Melissa McBride is an American actress. She used to work as a casting director. She began acting in the early 1990s appearing on several shows and a few movies and TV films. In the 2000s, she appeared in the films The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and The Mist. In 2010, she began playing the role of Carol Peletier on the AMC series The Walking Dead. The worldwide success of the show garnered her mainstream recognition as an actress. She has since earned various awards and nominations for her performance on the show. Simultaneously, she had roles in the films The Reconstruction of William Zero and The Happys.