Fast Facts

  • Worked behind the scenes as a casting agent while also pursuing a career in acting.
  • Began her professional acting career in 1991 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Made her TV debut on a 1993 episode of Matlock.
  • Working with producer-director Frank Darabont on The Mist (2007) directly led to her role in The Walking Dead.
  • Was the voice-double for Anne Bancroft in the 2008 animated feature Delgo.
  • Has a strong interest in psychology.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

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  • Birth Name: Melissa Suzanne McBride
  • Birth Place: Lexington, KY
  • Birthday: May 23, 1965, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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