McBride at Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead in 2012
|Born||Melissa Suzanne McBride
May 23, 1965
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, casting director|
|Years active||1993 - present|
Melissa Suzanne McBride (born May 23, 1965) is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier in the AMC television series The Walking Dead and is the only female character who has appeared in every season of the series and the most episodes of any female character in the series thus far. For her performance, McBride garnered her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2014.
McBride began her professional acting career in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. She made her debut on television in 1993 on an episode of ABC legal drama Matlock and in later years appeared in TV movies, such as In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life, Her Deadly Rival, Close to Danger, Any Place But Home, Nathan Dixon and Pirates of Silicon Valley. In 1996 she appeared on the CBS miniseries A Season in Purgatory based on 1993 novel with the same name by Dominick Dunne.
McBride guest starred in several television series, including American Gothic, Profiler, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dawson's Creek. She also starred in several short films, and appeared in Lifetime movie Living Proof in 2008.
In 2010, McBride joined the cast of the AMC television drama series The Walking Dead based on the comic book series of the same name. She plays Carol Peletier, the middle aged widow and caring mother to her daughter Sophia. She was promoted to series regular as of season 2, and as of the first episode of Season 4, Melissa McBride's name now appears in the opening credits. For her performance in Season 4, McBride garnered her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2014.
|1995||Mutant Species||Tiffany's Mom|
|2002||Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, TheThe Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys||Mrs. Doyle|
|2006||Nailed!||Olga / Waitress / Agent||Short film|
|2007||Promise, TheThe Promise||Stacey Johnson||Short film|
|2007||Mist, TheThe Mist||Woman with Kids at Home|
|2007||Lost Crossing||Sheila||Short film|
|2008||Delgo||Miss Sutley / Elder Pearo (voice)|
|2012||Proxy, TheThe Proxy||Dr. Ashley Bronson||Post-production|
|1993||Matlock||Darlene Kellogg / Waitress||Episode: "Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream"|
|1994||In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life||WPMM Reporter||TV movie|
|1995||Her Deadly Rival||Ellie||TV movie|
|1995||American Gothic||Holly Gallagher||Episode: "Dead to the World"|
|1996||Season in Purgatory, AA Season in Purgatory||Mary Pat Bradley||TV movie|
|1996||Profiler||Walker Young||Episode: "Insight"|
|1997||Close to Danger||Natalie||TV movie|
|1997||Any Place But Home||Brett||TV movie|
|1997||Walker, Texas Ranger||Dr. Rachel Woods||Episode: "Lucas: Part 1"
Episode: "Lucas: Part 2"
|1999||Nathan Dixon||Janine Keach||TV movie|
|1998||Dawson's Creek||Nina||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|1999||Pirates of Silicon Valley||Elizabeth Holmes||TV movie|
|2003||Dawson's Creek||Melanie||Episode: "All Good Things..."
Episode: "...Must Come to an End"
|2008||Living Proof||Sally||TV movie|
|2010–present||Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead||Carol Peletier||Season 1 (recurring; 4 episodes)
Season 2-present (series regular)
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
Nominated — Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress (2014)
|2006||The Last Adam|
|2009||This Side Up|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Satellite Awards||Best Cast (or Best Ensemble) - Television Series||The Walking Dead||Won|
|2013||Shorty Awards||Best of Social Media||Herself||Nominated|
|2014||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||The Walking Dead||Pending|
- "Melissa McBride Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 20, 2012
- Melissa McBride Biography
- Q&A - Melissa McBride (Carol), AMC, March, 2011, Retrieved March 20, 2012
- James Hibberd, AMC adds 'Walking Dead' cast, The Hollywood Reporter, November 30, 2010, Retrieved March 20, 2012
- Michael Ausiello. "Melissa McBride Clears Up Walking Dead Contract Mystery, Declares: 'I Am a Series Regular'". TV Line. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
- Nikara Johns @NikaraJohns. "“Gravity,” “Desolation of Smaug” lead Saturn Award nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include The Conjuring, The Walking Dead". Daily Dead. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Satellite Awards Nominates 10 Films for Best Motion Picture, The Hollywood Reporter, Retrieved December 4, 2012
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