Melissa McCarthy is one of the most popular and established American actresses who gained popularity with her role in ‘Mike and Molly.’ With her titular character, Melissa soon became the household name. Born on August 26th, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois, she shares mixed ancestry- German American, British American, and Irish American.
Melissa’s father, Michael McCarthy, and mother, Sandra McCarthy, raised her in a strict Catholic upbringing. She is a distant relative of sports player Joanne McCarthy and actress Jenny McCarthy. In no time, Melissa gained popularity as a comedian due to her spectacular comic performance in most of her works. Before starting her work on the big screen, she was a part of the comedy troupe, The Groundlings, and also worked as a customer for a dance company.
Melissa was nominated and awarded several awards. Apart from acting, Melissa also works as a fashion designer and has a lime of her own designer clothing. With plenty of work in her hand, Melissa was soon listed as one of the highest-paid actresses by Forbes.
Melissa McCarthy – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography
Melissa McCarthy Childhood Accomplishments
Initially, Melissa was interested in the fashion industry and wanted to become a fashion designer. To hone her skills, she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and later worked as a fashion designer for a few years before entering the entertainment industry.
Melissa McCarthy Awards and Achievements
Received Primetime Emmy Awards under the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for Saturday Night Live and Mike & Molly, respectively.
Won MTV Movie & TV Awards under the category Best Comedic Performance and Best Gut-Wrenching Performance in 2012 for the film Bridesmaids.
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
One of the highest-paid actresses in American film by Forbes.
Best Known for
Playing the lead character in ‘Mike & Molly’, a comedy television series, in which she appeared for six seasons.
Portraying the role as Megan Price in the comedy ‘Bridesmaids’ in 2011. The movie was critically and commercially successful.
Working as Sookie St. James in the TV series ‘Gilmore Girls’ wherein she played a recurring role in all the seasons.
Apart from these two highly proclaimed works, Melissa also acted in the NBC comedy series ‘Jenny,’ comedy movie ‘Go,’ ‘Drowning Mona,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels, ‘The Third Wheel,’ The Life of David Gale’ and many more.
She gave voice to the character DNAmy for ‘Kim Possible, an animated series. In a science thriller film, ‘The Nines,’ she did a remarkable job. Melissa was also seen in many indie movies like Pretty Ugly People, Just Add Water, The Captain, and many more.
Some of her outstanding TV roles include Mindy Boone in Rita Rocks, Lynn McDonald in Private Practice, and Molly Finn in Mike & Molly. She also hosted the Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards and Saturday Night Live.
Her major work can be seen in This is 40, The Hangover: II, Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, St. Vincent, Spy, The Boss, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Life of the Party, The Happy Time Murders, and The Kitchen.
Melissa McCarthy Body Measurements
|Height||5 ft 2 in / 157 cm|
|Weight||207 lb / 94 kg|
|Breast Size||42 in / 109 cm|
|Bra Size||48 C (US) / 110 C (EU)|
|Cup Size||C (US)|
|Body Measurements||36-24-34 inches or 90-61-86.5 cm|
|Chest Size||42 in / 109 cm|
|Waist Size||37 in / 97 cm|
|Hips Size||44 in / 114 cm|
|Shoe Size||9 (US) or 6.5 (UK) or 39.5 (EU)|
|Dress Size||18 (US)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Natural Breasts or Implants||Natural|
Interesting Facts about Melissa McCarthy
- Melissa announced that a film from her production, God’s Favorite Idiot, is coming to Netflix on June 15th.
- Melissa talks about the End the Back Log initiative that has uncovered hundreds of thousands of rape kits, supported dozens of reform bills, and empowered advocates all over the country to speak out against this injustice.
- Melissa flaunts her beautiful purple dress and looks gorgeous in it.
- Melissa’s work in The Great Giveback is highly appreciated.
- Melissa posted a beautiful picture with actress Madalina Diana Ghenea.
- Melissa posted a funny picture wearing a beer cap with Chris O’Dowd, saying she thanks all those who watched and loved The Starling.
- Melissa posted a funny video with her fans and followers.
Melissa McCarthy Most Favorite Things
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Sushi|
|Favorite TV Show||Breaking Bad|
|Favorite Movies||Shawshank Redemption|
Melissa McCarthy Pre-relationships
Melissa was secretive about her personal life. In 2005, she married her long-time partner, Ben Falcone, with whom she has two daughters, Vivian and Georgette.
Family and Personal Life of Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy lives in her lavish mansion with her husband, Ben Felcone, and two beautiful daughters, Vivian and Georgette.
