Bellamy is the one amongst the great figure of the America’s acting industry. She has flourished her acting talents through movies, televisions and theatres. She grew up having interest in performing and winning pageants. Winning the beauty titles, Young began focusing in her acting dream just after completion of high school studies. Bellamy has been in entertainment industry since 1990s and has graced all the arenas of entertainment industry with the impressive combination of her glamour and performing skills.
With the birth name Amy Maria Young, she was born on 19th February, 1970 in Asheville of North Carolina. She was brought up by her adoptive parents. Her fascination to the entertainment world never went away but changed into her successful career. Her future as a star was signified at that time when she had developed great interest in winning beauty pageants and performing during her school days. She completed her schooling in 1987 from the Asheville High School and subsequently began trailing her dream. That same year she won Buncome Country Junior Miss Title which followed the winning of North Carolina State Crown.
Young, after honing her skills at the Yale School of Drama, began scoring stage role in early 1990s. She worked shortly at Oxford. Her first major stage performance was as Mary in Broadway production of Cy Coleman’s play ‘The Life’. Series of off-Broadway roles followed thereafter including in Stephen Sondheim’s musicals: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’, ‘Great Expectations’ & ‘Randy Newman’s Faust’. She made her television debut in 1995, when she played a recurring role as Dr. Courtney Evans in NBC daytime soap opera series ‘Another World’. After then, she landed the guest portrayals in sitcom ‘Law & Order’ with two different roles. In big-screen she marked her debut through the crime drama film ‘Black and White’, which was followed by the series of co-starring roles in the independent movies. She continued her existence in television scoring the notable guest spots in several television sitcoms like ‘The Drew Carey Show’, ‘ER’, ‘The X Flies’, ‘Frasier’, ‘NCIS’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘Medium’, ‘Private Practice’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘Castle’ and many more. Within a decade from 2000 till 2011, she has made more than 30 guest appearances in varieties of television sitcoms. She joined the regular cast of USA Network sitcom ‘Peacemakers’ in the year 2003 but the show’s cast was cancelled after a nine episode first season. Then, she played recurring role for Deputy Dist’s character in Lifetime legal drama sitcom ‘For the People’. In 2002, she landed the role of Diane Shaw in NBC period drama series ‘American Dreams’ and landed the role of Monica West (assistant state attorney) in CBS sitcom ‘CSI: Miami’ from 2005 till 2006. Afterwards, she played Ellen Darling’s role in ABC primetime soap opera sitcom ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ and had recurring role as Beth Clemmons in sitcom ‘Criminal Minds’ from 2011 till 2013. Additionally, she has played supporting roles in movies: ‘Mission: Impossible II’ and ‘We Were Soldiers’ and had also starred in independent films including ‘Eve Of Understanding’, ‘Trust Me’, ‘In My Sleep’, ‘The Freebie’, ‘This Is Not a Test’, ‘Joint Body’ and others. In 2011, she began playing First Lady Melody “Mellie” Grant’s role in ABC political-thriller TV sitcom ‘Scandal’ alongside Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington. Firstly joining the show’s cast with recurring role; her role has been made series regular since 2nd season. She received critical acclaim and favorable reviews during the 2nd & 3rd seasons. She was named as show’s ‘Breakout Star’ by The Daily Beast in 2014.
Going through the personal life of this accomplished actress, she has been found currently single. Medias have reported her to be unmarried till date. No any details of her personal life and relationships have been divulged yet. The actress is in her mid-forties now but is still not found involved in any romantic affairs. But at one time, she and Harry O’Riley were reported for being hooked up. She has been vegetarian since late 1980s. She currently resides in Los Angeles, with her dog, The Bean (pug-chihuahua’s mixed breed) and three cats: Satie, Max and Button.
Actress, Bellamy Young has established her ventures in both the small and big screens. Having the striking beauty and slim built, the actress even in forties catches the mainstream audiences’ sight. Her detailed biography can be pulled out from wiki. Additionally, her enthusiasts can follow her through her fan pages in Facebook, tumblr and twitter.