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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She 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 ... See full bio »

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? star, and Oscar nominee, Melissa McCarthy discusses her portrayal of Lee Israel and why she loves playing abrasive characters.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 102 nominations. See more awards »

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Spy Susan Cooper
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 2019 The Kitchen (post-production)
 2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Lee Israel
 2018 The Happytime Murders
Detective Connie Edwards
 2017-2018 Nobodies (TV Series)
Melissa McCarthy
- Rob in the Hood (2018) ... Melissa McCarthy
- Tape Night (2018) ... Melissa McCarthy
- Sex, Drugs and Melissa McCarthy (2018) ... Melissa McCarthy
- Driven Insane (2018) ... Melissa McCarthy
- Swimmin Pools, TV Stars (2018) ... Melissa McCarthy
 2018/I Life of the Party
 2017 Kia Niro: Hero's Journey (Video short)
 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 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)
Sookie St. James
- Fall (2016) ... Sookie St. James
 2016 Conan (TV Series)
Melissa McCarthy (segment "Young Han Solo Audition")
- The Cast of 'Suicide Squad' (2016) ... Melissa McCarthy (segment "Young Han Solo Audition")
 2016 Ghostbusters
Abby Yates
 2016 Central Intelligence
Darla (uncredited)
 2010-2016 Mike & Molly (TV Series)
Molly Flynn
- Curse of the Bambino (2016) ... Molly Flynn
- I See Love (2016) ... Molly Flynn
- The Adoption Option (2016) ... Molly Flynn
- Baby Bump (2016) ... Molly Flynn
- Baby, Please Don't Go (2016) ... Molly Flynn
 2016 The Boss
Michelle Darnell
 2015 Take Flight - The New York Times (Short)
 2015 Spy
Susan Cooper
 2014 Tammy: Mindless Chat-O-Rama (Short)
 2014 Tammy: P@#$-O-Rama (Short)
 2014 Tammy: Tammy's Road Trip Checklist (Short)
 2014 Tammy: Wave-O-Rama (Short)
 2014 St. Vincent
 2014 Tammy
 2013/I The Heat
 2013 The Hangover Part III
 2013 Identity Thief
 2012 This Is 40
 2012 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
- Hair Apparent/Love Takes Flightless (2012) ... Shelley (voice)
 2011/I Bridesmaids
 2010 Life as We Know It
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Tonnie (segment 5 - Auto Motives)
 2010 The Back-up Plan
 2010 Private Practice (TV Series)
Lynn McDonald
- Best Laid Plans (2010) ... Lynn McDonald
 2009 Rita Rocks (TV Series)
Mindy Boone
- The Jealous Kind (2009) ... Mindy Boone
- Sympathy for the Devil (2009) ... Mindy Boone
- Jingle All the Way (2009) ... Mindy Boone
- Is She Really Going Out with Him? (2009) ... Mindy Boone
- Why Can't We Be Friends? (2009) ... Mindy Boone
 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
 2008 Pretty Ugly People
 2008/I Just Add Water
 2007 The Captain (Short)
 2000-2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Sookie St. James
- Bon Voyage (2007) ... Sookie St. James
- Unto the Breach (2007) ... Sookie St. James
- Lorelai? Lorelai? (2007) ... Sookie St. James
- It's Just Like Riding a Bike (2007) ... Sookie St. James
- Hay Bale Maze (2007) ... Sookie St. James
 2007 Cook Off!
Amber Strang
 2007 The Nines
Margaret / Melissa McCarthy / Mary
 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 White Oleander
 2002 The Third Wheel
 2002 Pumpkin
Cici Pinkus
 2000 Charlie's Angels
 2000 The Kid
Sky King Waitress
 2000 D.C. (TV Series)
- Blame (2000) ... Molly
- Justice (2000) ... Molly
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
 2000 Drowning Mona
 1999 Go
 1998 God (Short)
 1997 The Jenny McCarthy Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Melissa
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Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (100 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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TV commercial: Washington Mutual Bank. See more »

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6 Interviews | 20 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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You push so far past the normal boundaries of what's okay 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. See more »


Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 19, 2015. See more »


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