Melissa O’Neil might have refuted the claims that she was dating the talent agent Daniel Birnbaum, but the rumors still had that the two definitely were an item.
So, let’s take a deeper look at Melissa’s alleged partner as this article proceeds.
Meet Daniel Birnbaum, Actress Melissa O’Neil Alleged Partner
Daniel Birnbaum was just you’re average talent manager until he started getting cozy with the Canadian singer and actress Melissa O’Neil around 2015.
In one of Melissa’s earlier IG posts, the actress even described Daniel as someone who pushed her to be brave, bolstered her when she felt low, held his ground when needed, and always made time for a conversation when she felt it was important.
Obviously, fans would wonder if something was going on between them.
Plus, the series of IG posts featuring the talent manager, calling him her “main man” and all, only served as fuel to the rumors.
So, it wasn’t long before the internet conclude Daniel as Melissa’s new partner.
Prior to the rumors with Daniel, the Canadian entertainer dated Matthew Rossoff, a yoga instructor and fitness trainer.
Talking more about her, Melissa is a Lester B. Pearson High School graduate who started her journey to stardom in 2005 — winning the Canadian Idol season 3. Impressed with her singing prowess, she was then invited by Paul Martin (then-Prime-Minister) to congratulate her. And more so, she received several offers from multiple record labels, among which, she chose to sign a deal with Sony BMG.
In October 2005, Melissa then released her first single “Alive” which went on to top the singles chart in Canada as well as earned her a platinum certification from CRIA.
Fast-forward to a decade of her career as a singer, Melissa then decided to join the world of acting and played several minor recurring roles in several TV shows like This Life (2015), Rogue (2016), Lost Generation (2017), Dark Matter (2015 – 2017), iZombie (2018), Condor (2018), The Rookie (2018 – 2022), and more.
Today, she’s a successful singer and as well as actress.
Are Daniel Birnbaum And Actress Melissa O’Neil Really Dating?
No, Daniel Birnbaum and Melissa O’Neil never really dated. Or at least, this was what the actress mentioned. After their dating rumors went unaddressed for years, Melissa finally made a statement sharing that she and Daniel were just “good buddies.”
And we believe her. Why? Because Daniel’s gay!
“What the hell is ‘ratchet’ and how is it an adjective. I’m such an unhip gay,” Daniel himself confessed his sexuality in a Tweet.
In June 2022, the talent manager was even spotted at “Pride Toronto,” an annual event held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Did you know: Melissa was rumored to be pregnant in early 2022. However, it was yet another baseless gossip. Neither she nor her character “Lucy” on The Rookie were pregnant.
Daniel Birnbaum Age
Daniel Birnbaum was born on September 9, 1988. That made him 34 years of age in 2022.
He is the same age as his rumored girlfriend, Melissa O’Neil.
As per Daniel’s birthday, his is of the Virgo zodiac.
On Daniel’s birthday in 2016, Melissa took it to her IG to write, “There’s my main man. Daniel. Playing with that depth perception on the eve of his birthday. I Love You, Bro!!! Can’t imagine being on this adventure with anyone but you. #icalledyoubro @__dan88__.”
Daniel Birnbaum Job
Daniel Birnbaum is a talent manager who began his carer as an assistant at a local agency.
In late 2012, he then joined The Talent House as a youth agent, and by June 2013, the rookie had taken over the film/television departments in addition to his work with the youth roster.
And now, even as of 2022, Daniel’s working as a manager at The Talent House. There, he’s well-known for his ability to develop new and undiscovered talent and has credits span top Network, Cable, and Streaming Platforms, both nationally, and internationally.
Besides his job at The Talent House, Daniel also founded a boutique Agency named Vision Drag Artists (in July 2020) representing some of the “country’s best Drag and LGBTQIA2S+ Entertainers”. It is Canada’s first boutique Drag Performance Agency that worked with venues, events, and promoters worldwide booking in festivals, personal appearances, solo tours, colleges, corporate and private functions, as well as on-camera and endorsement deals.
So far, the artists they’ve represented include Adrianna Exposée, Baby Bel Bel, Miss Bang Cock, Champagna, Devona Coe, Erin Brockobić, Eva King, Farra N Hyte, Gisele Lullaby, and more.
When Daniel’s not working, you can find him photographing street art, or playing a mean game of recreational softball with his team The One Hit Wonders.
Is Daniel Birnbaum On Instagram?
Find Daniel on Instagram @__dan88__.
Where Is Daniel Birnbaum From?
Daniel hails from Thornhill, Ontario.
And even as of 2022, he resided in his hometown.
How Tall Is Daniel Birnbaum?
Daniel stands tall at a height above 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
His distinct features include — brown eyes, a bald head, and a fit body.
However, Daniel wasn’t always fit. He weighed about 124 kg (275 lbs) in 2009. And now, he can easily run a 5K marathon.
Where Did Daniel Birnbaum Recieve His Education?
Daniel graduated from Sheridan College with his Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance in 2009.