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Missi Pyle



Born Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, TX, a six-month-old Pyle was given the fateful nickname of "Little Missi," which would stick to her throughout her childhood and to the present day. Pyle was infatuated with acting by the age of 13, and attended Germantown High School in Tennessee, one of the top three performing-arts high schools in the United States. While there, Pyle was tapped as a lead singer in several musical productions, though her eventual goal remained a career in television and film. After graduation from Germantown High, Pyle was accepted to the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts and was cast as the female lead in a series of Shakespearean productions. During the summer, she crossed the Atlantic to attend the Oxford School of Drama in England, where she further honed her acting skills.



By 1996, Pyle had made her film debut in The Cottonwood, which followed a group of wannabe actors hoping to use their lottery winnings to score big in Hollywood. Pyle's breakout role, however, wouldn't come until several years later, when she played a supporting role as a love-struck alien in Galaxy Quest alongside Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. Though the early 2000s did little to bring Pyle much in the way of mainstream success, they nonetheless helped the actress develop a loyal fan base; her performances in The Wayne Brady Show, Ally McBeal, and Josie and the Pussycats (all 2001) were solid enough to grab the attention of several prominent casting directors. Surely enough, by 2003, Pyle had been chosen for a supporting role in Bringing Down the House with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah, as well as a small but indelible role in Tim Burton's big-budget fantasy comedy Big Fish (2003). In 2004, Pyle worked with Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly and lent her support to Soul Plane and 50 First Dates. Working with Stiller proved a lucky experience for Pyle, who accepted a larger supporting role in Stiller's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), which also stars fellow Galaxy Quest alumni Justin Long. When she isn't filming, Pyle continues her work with the all-female sketch comedy group Bitches and Funny.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Slash
  • Ronnie
2016
82% Captain Fantastic
  • Ellen
2016
43% Pandemic
  • Denise
2016
No Score Yet Director's Cut
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Internet Famous
  • Karen Raye Quivers
2016
No Score Yet Emma's Chance
  • Actor
2016
50% Uncle Nick
  • Michelle
2015
10% Just Before I Go
  • CT
2015
88% Gone Girl
  • Ellen Abbott
2014
No Score Yet Kiss Me
  • Vera
2014
No Score Yet Somebody's Mother
  • Actor
2014
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Gray Sister #3
2013
20% My Uncle Rafael
  • Blair
2012
97% The Artist
  • Constance
2011
No Score Yet A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song
  • Gail Van Ravensway
2011
43% Barry Munday
  • Lida Griggs
2010
No Score Yet A Fork In The Road
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Miss Nobody
  • Charmaine
2010
No Score Yet Taking Chances
  • Faith Fishbeck
2009
60% Spring Breakdown
  • Charlene
2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Patriotville
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Soccer Mom
  • Wendy/Coach Lorenzo
2008
70% Visioneers
  • Sara
2008
No Score Yet American Crude
  • Gigi
2008
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Raylene
2008
No Score Yet Pretty Ugly People
  • Lucy
2008
39% Feast of Love
  • Agatha
2007
No Score Yet Entry Level
  • Liz Bartlett
2007
44% Live!
  • Plummy
2007
No Score Yet Meet Market
  • Actor
2007
34% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
  • Nadia Vole
2006
No Score Yet Mojave Phone Booth
  • Sarah
2006
13% Just My Luck
  • Peggy Braden
2006
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Mrs. Beauregarde
2005
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
  • Cop
2005
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
  • Fran
2004
18% Soul Plane
  • Barbara
2004
44% 50 First Dates
  • Noreen
2004
25% Along Came Polly
  • Roxanne
2004
77% Big Fish
  • Mildred
2003
No Score Yet Exposed
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bachelorman
  • Heather
2003
34% Bringing Down the House
  • Ashley
2003
No Score Yet Home Alone 4
  • Vera
2002
53% Let It Snow
  • Ily
2001
53% Josie and the Pussycats
  • Alexandra Cabot
2001
90% Galaxy Quest
  • Laliari/Jane Doe
1999
78% Trick
  • Actress With Flowers
1999
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Cafe 24 Waitress
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
50% Jennifer Falls
2014
  • Dina
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Hope
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Karen Cross
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Treena Morris
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Marcia Hooper
The Mindy Project
  • Nancy
No Score Yet Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Life & Times of Tim
2008-2012
  • Voice
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
35% Bordertown
2016
  • Voice
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
25% Notorious
2016
  • Callie Connors
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Nancy
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Miss Pasternak
75% The Sarah Silverman Program
2007-2010
  • Scarlett Lacey
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Shannon
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
  • Katie Palmer Katie
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Trudy Malko
55% The Crazy Ones
2013-2014
  • Melora
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Betty Bee
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Nicole Bayklow
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Charity
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Renee Winger

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