25 Things About Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy has won an Emmy and everyone’s hearts, but there’s so much more you don’t know!
– PJ Gach
Melissa McCarthy stole the scene, heck every scene she was in, in the movie Bridesmaids. The actress won an Emmy for her role in Mike & Molly. She’s super nova hot right now. In coming months you can see her on the big screen in Knocked Up – This Is Forty (the sequel to Knocked Up) and Identity Theft with Jason Bateman.
But what do you really know about Melissa? Read on and find out!
1. Melissa was TV’s original Sookie. She played Sookie St. James in The Gilmore Girls.
2. Melissa started out doing stand up comedy in New York City. She was a member of LA’s improv group, The Groundlings.
3. She’s so not a city girl. Melissa grew up on a farm in Illinois.
4. Melissa’s cousin is also pretty famous. Guess who? It’s Jenny McCarthy!
5. Ever watched Disney’s Kim Possible? Melissa lent her voice for the character DNAmy.
6. Speaking of Disney shows, Melissa played a Sky King Waitress in the movie Disney’s The Kid.
7. She’s a mom! Melissa has two little girls: Vivian and Georgette. In 2007, three months after giving birth to Vivian, her first child, she starting filming the TV series, Samantha Who? Four months after having Georgette in 2010, she returned to work and started acting in her big hit, Mike & Molly.
8. Art imitates life. One of Melissa’s besties is actress Christina Appelgate. They played best friends on Samantha Who?
9. Melissa’s a triple threat. Not only does she act, she writes and directs. Tammy is a script she co-wrote and it’s going into production soon.
10. Melissa wasn’t always in front of the camera. Back in 1997, she was a production coordinator for the Weird Al Show.
11. When she hosted SNL, she didn’t need cue cards. Melissa memorized EVERYTHING! That’s impressive!
12. When Melissa moved to Hollywood, she was told by a manager that she’d never get an acting job until she lost weight. She told People, “It really hurt my feelings; I understand the odds are not as high if I was skinny, but I still have talent. I thought, ‘I’ll show you!’ And boy did she! Melissa’s got so many movies in pre-production now, it can make your head spin!
13. Melissa had a lot of spirit in high school. She was a cheerleader for the St. Francis Academy in Joliet, Illinois.
More cool facts about Melissa up next!