- Date of Birth:
- August 26, 1970
- 5' 2"
Melissa McCarthy (born Melissa Ann McCarthy, in Plainfield, Illinois on August 26, 1970) is an American actress and comedian, who has starred on TV shows, Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who?, and Private Practice. Melissa got pregnant in real life during the last season of Gilmore Girls, and it was written into the show. She landed her first lead role on TV as Molly Flynn-Biggs on CBS’ Mike & Molly. She began acting in 1997, and her fame has continued to grow each year. She also attended The Groundlings, a comedy school for for improv and sketch comedy. Her current projects include the 2015 movie Spy and starring in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.
Best Known For:
Melissa starred in Bridesmaids in 2011, a highly applauded comedic film, alongside Kristen Wiig. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Megan in the film.
Melissa got married in 2005, to her longtime boyfriend, Ben Falcone. They have two children — Vivan and Gorgette. She is the cousin of Jenny McCarthy.