Andrea Kay Pyle

Andrea Kay Pyle

Missi Pyle, a multifaceted American actress and vocalist, has achieved considerable fame for her contributory roles in renowned productions like “The Artist,” “As Good as It Gets,” “Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Galaxy Quest,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Additionally, she lends her voice to the country-rock group “Smith & Pyle.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Andrea Kay Pyle


Missi Pyle

Date of birth:

November 16, 1972

Zodiac sign:



Houston, Texas, USA





Marital status:





5' 11" (1.82 cm)


121 lbs (55 kg)


actress, singer

Early life

Born as Andrea Kay Pyle on November 16, 1972, in Houston, she grew up amidst a large family setting. Her parents, Linda and Frank, although distant from the arts, were supportive of her musical endeavors. Missi has two elder brothers, two sisters, and a younger step-brother and step-sister. She nurtured her singing talent in church and engaged in theatrical activities from her early years.

After acquiring her diploma, she promptly pursued further studies at the School of Arts and subsequently, a drama institution. Post her academic journey, she relocated to New York to initiate her professional acting career, aspiring to make her mark in Hollywood and attain widespread recognition.


Missi Pyle marked her entry into films in 1996 with “The Cottonwood.” She confessed in an interview with The A.V. Club that her role was a stroke of luck, having failed the audition but was chosen as an alternate. Although her brief appearance didn’t catapult her to fame, it enriched her with invaluable experience.

In the ensuing years, she predominantly received offers for supporting roles but balanced her sporadic appearances by opting for prominent projects, including “As Good as It Gets,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “Friends.” A noteworthy portrayal was as Laliari in “Galaxy Quest,” collaborating with eminent personalities like Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Rainn Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, and others.

Her performances consistently mesmerized her co-stars. Despite the minor roles, she had the ability to leave a profound impact, leading to a romantic liaison with Tony Shalhoub’s character. Subsequently, she featured in the comedy “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” alongside Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Alan Tudyk.

In 2005, she enacted Mrs. Beauregarde in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, and Adam Godley, introduced to the project by Tim Burton, whom she had met during “Big Fish.” Pyle continued to secure diverse roles and made intermittent appearances in series like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Mentalist,” “2 Broke Girls,” and more.

2013 witnessed the release of “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” where she shared the screen with Alexandra Daddario, Anthony Head, and Nathan Fillion. She was subsequently cast as Coach Webb in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and joined the series “Impulse,” spanning over twenty episodes, portraying a character named Cleo in the sci-fi action series.


Missi Pyle in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Andrea Kay Pyle Movies and TV Shows

  • 2017

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Coach Webb

  • 2016

    Captain Fantastic


  • 2014

    Gone Girl

    TV Host Ellen Abbott

  • 2013

    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    Gray Sister

  • 2011

    The Artist


  • 2008–2015

    The Mentalist

    Karen Cross

  • 2005

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Mrs. Beauregarde

  • 2005–...

    Grey's Anatomy

    Dr. Nicole Baylow

  • 2003

    Big Fish


  • 1994–2004

    Friends (episode “The One with Ross's Teeth”)



Missi Pyle in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Missi Pyle in Galaxy Quest

Missi Pyle’s personal life and family

Missi Pyle entered into matrimony with Antonio Sacre in 2000, but the union was short-lived. Her subsequent marriage to Casey Anderson also concluded in separation after five years. In 2016, she welcomed her daughter Zoey, revealing Josh Ross as the father.


Missi Pyle in Friends


Actress Missi Pyle

Talk Shows

  • 2023

    Jeff Lewis Live

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    Larry King Now

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    Steve Varley Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy

    Role: Guest

  • 2017

    Home & Family

    Role: Guest

  • 2017

    Dinner at Tiffani's

    Role: Guest

  • 2016

    Hollywood Today Live

    Role: Guest

  • 2011

    Made in Hollywood

    Role: Guest

  • 2010

    Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan

    Role: Guest

  • 2004

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Role: Guest

Missi Pyle now

As of 2023, Missi Pyle is immersed in multiple projects, including roles in the melodrama “If You Were the Last,” the musical “Glitter and Doom,” and the thriller “Unseen.” Additionally, she features in the series “Shelter” on Amazon Prime Video, launched this summer, alongside Jaden Michael, Constance Zimmer, Adrian Greensmith, and Lee Rosen.

Published: September 25, 2023
Updated: May 30, 2024