Born in Texas and raised in Tennessee, Missi Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and moved to New York after her graduation to pursue a career in theater. While there, Pyle continued working in Off-Broadway theater, where she performed opposite John Malkovich in Steppenwolf Theater Company’s “The Libertine.” She soon made her film debut opposite Helen Hunt in “As Good As It Gets” and moved on to land major roles in television and feature films.
Pyle’s film credits include 2012’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, “The Artist,” “Spring Breakdown” with Amy Poehler, Amber Tamblyn, and Rachel Dratch, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Big Fish,” “Bringing Down the House,” “Feast of Love,” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Pyle gained attention for her hilarious portrayal of the alien “Laliari” in “Galaxy Quest” with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Tony Shalhoub.” Pyle’s resume also includes a number of notable television appearances, including a recurring role on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Up All Night,” “Shit My Dad Says,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Friends” to name a few. In fact, David E. Kelley became so taken with Missi as a result of her work in an episode of “Boston Legal”, that he crafted a role in his later series, “The Wedding Bells” with her in mind.
When she’s not lighting up the big or small screens, Pyle is working on her music and performing with her band. She released a debut album titled “It’s Okay to be Happy” with her band Smith & Pyle before hitting the road with her solo show “Sexy as Hell” which had sold out performances at Joe’s Pub in New York, as well as several venues in Los Angeles. She’s currently working on another album with her new group The Nice Ladies.
Missi Pyle received a lot of buzz for her flashy role in “Gone Girl” opposite Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. She is next due to appear with Viggo Mortensen in the feature “Captain Fantastic”.
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Kate Nash is a recording artist, actress and style icon from London. After breaking out in 2007 with her debut platinum album, Made of Bricks, she’s grown into a new ferocity of expression in the years since, putting out two more studio albums while taking the fashion, film, and television industries by storm.
She currently lives in Los Angeles, just wrapped shooting a lead role on the Jenji Kohan / Gus Van Sant pilot for HBO about SALEM witches, is composing the music for Andy Blankenbuehler’s (HAMILTON) new musical, ONLY GOLD, and is now working on her fourth full-length album.
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- 2 minutes of Performance Video on Actors Access and a One-Year Subscription to CastingAbout
- A One-Year Membership to ActorsKey
- “A Curious Mind: A Secret to a Bigger Life” signed by Brian Grazer
- Workaholics signed memorabilia
- Bates Motel signed script by Freddie Highmore
- Local Peasant Giftcard (Value $100)
- Mad Max: Fury Road Hat signed by Nicholas Hoult
- Interstellar poster signed by Jonah Nolan
- Basket from Jessica Alba for The Honest Company
- Tickets to The Black Version @ The Largo
- Bravery Brewery Basket
- 10 class package to Cardio Barre Santa Monica (Value $170)
- Intro Package for Private Burbank Pilates studio with Instructor Kimberly Spencer (Value $450)
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