Background family history: The oldest of 4 kids and grew up the first quarter of her life in Queens NY and then moved to Long Island. She has a younger sister and 2 younger brothers. She feels like she had an idyllic childhood. Her parents were creative and always encouraged creativity and imagination in her kids. Melanie said she definitely fits the older child profile. She is bossy and controlling and if you ask her siblings they will still say she is the one in charge.