Meet 'Brooklyn Nine Nine's' Melissa Fumero: A 'shameless hairbrush singer,' plus 21 more facts

If you know Melissa Fumero, it's probably from her several years on "One Life to Live" playing Adriana Cramer. She also had a recurring part on Season 4 of "Gossip Girl" and has guest-starred on shows like "The Mentalist" and "CSI: NY." Aside from a one-off appearance on "Men at Work" earlier this year, though, Fumero had very little experience in comedy before joining FOX's new series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which premieres Tuesday (Sept. 17). The thing is, though, you'd hardly know it -- Fumero more than holds her own opposite Andy Samberg, who plays her partner in the show set at a police precinct. Her ultra-competitive character, Detective Amy Santiago, can't stand the way Samberg operates, which would often mean that Amy is the off-putting stickler for regulations. The way she's written and Fumero plays her, though, you can pretty well understand the chip on her shoulder -- and enjoy the comic possibilities.For that reason,...


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