- 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
Season 4, Episode 13
- Birth Name: Melissa Suzanne McBride
- Birth Place: Lexington, KY
- Birthday: May 23, 1965, Gemini
- Profession: Actor
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