Who is Melanie Lynn Clapp?

Melanie Lynn Cates was born in Texas, USA, in 1964 – she hasn’t disclosed her exact date of birth but her zodiac sign is believed to be Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s a fashion designer who’s probably only known for being the former wife of Johnny Knoxville, a famous American actor, stuntman and moviemaker.

Early life and education

Melanie was raised in Texas by her parents about whom only a little is known, because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her mother was a housewife, and that her father was the owner of his own small business. Melanie hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.

She attended a local high school, and was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, including acting with the school’s drama club, playing soccer for the school team, and learning to dance. Melanie matriculated in 1982, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she hasn’t attended college.

Melanie’s career

Melanie hasn’t shared many details concerning her career with the public, but it’s known that she became a fashion designer after marrying Johnny; it’s also said that he had helped her launch her business.

Melanie’s today working as an interior designer, and runs her own company – Site Street Home.

Love life and marriage with Johnny Knoxville

Melanie and Johnny met in the first half of the ‘90s, and were apparently introduced by a mutual friend at a party. They exchanged vows on 15 May 1995, in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members, and on 4 January 1996, Melanie gave birth to their daughter Madison.

Johnny and Melanie filed for divorce on 3 July 2007, following a one-year separation, and it was finalized in July 2009.

Melanie hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s known that Johnny went on to date Naomi Nelson; she gave birth to their son in December 2009, and she and Johnny then married on 24 September 2010. In October 2011, Naomi gave birth to their daughter.

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As of April 2022, Melanie seems to be single, was once married to Johnny Knoxville, and they have a daughter together.

Hobbies and other interests

Melanie loves to travel and her career as an interior designer has taken her to several US states, while she’s also vacationed in various European and Asian countries; her dream travel destination seems to be Paris, France.

She was physically quite active in her 20s and 30s, as she had multiple training sessions at the gym every week, but it’s said that she no longer works out today.

Melanie enjoys reading books in her spare time – her favorite author is Guillaume Musso, while a couple of her favorite books include “The Reunion”, “The Girl on Paper” and “Central Park”.

She’s also a fan of Hollywood movies – her favorite actor is Jim Carrey, while some of her favorite films include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “Liar Liar” and “Bruce Almighty”.

Age, height and net worth

Melanie is either 57 or 58 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of April 2022, Melanie’s net worth stands at more than $1 million, most of which she received as a divorce settlement, while Johnny’s net worth has been estimated at more than $50 million.

Who is her former husband Johnny Knoxville?

Philip John Clapp, known better by his professional name Johnny Knoxville, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee USA, on 11 March 1971 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably known best for his and his colleagues’ series of stunt movies – “Jackass” – especially for their first “Jackass: The Movie”, which was released in 2002. It was written and directed by Jeff Tremaine, starred Johnny, Bam Margera and Chris Pontius, and follows a group of people performing stunts and pranking each other; it won one of the eight awards for which it was nominated.

Johnny was raised in Knoxville alongside his two older sisters, by their father Philip John Clapp who was a car salesman, and who passed away in 2018, aged 83, and their mother Lemoyne Clapp (nee Houck) who was a Sunday school teacher, and who passed away in 2017, aged 79.

He became interested in acting after having read the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. Johnny studied at South-Young High School, and was mostly into sports and comedy during his four years there; upon matriculating in 1989, he moved to Los Angeles, California and began appearing in TV commercials.

Although he’s known best for being behind most of the ideas implemented in the movies “Jackass”, Johnny’s also a popular actor.

He made his debut appearance in the 1992 episode “With Sarah Jessica Parker” of the comedy series “The Ben Stiller Show”, while he gained recognition in 2002, when cast to play Scrad in the hit action adventure comedy movie “Men in Black II”. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, and follows Agent J who’s trying to restore the memory of his former colleague Agent K; the movie won four of the 20 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Johnny’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in comedy movie “The Dukes of Hazzard”, the sports comedy film “The Ringer” and the animated comedy series “King of the Hill”.

Johnny voiced Leonardo in the 2014 action adventure comedy movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, while some of his most recent roles have been in the 2019 biographical crime action film “Above Suspicion”, the 2020 adventure mystery comedy movie “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend”, and the 2020 comedy film “Mainstream”.

Johnny has been nominated for 14 awards, including five Teen Choice Awards and six MTV Movie + TV Awards.

He revealed in an episode of “The Howard Stern Show” on 4 February 2009, that he had torn his urethra while performing a stunt, and had to ‘stick a tube into his penis all the way up to his bladder’ twice a day for nearly four years.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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