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Melissa McCarthy

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).

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Aug 26, 1970 In Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 48 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Mike & Molly
Poster of Gilmore Girls
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
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Rita Rocks Unknown 2008-10-20
The Penguins of Madagascar Unknown 2008-11-29
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-19
Samantha Who? Dena 35 episodes, 2007-2009 2007-10-15
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Gilmore Girls Sookie St. James 153 episodes, 2000-2007 2000-10-05
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
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
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21