Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. Her recent ancestors were from County Cork, Ireland. McCarthy 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 many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990sShe made a number of TV and movie appearances before making her big breakthrough as Sookie in Gilmore Girls (2000). A steady stream of comedy performances followed, leading to her starring role in the sitcom Mike & Molly (2010).
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 48 nominations.
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Unknown||2014-02-17|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||Unknown||2014-02-24|
|Mike & Molly||Molly Flynn 127 episodes, 2010-2016||2010-09-20|
|The Penguins of Madagascar||Unknown||2008-11-29|
|The Graham Norton Show||Unknown||2007-02-22|
|Samantha Who?||Dena 35 episodes, 2007-2009||2007-10-15|
|Dancing with the Stars||Unknown||2005-06-01|
|Gilmore Girls||Sookie St. James 153 episodes, 2000-2007||2000-10-05|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Unknown||2000-10-15|
|The Weird Al Show||Unknown||1997-08-13|
|The Daily Show||Unknown||1996-07-22|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Unknown||1992-05-25|
|Saturday Night Live||Unknown||1975-10-11|