Born in Columbia, South Carolina, and raised in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Crider is an Emmy nominated SAG-AFTRA actress, singer, producer, author, coach, and child welfare advocate who has starred in over 60 American TV series, miniseries, and major motion pictures. Her body of work from decades in the entertainment industry is found at IMDb.me/missycrider. She achieved her B.A. in Psychology in 2018 with honors and was awarded by The Norman Mailer Institute and The National Council of Teachers of English for a memoir that she penned about her grandmother. Crider works with the homeless veteran population, their children, and families. Her novels, poems, children’s stories, and other literary works can be found at CriderInk.com. A world traveler, she calls The Heartland her home.