Bellamy Young

Although she's most commonly known for playing First Lady Mellie Grant on the ABC political drama "Scandal" (2012- ), Bellamy Young has worked consistently as both a guest star and recurring character on dozens of TV ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1970 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Scandal 2011 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Day Out of Days 2015 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

One, Two, Many 2014 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

United States of Tara 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Working Class 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joint Body 2010 (Movie)

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Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Freebie 2010 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

The Mentalist 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knight Rider 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2004, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supernatural 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirty Sexy Money 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Two and a Half Men 2008 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

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Close to Home 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

One, Two, Many 2007 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

This is Not a Test 2007 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Country Remedy 2006 (Movie)

Terry Hudson (Actor)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Rachael (Actor)

North Shore 2005 (Tv Show)

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NCIS 2004 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2004 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

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American Dreams 2003 (Tv Show)

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For the People 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Peacemakers 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

Catherine Metsker (Actor)

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2001 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

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Mission 1999 (Movie)

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Law & Order 1998 (Tv Show)

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Pound of Flesh (Movie)

Daniella Melville (Actor)

Trinity (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although she's most commonly known for playing First Lady Mellie Grant on the ABC political drama "Scandal" (2012- ), Bellamy Young has worked consistently as both a guest star and recurring character on dozens of TV shows beginning in the mid-1990s. A native of North Carolina, Young made her television debut in 1995 as Dr. Courtney Evans on the daytime soap opera "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999), and, by the early 2000s, was guest starring on shows like "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002), "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). With "Scandal," however, Young's Mellie Grant rose to become one of TV's most talked-about characters on social-media sites such as Twitter and Tumblr, thus catapulting her into the spotlight after nearly two decades as a seemingly nameless, albeit prolific, TV actress.

EDUCATION

Yale University

1987 - 1991

British American Drama Academy

Milestones

2012

Became a series regular on "Scandal"

2007

Appeared as Ellen Darling on "Dirty Sexy Money"

2003

First series regular role on "Peacemakers"

1995

First television acting role on "Another World"

Bonus Trivia

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Frequently use the iPhone's voice recording feature to remember her lines on "Scandal."

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Initially studied physics while attending Yale.

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"Ninety percent of the time, [we] get slapped back down and we get up and we show up again, but that’s the gig. And when you persevere you get to play and enjoy it and do your craft and just wallow around in acting." - from www.backstage.com, May 15, 2013

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"Being an actor is not a get-rich-quick-scheme in England. It’s very loyal; it’s very much a family." - from www.TheCelebrityCafe.com, March 22, 2013

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Although her character on "Scandal" had only two lines in the pilot, by the second season, Young was bumped up to series regular.

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