Melissa Ann McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois. She started her career with stand-up comedy and she has credits in film, television and theater. She has actively been acting since 1997. She is most famous for Gilmore Girls, Bridesmaids, & Mike & Molly.


Her cousin is Jenny McCarthy.
Graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy.
Is an alumnus of The Groundlings.
Has been married to her husband, Ben Falcone, since 2005.
Has two daughters, Vivian & Georgette.
Primetime Emmy Award Winner (2011).
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (May 2015).

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