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Melissa McCarthy young

Birth Date

August 26, 1970


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 2 in | 157 cm

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Body Measurements

43-38-45 in | 109-96.5-114 cm


94 kg | 207 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

9 US | 39.5 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Melissa Ann McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, United States, on August 26, 1970, is an American actress and comedian.

Young Melissa McCarthy began her career as a stand-up comedian in clubs in Los Angeles and New York City.

She got her television debut in NBC comedy series Jenny (1997) in role as Melissa.

She made her big screen debut in crime comedy movie Go (1999) in role as Sandra.

Her breakthrough performance came as Sookie St. James in comedy drama series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007).

New Movies

Super Intelligence (2020) action comedy in role as Carol Peters

The Kitchen (2019) crime drama in role as Kathy Brennan

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Lee Israel in biographical film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018).

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Helen Harris in comedy movie Bridesmaids (2011).

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Susan Cooper in action comedy movie Spy (2015).

St. Vincent (2014) comedy drama with Bill Murray and Naomi Watts

The Heat (2013) action comedy opposite Sandra Bullock

Ghostbusters (2016) supernatural comedy with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones

Identity Thief (2013) comedy opposite Jason Bateman, Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau

The Boss (2016) comedy with Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage

The Happytime Murders (2018) black comedy crime opposite Elizabeth Banks

Life of the Party (2018) comedy in role as Deanna "Dee Rock" Miles

Tammy (2014) romance comedy with Ben Falcone, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates

Cook Off! (2007) comedy in role as Amber Strang

Pretty Ugly People (2008) black comedy drama opposite Octavia Spencer and Missi Pyle

Life as We Know It (2010) romantic comedy drama with Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel and Christina Hendricks

This Is 40 (2012) comedy opposite Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd and Megan Fox

TV Shows

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011, for her performance as Molly Flynn in CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016).

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017, for her appearances as a host on Saturday Night Live, also she was nominated five times for the same award.

Samantha Who? (2007–2009) ABC sitcom in role as Dena

D.C. (2000) The WB television series in role as Molly

Rita Rocks (2009) Lifetime sitcom in role as Mindy Boone

Nobodies (2017–2018) TV Land comedy series in role as Herself


Graduated from St. Frances Academy in Joliet, Illinois.

She was one of the cheerleaders at her high school.

Studied fashion at Southern Illinois University.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

Best friends with actress Sandra Bullock.

She’s a cousin of actress and model Jenny McCarthy.

Close friends with Octavia Spencer and Christina Applegate.

Likes to play tennis.

Launched her own clothing line "Melissa McCarthy Seven7" in 2015.

Good friend with shoe designer Brian Atwood.

Lives in Los Angeles, California.


She married Ben Falcone in 2005, they have two daughters.


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 men. It's just not real.

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

I didn't really know how to write jokes, so I just told weird, long stories about being tall and beautiful and wealthy in New York. I'd tell them very seriously, but I kind of looked like a drag queen at the time with big wigs and crazy 12-inch platform heels.

When I believe in something, I'm like a dog with a bone.

Nothing's more charming than someone who doesn't take herself too seriously.

I loved the playfulness of fashion. I think maybe that's why I became an actress. You put on one outfit and feel one way, and another one will make you feel another way. Clothes are a wonderful tool.

I'm certainly not shy, but I like playing it because I love those characters that are incredibly confident but really still a mess.

Comedy to me is all about the bumps and bruises and weird tics.

In my 20s, I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like, 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes...' I was an idiot... It's a decade of tears.

I lived on a farm in Illinois, and we didn't have a lot of money. But I lived vicariously through magazines. I was obsessed with Jean Paul Gaultier. I still have the scrapbooks, and I've kept all my designs and sketches.