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Missy Crider

Missy Crider

Having already worked in television for years, including a role in the award-winning Lonesome Dove mini-series with Tommy Lee Jones and Diane Lane, director Glenn Jordan cast Missy Crider opposite James Woods and Anne Archer in the esteemed Hallmark Hall Of Fame's Jane's House.

Crider smoothly made the transition to film when writer/director Mitch Marcus cast her in his A Boy Called Hate opposite James Caan and Elliott Gould, which won The Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. She followed this role playing a young Southern woman caught in a cycle of violence in the Disney film, Powder.

Numerous roles followed, including a lead part written specifically for her by Steven Spielberg in the NBC drama The Others and a co-starring role in the award-winning feature, The Sex Monster, with an ensemble cast including Mariel Hemingway, Kevin Pollack and Stephen Baldwin.

Bill Paxton then cast her in his directorial debut feature film, Frailty, playing Matthew McConaughey's wife 'Becky'. She then landed a coveted role in David Lynch's ABC pilot turned feature film Mulholland Dr.

Most recently she can be seen in a brilliant cameo performance in the romantic comedy Gigli, written and directed by Martin Brest.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Missy Crider Facts

Birth Name Melissa Anne Crider
OccupationActress
BirthdayJune 13, 1974 (43)
SignGemini
BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.