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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 November 1958Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model. Her father, Carter Mullally Jr., is a retired contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up starring in several campus musicals, which gained attention from producers and prompted her to drop out of school. In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles with no particular success. But, in 1994, she co-starred in "Grease" with Rosie O'Donnell and, in 1995, in "How To Succeed In Business" with Matthew Broderick. Her star has been rising ever since.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (2)

Nick Offerman (20 September 2003 - present)
Michael A. Katcher (1992 - 1996) (divorced)

Trivia (25)

Lives in West Hollywood, California with her poodles, Willa and Elmo.
She is the lead singer in the LA band, The Supreme Music Program.
She starred in and directed an original performance art piece, The Sweetheart Break-In. The band released a CD of some of the songs in the show, called 'The Supreme Music Program: The Sweetheart Break-In'. They have released two other CDs called 'Big As A Berry' and 'Free Again'.
Graduated from Casady High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Her father, Carter Mullally Jr., who died in 1992, was a contract player with Paramount in the 1950s. Her mother, Martha, was formerly a model.
Megan announced her engagement to actor Nick Offerman in September 2002.
Close friend is ER (1994) actress Laura Innes. The two met at Northwestern University in the late 70s and have been friends ever since.
She studied ballet and was a soloist with Oklahoma City's Ballet Oklahoma. She also studied at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet.
Auditioned for the role of Elaine on Seinfeld (1989). (According to the Seinfeld special, aired on 25 November 2004.)
Attended Northwestern University
Has won 3 consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) for Outstanding performance by an actress in a comedy, and has a total of 4 SAG Awards and 2 Emmy Awards.
First cast member of Will & Grace (1998) to win an Emmy. She won in 2000 for Outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role comedy. Her co-star, Sean Hayes, also won that year.
Originally auditioned for "Grace" on Will & Grace (1998), but was later cast as "Karen".
Was featured in "Theater Week" as one of six "New Faces of 1995," alongside Rufus Sewell, Jude Law, Jennifer Dundas, Justin Kirk, and Billy Crudup. Ironically, she stated in that issue that she was done with television, and in five years would like "to be doing plays and musicals [in New York], and also film work."
Before she was cast to appear with Debra Messing on Will & Grace (1998), Megan Mullally appeared on an episode of Messing's previous series Ned and Stacey (1995).
Irish-American.
She was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her performance in "Bagtime" at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Withdrew from the Broadway production of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart", due to difficulties with the director, Joe Mantello.
Starred as "Beverly" in the acclaimed production of Adam Bart's "The Receptionist", at the Odyssey Theatre (notably, the longest sold-out run of a show in that theater's history), for which she was awarded the 2010 Backstage West Garland Award for Best Performance by an Actress.
She appeared in an episode of Ned and Stacey (1995), although she didn't have a single scene with future Will & Grace (1998) co-star Debra Messing.
Megan Mullally has acted with her husband, Nick Offerman, on both Will & Grace (1998) and Parks and Recreation (2009).
Currently starring as "Elizabeth" in Mel Brooks' new musical, "Young Frankenstein". [September 2007]
Her acting mentor was Ellen Burstyn.
Her father had appeared on the very first episode of Twilight Zone (1959).
Mullally filmed some scenes for the groundbreaking 1986 film Blue Velvet. She played the college girlfriend of Kyle MacLachlan's character Jeffrey. Not only were her scenes entirely cut from the final movie but her character went totally unmentioned (there is no sign that Jeffrey had a girlfriend before coming home and becoming romantically entangled with both Laura Dern and Isabella Rossellini). Mullally's deleted scenes did appear on a 2011 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition release.

Personal Quotes (4)

It doesn't matter who you love, it's that you love.
I didn't get Will & Grace (1998) until I was almost 40. Had I listened to everybody else who kept saying, 'Oh, there's too much competition, you'll never get an agent, you'll never get a part, 90 percent of actors are out of work," if I'd listened to that, if everybody listened to that, then nobody would leave the house and the world would come to a crashing halt.
When I went up there and accepted the [second] Emmy, I remembered that when I was about 20, a psychic told me I was going to win two Emmys that were going to be like bookends for playing a secretary on a sitcom. And I said, 'I'm not going to do sitcoms. I'm a great actress and I'm going to change the world.'
I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up.

Salary (1)

Will & Grace (1998) $80,000 per episode

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