Melissa McCarthy

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Melissa Ann McCarthy
  • Birth Place: Plainfield, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/26/1970, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Melissa McCarthy Fast Facts:
  • Grew up on a corn and soybean farm in rural Illinois.
  • Was a cheerleader in high school.
  • Went to college with shoe designer Brian Atwood.
  • Began her comedy career doing stand-up in New York City.
  • Was a member of the Groundlings in L.A. for over 10 years.
  • Made her on-screen debut in her cousin Jenny McCarthy's The Jenny McCarthy Show in 1997.
  • In 2013, launched her own production company, On the Day, with her husband, Ben Falcone.
  • Melissa McCarthy Relationships:
  • Vivian Falcone - Daughter
  • Dan McCarthy - Uncle
  • Margie - Sister
  • Michael McCarthy - Father
  • Amy McCarthy - Cousin
  • Ben Falcone - Husband
  • Jenny McCarthy - Cousin
  • Lynette McCarthy - Cousin
  • Sandy McCarthy - Mother
  • Georgette Falcone - Daughter
  • Joanne McCarthy - Cousin
  • Linda McCarthy - Aunt
  • Melissa McCarthy Awards:
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, United States

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