As an entertainer in all areas, Missi Pyle has been active in the acting scene for more than two decades and has successfully established herself as a well-known name. The actress has had great roles and continues to dominate in a wide variety of theatre, television and film productions. If you can follow her credits, you can safely say that the Texas actress is absolutely beautiful, totally funny and incredibly accomplished. Here is everything you need to know about the actress and singer, who, like in any other movie, has acted in the movie before.
Who is Missi Pyle?
Born in Texas and raised in Tennessee, Andrea Kay “Missi’ Pyle’s date of birth is November 16, 1972, and she is the last of five children born to Frank and Linda Pyle. The actress’s older siblings are two brothers – Paul and Sam, and two sisters Julie and Debbie. She also has two half-siblings, Meredith and Gordon. Pyle’s acting proclivities were evident in her youth at Germantown High School. To refine her skills in the arts, Missi later enrolled at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. After graduating in 1995, Pyle moved to New York to begin a career as an actress.
Her films and TV shows
Missi Pyle started her acting career on stage and worked in off-Broadway productions like The Libertine by the Steppenwolf Theater Company. She also acted in the Broadway production Boeing-Boeing in 2008 and in Bare in 2012. Pyle made her screen debut in 1997 in the novel hit comedy As Good As It Gets. Her outstanding performance in the film quickly paved the way for further roles to follow. In recent years, the talented actress has conquered major roles in both feature films and television.
On the small screen, Pyle has had both guest and recurring roles in popular TV series such as Mad About You, Drew Carey Show, and Friends, all in 1999; others include Boston Legal (2006 – 2008), Heroes (2007), The Sarah Silverman Program (2007 – 2010), and Two and a Half Men (2004 – 2015). In 2011 she appeared in The Life & Times of Tim, $h*! My Dad Says, and The Mentalist.
Pyle also had a busy television career in 2014 when she starred in series such as Partners, The Exes, Jennifer Falls, Inside Amy Schumer, and The Crazy Ones. In 2016 she had a vocal role in Bordertown and several guest appearances in Sing It, The Soul Man, Notorious, Lady Dynamite, Mary + Jane and Major Crimes. More recently, Pyle appeared as Chloe Jackson in the TV series The Catch. She also has credits in two web series, such as her role as Sue in Greetings from Home (2012) and as Eileen in Cleaners (2013).
After her breakout movie role as Laliari in the 1999 sci-fi series Galaxy Quest, Missi Pyle has continued her dominance in film and television. Her other notable films include Josie and the Pussycats (2001) and Home Alone 4 (2002). In 2003, Missi Pyle starred in supporting roles in notable films such as Big Fish, Bringing Down the House and a leading role in BachelorMan.
Fans would remember Missi Pyle for her outstanding roles in successful and award-winning films such as Along Came Polly (2004), 50 First Dates (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Soul Plane (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Just My Luck (2006), Stormbreaker (2006) and Soccer Mom (2008).
In 2011, Pyle starred in the Oscar-winning film The Artist, as well as My Uncle Rafael (2012) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). Her other notable successes in 2014 include Gone Girl, Just Before I Go, Kiss Me, and A Haunted House 2, as well as remarkable films in 2016 such as Pandemic, Director’s Cut, Slash, and Captain Fantastic. Recently Missi Pyle appeared as Coach Webb in the 2017 hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and as Tina in the 2019 Netflix Original Walk. Ride. Rodeo.
Missi Pyle is also musically talented. She is recognized as a rock star and is the other half of the country rock band Smith & Pyle, which she formed with actress Shawnee Smith. The band, which was active between 2007 and 2011, had a few hits to her credit. Under the Urban Prairie Records label, Smith and Pyle released the album It’s OK to Be Happy in 2008, as well as the two singles Rafael and One Night Stand, both of which were released in 2010.
Missi Pyle’s family facts
Missi Pyle has made two marriage attempts. Her first marriage was to Antonio Sacre, a writer. The couple made the covenant of life in May 2000 and remained together for five years until they separated in 2005. Next, Pyle moved in with Casey Anderson, a naturalist. Missi and Casey exchanged vows in September 2008, but as their first marriage, their marriage was short-lived. They stayed together for four years until their official separation in 2012.
According to Anderson, Missi Pyle was romantically linked to Josh Ross. Apart from the strong chemistry the two share, little or nothing is known about their romance and it remains uncertain if they are still together or are planning to take their relationship to the next level.
Interestingly enough, Missi Pyles’s previous relationships haven’t produced any children. However, the talented actress is a doting mother of Zooey Rose, a lovely daughter who adopted her as a newborn in September 2015.
Other interesting facts
1. Pyle has impressive and peculiar physical properties. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed Texas actress stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches, complemented by her weight of about 57 kg. Her other body measurements are chest – 36 inches, waist – 28 inches, and hips – 35 inches.
2. Missi Pyles ex-husband Casey Anderson is a naturalist who raised a bear, Brutus. Interestingly, the guest of honor at the couple’s country-western theme wedding in Montana was the 800-pound grizzly bear.
3. Missi Pyle is active in social networking. She is present and has built a strong fan base on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.