BELLAMY YOUNG First Lady Mellie Grant on ABC's "Scandal"
Born the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Bellamy Young graduated from Yale University with dual degrees in English and theater studies, and also holds a certificate from Oxford University in England.
Young moved to New York City after college to follow her first love, singing. She starred on Broadway as Mary in Cy Coleman's "The Life" and as Meg in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along." Other favorite theater credits include playing Margaret in the world premiere of Randy Newman's "Faust" and LouAnn in the world premiere of Landford Wilson's "Book of Days." Then she made her television debut on the soap "Another World."
After New York, Young moved to Los Angeles, landing roles in the feature films "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe and Greg Kinnear, and in JJ Abrams' "Mission: Impossible: 3," with Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames and Keri Russell, as well as in a number of independent films. After returning to Los Angeles, she began her career in primetime television, and to date has appeared in over 40 television series, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Two and a Half Men," "The West Wing," "ER," "Frasier," "Boston Legal," "Cold Case," "NCIS" and "Law & Order."
Young is best known for her roles in "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Miami," "Scrubs" and "Dirty Sexy Money." An animal rescue advocate, she works closely with The Humane Society of The United States, and Best Friends. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and is working on a recording an album.
PERSONAL INFORMATION HOMETOWN Asheville, NC BIRTHDATE February 19