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Overview (4)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameAndrea Kay Pyle
Nickname Little Missi
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Missi Pyle was born Andrea Kay Pyle on November 16, 1972 in Houston, Texas, and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1995. Since then, Pyle has had a significant career in many films and television series. She has also established in parallel a singing career as a member of the country-rock band Smith & Pyle with actress Shawnee Smith.

Pyle has started an acting career playing a minor role in the comedy film As Good as It Gets (1997) starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. Her following notable roles were in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest (1999), Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002) where she played her first role as a villain, Tim Burton films Big Fish (2003) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) starring Johnny Depp and Christopher Lee, Just My Luck (2006) starring Lindsay Lohan, and Soccer Mom (2008) where she had a double role. Pyle has also played guest roles on many television series such as Mad About You (1992) also starring Helen Hunt, Frasier (1993), Friends (1994) in the episode "The One with Ross's Teeth", Ally McBeal (1997), three episodes of Two and a Half Men (2003), three episodes of Boston Legal (2004), Grey's Anatomy (2005), two episodes of Heroes (2006) and two episodes of The Mentalist (2008). Pyle is also an occasional voice actress, and has voiced characters in one episode of series Family Guy (1999) and two episodes of American Dad! (2005).

Pyle began a career as a singer when she met Shawnee Smith in 2007 while filming an ABC comedy pilot. Pyle stated that her dream was to be in a rock band, and Smith gave her the opportunity by creating the country-rock band Smith & Pyle in Los Angeles, California. Their debut album "It's OK to Be Happy" (2008) was recorded in Joshua Tree, California and was released under their own record label when they became business partners. Their first live performance was in Texas on January 18, 2008 and since then, the band performed in many other states, especially in West Virginia, until May 29, 2010 in California. In 2011, the actresses officially disbanded before their second album was completed.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Huss

Spouse (2)

Casey Anderson (12 September 2008 - 2012) ( divorced)
Antonio Sacre (May 2000 - 2005) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

Attended and graduated from Germantown (Tennessee) High School (1991) (where Chris Parnell graduated (1985)). She appeared in the school's GHS-TV cable access station and Poplar Pike Playhouse Theatre.
In the mid-1990s, she played the "black widow" character at the interactive theme restaurant, Jekyll and Hyde, in New York City.
Attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Ranked #98 in Maxim magazine's 100 Hot Women of 2004 list.
Was scheduled to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on September 29, 2008 - a day when the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 778 points - but decided not to so as to "let the day be about the market and not about having a celebrity ring the bell".
Casey Anderson's 800-pound grizzly bear, Brutus, which he raised since it was a baby, was a guest at their wedding. The couple wed on September 12, 2008 in Montana.
Missi teamed up with fellow actress Shawnee Smith, of the Saw franchise and Becker (1998), to start the band Smith & Pyle. The band tours regularly throughout California and the West Coast as well as performing at conventions for fans. They are a smooth blend of southern rock and sarcasm.
In 2004, she received an MTV Movie Awards "Best Fight" nomination alongside Queen Latifah for the film Bringing Down the House (2003).
She has four older siblings: Debbie Pyle, Julie Pyle, Sam Pyle and Paul Pyle. She also has half-siblings Gordon Pyle and Meredith Pyle.
Trained in Taekwondo.
Born on the same date as Michael Irby.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on her band, Smith & Pyle] We have yet to make any money as musicians. Whenever we tour, we bring along a great group of musicians, so if we break even we're doing pretty well.
Creating a successful film and television career is not easy. It requires a lot of dedication. More than that, it requires the ability to withstand rejection repeatedly a million times over. For every yes, there are thousands of nos.

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