Melinda Page Hamilton

Odessa Burakov
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Melinda Page Hamilton

New York City native Melinda Page Hamilton’s star has been on the rise with memorable recurring roles on hit shows including AMC’s Emmy® Award-winning "Mad Men," the HBO series "Big Love" as JJ’s wife Malinda, and sexy nun Sister Mary Bernard in ABC’s "Desperate Housewives." A veteran of the theatre, Hamilton starred in a run at The Old Globe Theatre, playing the title role of Cornelia in the original play "Big Love," on which the hit HBO series was based. She has had starring roles at many of the country’s best regional theaters. Her other credits include "Modern Family," "True Blood," "Castle," "Bones," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Private Practice," "The Mentalist," "Nip/Tuck," "The Closer," "Criminal Minds," "Numbers," "CSI: NY," "CSI: Miami," "Cold Case" and "Without a Trace." She was also the star of Bobcat Goldthwait’s comedy feature, "Sleeping Dogs Lie," which was selected in the main drama competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Odessa Burakov

Odessa, Alejandro’s militant house manager, oversees all of the employees who work on the grounds. Originally hailing from Russia, her organizational style is more akin to that of a gulag than a Beverly Hills mansion. Fiercely loyal to Alejandro, she is suspicious of Carmen’s motives, and believes them to be less than altruistic. But despite their antagonism towards one another, Odessa and Carmen have much more in common than they think.