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Missy Elliott

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer, talent scout, and record executive. She first performed as ... See full bio »
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 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry (TV Movie) (performer: "Get Ur Freak On", "Work It", "Lose Control") / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On", "Work It", "Lose Control" - as Melissa Elliott)
 2014 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Top 5 Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard... This Month (August 2014) (2014) ... (performer: "Cold Rock a Party")
- "Work It" by Missy Elliott (2014) ... (performer: "Oops (Oh My!)", "Toyz", "Work It")
 2014/I Neighbors (performer: "Get Ur Freak On") / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On")
 2014 The Truth About Webcam Girls (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Oops (Oh My)")
 2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 4 (2013) ... (writer: "How Ya Doin'?" - uncredited)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2013)
- Top 10 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "Get Ur Freak On" (Amended LP version)) / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On" (Amended LP version))
- The Top 20 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "On & On") / (writer: "On & On")
 2013 Daybreak (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 May 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "How Ya Doin'?" - as Missy Elliott)
 2012 This Is 40 (performer: "We Run This") / (writer: "We Run This")
 2012 Nobody's Perfect (Video short) (performer: "Nobody's Perfect") / (writer: "Nobody's Perfect")
 2012 Demi Lovato: Stay Strong (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "All Night Long" - uncredited)
 2011 Dance Central 2 (Video Game) (as Missy Elliott, "Oops (Oh My)") / (performer: "Get Ur Freak On" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On", "Oops (Oh My)" - as Melissa Elliott)
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles); La Di Da Di; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)")
 2010 Unstoppable (performer: "WORK") / (writer: "WORK" - as Melissa Elliott)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Work It" - uncredited)
  The Cut (TV Series short) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Rewind Me (2009) ... (performer: "Pass That Dutch") / (writer: "Pass That Dutch")
  Sex: The Revolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Tainted Love (2008) ... (performer: "Get Ur Freak On" - uncredited) / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On" - uncredited)
 2008 More Than a Game (Documentary) (performer: "Get Ur Freak On" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On" - as Missy Elliott)
 2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You May Now Kill the Bride (2008) ... (performer: "Shake Your Pom Pom" - uncredited)
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (performer: "Shake Your Pom Pom", "Ching-a-Ling" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Shake Your Pom Pom", "Ching-a-Ling", "Bounce" - as Melissa A. Elliott)
 2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (performer: "Get Ur Freak On" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On" - as Melissa Elliott a.k.a. Missy Elliott)
 2007 29... and still a Virgin (TV Movie) (performer: "Car Wash" - as Missy Elliott)
 2007 How She Move (performer: "Bad Man" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Bad Man" - as Missy Elliott)
  Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Knit, People, Knit! (2006) ... (performer: "Work It" - uncredited) / (writer: "Work It" - uncredited)
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ice Cream of Margie: With the Light Blue Hair (2006) ... (performer: "Get Ur Freak On")
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006)
- Murder Sings the Blues (2006) ... (performer: "Lose Control") / (writer: "Lose Control")
- Dancing with the Fishes (2005) ... (performer: "1, 2 Step") / (writer: "1, 2 Step")
 2006 Lumines II (Video Game) (performer: "Lose Control") / (writer: "Lose Control")
 2006 The Last Kiss (writer: "1, 2 Step" - as Missy Elliott)
 2006 Stick It (performer: "We Run This (Stick It Edit)" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "We Run This (Stick It Edit)" - as Missy Elliott)
 2006 Coachella (Video documentary) (writer: "Music Response" - as Melissa Elliott)
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (performer: "Gossip Folks")
 2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin (performer: "Get Ur Freak On" (2001) - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Get Ur Freak On" (2001) - as Melissa Elliott)
