Melissa Johns is a British actor. She was born without right forearm and hand. She is most known for playing Hannah Taylor in Mike Bartlett’s BBC One drama LIFE and Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street.
Melissa is an ambassador for disability in the arts and advocates for better representation of disability on and off screen and stage.
She was born in Herefordshire and grew up in the Herefordshire town of Ledbury. Johns is from a working class background and references this in her speeches. Her father, Michael Johns, is of Romany Gypsy heritage. Her brother, Jason Johns, is also an actor.
Johns trained at East 15 Acting School and since graduating has worked in TV, Theatre & Radio.