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Melissa McCarthy

Birth Name: 
Melissa Ann McCarthy
Birthday: 
Wednesday, August 26, 1970
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Birth Place: 
Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Height: 
5'2"

A farmer's daughter from Illinois, McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s

She made a number of TV and movie appearances before making her big breakthrough as Sookie in "Gilmore Girls" (2000). A steady stream of comedy performances followed, leading to her starring role in the sitcom "Mike & Molly" (2010).

Awards and Nominations

2012 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (The Blind Side)

News

'Ghostbusters 3' Targets Paul Feig as Director, Female Leads

After a long search, Sony is zeroing in on a director for Ghostbusters 3, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.... Read more
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50 Cent Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has joined the cast of Spy, Paul Feig's spy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy.   ... Read more
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Box Office Report: 'Identity Thief' No. 1 With $36.6 Million

The R-rated comedy exceeds expectations despite Winter Storm Nemo in the Northeast; Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" Opens No.... Read more
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Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy to Star in Cop Comedy for 'Bridesmaids' Director

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are teaming for a buddy cop comedy about the strained working relationship between an uptight FBI agent and an unconventional Boston cop.... Read more
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Reviews

Identity Thief

Identity Thief, Director Seth Gordon's follow-up to 2011’s Horrible Bosses, opened earlier this year to less than stellar reviews.  The film may have been a box office success due in part to a talented cast, but a meandering storyline distracted from the fun.  Thankfully, Jason ... Read more
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Identity Thief

Jason Bateman’s film career is filled with plenty of romantic comedies and lowbrow humor but every once in a while he manages to surprise audiences with a hilarious film like Horrible Bosses.... Read more
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This is 40

Judd Apatow has an aptitude for being able to make people laugh. While there’s nothing overly sophisticated about his humor, it’s nonetheless entertaining and quotable.... Read more
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Bridesmaids

Comedies that include a wedding of any kind typically revolve around the groomsmen and the infamous bachelor party. Rarely do we get to see the bridesmaids’ perspective except for a quick shot of them getting pedicures and such.... Read more
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The Back-Up Plan (BLU-RAY)

 The Back-Up Plan marks Jennifer Lopez's film debut after a three year hiatus. Zoe (Lopez) is a single woman who isn't getting any younger and has decided that she wants a child. She decides to get artificially inseminated and on the same day, meets the charming Stan (Alex O'Loughlin).... Read more
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Videos

St. Vincent (Rival Event)

St. Vincent (Rival Event)

St. Vincent - Rival Event ... Read more
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St. Vincent (Mowing Dirt)

St. Vincent (Mowing Dirt)

Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling.... Read more
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St. Vincent (Trailer #1)

St. Vincent (Trailer #1)

St. Vincent starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts ... Read more
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Tammy (Trailer #1)

Tammy (Trailer #1)

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Tammy (Teaser Trailer)

Tammy (Teaser Trailer)

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