The father of missing actress Misty Upham says his daughter sounded despondent the last time he saw her.
The Native American actress, known for her roles in “Frozen River” and “August: Osage County”, was reported missing by her father on Monday.
Misty’s father, Charles Upham, said, “She told me and her mom that we didn’t have to worry about her anymore … I thought it sounded suicidal myself, so I called the police. She’s always been a suicidal person”.
She was last seen the day before, as she left her sister’s apartment in Washington state.
She and her parents had moved to the Seattle area this summer from Los Angeles. Charles Upham was recovering from a stroke and was receiving rehabilitation treatment in Washington.
The 32-year-old performer has a history of depression and mental health issues, and had recently changed her medication.
Her father said, “She was sort of having erratic behavior”.
Police responded to suicide call at the apartment of Upham’s sister, but the actress was gone when police arrived.
A source claims the actress was having money problems and was unable to pay her rent just months before she vanished following an earlier suicidal call to the police.
The insider said, “She was doing everything she could to make it, but there were times she couldn’t even make her own rent. I always worried about her. She’s an amazing person. I think she just had trouble trying to keep up with Hollywood. She’s always gone against the grain.”
She was nominated in 2008 for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in “Frozen River,” in which she co-starred with Melissa Leo.
She played a housekeeper in “August: Osage County,” which starred Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.
Upham’s next onscreen role will be in “Cake” with Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick.
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