Who is Missi Pyle?

Andrea Kay ‘Missi’ Pyle was born in Houston, Texas USA, on 16 November 1972 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film writer, producer and singer, with close to 200 acting credits to her name, while she’s probably still known best for her portrayal of Laliari in the 1999 adventure science fiction comedy movie “Galaxy Quest”. It was directed by Dean Parisot, starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, and follows the cast of a space opera TV series who now have to defend Earth and their new alien friends from a reptilian lord; the movie won seven of the 21 awards for which it was nominated.

Early life and education

Missi was raised in Memphis, Tennessee alongside her older brothers Sam and Paul, and older sisters Julie and Debbie, by their parents Frank and Linda Pyle; not a lot is known about Missi’s family, as she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her father was a real estate agent, and her mother an accountant. Missi also has a half-sister Meredith and a half-brother Gordon.

The family moved to Germantown, Tennessee when Missi was 14 years old, and she then enrolled at Germantown High School; she was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, including playing soccer and volleyball, practicing acting with the school’s drama club, and dancing.

Upon matriculating in 1991, she enrolled at University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995.

Roles in movies

Missi made her debut film appearance in the 1996 drama “The Cottonwood”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 1997 romantic comedy drama “As Good as It Gets”, and in 1999 the musical romantic comedy “Trick” and the romantic comedy “Let It Snow”.

The year 2003 saw her play Ashley in the popular comedy “Bringing Down the House”, directed by Adam Shankman, and which starred Steve Martin, Queen Latifah and Eugene Levy. It follows a lonely man who’s fallen in love with an imprisoned woman, and the movie won four of the 17 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Missi’s other notable performances in the decade were in the 2003 fantasy adventure drama “Big Fish”, the 2004 sports comedy “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”, and the 2009 romantic comedy “Spring Breakdown”.

She was cast to play Gray Sister #3 in the 2013 family adventure fantasy “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, directed by Thor Freudenthal, and which starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson. It follows Poseidon’s son Percy as he’s travelling to the Sea of Monsters with his friends; the movie won three of the eight awards for which it was nominated.

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Three of Missi’s most recent film roles have been in the 2020 comedy “Deported”, the comedy “The Moon & Back” and the animated action adventure “Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse” (voice role) both in 2022; she’s currently shooting for five upcoming movies, including “Bring It On: Cheer or Die” and “Glitter & Doom”.

Roles in TV series

Missi made her debut TV series appearance in the 1999 romantic comedy “Mad About You”, but only gained recognition in 2007, when cast to play Amanda Pontell in the comedy “The Wedding Bells”, created by David E. Kelley and Jason Katims, and which starred Chris Williams, Stephanie ‘Stevvi’ Alexander, and Cleavant Derricks. The series follows the lives of several wedding planners.

Missi appeared in an episode or two of a couple of series in the remainder of the 2000s, such as the crime comedy drama “Boston Legal”, the mystery crime drama “In Plain Sight”, and the fantasy comedy drama “Pushing Daisies”.

The year 2012 saw her portray Sue in all the 12 episodes of the comedy “Greetings from Home”; it starred Dash Mihok, Evie Thompson and Hudson Thames, and follows Armyman Pete Griffin who’s lost a leg in combat, and has now been sent to serve at an army base in the US, while his wife’s been sent to Afghanistan.

Some of Missi’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 2021, in five episodes of the action adventure drama “Y: The Last Man”, and the episodes “Swan Song” and “I Should Have Gone to Motown” of the comedy drama “The Big Leap”, plus two episodes of the 2022 animated comedy “The Great North” (voice role).

Other credits

Missi received special thanks for the 2009 documentary movie “Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar”.

She wrote the song “I Wish You Were Dead” for the 2010 crime comedy movie “Miss Nobody”.

Missi wrote the 2013 episode “A Pyle of Comedy” of the comedy series “TMI Hollywood”, and produced the 2015 episode “The Endennial” of the comedy series “Whole Day Down”.

She could’ve been seen featured in a number of documentaries, such as the 2017 movie “The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies in the Universe”, and in 2019 the series “This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy” and the movie “Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary”.

Missi’s made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, most recently in “Steve Varley Show”, “Larry King Now” and “Jeff Lewis”.

Awards and nominations

Missi’s won one of the seven awards for which she’s been nominated: a 2019 Sunny Side Up Film Festival Award for Supporting Actress (Feature), for her performance in “Caretakers”.

Love life and relationships

Missi prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still widely known that she’s been married twice. She exchanged vows with her first husband, American author Antonio Sacre in 2000, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; the two divorced in 2005.

Missi married her second husband, American naturalist Casey Anderson on 12 September 2008, but they divorced in 2012.

She suffered three miscarriages, and then chose to adopt; daughter Zooey’s today six years old.

Missi hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of June 2022, she’s single, has been married twice, and has an adopted daughter Zooey.

Hobbies and other interests

One of Missi’s hobbies is running her Instagram account; she’s today followed by more than 70,000 people and has uploaded over 650 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature her spending time with her daughter.

Summer’s her favorite season, as she enjoys sun tanning at the beach and swimming in the ocean; Missi also enjoys autumn, mostly because of its colors.

She’s still physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; Missi also enjoys practicing yoga.

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She’s into travelling, and has been to many countries around the world, mostly for work but also for pleasure; her dream travel destination is London, England.

Missi likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Robert Downey Jr. and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite films include “Sherlock Holmes”, “Tropic Thunder” and “Leon: The Professional”.

Age, height and net worth

Missi’s age is 49. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes blonde, her eyes are blue, she’s 6ft (1.82m) tall, and weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of June 2022, Missi’s net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

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