Bellamy Young is an American actress best known for her recurring television roles as Ellen Darling, the eldest daughter-in-law of the Darling family, in Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008) and as Dr. Miller in Scrubs, in 2004.
She currently stars as Mellie Grant in the political thriller television series Scandal (also known as The Fixer), since 2012.
Born in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Young graduated from Yale University with dual degrees in English and theatre studies, and also holds a certificate from Oxford University in England.
Young moved to New York City after college to follow her first love, singing. She starred on Broadway as Mary in Cy Coleman's The Life and as Meg in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
Other favourite theatre credits include playing Margaret in the world premiere of Randy Newman's Faust and LouAnn in the world premiere of Landford Wilson's Book of Days. Then she made her television debut on the soap Another World.
After New York, Young moved to Los Angeles, landing roles in We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe and Greg Kinnear, and in JJ Abrams' Mission: Impossible: 3, with Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames and Keri Russell.
She has also made a number of independent films, including The Freebie, starring Dax Shepard, and A Country Remedy, opposite Joshua Leonard, which she also helped produce and film in her home state of North Carolina.
After returning to Los Angeles, Young began her career in primetime television, and to date has appeared in dozens of television series, including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Two and a Half Men, The West Wing, ER, Frasier, Boston Legal, Cold Case, NCIS and Law & Order.
Young is known for her roles in Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Scrubs and Dirty Sexy Money. She also executive-produced and co-starred in the film The Cottage, starring David Arquette, which premiered in October 2012.