Melissa McKnight: Biography, Body Measurements, Career, Net Worth & More


Melissa McKnight is an English model and actress. She is the ex-wife of the well-known actor Matt LeBlanc. Though she was born in England, she came to America at an early age and obtained dual citizenship. She began her career as a model, appearing as a cover girl in numerous beauty advertisements and magazines before moving into the film industry.

She made her film debut in 2001 with Triangles and Tribulations. She was a well-known actress and model before marrying Friends actor Matt LeBlanc. She had previously married Anthony Esposito, from whom she had two children before divorcing. She met Matt LeBlanc through a mutual friend in 1997, and after a year of dating, LeBlanc proposed to her.

The couple finally married in Hawaii in May 2003. Marina Pearl LeBlanc, the couple’s daughter, was born one year later. Her marriage to LeBlanc terminated in 2006, mainly owing to his repeated adultery. She is currently single, according to reports.


Melissa was born in England on March 10, 1965. She moved to America as a child and obtained dual citizenship. She is highly private and has never revealed any information about her parents or early life to the media.

Personal Details

  • Real name: Melissa Sue McKnight
  • Date of birth: March 10, 1965
  • Place of birth: England, United Kingdom
  • Age: 58 years (As of 2023)
  • Nationality: British-American
  • Horoscope: Pisces
  • Occupation: Model, Actress, TV Celebrity, and Entrepreneur
  • Instagram: Not Available
  • Twitter: Not Available

Melissa McKnight

Body Measurements

●Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
●Height: 5’5′′ (165 cm)
●Bra size: 34 C
●Shoe size: 5.5 US
●Body measurements: 34-26-40 inches


Melissa McKnight started her career as a model. She has appeared as a cover girl for numerous magazines, including Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue. She rose to prominence as a model before venturing into the film industry.

She made her film debut in 2001 with a role in Triangles and Tribulations. She has received a lot of praise from the crowd and critics for her outstanding performance on the TV show VH1: All Access (2001). She appeared on ‘The 31st Annual People Choice Awards’ in 2005.

Net Worth

Melissa McKnight has been acknowledged for her entrepreneurship, modeling, and acting accomplishments. Her net worth is predicted to be $60 million as of September 2023. This financial success reflects her multifaceted career.

Melissa’s wedding images with Matt LeBlanc drew much attention and were featured in major magazines like US Weekly and People. She was up for a People’s Choice Award at the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards in 2005. She also appeared on the renowned television show “VH1: All Access” in 2001.

However, it’s worth noting that Melissa McKnight previously accused Matt LeBlanc of adultery during their relationship, underscoring the complications that may occur in famous people’s lives.

Further details 

● On March 10, 1965, Melissa was born as ‘Melissa Sue McKnight.’ Melissa holds a
pure white Caucasian background.
● Melissa spent her early childhood in England. Later, she migrated to the US for her
career. That’s why the actress holds dual nationality. She got her education at a local
private school. After that, she started focusing on her modeling profession.
● Despite her young age, she established herself as one of the top models of the 80s and
90s. She got featured in the leading fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle,
Vogue, and many others.
● Besides modeling, Melissa also appeared in the TV Series VH1: All Access (2001)
and the movie Triangles and Tribulations (2001).
● It was like a dream becoming a reality for British-American Model Melissa to marry a
heartthrob Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani in Friends. After dating for 5
years, they had a big fat celebrity wedding of 150 guests, including Matt’s co-actors
from Friends, along with their spouses.
● According to the media reports, the couple’s wedding pictures got featured in top
magazines like US Weekly, People, and others. The couple enjoyed true marital bliss
when a baby girl, Marina Pearl McKnight, was born in 2004. But unfortunately,
things didn’t work out as they planned.
● Matt LeBlanc, who had a reputation of being a womanizer, started getting involved in
his old habits of wandering into bars. The last nail in the tomb was the actor’s rumored
relationship with Andrea Anders. Therefore, he and Melissa finally filed for divorce
in March 2006, finalized in September.

Melissa McKnight


Q: Who was Melissa’s first husband?

Melissa was first wedded to filmmaker Anthony Esposito. Then the couple decided to part ways due to irreconcilable differences.

Q: How many kids does Melissa have?

Melissa has three kids; two children, Tyler and Jacqueline Esposito, from her first
marriage, and a daughter, Marina Pearl McKnight, from her second marriage.

Q: How did Melissa meet Matt LeBlanc?

Melissa got introduced to famous Friends star LeBlanc in 1997 through their mutual
friend, Kelly Phillips, and her husband, Lou Diamond Phillips. After that, they started seeing
each other.

Tony Altidore
Tony Altidore
Tony Altidore is a seasoned journalist with nearly 10 years experience. While studying journalism at the University of Pennsylvania, Tony found a passion for finding engaging stories. As a contributor to The Tiger News, Tony mostly covers state and national developments.

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