Born on August 26, 1970, to father Michael McCarthy and mother Sandra McCarthy in Plainfield, Illinois, Melissa Ann McCarthy spent most of her childhood days growing up on a farm in rural Illinois. She belongs to the Irish Catholic ancestry. She did her schooling from the St. Francis Academy situated in Joliet, Illinois. She was a cheerleader in high school. She also attended the Southern Illinois University and studied Textiles. Melissa has a great personality, but the information about her height and weight is not available.
Before acting, she was interested in a career in fashion from a very young age and shifted to New York to pursue it. She started as a stand-up comedian and performed at several popular clubs in New York. She also started taking classes at The Actor’s Studio and even performed in several plays. She later shifted to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
She made her acting debut with the television show Jenny in the year 1997 where she played the role of Melissa. She is popular for portraying the role of Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls in 2000, Dena in Samantha Who? In the year 2007 and Mike & Molly as Molly Flynn in 2010. She has done several television shows in her career which include D.C. as Molly in 2000, Curb Your Enthusiasm as a saleswoman in 2004, Rita Rocks as Mindy Boone in 2009, Private Practice as Lynn McDonald in 2010, Saturday Night Live as the host in 2011, The Penguins of Madagascar as Shelley in 2012 and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life as Sookie St. James in 2016.
She made her film debut in the year 1998 when she was cast for the role of Margaret in the movie God. She is famous for playing the role of Megan Price in the movie Bridesmaids in the year 2011. She has done several movies in her career which include Charlie’s Angels as Doris in 2000, Disney’s The Kid as Sky King Waitress in 2000, The Life of David Gale as Nico in 2003, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle as a woman at the crime scene in 2003, Cook-off as Amber Strang in 2006, The Captain as Fran in 2007, Pretty Ugly People as Becky in 2008, The Back-Up Plan as Carol in 2010, Life as We Know It as DeeDee in 2010, The Hangover Part III as Cassy in 2013, Spy as Susan Cooper in 2015, The Boss as Michelle Darnell in 2016 and Ghostbusters as Abby Yates in 2016.
She now owns her clothing collection name Melissa McCarthy Seven7 and it is exclusively for plus-size women. According to her bio, she is married to Ben Falcone. Melissa and her husband are proud parents of two daughters. Her first daughter Vivian was born on May 5, 2007, and her second daughter Georgette was born on March 22, 2010. There were rumours about her death in June 2016, but these rumours were later termed as a complete hoax. According to her biography, her salary is pretty high with a net worth of $20 Million.
|26 Aug, 1970
|United States of America
|Joliet Catholic Academy
Southern Illinois University
|American actress and comedian
|Ben Falcone [M. 2005]
|Net Worth 2021: