Who Melanie Olmstead? Yellowstone Tribute (Death Cause, Age, Bio )

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Melanie Olmstead came in public eye when Yellowstone drama gives tribute to her in season 2 final of Yellowstone. If you had watched this show than you might know that the entire episode of this season 2 was dedicated to her memory.

Many times when the off-screen workers passed away then there is only simple credit given to them while starting the show or at the time of ending show but in case of Melanie, whole episode was dedicated to her.

She has also worked with the various Hollywood movies already and most of the time she look after travel management and transportation for the actor and crew workers while working on the movies set.

The entertainment industry is full of unheard heroes who work behind the scene to make everything understandable and entertaining. We only notice main characters and it’s surroundings but there are lots of crew members who worked day and night to make everything possible.

Yellowstone drama was created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. The final episode of this drama series gave complete tribute to Melanie and for her hard work. Since, after then many people started to know about her in details and many search about her name on internet as well.

To make this easy and understanding we have written this article to present all the information that we can gather about Melanie and also about her contribution to the entertainment worlds.

Full Name Melanie Olmstead
Nickname Melanie
Date of Birth November 15, 1968
Birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Age 51 Year
Death May 25, 2019 Salt Lake City, Utah
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Profession Crew Member
Parents Janet Corbridge, Reid Howard
Marital Status Mmarried
Spouse Annalise Ford January 2016 – May 2019

Who is Melanie Olmstead?

Melanie was born on November 15, 1968 and her birth place was in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was adopted kid and her parents name is Reid Howard and Janet Corbridge, Reid was former U.S. Army.

Her mother passed in 1979 which Melanie was just 11 years old after that she grew up with her father and with her second mom Loa Rose Hanson. Her father Reid was passed when she was 37 years old.

We also found that she was stage actress. She studied from Westminster College and after completing her study from this college she moved to Utah for her graduation.

After she completed her study she started to enter in the entertainment world where is also acted as a stage performer.


Olmstead has already spent her two decades of her life in entertainment industry. Her first project begins from 2000, when she worked as a location assistant for the film Primary Suspect. And after her success on this project she worked on Benji: off the Leash, Darling Companion and high grossing movie Frozen.

She began to get famous for her work on entertainment industry world, from where she begin to get many big offers for the mega projects which also includes Disney’s movie John Carter which budget was only more than $250 Million.

Besides of this few projects of her she has also worked for many popular movies anyway YellowStone only the series that made her famous.

Was Melanie Olmstead Married?

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(Source: YellowStone)

Yes, she was a married woman and her husband name is Annalise Ford. This couple tie their knot on December 21, 2015.

Anyway, there is not so much information has been presented on internet about her private life but is clear that she is a married woman. But many internet sources also posted that she was dealing with her family problem which has affected her mental health as well.

We don’t have any sure shot information about her husband past life, his career and also about her kids. It can just be a rumor that she might be suffering from mental problems because she shared that her married life is happy and there is no any issues.

Love Towards Horses

Melanie used to love horses very much than any other animals and she even had her own horse named Mahogany.

She has also expressed her deep love about the horses, there are also some photos about her horse has been posted on Facebook by her.

On her Facebook post she wrote, “My love with horse was started when I just learn to walk, but I got my first horse which is just mine at the age when I was adult. This beautiful girl has been my friend since I was small and now she turned 37 – for my non-horse friends, it over more than 100 years compared to human age.”

Cause of Death

Melanie was found dead in May, 2019. After her death Yellowstone showed a honor and give tribute to her. After this tribute we all know about her.

The cause of her death has still not been disclosed to the media and there is no any idea about her death till now.

Many fans of this show raised the questions like, How did Melanie Olmstead died? But the answer is still mystery and there is no clue still. It is also said that she committed suicide due to her personal problems, anyway we hope to get this answer very soon.

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