Melissa McCarthy

Birth Day August 26th, 1970
Birth Place Plainfield, Illinois
Age 53 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer. She is a cousin of actress and model Jenny McCarthy and professional basketball player Joanne McCarthy. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations for two Oscar Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. McCarthy is an alumna of The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles, California. Melissa McCarthy spent two decades struggling to break into Hollywood. She also has her own clothing line for plus-sized women, named Melissa McCarthy Seven7. Scroll down to know more information regarding her biography, birthday, wiki, facts, family, career, movies, net worth, husband, awards, and many more.

Famous For

  • She is well-known for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series "Gilmore Girls" (2000–2007) and as Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" (2010–2016).
  • She is also known as one of the highest-earning actresses in the world. 

Melissa McCarthy, an award-winning actress


Early Life of Melissa McCarthy

McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois, USA. Her full name is Melissa Ann McCarthy. She holds an American nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity of  English, Canadian, and Irish descent. Her Zodiac sign is Virgo. Her father's name is Michael McCarthy and his mother's name is Sandra McCarthy. She grew up in a poor family who struggled to pay their bills. McCarthy was raised on a farm in a large Catholic family. Her forefathers were the inhabitants of  County Cork, Ireland. She has a sister named Margie McCarthy. She attended and graduated from St. Francis Academy (now Joliet Catholic Academy) in Joliet, Illinois, the USA. She also studied Textiles at Southern Illinois University. She is a follower of Roman Catholicism. She celebrated her 49th birthday as of 2019.

Melissa McCarthy With Her Mother, Sandra McCarthy


Career of Melissa McCarthy

  • Melissa began her career as a stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, and later in New York City in the early 1990s. 
  • Before entering the entertainment industry, She was originally interested in the fashion line. 
  •  When she first moved to New York City, it was to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • She also spent time working as the costumer for a dance company. McCarthy began appearing in television and film in the late 1990s, and first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007).
  • She made her feature film debut in a minor role in the 1999 comedy film "Go".
  •  In 2010, McCarthy played supporting roles in films "The Back-Up Plan" and "Life as We Know It".
  • On September 20, 2010, McCarthy was cast in a leading role on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. In 2011, McCarthy had a breakout performance in the comedy movie "Bridesmaids".
  • In 2013, McCarthy co-starred in the crime comedy "Identity Thief". The same year she co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the buddy cop comedy "The Heat".
  • In 2013, McCarthy founded the production company On the Day Productions with her husband Ben Falcone. Tammy was the company's first project. The film cost $20 million

Melissa McCarthy in the Movie Tammy


  • On May 31, 2016, McCarthy was cast as celebrity biographer Lee Israel in the dark comedy-drama film "Can You Ever Forgive Me?".
  •  In 2016, McCarthy starred in a comedy based film "The Boss".
  • On February 4 and 11, 2017 she made surprise appearances on Saturday Night Live portraying White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
  • On February 5, 2017, McCarthy appeared in a Super Bowl LI ad for Kia Motors, promoting the Kia Niro.
  • In June 2019, it was announced that McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula in the upcoming live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid".
  • In 2020 she was announced to play in an upcoming American action comedy film "Superintelligence" and she is also the producer for the film. She is also in contract with another upcoming American action comedy film "The Starling" where she will be seen portraying the role of Lilly Maynard. 

Achievement and Awards 

Melissa McCarthy With People's Choice Awards


  • In May 2015, McCarthy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  •  In fall 2011, after achieving fame from Bridesmaids, she received her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Mike & Molly.
  • She was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearances on the television show from 2011–2017, winning in 2017.
  • She earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination in 2015 for her role in the movie "Spy".
  • She received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for her role as celebrity biographer Lee Israel in the dark comedy-drama film "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" in 2016. 

Recordset by Melissa McCarthy

  •  In August 2015, Forbes ranked her as the third highest-paid actress of 2015, with earnings of $23 million.

Personal Life of Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is a married woman. McCarthy married her longtime boyfriend, Ben Falcone, an actor and alumnus of The Groundlings, on October 8, 2005. The couple has two daughters, Vivian, born May 2007, and Georgette, born March 2010. The couples are in their long time marriage relationship till present and are living happily together. She is female and has a straight sexual orientation.  One of her closest friends is shoe designer Brian Atwood.

Melissa McCarthy With Her Husband Ben Falcone


Net Worth of Melissa McCarthy 

Melissa McCarthy is one of the highest-earning actresses in the world. She has accumulated most of her income through her acting career. Forbes ranked her as the third highest-paid actress of 2015, with earnings of $23 million. She was also named as the fourth highest-paid actress of 2017 with $18 million. Melissa McCarthy took home $33 million, per Forbes, largely because of her role in the movie “Ghostbusters” which was a major box office success in 2016 grossing $229.1 million worldwide. In 2018 Melissa was the 9th highest-paid actress in the world, averaging $12 million per film. Her buddy cop comedy movie "The Heat" was a box office hit and grossed $229 million worldwide in 2013. The same year she starred in another movie "Identity Thief" which opened at #1 at the box office and grossed $174 million worldwide. Apart from her acting career, Melissa earns a decent amount of money working as a film producer, through endorsement deals, and through her own clothing line for plus-sized women, named Melissa McCarthy Seven7. She owns a $2.4 million home in LA's San Fernando Valley. She also owns a Range Rover car. As of 2020, The net worth of  Melissa McCarthy is estimated to be $70 million.  

Body Measurement of Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is a beautiful woman with a plus-size body physique. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 89 kg. As of 2019, she has a weight loss of 70 Pounds. A few years after McCarthy landed her first big role on Gilmore Girls, she attempted a doctor-supervised all-liquid diet, which led her to lose 70 pounds in four months. "I'd never do that again," she told People of the experience. Her body measurement is 43-38-45 inches. Her shoe size is 9(US) and bra cup size is 40C and the dress size is 18(US). Overall, she has got a healthy body. 

Melissa McCarthy's Height


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