab which was the first thing she heard when I got back from her honeymoon. After Tiffany was taken to rehab her parents struggled financially hence they had to move out of the house they were living in. Tiffany and her dad found a nice small place while her mom stayed with her sister. However, not long after her dad called her in the middle of the night to inform her that Tiffany was found dead in the bathroom.

Melissa Francis Husband

She is married to Wray Thorn since 1997. Melissa met her husband in Boston during her college years. Her husband proposed to her on top of the Empire State Building and they were married in 1997.

Melissa Francis Children | Melissa Francis New Baby

The couple has been blessed with four sons; Greyson Alexander Thorn born on April 26, 2010, Thompson Thron born in 2007, Huxley Robert Wood who was born in March 2021, and a daughter Gemma Thorn born on April 26, 2010.

Melissa Francis salary

Being one of the top Journalists for Fox Business Network, Francis earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Melissa Francis Net Worth

Melissa Francis has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Melissa Francis George Soros

Francis silenced former Republican House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich when he spoke on air about George Soros because Francis’ husband works for a company linked to Two Sigma, allegedly owned by Soros. Her husband Wray Thorn is a managing director at Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma company, which is owned by George Soros.

Melissa Francis Leaves Fox News

Francis has been off-air since October 2020 after approaching the company earlier this year with claims of pay disparity based on gender discrimination, according to reports in The Los Angeles Times.

Melissa Francis Little House On The Prairie

Little House On The Prairie is an American Western historical drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson. The series revolves around a family living on a farm in Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s.

In addition, Francis plays the role of Cassandra (Cooper) Ingalls. Other casts on the series include; Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls, Steve Tracy as Percival Dalton, Ketty Lester as Hester-Sue Terhune, Stan Ivar as John Carter, David Friedman as Jason Carter, Victor French as Mr. Edwards, and Charlotte Stewart as Eva Beadle Simms.

Melissa Francis Books

  • Lessons from the prairie: the surprising secrets to happiness, success, and (sometimes just) survival I learned on America’s favorite show – 2017
  • Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter – 2012
  • Love Sucks! – 2010
  • Bite Me! – 2009

Melissa Francis Movies

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Man, Woman, and Child
  • Bad Dreams
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • The Dictator

Melissa Francis Tv Shows

  • The Ghost of Flight 401
  • Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love
  • Joe’s World
  • Galactica 1980
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • CBS Schoolbreak Special
  • A Year in the Life
  • Hardball


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