On October 5th, actress Misty Upham went missing. Upham, best known for her work in “Django Unchained” and “August: Osage County,” suffered from bipolar disorder. On Thursday, October 16th after a search, Upham’s body was identified and found in Auburn, Washington.
According to reports, filmmaker Tracy Rector, a friend of Upham’s, said that the Auburn Police Department were not helpful in the search process: “The family wants everyone to know that the Auburn police did not help with this situation at all,” she said to The Hollywood Reporter. “They refused to help. When she disappeared on Oct. 5, the family knew something was seriously wrong—it was out of character for her to be gone so long without being in touch—and they repeatedly went to the police, who insisted there was no cause for concern.”
The 32 year-old actress was born in Montana and raised in Washington. At the time of her death, she was based in Seattle. Uphams work was both on TV and the silver screen. In 2008, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in “Frozen River.” She appeared with Benicio del Toro in Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.”
Other credits include “Expiration Date,” “Edge of America,” “Skins,” “Skinwalkers,” “Big Love” and “Cake.”