Bellamy Young stars on the hit Shonda Rhimes/ABC series SCANDAL, for which she won the Critics’ Choice TV Award as Best Supporting Actress for her breakout role as the scene stealing ‘First Lady Mellie Grant.’
A graduate of Yale University and the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, Bellamy made her Broadway debut in THE LIFE for director Michael Blakemore. Young also worked with eight time Tony Award winner Stephen Sondheim in the Off-Broadway revival of the musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and starred in the Randy Newman/David Mamet musical FAUST at both the Goodman Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse for director Michael Greif.
Young most recently wrapped Zoe Cassavetes’ DAY OUT OF DAYS and her other film credits include THE FREEBIE, J.J. Abrams’ MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: III, Randall Wallace’s WE WERE SOLDIERS, and SIMPLE THINGS, which Young also served as associate producer. Young has had an extensive career in television by her multiple recurring and guest-starring roles in series that cross all genres. Recurring roles include UNITED STATES OF TARA, DIRTY,SEXY,MONEY, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: MIAMI, SCRUBS, and AMERICAN DREAMS. Guest-starring roles include LAW & ORDER, THE DREW CAREY SHOW, THE X-FILES, ER, FRASIER, THE WEST WING, NCIS, GREY’S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, TWO AND A HALF MEN, SUPERNATURAL, and CASTLE. Bellamy’s first love is singing and she is thrilled to have completed her debut album featuring contemporary covers by such diverse artists as Ray LaMontagne, Pink, Tom Waits, The Psychedelic Furs and Ryan Adams.