Niki Flacks appears in three episodes of the CBS-TV series "Dallas", in different roles
Niki Flacks
General Information
Born: (1943-04-07) April 7, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, Acting coach
Years active: 1968-present
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Appeared as: Melissa Anderson / Wanda Frick
Episodes appeared in
/involved with:
  • "Old Accquaintance" (Season 2)
  • "Winds of Vengeance" (Sesaon 2)
  • "Little Boy Lost" (Season 5)
  • Website/URL: Official website]

    Niki Flacks (born April 7, 1943) appears on Dallas as Melissa Anderson, the embittered wife of businessman and political lobbyist Maynard Anderson, who, she catches in bed with Jenna Wade, an old flame of Bobby's in the episode "Old Accquaintance" in Season 2 of the series. She also appears as Wanda Frick in the episode "Winds of Vengeance" in Season 2, and also in the episode "Little Boy Lost" in Season 5.


    Stage workEdit

    Among har extensive stage work, Niki co-starred on Broadway in Private Lives (with Maggie Smith, directed by Sir John Gielgud), Candide (directed by Harold Prince), Dinner at Eight (directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie) and Spokesong (directed by Kenneth Frankel). She played leading roles at most of the major regional/repertory theatres in America: The Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Yale Rep, Washington Arena Stage, Atlanta Alliance, Buffalo Arena, Dallas Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Hillberry Classic Theatre and Dallas Shakespeare Festival.


    Her musical tours and off-Broadway include: West Side Story (opposite Richard Chamberlain), Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Leonard Nimoy), Company, When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder? and Off the Wall (opposite Henry Winkler).

    TV actingEdit

    On television, she starred as the infamous Karen Woleck on the ABC-TV daytime soap opera One Life to Live, as well as many guest appearances on various primetime TV series. Her film acting credits include: The Lathe of Heaven (1980), Semi-tough (1977), Murder in Texas (1981), Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976), and Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977).

    Other workEdit

    Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at The Producers Club in New York. [1]

    Literary careerEdit

    Niki is author of the book, PowerTalk, Macmillan Publishing Co. and founder of The Bergerac Company, where she developed corporate training by combining theatre skills, psychology and neuroscience. Bergerac’s flagship program, PowerTalk, has been taught all over the world. [1]

    In early 2015, Niki’s book, Acting with Passion, detailing her innovative approach to actor training, was released by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Publishing. [1]


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Niki Flacks bio". Official Website ( Retrieved January 5, 2016. 

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