Melissa McCarthy is a famous Actress, Producer, Writer, Comedian, and Fashion Designer of the United States. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Primetime Enemy Awards and nominations for two academy awards and two Golden Globe Awards.
In 2020, the New York Times ranked her #22 in its list of the 25 greatest actresses of the 21st century. Learn more about her Biography, Weight, Body Measurements, Relationship, Family, Daughters, News, and more.[ez-toc]
|Real Name||Melissa McCarthy|
|Profession||Actress, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Fashion Designer|
|Date of Birth||26 August 1970|
|Age (as in 2021)||51 years|
|Birthplace||Plainfield, Illinois, United States|
|College/University||St. Francis Academy|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in feet inches- 5'2"
|Weight||in kilograms- 92 kg
in pounds- 203 lbs
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Husband||Ben Falcone (m. 2005)|
|Parents||Father- Michael McCarthy
Mother- Sandra McCarthy
|Siblings||Sister- Margie McCarthy|
|Children||Daughters- Georgette Falcone and Vivian Falcone|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$90 million USD|
Melissa McCarthy was born on 26 August 1970, and her nickname is Mellisa. She was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy.
She is also the cousin of the famous actress and model Jenny McCarthy. Melissa was born into a catholic family, and she was raised there.
From her childhood days, she was a comedy lover, and she is a multi-talented girl.
She started her career with stand-up comedy in Los Angeles and later in New York City. McCarthy is an alumna of The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe in Los Angeles, California.
Later she also performed in New York City as a drag queen, under the Moniker Miss Y.
Initially, Melissa completed her primary schooling in Plainfield, Illinois. After completing her primary education there, she was admitted into the St. Francis Academy, and from there, she completed her graduation.
Melissa was born into a wealthy family, and she was raised there with her mother and father. She never shares any information about her family members.
But her father is of Irish descent, while her mother is of English, German, and Irish ancestry, and some of her forebears were from County Cork.
And she is the only child of her parents, and she does not have siblings.
Relationship, Husband, Affairs
Melissa McCarthy was in a relationship with Ben Falcone, and after several years of relationship, they married each other in 2005. And they also have two children.
Melissa McCarthy is a tall girl, but she is a little bit heavy. Her height is around 5 feet 2 inches, and her body weight is almost approximately 93 kg.
However, she never shares any information about her body measurement, and therefore it becomes cumbersome to know about her physical measurement.
Melissa looks so attractive because of her blue eyes and golden hair.
McCarthy made her first television appearance in an episode of the NBC comedy series opposite her cousin Jenny McCarthy.
She made her film debut in 1999 in the comedy film “Go“, and she appeared in a minor role in that film. Later she also acted in some other films, including: “Drowning Mona“, “Disney’s The Kid”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “The Third Wheel”, and “The Life of David Gale”.
In 2000 McCarthy was cast for the Sookie St. James. And in 2007, she starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in the science fantasy psychological thriller “The Nines“, written and directed by John August.
From 1997 to 2010, she mainly appeared in the side roles of all the movies she did. After 2010, she got considerable roles in films.
In 2010, she was cast into a leading role on the CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly“. After that, in 2011, she had a breakout performance in the comedy movie “Bridesmaids” alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper.
After that film, she gained lots of limelight from the people, and besides that, she also received an academy award nomination for her performance.
In June 2011, she also got an opportunity to host the Women in Film Crystal & Lucy Awards.
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, not just one time but multiple times from 2011 to 2017, and finally, in 2017, she won that award.
Later in June 2012, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion picture arts and science and the 175 other members.
In 2016, McCarthy starred in “The Boss“, a comedy film based on a character that McCarthy had created in the Los Angeles Groundlings.
And in that particular year, she played an author and scientist in the all-female robot of the “Ghostbusters“, directed by Paul Feig.
Melissa McCarthy has several income sources as she was a multi-talented girl. As you already know that she is a famous actress, producer, writer and fashion designer. And besides that, she is also a reputed comedian of the United States.
According to the sources, the approximate net worth of Melissa McCarthy is around $90 million (as of 2021).
Interesting Facts about Melissa McCarthy
- The zodiac sign of Melissa McCarthy is Virgo.
- She is the cousin of a famous actress and model, Jenny McCarthy.
- McCarthy started her career through comedy shows.
- She also worked in a crime comedy with Jason Bateman.
- McCarthy also co-wrote the script for the movie “Tammy“, which was released in 2014.