Melissanthi Mahut

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Alma materNational Theatre of Greece
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2010-present

Melissanthi Mahut[1] is a Greek-Canadian actress known for her role as Kassandra in Assassin's Creed Odyssey and for playing Mita Xenakis in the Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.[2][3]

Early life and Education

Mahut was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Greece. She attended the National Theatre of Greece Drama School and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She graduated RADA with a BA in Acting in 2012.[4][5]


Mahut’s career started in Greece where she starred in theatre productions as well as in short and feature films such as Mythopathy (Νοτιάς), The Taste of Love (Η Γεύση της Αγάπης) and the TV series The Other Me (Έτερος Εγώ).[4][6][7]

In 2017 she landed the role of Kassandra in the video game Assassins Creed Odyssey for which she received widespread critical acclaim as well as global recognition for her performance including a nomination for the BAFTA Game Awards and The Game Awards.[8][9][10][11]

In 2020 she appeared as the Greek Eurovision contestant Mita Xenakis in the Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga alongside Will Ferrel, Rachel McAdams and Dan Stevens. The film was scheduled for a May 2020 release, but due to COVID-19 was postponed to June 26th.[12][3]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Artherapy Herself
2014 In Transit Tina
2014 Blue Train Girlfriend Short
2015 Worlds Apart Employee
2016 Mythopathy (Νοτιάς) Betty
2016 Luna Bar Crazy girl
2017 Lost and Found Sofia Short
2018 The Taste of Love (Η Γεύση της Αγάπης) Pavlina TV Movie
2019 The Other Me (Έτερος Εγώ) Tonia 5 Episodes
2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Mita Xenakis

Video Games

Year Title Role
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins Various Characters
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Kassandra
2019 Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Kassandra


Year Play Role Theatre
2012 The Misunderstanding[13] Maria Kings Head Theatre
2013-2015 The House of Bernarda Alba[14] Adela The Vault Theatre
2015-2016 Crime and Punishment[15] Sonya National Theatre of Greece
2016-2017 Metropolis (Μητρόπολη)[16] Medea/Messenger Small Theatre of Epidaurus


Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey The Game Awards Best Performance Nominated [11]
Gamers' Choice Awards Fan Favourite Female Voice Actor Nominated [17]
2019 D.I.C.E. Awards Outstanding Achievement in Character Nominated [18]
BAFTA Game Awards Performer Nominated [10]

In the media



  1. "Profile: Melissanthi Mahut". Spotlight. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  2. "Melissanthi Mahut's epic acting journey on Assassin's Creed Odyssey". Female First. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Cast Of Eurovision Song Contest Is Hilarious, Of Course". Refinery29. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Women of Mythopathy". Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  5. "Profile: Melissanthi Mahut". RADA. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  6. "The Taste of Love". The Taste of Love. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  7. "Eteros Ego: Lost Souls". Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  8. "Assassin's Creed Odyssey review – an epic journey through ancient Greece". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  9. "Kassandra Is Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Best Asset, And An Interesting Contrast To Bayek". Forbes. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Bafta Game Awards 2019". Bafta. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "'God of War,' 'Red Dead Redemption II' Tie For Most Game Awards Noms". Variety. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  12. "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga". Netflix. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  13. "Cross Purpose - The King's Head Theatre (2012)". Albert Camus Society. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  14. "Μια εκδοχή του σπιτιού της Μπερνάρντα Άλμπα σε σκηνοθεσία Δημήτρη Καρατζιά". Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  15. "Crime and Punishment". National Theatre of Greece. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  16. "Metropolis". National Theatre of Greece. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  17. Glyer, Mike. "2018 Gamers' Choice Awards Nominees". File 770. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  18. "Congratulations to the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Finalists!". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 25 October 2020.

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