Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Date of Birth

Birthday: August 26
Birthplace: Plainfield, Illinois

Melissa McCarthy is an American film and television actress, comedian, writer and producer who first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls, where she starred from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, she portrayed Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?. McCarthy currently stars as Molly Flynn-Biggs on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, a role that earned her an Emmy Award win, as well as another subsequent nomination. McCarthy was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series two years in a row for her work as host on Saturday Night Live.

Melissa McCarthy is an American film and television actress, comedian, writer and producer who first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls, where she starred from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, she portrayed Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?. McCarthy currently stars as Molly Flynn-Biggs on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, a role that earned her an Emmy Award win, as well as another subsequent nomination. McCarthy was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series two years in a row for her work as host on Saturday Night Live.

McCarthy achieved major success and fame for her breakthrough role in the 2011 comedy hit Bridesmaids, which garnered her numerous award nominations including an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the films The Nines, The Back-up Plan, and Life as We Know It, and her 2013 roles include Identity Thief, The Heat, and The Hangover Part III

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Awards & Nominations

8 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • Melissa McCarthy, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Melissa McCarthy"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Melissa McCarthy, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Melissa McCarthy, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Melissa McCarthy, as Molly Flynn
  • Mike & Molly
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Melissa McCarthy, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Melissa McCarthy, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Melissa McCarthy, as Molly Flynn
  • Mike & Molly
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Winner
  • Melissa McCarthy, as Molly Flynn
  • Mike & Molly
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy, John Shaffner & Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy, John Shaffner & Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy, John Shaffner and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy, John Shaffner and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell attend an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy, Chuck Lorre, Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy attends an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Alan Perris attend an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy, Chuck Lorre and Don Foster participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell, Reno Wilson and Don Foster participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Don Foster and actress Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell, Chuck Lorre, Reno Wilson, Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, James Burrows, Don Foster
Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy, Chuck Lorre, Bruce Rosenblum and Don Foster attend an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Katy Mixon arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Katy Mixon arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy, Swoosie Kurtz, Billy Gardell, Nyambi Nyambi, Chuck Lorre, Katy Mixon, Reno Wilson and Mark Roberts
Melissa McCarthy arrives at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy arrives at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
Chuck Lorre and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
Billy Gardell, Chuck Lorre and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
Melissa McCarthy poses with her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy arrives at the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for "Mike and Molly"
Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for "Mike and Molly"
Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Laura Linney onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmys
Melissa McCarthy (C) from (L-R) Martha Plimpton, Rob Lowe, Sofia Vergara and Laura Linney onstage
Melissa McCarthy during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Melissa McCarthy with the award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" at the trophy table
Melissa McCarthy poses with the award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" in the press room
Melissa McCarthy onstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
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Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Esposito & Barry Watson at An Evening With Samantha Who?
Melissa McCarthy, Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito & Christina Applegate at An Evening With Samantha Who?
Melissa McCarthy & Jean Smart at An Evening With Samantha Who?
The cast at An Evening With Samantha Who?
Melissa McCarthy arrives at An Evening With Samantha Who?
Melissa McCarthy arrives at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards. 

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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy, John Shaffner and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Joshua Jackson, Melissa McCarthy & John Shaffner at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Ceremony
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell attend an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy, Chuck Lorre, Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy attends an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Alan Perris attend an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy, Chuck Lorre and Don Foster participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell, Reno Wilson and Don Foster participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Don Foster and actress Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell participate in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell, Chuck Lorre, Reno Wilson, Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, James Burrows, Don Foster
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Melissa McCarthy participates in an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy, Chuck Lorre, Bruce Rosenblum and Don Foster attend an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Katy Mixon arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Katy Mixon arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy, Swoosie Kurtz, Billy Gardell, Nyambi Nyambi, Chuck Lorre, Katy Mixon, Reno Wilson and Mark Roberts
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Melissa McCarthy arrives at an Evening with Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy arrives at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell arrive at an Evening with Mike & Molly
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Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
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Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
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Chuck Lorre and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
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Billy Gardell, Chuck Lorre and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala
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Melissa McCarthy poses with her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy arrives at the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for "Mike and Molly"
Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for "Mike and Molly"
Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Laura Linney onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmys
Melissa McCarthy (C) from (L-R) Martha Plimpton, Rob Lowe, Sofia Vergara and Laura Linney onstage
Melissa McCarthy during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Melissa McCarthy with the award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" at the trophy table
Melissa McCarthy poses with the award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" in the press room
Melissa McCarthy onstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
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Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Esposito & Barry Watson at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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Melissa McCarthy, Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito & Christina Applegate at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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Melissa McCarthy & Jean Smart at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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The cast at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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Melissa McCarthy arrives at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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Melissa McCarthy arrives at An Evening With Samantha Who?
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