Melissa McCarthy is many things. She is a comedian, fashion designer, producer, and writer. However, she is best known as an actress. And a very good one too. Over time, by choosing her roles carefully, she made her career what it is today. Her fanbase is enormous, and every new movie that stars her is carefully followed by them. Today, we are going to give you an insight into more information about her that is probably not so well known.
Melissa Ann McCarthy is born on the twenty-sixth of August 1970, in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents are Sandra and Michael McCarthy. She was educated at St. Francis Academy in Illinois. “The Groundlings” studio from LA was her first step in acting. This is where she learned all the basics of acting and theatre altogether. She is married to Italian-American actor Ben Falcone, and they have two daughters.
Her first role was on a comedy TV show called “Jenny” that was broadcasted on NBC. When it comes to her first appearance on the big screen, she had her first role on “Go” that was released in 1999. From this point, her acting career only grew more and more. Some of her first films are “Charlie`s Angels”, “The Life of David Gale”, “Drowning Mona”, etc. And her voice acting role in “Kim Possible” was particularly popular at that time.
The next movie that increased her popularity was “The Nines” where she acted alongside Ryan Reynolds. She appeared on “Samantha Who?”, which was one of the most popular sitcoms at that moment. “Mike and Molly” is another sitcom that she was cast in, and where she was praised for her acting skills, and won an Emmy Award for it. In 2011, she was cast in a comedy movie called “Bridesmaid”, and for this role, she was nominated for Academy Award.
— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) March 17, 2018
Movies like “The Heat” and “Identity Thief” were a huge success, and her role was pretty big in these two. More recently, she produced a pilot episode of CBS show that is starring her partner Ben Falcone. Plus, she is credited as a co-writer for the screenplay of “Tammy” that was released in 2014. In 2016, she was cast for a dark comedy movie called “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”.
Melissa McCarthy`s net worth is estimated at around $60 million. This is not a surprise, due to her versatility, and various jobs that she does. Today, she can be put together with so small number of actors that are getting awards yearly. She is so popular, that even her small cameo appearances are making the fortune for those movies. In 2015, she was named third on the list of the most paid actors in the world for that year.
Most Important Awards and Achievements
As we said, Melissa McCarthy has a lot of awards and nominations. We are going to name only the most prominent ones.
- 2011 – Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actress).
- 2011 – Boston Society Film Critics Award (Best Supporting Actress).
- 2013 – Ellen` Women in Hollywood (The Woman of The Year).
- 2017 – Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actress) for the second time.