Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy
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Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Birth Name: Melissa Ann McCarthy

Nickname/Stage Name: Melissa McCarthy

Birth Date: August 26, 1970

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Occupation(s): Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Fashion Designer

Years Active: 1997 till Present

Net Worth: $90 million


Personal Life

Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, the daughter of Sandra and Michael McCarthy. She married her longtime boyfriend Ben Falcone on October 8, 2005. They have two daughters; Vivian and Georgette.


The actress graduated from St. Francis Academy (now Joliet Catholic Academy) in Illinois. 


McCarthy made her TV debut in an episode of the NBC comedy series Jenny and made her movie debut as a minor character in the comedy Go (1999).

In 2000, she was cast in the WB TV series Gilmore Girls and starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in the sci-fi movie The Nines. Her breakout role was in the comedy film Bridesmaid. For her performance, she got an Academy Award nomination.

She was added to the cast of the female version of the Ghostbusters reboot, directed by Paul Feig. It was released in 2016. In 2021 she starred alongside Octavia Spencer in the superhero comedy Thunder Force.


Teen Choice Award (2011)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award (2011)

Iowa Film Critics Award (2011)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award (2011)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award (2011)

Women Film Critics Circle Award (2011, 2013, 2016)

Primetime Emmy Award (2011, 2017)

New York Film Critics Online Award (2011, 2018)

Boston Society of Film Critics Award (2011, 2018)

MTV Movie and TV Award (2012)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award (2012, 2019)

People's Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Kids' Choice Awards (2017)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (2018)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award (2018)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award (2018)

Golden Raspberry Award (2019)

Palm Springs International Film Festival Award (2019)


"I believe it matters how you treat people. I believe in Heaven."

"I grew up with funny and interesting women, and my friends are funny, interesting women. So, I can't think of any story where those women don't come into play. It's the same as how I can't imagine writing a story with no man. It's just not real."

"There's an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what 0.5% of the human race looks like."


Is a good friend of fellow actress Octavia Spencer.

Grew up on a farm and loves playing tennis.

Got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 19, 2005.


Charlie's Angels (2000)

Pumpkin (2002)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Pretty Ugly People (2008)

Bridesmaids (2011)

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Superintelligence (2020)

Thunder Force (2021)





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