- Real nameMelissa Ann McCarthy
- Date of birthAugust 26, 1970
- Age50 years
- Zodiac signVirgo
- BirthplacePlainfield, Illinois, USA
Parents and family
- Father Michael McCarthy
- Mother Sandra McCarthy
- Sister Margie McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy husband
Melissa McCarthy has won the hearts of millions of people around the world thanks to her astonishing acting and comic skills. She entered the entertainment industry as a stand up comedian and proceeded with becoming a member of The Groundlings troupe. In 1997, Melissa made a TV debut in an episode of Jenny series and in two years, she first appeared on the screen in Go.
McCarthy rose to worldwide fame in the early 2000s thanks to portraying Sookie in Gilmore Girls TV series. She is also famed for starring in Samantha Who? and Mike & Molly series. Her first most noticeable and acclaimed movie role was the one in Bridesmaids. Also, Melissa is noted for playing in Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, St. Vincent, Spy, The Boss and The Ghostbusters.
Among the accolades earned by the performer are 2 Primetime Emmys, 2 MTV Movie & TV Awards, 5 People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice and Kids Choice Awards. McCarthy also earned nominations for Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Awards.
Moreover, Melissa McCarthy deals with screenwriting and producing. She is noted for creating Tammy, The Boss and Life of the Party movies. Together with her husband, she founded On the Day Productions company.
In childhood, Melissa dreamed about becoming a fashion designer. Later, she started to design her own gowns for various awards ceremonies, including 2011 Emmy. And, in 2015, the celebrity launched clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7, featuring clothes of sizes 4-28 and aspiring to flatter any woman.
As to her personal life, Melissa McCarthy has been happily married to actor and filmmaker Ben Falcone since 2005. Ben often has cameo roles in his wife’s movies. Also, McCarthy tells that she frequently gets inspiration for her movies while driving in a car with her husband. By the way, the spouses raise two adorable daughters, Vivian and Georgette.
A curious fact: Melissa’s hobby is home renovation. She even shares ideas with another Hollywood celebrity, Sandra Bullock.