The all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ will hit theaters on July 15, but you’ve definitely seen these girls before! From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to hilarious movies, find out Melissa, Kate, Kristen and Leslie’s biggest roles before ‘Ghostbusters!’
Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones are the stars of the Ghostbusters reboot, but this isn’t their first go-around on the big screen. They’ve all been on Saturday Night Live, two were the breakout stars of Bridesmaids and more!
Everyone fell in love with Melissa when she played Sookie on Gilmore Girls. She was Stars Hollow’s go-to chef and Lorelai’s best friend. From there, Melissa starred in multiple movies, but her standout role was Bridesmaids in 2011. She played Dougie’s sister, Megan, and was an absolute riot. She’s gone on to star in The Heat, Identify Thief, Spy and more. In between filming movies, Melissa also starred on Mike & Molly for five seasons.
Kate debuted as a featured player on Saturday Night Live in 2012. She was bumped to repertory status in season 39. She’s best known on the show for her impressions of Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres.
Kristen shined on Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012. Her beloved characters included the Target Lady, Penelope, Gilly, Kathie Lee Gifford and more. After Bridesmaids became a hit in 2011, Kristen left SNL. She made appearances on Arrested Development as young Lucille Bluth. She’s gone on to star in Zoolander 2, Girl Most Likely, The Martian and more.
Leslie made her debut on SNL in 2014. She brought big laughs for her hilarious segments on Weekend Update. Before SNL, she was part of Katt Williams’ It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ tour. In 2016, she began appearing in Allstate commercials.
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