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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2016 Ghostbusters (filming)
Abby Yates
 2015 Spy
Susan Cooper
 2015 Cook-Off!
Amber Strang
 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
 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
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Other Works:

TV commercial "Overnight Millionaire," portraying a game show contestant in glasses and a curly blond wig who wins a set of towels, but wants to win $1 million, and is disappointed that the game show is not offering prizes like the sweepstakes being offered by Old Navy which is also offering 50% off at all Old Navy Stores on "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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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:

Cousin of Amy McCarthy, Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy and most famously, Jenny McCarthy, on whose show, The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997), Melissa had her film debut in 1997. See more »

Trademark:

Often does physical comedy

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Men? Hannahcount
Am I the only who thinks she is not that funny ? hugo_sylvain
She's very cute. :) lft11729
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