Who is actress Melissa McBride from “The Walking Dead”?
Melissa Suzanne McBride was born to Suzanne and John McBride on 23 May 1965, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, which means that her zodiac sign is Taurus and she is 53 years old. She is best known as the actress who portrayed Carol Peletier in “The Walking Dead”, a critically acclaimed television series broadcast on AMC.
The actress, who has aged gracefully, used to be a real beauty back in the day as well, which fans can see in various videos and photos on the internet. Besides working on acting projects, she worked on commercials as well, and the mentioned clips are available on YouTube.
So just how rich is Melissa McBride as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this actress has net worth of $3 million with her wealth being accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. The actress hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her assets such as cars and houses.
— Melissa McBride (@mcbridemelissa) July 21, 2017
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When it comes to McBride’s ethnicity, she is Caucasian and has grey hair and light blue eyes. The actress used to have light brown hair back in the day, but now rocks her hairdo as a short grey pixie. She was a student of Richard J. Reynolds High School. She had three siblings, John Michael, Neil Allen and Melanie Suzanne, but all of them have died.
Early CareerMelissa made her acting debut with the role of Darlene Kellogg in an episode of “Matlock” in 1993, and followed by portraying a smaller role in two episodes of “In the Heat of the Night” in the following year. Continuing to work at a rapid pace, McBride landed the role of Holly Gallagher in the critically acclaimed horror drama series entitled “American Gothic”, which follows the story of a small-town sheriff with supernatural abilities which he uses to persuade people into doing evil things, and working on which, McBride had a chance to collaborate with actors such as Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco and Brenda Bakke. In the upcoming period, she was a guest star in two episodes of “Walker, Texas Ranger”, and in 1999 played the role of Janine Keach in “Nathan Dixon”, a TV movie which received mediocre response from the critics and the audience.
As of the early 2000s, Melissa worked on “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys”, opposite actors such as Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin and Vincent D’Onofrio in the story of a group of Catholic school boys caught drawing an obscene comic book. The movie was ultimately rewarded with two awards – BSFC Award and Independent Spirit Award. In 2007, the actress appeared in “The Mist”, and went on to provide voice recordings for Miss Sutley / Elder Pearo in “Delgo”, before landing the role of Carol Peletier, one of the main characters in “The Walking Dead”, a worldwide renowned and beloved television series written by Frank Darabont, opposite Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe award, and was rewarded with numerous awards such as Primetime Emmy in several categories, Saturn Award, AFI Award for TV Program of the Year and ASCAP Award for top television series. She has spoken about her first impressions of Carol, and said that she didn’t know what to expect, however, saying that she is very happy with the show and the character who grew on her. To conclude, Melissa has had 27 acting gigs so far.
Casting Director CareerIn addition to being an actress, McBride is also a casting director, and in that field made her debut with “The Last Adam” in 2006, and followed by working on “The Promise” and “The Party” in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Her latest project is “Broken Moment” starring Jason MacDonald and Catherine Dyer. Overall, Melissa has had eight gigs in this field. When asked about the shift in her career, McBride said that she hadn’t really thought about it, adding that she is drifty and enjoys different experiences, furthermore stating that her attention span can be challenging, and that she might even become a director later on.
— Melissa McBride (@mcbridemelissa) March 25, 2014
Being active in the entertainment field, the actress naturally uses social media to communicate with her fans and promote her work. She is active on Twitter and Facebook, followed by more than 900,000 people on the former. Some of her latest posts include responses to beautiful birthday messages sent by her fans, and she has also shared a photo of the flowers she got for that occasion. In one interview, the actress spoke about how loyal and dedicated her fans are, adding that she still needs to get used to the attention that she’s getting. “I have a hard time wrapping my head around it. I feel like life became very different very quickly, and also the fans are absolutely amazing, they really are.” She also often shares photos from the set of the series, which the fans are especially grateful for, and also hints at what might happen in the next episode of “The Walking Dead”.
When it comes to McBride’s love life, she keeps that kind of information behind closed doors, and doesn’t share any information regarding her dating history. Reportedly, she has never been married and doesn’t have children. There were certain rumors regarding her sexual orientation, as many think that the actress is a lesbian, however, she never confirmed the rumors.