Melissa McCarthy life and biography

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Melissa McCarthy biography

Date of birth : 1970-08-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Plainfield, Illinois, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-19
Credited as : actress and comedienne, Mike & Molly, Emmy Award

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Melissa McCarthy is an American actress and comedienne.

She debuted in film in 1998 and continued to play character roles. From 2001 to 2007, she played Sookie St. James on the The WB television series Gilmore Girls. From 2007 to 2009 she played Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?. She currently stars in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, for which she earned her first Emmy Award nomination. In 2011, she starred in the film Bridesmaids.

McCarthy, a cousin of actress Jenny McCarthy, was born in Plainfield, Illinois, the daughter of Sandy and Michael McCarthy. She was raised on a farm, in a "big, Irish-Catholic family". She graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy (Formerly St. Francis Academy) in Joliet, Illinois.Her career started with stand-up comedy and includes film, television and theater. McCarthy is an alumna of The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles, California.

During the 2011 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, she won the best comedy actress award for her performance on Mike & Molly.

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