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Melanie is the ex-wife of John Cale and the mother of Emily, Cale's daughter, in White House Down.

She is portrayed by Rachelle Lefevre.

White House Down[]

On the morning on October 4, 2014, John Cale and his daughter were getting ready for a tour at the White House. She talks to Cale about how their daughter missed a play.

She is also seen at the end when she is with the rest of the bystanders while Cale tries to rescue Emily and kill the terrorists, and when Emily and Cale are reunited. it is possible that Cale and Melanie reconciled some time after the events of White House Down.