At one of Reba McEntire's concerts, Melissa helped her sing "I'm A Survivor".
Melissa was pregnant when she performed a parody of "All That Jazz" at Reba McEntire's fiftieth birthday party. The parody was titled "You're Fifty!"
The women that have influenced Melissa's acting are Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, Lucille Ball, and Catherine O'Hara.
Melissa's first major role on television was as Barbra Jean Hart on the hit television series, Reba.
Melissa appeared in the Oxygen sketch comedy show Running With Scissors.
Melissa married her husband, John Brady, on June 5, 1999.
Thing to do: Perform in front of people, because she loves to make people laugh
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Healthy Food: Apples with Peanut Butter
Movie: 'em>Waiting for Guffman'
Melissa appeared in a commercial for Kia Automobiles, in 2002.
Melissa played Mrs. Sheila Cain in the 2001 film How High.
Melissa had her first child with husband John Brady, on Thursday, October 20th 2005, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. They had a baby boy named Riley David, he weighed in at 8 lbs. 5 oz.
On the Season 1 DVD of Reba, Melissa takes us backstage of the set of Reba.
She is 5'10" tall.
Melissa: There's nothing I like better than performing in front of people, and I'm happiest when I can make someone laugh.
Melissa: If it really is a small world, why haven't I met Sean Connery yet?
Melissa: She is the most likable woman, truly she is, with dignity, honesty, and a very genuine personality. And very funny!
Melissa: I'm always doing characters, and I have fun doing my mother. (in a thick Minnesota accent) "Well, Melissa, L.A. is real crazy out there, ya know. I heard they rioted after they won a basketball game. Gosh, if they riot after they win, imagine what would happen if they lose!"
Melissa: I was friends with my husband for four years before we fell in love. If I had a rule book, I'd include one about how you need to like the person before you love them. The like never goes away, even when they're driving you crazy."
Melissa: When I was little I used to say, "When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer or an actress." And my dad would say, "Well, they're the same thing, except that you'll probably make money with one." He meant lawyer.
Melissa: My husband and I both consider ourselves funny people - we met doing improv - and our biggest fear is having a kid who has no sense of humor. We go, What if our kid has no sense of timing? What happens if our kid doesn't get us?