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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 23 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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)

Filmography

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 2018 Life of the Party (completed)
Deanna
 2017 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Sean Spicer
- Jimmy Fallon/Harry Styles (2017) ... Sean Spicer (uncredited)
- Alec Baldwin/Ed Sheeran (2017) ... Sean Spicer (uncredited)
- Kristen Stewart/Alessia Cara (2017) ... Sean Spicer (uncredited)
 2016 Central Intelligence
Darla (uncredited)
 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
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Other Works:

(1/17) TV commercial (voiceover): Kia Nero automobiles. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I grew up with funny and interesting women, and my friends are funny, interesting women. So I can't think of any story where those women don't come into play. It's the same as how I can't imagine writing a story with no men. It's just not real. 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 made her on-screen debut in 1997. See more »

Trademark:

Often does physical comedy

Star Sign:

Virgo

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