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 young daughters, Vivian & Georgette.
Primetime Emmy Award Winner (2011).
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (May 2015).

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