The A-Team Actors
Melinda Culea – Amy Amanda Allen "Triple A"
Played Amy Allen
Name : Melinda Culea
Date Of Birth : 5th May 1955
Place Of Birth : Western Springs, Illinois, USA
Spouses : Peter Markle (1995 – To Date)
Melinda Culea is known to millions as Amy Allen – “Triple A” from
Melinda Culea started to seek fame as a model joining an agency in New York.
Melinda Culea did modelling for the next four years until she made a decision
to move into television. Melinda Culea moved to California and first appeared
in a series of television commercials. In 1981 Melinda Culea landed her first
main television role in a sitcom pilot “Dear Teacher”, this pilot
wasn’t a success and was never commissioned.
A few years on Melinda Culea in 1983 got a fantastic opportunity and the one
which would turn her into a well known face on television as the role of Amy
Allen “Triple A” in The A-Team. Melinda Culea was a sub character
within The A-Team although she often made appearances on The A-Team’s
missions. Melinda Culea role as Amy Allen only lasted half way into the second
series when she was dropped from the show. There have been many reports on
why this happened like Melinda wanted more lines for here character and generally
more involvement, which never really happened. It was a shame this happened
as the show was really just about four blokes and Amy Allen was never meant
to be a main character.
After The A-Team Melinda Culea went onto other roles in Family Ties, St. Elsewhere,
Glitter, Knots Landing and has even appeared as a guest star on Star Trek The
Next Generation and Murder She Wrote.