Missi Pyle is a well-rounded Hollywood actress and also a music artist. She announced her presence in Hollywood following a brilliant performance in the 1999 comedy film Galaxy Quest. She went on to star in numerous movies from the year 2000 through 2010 particularly in the comedy genre. Some of her notable film credits include 50 First Dates, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Soccer Mom, Gone Girl, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Pyle has also featured in many television shows and web series in the course of her career and they include Jennifer Falls, Bordertown, and The Soul Man. The talented actress has come to be known in recent times for main her role as Cleo Coles in the Sci-Fi web series Impulse.
From 2007 to 2011, Missi Pyle belonged to a country rock band “Smith & Pyle” which she formed with fellow actress Shawnee Smith. They released one album It’s OK to Be Happy in 2008 and also recorded many notable live performances.
Who is Missi Pyle?
Missi Pyle was born Andrea Kay Pyle on November 16, 1972, to Linda and Frank Pyle. She was born in Houston, Texas but was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She has 4 older siblings and 2 younger half-siblings. She attended Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee and for college, she schooled at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Movies and TV Shows
Missi Pyle marked her acting debut in 1989 when she guest-starred on an episode of the 5th season of the Sci-Fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She recorded further guest roles on other TV shows all through the 1990s and she equally marked her feature film debut on the romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets (1997). She eventually got her breakout role on the Sci-Fi movie Galaxy Quest (1999) in which she portrayed the character Laliari.
Following that brilliant breakout performance, Pyle was cast in numerous comedy movies including Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Bringing Down the House (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Just My Luck (2006). She also starred in the action flick Stormbreaker (2006). The talented actress eventually got her first lead role in the indie comedy film Pretty Ugly People (2008) in which she portrayed the character, Lucy.
Missi Pyle also played the lead role of Wendy Handler in the comedy film Soccer Mom (2008) and she also appeared in Miss Nobody (2010), The Artist (2011) and My Uncle Rafael (2012). She also starred in the horror comedy film A Haunted House 2 (2014) as well as the highly successful thriller movie Gone Girl (2014), starring alongside Ben Affleck.
Other notable film credits of this talented Hollywood star include Uncle Nick (2015), Director’s Cut (2016) as well as the fantasy comedy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) which was a box-office hit. More recently, Missi Pyle appeared in Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool (2018) and was also cast in the films Ma and Walk Ride Rodeo, both of which are billed to be released in 2019.
Pyle’s small screen credits have equally been as impressive as her film credits. She has been on the main cast of TV comedy series like The Wedding Bells (2007), Jennifer Falls (2014) and the animated sitcom Bordertown (2016). She has also starred in the web comedy series Cleaners (2012-13), Sing It! (2016) as well as the hit TV sitcom The Soul Man (2016). In 2018, she was cast as the main character Cleo Coles on the Sci-Fi web series Impulse (2019).
Is Missi Pyle Married? Boyfriend
Missi Pyle has been married twice in the past. Between 2000 and 2005, she was married to author and solo performer Antonio Sacre. Three years later, she gave another shot at marriage when she tied the knot with Casey Anderson, a wildlife naturalist and TV host. The duo got married on September 12, 2008, in Montana. Their union lasted for about 5 years and the actress announced their split in 2013.
Pyle also dated actor and comedian Josh Meyers sometime in the past. However, it is unclear if she is in any relationship at the moment.
How Much is She Worth?
Though she had a rather slow start to her acting career, Missi Pyle got a major boost in the late 1990s and she has remained relevant ever since. The talented actress may not have featured in too many blockbuster movies but she has been very consistent over the years. Through her illustrious acting career and other profitable ventures, the Hollywood star has amassed a net worth valued at an enviable $3 million. Still in her 40s, there seems to be no slowing down for Missi Pyle in the near future.