Melissa McBride (sometimes credited as Melissa Suzanne McBride) is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

Life and career

Melissa Suzanne McBride was born in Lexington, Kentucky and began acting in film and on television since the early 1990s.[1] She made ​​her debut on television in 1993 on an episode of ABC legal drama Matlock and in later years appeared in TV movies, such as In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life, Her Deadly Rival, Close to Danger, Any Place But Home, Nathan Dixon and Pirates of Silicon Valley.[2] In 1996 she appeared on the CBS miniseries A Season in Purgatory based on 1993 novel with the same name by Dominick Dunne.[2]

McBride guest starred in several television series, including American Gothic, Profiler, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dawson's Creek.[2]

McBride worked as a film and commercial casting director in Atlanta, Georgia from 2000 until, in 2010.[3]

In 2007 director Frank Darabont cast McBride as the "Woman With Kids at Home" in the ensemble cast science-fiction horror film The Mist based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King.[1]

In 2010, McBride joined the cast of the AMC television drama series The Walking Dead based on the comic book series of the same name.[4] She plays Carol Peletier, the middle aged widow and caring mother to her daughter Sophia.


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Mutant Species Tiffany's Mom
2002 Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, TheThe Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Mrs. Doyle
2006 Nailed! Olga / Waitress / Agent Short film
2007 Promise, TheThe Promise Stacey Johnson Short film
2007 Mist, TheThe Mist Woman with Kids at Home
2007 Lost Crossing Sheila Short film
2008 Delgo Miss Sutley / Elder Pearo (voice)
2012 Proxy, TheThe Proxy Dr. Bronson Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Matlock Darlene Kellogg / Waitress Episode: "Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream"
1994 In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life WPMM Reporter TV movie
1995 Her Deadly Rival Ellie TV movie
1995 American Gothic Holly Gallagher Episode: "Dead to the World"
1996 Season in Purgatory, AA Season in Purgatory Mary Pat Bradley TV movie
1996 Profiler Walker Young Episode: "Insight"
1997 Close to Danger Natalie TV movie
1997 Any Place But Home Brett TV movie
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Dr. Rachel Woods Episode: "Lucas: Part 1"
Episode: "Lucas: Part 2"
1999 Nathan Dixon Janine Keach TV movie
1998 Dawson's Creek Nina Episode: "Road Trip"
1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley Elizabeth Holmes TV movie
2003 Dawson's Creek Melanie Episode: "All Good Things..."
Episode: "...Must Come to an End"
2008 Living Proof Sally TV movie
2010–Present Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead Carol Peletier Recurring role
Casting Director
Year Title Notes
2006 The Last Adam
2007 The Promise
2009 Golden Minutes
2009 This Side Up
2010 The Party
2010 Broken Moment


  1. ^ a b Melissa McBride Biography, BuddyTV, Retrieved March 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b c Filmography by year for Melissa Suzanne McBride, Internet Movie Database, Retrieved March 20, 2012
  3. ^ Q&A - Melissa McBride (Carol), AMC, March, 2011, Retrieved March 20, 2012
  4. ^ James Hibberd, AMC adds 'Walking Dead' cast, The Hollywood Reporter, November 30, 2010, Retrieved March 20, 2012

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Name McBride, Melissa
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Date of birth May 23, 1965
Place of birth Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
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Melissa is often recognized for her work in Dawson's Creek, American Gothic and The Mist. But she is probably best known for her role as Carol Peletier on the hit AMC zomibe drama The Walking Dead.





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