Young in 2013
February 19, 1970
Asheville, North Carolina
Bellamy Young (born Amy Young; February 19, 1970) is an American television, film, and theatre actress, best-known for her role as First Lady of the United States Mellie Grant in the ABC drama series Scandal (2012–present).
Young was born as Amy Young in Asheville, North Carolina. She had to change her name to join the Screen Actors Guild since there was another Amy Young registered. Young graduated from the Asheville School in 1987, Yale University in 1991, and the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University in England.
Early in her career, Young starred in several Broadway shows including The Life and Randy Newman's Faust. In 1995 she made her television debut in the recurring role of the NBC daytime soap opera Another World as Dr. Courtney Evans. She later guest-starred in Law & Order, The Drew Carey Show and Nash Bridges, and appeared in the feature film Black and White in 1999.
Young was a regular cast member in the USA Network series Peacemakers in 2003. The show was cancelled after one season of nine episodes. She had recurring roles in American Dreams, Scrubs, CSI: Miami and on Dirty Sexy Money as Ellen Darling, the eldest daughter-in-law of the Darling family. She also had a recurring role in Criminal Minds as Beth Clemmons from 2011 to 2012. Young also guest-starred in numerous television shows including The X-Files, ER, Frasier, The West Wing, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Two and a Half Men, Ghost Whisperer, Supernatural, The Mentalist and Castle. Her film credits include We Were Soldiers (2002), Larceny (2004), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Trust Me (2007), This Is Not a Test (2008) and In My Sleep (2010).
In 2011 Shonda Rhimes cast Young in the recurring role of First Lady Mellie Grant on the ABC political thriller television series Scandal opposite Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn. She appeared in every episode of the first season and was upgraded to a series regular as of season two. Young has received critical acclaim for her performance as First Lady.
|1999||Black and White||Bellamy|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Catherine Metsker|
|2005||Darcy's Off-White Wedding||Donatella||Short film|
|2006||Eve of Understanding||Cassie|
|2006||Mission: Impossible III||Rachael|
|2007||Simple Things||Terry Hudson||also executive producer|
|2008||One, Two, Many||Jennifer|
|2008||This Is Not a Test||Teresa|
|2009||Tender as Hellfire||Cheryl||Short film|
|2010||Freebie, TheThe Freebie||Jessica|
|2010||In My Sleep||Olivia|
|2010||Pound of Flesh||Daniella Melville|
|2011||Joint Body||Jane Chapman|
|2012||Last Day on Earth||Pamala|
|2012||The Cottage||Annie||also executive producer|
|1995||Another World||Dr. Courtney Evans||TV series|
|1997||Law & Order||Ellen O'Brien||Episode: "Blood"|
|1998||Law & Order||Stephanie Harker||Episode: "True North"|
|2000||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Bridget||Episode: "The Gang Stops Drinking"|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Diana Carr||Episode: "The Messenger"|
|2000||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Attorney Janet Wilson||Episode: "Redrum"|
|2001||District, TheThe District||Bethany Fortoro||Episode: "To Serve and Protect"|
|2001||ER||Grace||Episode: "If I Should Fall from Grace"|
|2002||Frasier||Lisa||Episode: "Three Blind Dates"|
|2002||For the People||Deputy Dist. Atty. Agnes Hunt||TV series|
|2003||Peacemakers||Twyla Gentry||Main role, 9 episodes|
|2003||American Dreams||Diane Shaw||Episodes: "Another Saturday Night", "Life's Illusions", "Rescue Me"|
|2004||West Wing, TheThe West Wing||MaryLou Meriwether||Episode: "The Stormy Present"|
|2004||NCIS||A.T.F. Special Agent Melinda Stone||Episode: "Split Decision"|
|2004||Scrubs||Dr. Miller||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2004||Strong Medicine||Erin Berman||Episode: "Code"|
|2005||North Shore||Mrs. Lasser||Episode: "Shark"|
|2005||Medium||Kate Emery||Episode: "Judge, Jury and Executioner"|
|2005-2006||CSI: Miami||Assistant State Attorney Monica West||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2007||Close to Home||Sarah Paulson||Episode: "Road Rage"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Kathy||Episodes: "The Other Side of This Life: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2007||Boston Legal||Cynthia Nichols||Episode: "Beauty and the Beast"|
|2007||Private Practice||Kathy||Episode: "In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole"|
|2007||Cold Case||Audrey Metz (1938)||Episode: "World's End"|
|2007-2008||Dirty Sexy Money||Ellen Darling||9 episodes|
|2008||Mask of the Ninja||Gina||TV film|
|2008||Two and a Half Men||Diane||Episode: "The Mooch at the Boo"|
|2008||Knight Rider||Amy Clark||Episode: "Knight Rider"|
|2009||Knight Rider||Amy Clark||Episode: "Fly by Knight"|
|2009||Trust Me||Carrie Taylor||Episode: "But Wait, There's More"|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Lucy Stanton||Episode: "Cursed"|
|2009||Scrubs||Dr. Miller||Episode: "My Finale: Part 2"|
|2009||Supernatural||Sarah / Lucifer||Episode: "Sympathy for the Devil"|
|2009||Mayne Street||Casting Director||Episode: "Staubach"|
|2010||Edgar Floats||Jennifer Wade||TV pilot|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Emily Parcellas||Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"|
|2010||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Melanie Ayers||Episode: "Cackle-Bladder-Blood"|
|2010||Law & Order: LA||Monica Jarrow||Episode: "Playa Vista"|
|2011||Working Class||Brooke||Episode: "The Dance"|
|2011||United States of Tara||Flight Attendant||Episodes: "The Full F**k You Finger", "Wheels"|
|2011||Castle||Candace Ford||Episode: "Pretty Dead"|
|2011||Protector, TheThe Protector||Skylar Brenn||Episode: "Wings"|
|2011-present||Criminal Minds||Beth Clemmons||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Margaret Pollack||Episode: "L'affaire Du Coeur"|
|2012–present||Scandal||Mellie Grant||Series regular|
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