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.
Missy Crider Facts
|Birth Name||Melissa Anne Crider|
|Birthday||June 13, 1974 (47)|
|Birthplace||Columbia, South Carolina, USA|