August 26, 1970
50 years old
5 ft 2 in | 157 cm
43-38-45 in | 109-96.5-114 cm
94 kg | 207 lbs
9 US | 39.5 EU
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).
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
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
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.