Melissa McBride

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Melissa McBride
Melissa McBride.jpg
McBride at Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead in 2012
BornMelissa Suzanne McBride
(1965-05-23) May 23, 1965 (age 48)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
OccupationActress, casting director
Years active1993 - present
 
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Melissa McBride
Melissa McBride.jpg
McBride at Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead in 2012
BornMelissa Suzanne McBride
(1965-05-23) May 23, 1965 (age 48)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
OccupationActress, casting director
Years active1993 - present

Melissa Suzanne McBride (born May 23, 1965)[1] is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

McBride was born in Lexington, Kentucky and began acting in film and on television in the early 1990s.[1][2]

Career[edit]

McBride in 2013

McBride began her professional acting career in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] She made her debut on television in 1993 on an episode of ABC legal drama Matlock and in later years appeared in TV movies, such as In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life, Her Deadly Rival, Close to Danger, Any Place But Home, Nathan Dixon and Pirates of Silicon Valley. In 1996 she appeared on the CBS miniseries A Season in Purgatory based on 1993 novel with the same name by Dominick Dunne.

McBride guest starred in several television series, including American Gothic, Profiler, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dawson's Creek. She also starred in several short films, and appeared in Lifetime movie Living Proof in 2008.

McBride worked as a film and commercial casting director in Atlanta, Georgia from 2000 until 2010.[3]

In 2007, director Frank Darabont cast McBride as the "Woman With Kids at Home" in the ensemble cast science-fiction horror film The Mist based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King.[1]

In 2010, McBride joined the cast of the AMC television drama series The Walking Dead based on the comic book series of the same name.[4] She plays Carol Peletier, the middle aged widow and caring mother to her daughter Sophia. She was promoted to series regular as of season 2,[5] and as of the first episode of Season 4, Melissa McBride's name now appears in the opening credits.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Mutant SpeciesTiffany's Mom
2002Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, TheThe Dangerous Lives of Altar BoysMrs. Doyle
2006Nailed!Olga / Waitress / AgentShort film
2007Promise, TheThe PromiseStacey JohnsonShort film
2007Mist, TheThe MistWoman with Kids at Home
2007Lost CrossingSheilaShort film
2008DelgoMiss Sutley / Elder Pearo (voice)
2012Proxy, TheThe ProxyDr. Ashley BronsonPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993MatlockDarlene Kellogg / WaitressEpisode: "Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream"
1994In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your LifeWPMM ReporterTV movie
1995Her Deadly RivalEllieTV movie
1995American GothicHolly GallagherEpisode: "Dead to the World"
1996Season in Purgatory, AA Season in PurgatoryMary Pat BradleyTV movie
1996ProfilerWalker YoungEpisode: "Insight"
1997Close to DangerNatalieTV movie
1997Any Place But HomeBrettTV movie
1997Walker, Texas RangerDr. Rachel WoodsEpisode: "Lucas: Part 1"
Episode: "Lucas: Part 2"
1999Nathan DixonJanine KeachTV movie
1998Dawson's CreekNinaEpisode: "Road Trip"
1999Pirates of Silicon ValleyElizabeth HolmesTV movie
2003Dawson's CreekMelanieEpisode: "All Good Things..."
Episode: "...Must Come to an End"
2008Living ProofSallyTV movie
2010–presentWalking Dead, TheThe Walking DeadCarol PeletierSeason 1 (recurring; 4 episodes)
Season 2-present (series regular)
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
McBride at Starfest in 2013
Casting Director
YearTitleNotes
2006The Last Adam
2007The Promise
2009Golden Minutes
2009This Side Up
2010The Party
2010Broken Moment

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2012Satellite Awards[6]Best Cast (or Best Ensemble) - Television SeriesThe Walking DeadWon
2013Shorty AwardsBest of Social MediaHerselfNominated

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