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Actress Reported Missing — Family Fears Suicide

Oct 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

An actress who received notice for her performance in the Academy Award-nominated 2013 feature film “August: Osage County” has been reported missing by her family. People magazine reports that Misty Upham, who played a housekeeper in “Osage,” was reported missing Oct. 6 by her father.

Upham, 32, was last seen Sunday, Oct. 5, leaving her apartment in Auburn, Wash., outside of Seattle.

Commander Steve Stocker of the local police department told the publication: “Our officers responded to her apartment where she lives with her parents on Sunday for a suicidal call. When our officers got there, she had already packed up some belongings and left the apartment, so the officers were not able to contact or find her.”

Police have responded to Upham’s home four times in the past year for suicide calls, the story reports.

In a statement to the media, Upham’s father, Charles Upham, said, “She has not been in contact with her family or friends since her disappearance,” and noted that Misty has an unspecified medical condition, the report notes.

She reportedly recently changed her medication, and her father told The Hollywood Reporter that she had been displaying “erratic behavior.”

“She told me and her mom that we didn’t have to worry about her anymore,” Charles Upham said in the THR interview. “I thought it sounded suicidal myself, so I called the police. She’s always been a suicidal person.”

Misty Upham’s work on the screen has been well-received, including a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for the actress for her work in the 2008 movie “Frozen River.”

“The acclaimed Native American actress had been working recently, including filming a role alongside Jennifer Aniston earlier this year in the upcoming movie ‘Cake,'” the report notes.

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  1. there is way too much pressure for all actors and actresses in this fast-paced world! It’s so very hard to see this & see it happen more and more each day! I pray for all those families that have to deal with such situations! AMEN

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