Melissa Crider

Melissa Crider

Highest Rated: 75% Frailty (2002)

Lowest Rated: 6% Gigli (2003)

Birthday: Jun 13, 1974

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Growing up, Missy Crider experimented with art forms that included music, dance, and drama, and even after devoting herself to acting has shown a similar level of curiosity. Her resume since the late '80s, when she first got her start in television, consists of projects that likely seemed more interesting than commercially viable. One of her earliest roles was in the miniseries "Lonesome Dove," which initially had been written off due to the declining popularity of the Western. Instead, the series was a hit, and although her role was minor, it led to more work in television movies throughout the early '90s. The year 1995 brought even bigger things: along with her first starring role in a feature, the lovers-on-the-run drama "A Boy Called Hate," she appeared as a sympathetic high school student in the supernatural-themed "Powder," which was a minor hit. One year later, she had a recurring role as defendant Sharon Rooney, a scorned mistress turned murderer, in the critically acclaimed series "Murder One." After finishing out the '90s alternating between the big and small screens, in the subsequent decade she played a psychic in the science-fiction series "The Others" and guest-starred in many popular shows. Crider also had key roles in both David Lynch's mysterious '01 thriller"Mulholland Dr.," and the critically-reviled romance "Gigli." In the former, she played a waitress who might also be a character in the main protagonist's dream.

Highest rated movies

The Sex Monster




No Score Yet 7% Butterfly Dreaming Tess (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 80% Along the Way Jordan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seclusion Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 27% Out of the Woods Gwen Blitzer (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 32% Until the Night Mina (Character) - 2004
6% 13% Gigli Robin (Character) $5.7M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reeseville Athee Collins (Character) $14.5K 2003
75% 78% Frailty Becky (Character) $13.1M 2002
No Score Yet 40% Instinct to Kill Tess Beckett (Character) - 2001
33% 45% The Sex Monster Diva (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 28% Alien Cargo Theta Kaplan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand-Ins Rhonda (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 23% Quicksilver Highway Olivia Harmon Parker/Lita Hogan (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of the Mind Michelle Widener (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Lydia (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 57% The Beast Dana Dalton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 42% Peter Benchley's The Beast Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy Called Hate Cindy Wells (Character) - 1995
50% 69% Powder Lindsey Kelloway (Character) $30.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleep, Baby, Sleep Joanna Blessing (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Visions of Terror Kimberly (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 12% Girls in Prison Aggie O'Hanlon (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane's House Hilary (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mother's Revenge Jill Sanders (Character) - 1993


No Score Yet 65% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
87% 87% 24 Rita Brady (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Charlene Copeland (Guest Star) 2006
90% 96% House Susan (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janine Haywood (Guest Star) 2001
64% No Score Yet The Others Ellen "Satori" Polaski (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 94% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996