 2004 Shark Tale (lyrics: "Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix)" - as Missy Elliott) / (performer: "Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix)" - as Missy Elliott) / (producer: "Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix)" - as Missy Elliott)
 2004 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Parallel Play (2004) ... ("Toyz", uncredited)
 2004 Mean Girls (as Missy Elliot, "Pass That Dutch") / (performer: "Pass That Dutch" - as Missy Elliott)
 2003 Honey (performer: "Hurt Sumthin'", "Thugman" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Hurt Sumthin'", "Thugman" - as Missy Elliott)
 1998-2003 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Alec Baldwin/Missy Elliott (2003) ... (performer: "Pass That Dutch", "Work It" - uncredited)
- Roma Downey/Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott (1998) ... (performer: "Sock It 2 Me", "Beep Me 911" - uncredited)
 2003 The Rundown (writer: "Get UR Freak On" - as Missy Elliott)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (as Missy Elliott, "Fighting Temptation") / (performer: "Fighting Temptation" - as Missy Elliot) / (producer: "Fighting Temptation" - as Missy Elliot)
 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 (TV Special) (performer: "Like a Virgin / Hollywood / Work It") / (writer: "Like a Virgin / Hollywood / Work It")
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (performer: "Gossip Folks") / (writer: "Gossip Folks" - as Missy Elliott)
 2003 Missy Elliott: Pass That Dutch (Video short) (performer: "Pass That Dutch") / (writer: "Pass That Dutch")
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blood Lust (2002) ... (performer: "Get Your Freak On" - uncredited)
 2002 Brown Sugar (writer: "Never Been" - as Missy Elliot)
 2002 The Transporter (as M. Elliott, "Scream aka Itchin'") / (performer: "Scream aka Itchin'" - as Missy Elliott) / (producer: "Scream aka Itchin'")
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Girls Own Juice (2002) ... (writer: "Where My Girls At")
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Elliott, "ONE MINUTE MAN") / (performer: "ONE MINUTE MAN")
 2002 Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)" - uncredited)
 2002 A Walk to Remember (writer: "Get Ur Freak On" - as Missy Elliott)
 2001 Pootie Tang (performer: "Ima Crighty Pooster" - as Missy Elliott)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (as Missy Elliott, "Get Ur Freak On (Remix)") / (performer: "Get Ur Freak On (Remix)" - as Missy Elliott)
  Dark Angel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Meow (2001) ... (performer: "Hot Boyz" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hot Boyz" - uncredited)
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (producer: "ZIDLER'S RAP (Medley)" - as Missy Elliott)
 2000 Big Momma's House (performer: "That's What I'm Looking For (Mr. Dupri Remix)" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "That's What I'm Looking For (Mr. Dupri Remix)" - as Missy Elliott)
 2000 Romeo Must Die (writer: "Are You Feelin' Me?" - as Missy Elliott)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "WHO YOU GONNA CALL") / (producer: "WHO YOU GONNA CALL" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "WHO YOU GONNA CALL" - as Missy Elliott)
 1999 Varsity Blues (writer: "If Your Girl Only Knew" - as Missy Elliott)
  The O-Zone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Spice Girls... After Geri (1998) ... (performer: "I Want You Back" - as Missy Eliott) / (writer: "I Want You Back")
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (producer: "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" - as Missy Elliott)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (performer: "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix)) / (writer: "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix) - as Missy Elliott)
 1997 Soul Food (music: "What About Us" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "What About Us" - as Missy Elliott)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "Not Tonight (Remix)" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Not Tonight (Remix)" - as M. Elliott)
 1997 Booty Call (performer: "Can We" - as Missy Elliott) / (writer: "Can We" - as Missy Elliott)
 1996 The Video Pool (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.150 (1996) ... (writer: "Steelo")
 1995 Dangerous Minds (writer: "CURIOSITY" - as Missy Elliott)
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Other Works:

Album: "Miss E . . . So Addictive", 2001. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'd stand on the side of the road when I was just a little girl singing on trash cans. People would roll down their windows saying, "Isn't she cute?". I had a vivid imagination. I always pretended it was some big stage. At family picnics they'd put me on the table and I'd just start singing. See more »


Her favorite karaoke song is Sheena Easton's "Sugar Walls.". See more »



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