Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy
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McCarthy married her longtime boyfriend, Ben Falcone, an actor and alumnus of The Groundlings, on October 8, 2005.

McCarthy married her longtime boyfriend, Ben Falcone, an actor and alumnus of The Groundlings, on October 8, 2005.

Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American film and television actress, comedian, writer and producer.

A native of Illinois, McCarthy first made her mark on the comedy stage performing stand-up in New York at The Duplex, The Improv and Stand-Up New York.  At the same time, she studied the Meisner technique under Michael Harney and then continued her dramatic training at The Actors Studio.  McCarthy starred in a variety of stage productions throughout the city.  In Los Angeles, she spent nine years as a main-stage member of the world-renowned improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.

Melissa McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls, where she starred from 2000 to 2007. For her portrayal of Molly Flynn-Biggs, McCarthy earned an Emmy Award, and has been nominated again for the same role. Melissa McCarthy received an Academy Award® nomination for her role as Megan in the worldwide hit comedy Bridesmaids

McCarthy recently launched her clothing line “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” to rave reviews.  The clothing is sold in stores across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, and on her website MelissaMcCarthy.com.  She will also release an upper-tier clothing line called “Melissa McCarthy” in upcoming seasons.

Melissa McCarthy Filmography

2016 Ghostbusters
2016 The Boss
2016 Can you ever Forgive me?
2015 Spy
2014 St. Vincent
2014 Tammy
2013 The Hangover Part III
2013 The Heat
2013 Identity Thief
2012 This Is 40
2011 Bridesmaids
2010 Life as We Know It
2010 The Back-up Plan
2008 Pretty Ugly People
2008 Just Add Water
2007 The Captain (short)
2007 Shooter (uncredited)
2007 Cook-Off!
2007 The Nines
2003 Chicken Party (short)
2003 The Life of David Gale
2002 White Oleander
2002 The Third Wheel
2002 Pumpkin
2000 Charlie’s Angels
2000 The Kid
2000 Auto Motives (short)
2000 Drowning Mona
1999 Go
1998 God