Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

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August 26, 1970
United States
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A renowned American comedian, Melissa McCarthy was born and raised in Plainfield, Illinois. She transferred to New York, where she pursued a career as a comedian. Afterward, she decided to move to Los Angeles, and it was here where she became a member of The Groundlings, which was a well-known comedy theater in the city. Aside from dabbling on various comedy stints, she was able to get an acting role in the award-winning series "Gilmore Girls", where she portrayed Sookie St. James. Among her other films and TV shows that made her quite famous in the acting industry included Tammy, The Heat and Mike & Molly.


McCarthy was the daughter of Irish Catholic farmers in Illinois. Although she grew up in this state, she moved to New York to pursue a professional career as a comedian. Her talent in this field gave her several opportunities to perform as a standup comedian at several New York clubs including The Improv and Stand Up New York. During her stay in the city, she underwent professional training at the famed "The Actor's Studio", and this gave her an opportunity to take part in a number of stage productions. Then, she transferred to Los Angeles in the latter part of the 1990s. She continued with her acting career until she gained more opportunities to star in some shows until she got her big break after her dedication to make it big in the industry.

Accomplishments and Recognitions

McCarthy was able to refine her acting skills when she became a member of The Groundlings. This theater was known for talented individuals in the field of sketch comedy. Being a member of the Groundling, gave her a chance to write and perform in shows featured at the theater. She was also one of the teachers at the school's company, and this provided her with an opportunity to share her talent with other members. As an actress, she became quite visible in a number of TV shows and films such as Charlie's Angels, Go, The Kid, and the variety show by Jenny McCarthy (who was Melissa's cousin). However, her biggest opportunity to be known as an actress was in Gilmore Girls, which was a famous TV show that was aired for several years.

Additional Facts

Melissa McCarthy was married to Ben Falcone, who was her long-time boyfriend. It was at The Groundling Theater where the two met, and they got married in October of 2005. The couple has two children named Vivian and Georgette. In 2010, McCarthy decided to go back to work as an actress, and this time, it was in the TV show, Molly & Mike. This brilliant actress also owns her clothing line, and she currently resides in Los Angeles. This actress is indeed a professional in every way, as well as a dedicated mother of two. Despite her busy and hectic schedule, she still manages to run her clothing business, among her other preoccupations in life.

Melissa McCarthy Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2021 $70 Million
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Melissa McCarthy Profile

Basic Info
Full Real Name Melissa McCarthy
Date of Birth
August 26, 1970
Age 50
Birthday 26-Aug
Yers of Birth 1970
Nick Name N/A
Family Name McCarthy
Birth Place Plainfield, IL
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Gender Female
Profession Actress
Country United States
Nationality American
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Religion Catholic
Personal Life
Marital Status Married
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Spouse Ben Falcone
No Of Children 2
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Daughter(s) Vivian Falcone, Georgette Falcone
Physical Stats
Height (in feets) 5 Feet 7 inches
Height (in meters) 1.57 m
Weight (in kgs) 94 KG
Weight (in lbs) 207 lbs
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Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
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Father Michael McCarthy
Mother Sandra McCarthy
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Sister(s) Margie McCarthy
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Sun Sign Virgo
Star Sign Virgo
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Mutable Earth
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University Southern Illinois University Carbondale
College Fashion Institute of Technology
High School Joliet Catholic Academy
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