Actress, comedian, writer and producer, Melissa McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970, in Illinois, USA. Melissa McCarthy is best known for her role as Molly Flynn-Biggs on the television sitcom Mike & Molly.
Melissa McCarthy was born and raised in Plainfield, Illinois. She graduated from St. Francis Academy. Melissa started her career with stand-up comedy before moving on to theater, film, and television.
Melissa’s first appearance on television was in an episode of the comedy series, Jenny, opposite her cousin Jenny McCarthy. Her debut film was ‘Go’, where she had a supporting role. Later, in 2000, she was cast in the television series Gilmore Girls. Gilmore Girls was the big ticket for Melissa as she gained recognition from this series. She also did another comedy sitcom called Samantha Who?
After that, she appeared in many movies like The Nines with Ryan Reynolds, Just Add Water, Pretty Ugly People, Rita Rocks, The Back-Up Plan, and Life as We Know It. In 2010 she was cast in Mike & Molly. This television series got Melissa all the fame and name she currently enjoys.
Adding to her fame, she gave a breakthrough performance in the movie Bridesmaid. She also got an Academy Award nomination, BAFTA nomination, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her performance in Bridesmaid.
After 2011, she did more movies like ‘This is 40’, ‘Identity Thief’, and ‘The Heat’. She was the lead in the comedy movie St. Vincent against Bill Murray.
Apart from films, she also writes scripts. She co-wrote the script for the movie Tammy. She has also produced a CBS pilot starring her husband, Ben Falcone.
Falcone and McCarthy are the founders of the production company On the Day, of which Tammy was the first project.
Melissa McCarthy is 45 years of age. McCarthy stands tall at five feet three inches. She is plus-size, and her body measurements are 42-40-50.
McCarthy’s weight is in the news all the time. Critics criticize her body weight and talk about how she should lose weight like all other skinny actresses, who are doing great television and films. But Melissa never took criticisms about weight loss to heart and kept on going. Her weight has not affected her acting performances.
She has reached a height of success in the recent years, and that is what matters to her. On a recent interview to The Rolling Stones, she said that she is happy with her weight and doesn’t want to be skinny or thin.
In her early acting career, she was a size 6. She used to take good care of her body to maintain her health and weight. But then she got married and got pregnant. With the baby, she couldn’t find time for weight loss and stopped caring about what people think of her looks and her weight.
Melissa and Ben, her longtime boyfriend, got married on October 8, 2005. They were dating long before they were married. Ten years has passed since their marriage and even more since they fell in love. But they still they look fresh and happy as any new couple.
There have been no rumors of their divorce or any one of them having extra affairs. Ben has made appearances in Melissa’s movies like Bridesmaid and The Heat. They have children together, two daughters; the first one Vivian was born in 2007 and the second Georgette in 2010.
McCarthy has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Melissa can be reached through social networking sites. She is on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter she can be made at @melissaandben and on Facebook, you can search for her name.
Moreover, for more details about her, Wikipedia and IMDB profiles of Melissa McCarthy can be viewed. Pictures of Melissa can be searched through Google Images.