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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 August 1970Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Birth NameMelissa Ann McCarthy
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A farmer's daughter from Illinois, 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 moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s

She made a number of TV and movie appearances before making her big breakthrough as Sookie in Gilmore Girls (2000). A steady stream of comedy performances followed, leading to her starring role in the sitcom Mike & Molly (2010).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: IMDb Editors

Spouse (1)

Ben Falcone (8 October 2005 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

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.
Is close friends with her former Samantha Who? (2007) co-star Christina Applegate.
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Vivian to begin filming the 1st season of Samantha Who? (2007).
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Georgette to begin filming the 1st season of Mike & Molly (2010).
Alumni of The Groundlings, where she was a member for nearly 10 years.
Is good friends with Octavia Spencer.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Vivian Falcone on May 5, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Ben Falcone.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter Georgette Falcone on March 22, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Ben Falcone.
Grew up on a farm and loved playing tennis.
Irish-American.

Personal Quotes (5)

[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?"
I believe it matters how you treat people. I believe in Heaven.
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.
You push so far past the normal boundaries of what's O.K. in society. I'm always fully aware of, 'You can't do this.' When someone really believes in what they're saying, but it's crazy, it's like my favorite thing on earth...Crazy's just crazy and there's nowhere to go. You can have a point of view, it can be very strange, but we have to know your reasoning.
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.

Salary (1)

The Heat (2013) $2,500,000

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