“The Rookie” Star Melissa Shares Life Update

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ABC’s “The Rookie” cast is currently on summer break awaiting production for the 5th season and we cannot wait until it officially begins.

The current strike is holding a lot up in Hollywood and the cast is also on the front line protesting with everyone.

“The Rookie” Star Melissa O’Neil recently took to Instagram to share an update about her life.

She shared:


Remembering to share on here can sometimes make me feel loopy… 

Here’s a little catch up:

I’ve recently returned from studying with @lindsey12weiand her school Wudang White Horse where Wudang Internal Martial Arts are shared through in-person immersions – and online offerings, too (you should check it out if you’re into these kinds of things!)

When I listen for what I want to share about our time together – I experience a bombardment of memories. It feels good to dive deep into a structured schedule and to be bolstered and inspired through accountability and fellowship. 
Wake up. Qi Gong. Meditate. Breakfast. Morning training. Lunch. River. Rinse. Afternoon training. Dinner. Evening lecture. Time with the Altar. Meditate. Sleep. Again. Again. Again.

Between that?
Laughter. Tears. Vulnerability. Silliness. Dancing. Cooking. Sharing. Art. Music. Getting to know one another. Damn – this group was/is incredible and filled with some of the coolest human beings I have had the great fortune to cross paths with. 

Words aren’t enough. It’s really one of those, ‘You had to be there…’ kind of things. 

My endless gratitude is offered in all directions and particularly up and out to the stars that have provided inspiration for time immemorial to the seekers and sages where these great traditions were born. 

Thank you @lindsey12wei for stewarding these teachings and creating space for your students.
Thank you to my fellows, I continue to abide in a space of admiration for who you are in the world. You inspire me. 

Speaking of those humans…
I celebrated my birthday during this immersion and received such kindness from them that it brought me to tears. To my dear friends, for your encouragement and gentle nudging around sharing – I have you to thank. 
Linked in the bio is my first Substack post where I share a bit more about my time at the sword immersion. I kindly ask that if you choose to subscribe – please do not repost on other platforms what I share there. 

I’m also new to the platform and have only kept drafts for over a year. The place is completely unadorned at the moment. All things in their own time. 

Hope you’re doing well. ✌🏼”

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The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Mekia Cox, Shawn Ashmore, and Tru Valentino. Lisseth Chavez recurs. John Nolan (Fillion) is a middle-aged divorced man from Pennsylvania who owns a construction company. He decides to give up his old life to pursue a new career as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. He graduates from the Police Academy, is the oldest rookie on the force, and eventually becomes a training officer. He works with Sergeant Wade Grey (Jones), Detective Angela Lopez (Diaz), training officers Nyla Harper (Cox) and Tim Bradford (Winter), fellow rookie Lucy Chen (O’Neil), and the station’s newest rookie, Aaron Thorsen (Valentino).

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