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Melinda Trask
Melinda recast 2020.jpg
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Laura Kai Chen (2013, 2016–19)
Tina Huang (2020–present)
Current status Present; Recurring
Duration 2013, 2016–present
First appearance 2013
Created by Dena Higley
Introduced by Ken Corday, Lisa de Cazotte, and Greg Meng
Gender Female
Occupation Former District Attorney
Residence Salem, Illinois
Spouses Mr. Trask (divorced)
Children Haley Chen

Melinda Chen Trask is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by Laura Kai Chen in 2013, and from 2016-19. In 2020, the role was recast by Tina Huang.

Trask is the aggressive DA who wants justice and enjoys sending people to jail when they break the law.


Melinda is the D.A. that was in charge of prosecuting Sami Brady for Joseph Bernardi's murder. Sami was ultimately cleared when evidence proved that she shot Bernardi in defense of Rafe Hernandez, showed up.

In 2016, Trask prosecuted Hope Brady for Stefano DiMera's murder, and got her 25 years in prison with no possibility of parole. She has a vendetta against Gabi Hernandez for getting out of jail early after killing Nick Fallon.

After Abigail Deveraux murdered Andre DiMera and was diagnosed with DID in 2018, Trask tried to convince Chad DiMera to permanently send his wife to Bayview. She explained to Chad that it was the only way to keep himself and Thomas safe. Trask did this to protect Chad and Thomas from Abigail. Trask is the older sister of Haley Chen.

However, later it was revealed that Haley was her daughter. In 2020, after the Time Jump (2019-2020), it's revealed Melinda left Salem, most likely because of Haley's death.

On September 23, 2020, Melinda returns to Salem, and is seen arguing with a recently arrested Kristen DiMera over her daughter Haley Chen's death.