Melissa McCarthy Personal Info
|Full Name||Melissa Ann McCarthy|
|Occupation||Actress, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Fashion Designer|
|Date of Birth||26 August 1970 (age 51 years)|
|Birthplace||Plainfield, Illinois, United States|
|Father Name||Michael McCarthy|
|Mother Name||Sandra McCarthy|
|Sibling Names||Margie McCarthy (Sister)|
|Spouse||Ben Falcone (m. 2005)|
|Children||Vivian Falcone, Georgette Falcone|
What is Melissa McCarthy’s net worth?
Melissa has an estimated net worth of $90 million.
What are her sources of income?
The versatile and talented comedian actress Melissa has accumulated a large fortune by working in several films and television shows. She has plenty of endorsement deals and also runs a fashion line, being a professional fashion designer. All these work are her major sources of income.
How much is Melissa McCarthy educated?
Melissa McCarthy attended St. Francis Academy in Joilet, Illinois, from where she graduated the high school. She was interested in fashion, due to which she enrolled in Southern Illinois University to study textiles. Later, she went to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to learn fashion in depth.
Controversies of Melissa McCarthy
Melissa grabbed the attention of the media when she teamed up with HBO Max for a charity campaign for an organization and donated a large sum. Soon, Melissa started getting criticism as the founder of the organization made anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion comments.
What are the makeup tips by Melissa McCarthy?
Melissa is not a fan of makeup. She gave beauty lessons that can benefit the younger generation manifold. Some brief from her beauty lessons are-
- Funny Is Beautiful
- Wear What’s Comfortable
- Try The Smoky Eye
- Be Proud Of Yourself
- Looks Aren’t All That Matter
- You Gain Confidence With Age
- We’re All A Work In Progress
Assets of Melissa McCarthy (House and Cars)
Melissa is a millionaire and owns a number of lavish properties as a real estate mogul. Melissa and her husband bought a newly constructed home in the suburb of Valley Village in Los Angeles. In the same neighborhood, they have a larger house in Toluca Lake bought in 2009 for $780,000. They also have a custom-built home at Toluca Lake bought for $3.5 million in 2012.
Does Melissa McCarthy own any brand?
McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, founded a production company in 2013, On the Day Productions. Under the production, the couple worked on projects like Tammy, The Boss, Life of the Party, The Happytime Murders, Superintelligence, Margie Claus, Thunder Force, and the television series Nobodies.
Melissa wanted to own a fashion line due to her interest in fashion. She partnered with Sunrise Brands, a clothing line and manufactured clothing collection named Melissa McCarthy Seven7. This clothing line focuses on the plus-size woman.
Does Melissa McCarthy have undergone any surgery?
There were speculations that Melissa underwent surgery like liposuction for fat removal. However, the actress denied it and said that it is the hard work of a good and healthy diet along with hardcore exercise and a fitness regime.
Melissa McCarthy Social Media Profiles
Melissa McCarthy Movies List
- 1998 – God
- 1999 – Go
- 2000 – Charlie’s Angels, Drowning Mona, Auto Motives, Disney’s The Kid
- 2002 – Pumpkin, The Third Wheel, White Oleander
- 2003 – The Life of David Gale, Chicken Party, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
- 2007 – Cook Off!, The Nines, The Captain
- 2008 – Just Add Water, Pretty Ugly People
- 2010 – The Back-Up Plan, Life as We Know It
- 2011 – Bridesmaids
- 2012 – This Is 40
- 2013 – Identity Thief, The Hangover Part III, The Heat
- 2014 – Tammy, St. Vincent
- 2015 – Spy
- 2016 – The Boss, Central Intelligence, Ghostbusters
- 2018 – Life of the Party, The Happytime Murders, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- 2019 – The Kitchen
- 2020 – Superintelligence
- 2021 – Thunder Force, The Starling
- 2022 – Thor: Love and Thunder
- 2023 – The Little Mermaid
Melissa McCarthy TV Shows
- 1997 – Jenny
- 2000 – D.C.
- 2000,07 – Gilmore Girls
- 2002,05 – Kim Possible
- 2004 – Curb Your Enthusiasm
- 2007,009 – Samantha Who?
- 2009 – Rita Rocks
- 2010 – Private Practice
- 2010,16 – Mike & Molly
- 2011,17 – Saturday Night Live
- 2012 – The Penguins of Madagascar
- 2016 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
- 2017,18 – Nobodies
- 2020 – Little Big Shots
- 2021 – Nine Perfect Strangers
- 2022 – God’s Favorite Idiot