Her major in college was in Quantitative Economics.
In the franchise's history, Perkins portrayed the only primary antagonist to ever subsequently become a Power Ranger.
Perkins has modeled in Alloy, Land's End, YM, Cosmo and Kohls advertisements.
She has performed with the Sacramento Ballet Company and the Jazz Unlimited Dance Company.
In 2007, Melody appeared in the front cover issue of Let's Live Magazine.
Her final appearance as an actress was an episode of CSI in 2004. Her reasons for retiring are unknown as she has no known husband, children or any known alternative job. She will make her return to acting for the upcoming Legend War episode on Super Megaforce, reprising her role as Karone.