Melina Vidler, born 20 February 1993, is an Australian actress, known for her role as Shay Turner in 800 Words, for which she won the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer in 2016. Vidler was born in Brisbane and grew up in Samford, Queensland, the daughter of Kaylene and Wayne Vidler, a property developer. She has two older brothers, Beau and Brent. In 2010, Vidler graduated from Ferny Grove State High School in Brisbane, and went on to study acting at the Queensland University of Technology. She later moved to Sydney, New South Wales to pursue an acting career where she soon landed her first big role on 800 Words. She moved to Auckland, New Zealand to film three seasons of the show before moving to Los Angeles for pilot season. Melina is now back in QLD, having filmed Kidnapped in Port Douglas, where she plays the villain; Love In Bloom filmed in Brisbane; and worked with Baz Luhrmann on the Elvis biopic.