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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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 2015 Spy
Susan Cooper
 2014 Tammy
 2013/I The Heat
 2012 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
- Hair Apparent/Love Takes Flightless (2012) ... Shelley (voice)
 2011/I Bridesmaids
 2007-2009 Samantha Who? (TV Series)
- 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)
 2007 Cook-Off!
Amber Strang
 2002-2005 Kim Possible (TV Series)
- Gorilla Fist (2005) ... DNAmy (voice)
- Partners (2004) ... DNAmy (voice)
- Downhill (2002) ... DNAmy (voice)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
- The Surrogate (2004) ... Saleswoman
 2003 Chicken Party (Short)
Tot Wagner
 2003 The Life of David Gale
Nico the Goth Girl
 2002 The Third Wheel
 2000 D.C. (TV Series)
- Blame (2000) ... Molly
- Justice (2000) ... Molly
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
 1999 Go
 1998 God (Short)
 1997 The Jenny McCarthy Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Melissa
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Appeared in TV commercial for Washington Mutual. See more »

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5 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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[harsh review from a critic focusing on her weight] I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs. See more »


Alumni of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, where she was a member for nearly 10 years. See more »


Often does physical comedy

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She gets an star elenamn
Am I the only who thinks she is not that funny ? hugo_sylvain
Men? Hannahcount
Some Melissa Love staci_09-106-639086
Melissa looks greeeaaat! lkilbride-1
She's very cute. :) lft11729
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