The talent, charm and humor which MISSI PYLE
exudes in each character she portrays has established her
as a rising star and one of the most sought-after
actresses in Hollywood. She recently wrapped
Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan, proving
that she is the girl who is everywhere and with
everyone. In addition, Missi stars in
the upcoming independent film American Crude,
working with an all-star ensemble including Jennifer
Esposito and Rob Schneider.
Missi’s standout performances include
Along Came Polly, opposite Ben Stiller
and Jennifer Aniston; Big Fish, opposite
Ewan McGregor; Fifty First Dates, with
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; and
Bringing Down the House, with
Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. Missi
proved her versatility with hysterical
performances in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,
starring again with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn;
and opposite Tom Arnold in Soul Plane.
Born in Texas and raised in Tennessee, Missi
discovered her passion for acting as well
as comedy. She attended the prestigious
North Carolina School of the Arts and after
graduation, moved to New York to pursue a career
in theater. One of her first roles found her
performing opposite John Malkovich in
Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company’s The Libertine.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Missi
landed a feature role in the film As Good As It Gets.
In 1999, she gained attention for her hilarious
portrayal of the alien Laliari
in the sleeper hit Galaxy Quest,
opposite Tim Allen and
She went on to star in Josie and the Pussycats.
In addition, Missi guest starred on
television shows such as Mad About You, The Drew Carey Show
and Friends, and then segued to a
series regular on the ABC variety show The Wayne Brady Show.