Melissa McCarthy Biography
Melissa McCarthy, an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer was born on August 26, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois.She is the daughter to Sandra and Michael McCarthy.
Melissa McCarthy attended and graduated from St. Francis Academy, now Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Illinois.
Melissa McCarthy Movie Career
After graduating moved to New York to begin her career as a standup comedian, appearing at famous clubs such as Stand Up New York and The Improv.
Melissa McCarthy made her first television appearance in an episode of the NBC comedy series Jenny, next to her cousin Jenny McCarthy.She then made her film debut in a minor role in the 1999 comedy Go, and later had roles in the movies Drowning Mona, Disney’s The Kid, Charlie’s Angels, The Third Wheel and The Life of David Gale.
In 2000, McCarthy landed her breakthrough role on the popular WB show Gilmore Girls, providing a fun and captivating portrayal of the character Sookie St. James, a chef who’s the best friend of Lorelai Gilmore.Gilmore Girls ran until 2007
McCarthy then in 2007 to 2009 played the socially awkward best friend of Christina Applegate in the comedy series Samantha Who? and in the beginning in 2010, McCarthy played the fourth-grade teacher Molly on the CBS hit sitcom Mike & Molly, a role for which she received her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
In the next year,2011, McCarthy starred in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Bridesmaids.She later landed roles in other films like This Is 40 in 2012, billed as a ‘sequel’ to the 2007 film Knocked Up and Identity Thief in 2013.
Melissa McCarthy then later in 2013 plays a Boston cop who teams up with an FBI agent so as to take down a drug lord in the film.The film raked in almost $40 million in its first weekend domestically and ultimately grossed around $230 million worldwide.
In June 2015, McCarthy took the lead in the hit film Spy, in which she plays a CIA desk agent who gets her chance to become a major player out in the field.The film earned around $30 million domestically during its debut weekend.
The next year, 2016, McCarthy starred in The Boss, directed by Falcone and written by Falcone McCarthy and Steve Mallory. In this film, McCarthy plays a businesswoman who has to reinvent herself after going to prison for insider trading.
Melissa McCarthy Husband
Melissa McCarthy got married officially to her longtime boyfriend Ben Falcone on October 8, 2005 and the couple has two daughters.
Melissa McCarthy Children
The talented actor and her husband Ben Falcone have two daughters together.Their first born, Vivian was born in May 2007 and Georgette “Georgie” was born on March 22, 2010
Melissa McCarthy Awards
The famous actor,Melissa McCarthy has numerous awards which include: an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Outstanding Supporting Actress, MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, The Comedy Award for Best Comedic Actress, Santa Barbara International Film Festival-Virtuoso Award for Bridesmaids, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Comedic Genius Award at the MTV Movie Awards and several others.