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Melissa McCarthy


Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. 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 appeared in many stage productions in the city before... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls Sookie St. James
(2000-2007)
Mike & Molly
Mike & Molly Molly Flynn
(2010-2016)
Spy
Spy Susan Cooper
(2015)
The Heat
The Heat Mullins
(2013)

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Appeared in TV commercial for Washington Mutual. See more »

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6 Interviews | 12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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I believe it matters how you treat people. I believe in Heaven. See more »

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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

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