Who Is Shelley Roxburgh? Mother Of Melissa Roxburgh

by Mela Mon Apr 10 2023 Updated On Sun Apr 16 2023
Who Is Shelley Roxburgh? Mother Of Melissa Roxburgh

Shelley Roxburgh is a former British professional tennis player. She is also known for her famous Canadian actress daughter Melissa Roxburgh.

Shelley Roxburgh with her daughter, Melissa Roxburgh.
Shelley Roxburgh with her daughter, Melissa Roxburgh. Source: Instagram

Professional Tennis Player

Shelley is the daughter of Concorde pilot Brain Walpole. She was very passionate about Tennis from her childhood days.

Growing up, she wanted to pursue a career in Tennis.  

She has done professional tennis tours since the early 1980s. She has played against Steffi Graf (a top-rated tennis player) and made an excellent head-to-head record. 

She has also received twice wildcards into the Wimbledon main draw and qualified for the 1983 US Open

Unfortunately, she lost in the first round against Chris Evert. And after her adventurous tennis journey, she retired in 1984, got married, and emigrated to Canada. 

Marriage And Children

Shelley married a Canadian pastor Cam Roxburgh. The duo lived in the Vancouver region.  

She has four children with her husband, three daughters, and one son. 

Her daughters are Kristie Roxburgh, Ashley Roxburgh, and Mellisa; her son is Matt Roxburgh

They all grew up together in British Columbia. They all are very close to each other. 

Being the famous one in the family, Mellisa kept updates about her siblings on social media. 

She recently revealed her brother Matt got married to his best friend. 

Her younger sister is also looking at her career in acting. And she is very interested in making a movie. 

And Mellisa is very supportive of her decision and excited to guide her. 

Children of Shelley Roxburgh.
Children of Shelley Roxburgh. Source: Instagram


Shelley was born on 17 September 1965. She is 57 years old as of 2023. Her star sign is Virgo. 

Net Worth

Shelley's daughter Melissa's net worth is about $5 Million. 

Melissa's Parents Were Against Her Acting

Melissa was interested in acting since her childhood. She wanted to pursue her career as an actor, but her parents were against it.

Her parents forced her to finish high school which she didn’t want to. 

But she is thankful that her parents forced her to finish high school. 

Even though her parents were against it, she started acting right after graduation. 

She did her first acting in a show named Diary of Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

She did a phenomenal job in her first role, and the filmmakers were impressed by her work. 

And it was because of her high school drama teacher who encouraged her to follow her passion for acting.

She was very dedicated to acting from her childhood. She stole her mother's video camera and forced her siblings to be in her movie. 

And her dedication made her a successful actress in the present day.  

Is Melisa Married?

Melisa is dating actor J.R. Ramirez. He is her co-star in her movie Manifest.

He is a trendy Cuban American actor known for his role as Detective Jared Vasquez in the show named Manifest.

The duo has been dating for over two years now. They revealed their relationship in 2020.

But the couple is very private about their personal life. And they often don't publicize their relationship.

Melissa Roxburgh with her partner.
Melissa Roxburgh with her partner. Source: Pinterest

Ramirez is not the only one Melissa has dated. She dated Andrew Jenkis in past years. 

He is also a Canadian actor and screenwriter. They started dating in 2017. 

And they were public about their relationship. For example, they often used to share photos on social media. 

But unfortunately, their relationship ended. And the duo broke up after dating for a few years. 

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