STARmeter
Top 500
Up 82 this week

Melissa McCarthy


Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. Her recent ancestors were from County Cork, Ireland. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and ... See full bio »

Favorite Football Films

Here's a rundown of some of our favorite football films, which you can enjoy now or long after the season is over.

See the full list

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 29 people
created 11 Feb 2012
 
a list of 43 people
created 25 Jan 2014
 
a list of 42 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 26 people
created 1 month ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Melissa McCarthy's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (38 credits)
 2016 Ghostbusters (post-production)
Abby Yates
 2015 Spy
Susan Cooper
 2014 Tammy
Tammy
 2013/I The Heat
Mullins
 2012 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
Shelley
- Hair Apparent/Love Takes Flightless (2012) ... Shelley (voice)
 2011/I Bridesmaids
Megan
 2007-2009 Samantha Who? (TV Series)
Dena
- With This Ring (2009) ... Dena
- The Other Woman (2009) ... Dena
- The First Date (2009) ... Dena
- The Dream Job (2009) ... Dena
- Todd's Job (2009) ... Dena
 2007 The Captain (Short)
Fran
 2007 Cook-Off!
Amber Strang
 2002-2005 Kim Possible (TV Series)
DNAmy
- Gorilla Fist (2005) ... DNAmy (voice)
- Partners (2004) ... DNAmy (voice)
- Downhill (2002) ... DNAmy (voice)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Saleswoman
- The Surrogate (2004) ... Saleswoman
 2003 Chicken Party (Short)
Tot Wagner
 2003 The Life of David Gale
Nico the Goth Girl
 2002 The Third Wheel
Marilyn
 2000 D.C. (TV Series)
Molly
- Blame (2000) ... Molly
- Justice (2000) ... Molly
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
Tonnie
 1999 Go
Sandra
 1998 God (Short)
Margaret
 1997 The Jenny McCarthy Show (TV Series)
Melissa
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Melissa
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (77 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in TV commercial for Washington Mutual. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on wardrobe problems] I want separates, for the love of God, because everything's like a bad prom dress. You can find a million bad sleeveless dresses in satin. I'm like "Where's a good blouse and a great trouser?". See more »

Trivia:

Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Vivian to begin filming the 1st season of Samantha Who? (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Often does physical comedy

Star Sign:

Virgo

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jenny helped her get famous! arizonakris
Am I the only who thinks she is not that funny ? hugo_sylvain
She gets an star elenamn
Men? Hannahcount
Some Melissa Love staci_09-106-639086
Melissa looks greeeaaat! lkilbride-1
Discuss Melissa McCarthy on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page