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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy
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Birth Date

August 26, 1970


50 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 2 in | 157 cm

Net Worth

$90 Million

Body Measurements

43-38-45 in | 109-96.5-114 cm


94 kg | 207 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

9 US | 39.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Melissa Ann McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, United States, on August 26, 1970, is an American actress and comedian.

Young Melissa McCarthy began her career as a stand-up comedian in clubs in Los Angeles and New York City.

She got her television debut in NBC comedy series Jenny (1997) in role as Melissa.

She made her big screen debut in crime comedy movie Go (1999) in role as Sandra.

Her breakthrough performance came as Sookie St. James in comedy drama series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007).

New Movies

The Starling (2021) drama in role as Lilly Maynard, opposite Timothy Olyphant and Skyler Gisondo

Thunder Force (2021) action comedy in role as Lydia, with Pom Klementieff and Octavia Spencer

Super Intelligence (2020) action comedy in role as Carol Peters, opposite James Corden and Bobby Cannavale

The Kitchen (2019) crime drama in role as Kathy Brennan, with Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss and Domhnall Gleeson

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Lee Israel in biographical film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018).

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Helen Harris in comedy movie Bridesmaids (2011).

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Susan Cooper in action comedy movie Spy (2015).

St. Vincent (2014) comedy drama with Bill Murray and Naomi Watts

The Heat (2013) action comedy opposite Sandra Bullock

Ghostbusters (2016) supernatural comedy with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones

Identity Thief (2013) comedy opposite Jason Bateman, Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau

The Boss (2016) comedy with Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage

The Happytime Murders (2018) black comedy crime opposite Elizabeth Banks

Life of the Party (2018) comedy in role as Deanna "Dee Rock" Miles

Tammy (2014) romance comedy with Ben Falcone, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates

Cook Off! (2007) comedy in role as Amber Strang

Pretty Ugly People (2008) black comedy drama opposite Octavia Spencer and Missi Pyle

Life as We Know It (2010) romantic comedy drama with Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel and Christina Hendricks

This Is 40 (2012) comedy opposite Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd and Megan Fox

TV Shows

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011, for her performance as Molly Flynn in CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016).

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017, for her appearances as a host on Saturday Night Live, also she was nominated five times for the same award.

Samantha Who? (2007–2009) ABC sitcom in role as Dena

D.C. (2000) The WB television series in role as Molly

Rita Rocks (2009) Lifetime sitcom in role as Mindy Boone

Nobodies (2017–2018) TV Land comedy series in role as Herself

Nine Perfect Strangers (2021) Hulu drama miniseries in role as Francis


Graduated from St. Frances Academy in Joliet, Illinois.

She was one of the cheerleaders at her high school.

Studied fashion at Southern Illinois University.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

Best friends with actress Sandra Bullock.

She’s a cousin of actress and model Jenny McCarthy.

Close friends with Octavia Spencer and Christina Applegate.

Likes to play tennis.

Launched her own clothing line "Melissa McCarthy Seven7" in 2015.

Good friend with shoe designer Brian Atwood.

Lives in Los Angeles, California.


She married Ben Falcone in 2005, they have two daughters.

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