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Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. Her recent ancestors were from County Cork, Ireland. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990sShe made a number of TV and movie appearances before making her big breakthrough as Sookie in Gilmore Girls. A steady stream of comedy performances followed, leading to her starring role in the sitcom Mike & Molly.  See full bio on IMDb »

Melissa McCarthy -- FIRES Extra From 'Tammy' Set For Mistreating Kid

Melissa McCarthy
FIRES EXTRA FROM SET For Mistreating Little Kid

Melissa McCarthy's got some serious pull on the set of her new movie -- 'cause the "Bridesmaids" star just FIRED an extra for mistreating her own little kid on set ... TMZ has learned.It happened… READ MORE >

Navajo Nation -- 'Mike & Molly' Joke Is RACIST!!!

Navajo Nation
'Mike & Molly' Joke IS RACIST!!!

The Navajo Nation is LIVID after a joke aired on "Mike & Molly" ... calling Native Americans a bunch of drunks ... and now the group is demanding an apology from CBS.In case you missed it,… READ MORE >

- 695 days ago
Melissa McCarthy -- Goes Big at the Oscars

Melissa McCarthy
Goes Big at the Oscars

The biggest star at the Oscars ... is Melissa McCarthy's hair.Not only is Melissa a presenter tonight, but her movie "Identity Thief" is #1 at the box office for a second week.Take that, Rex Reed. READ MORE >

- 702 days ago
The Ladies in 'Bridesmaids': Who'd You Rather?

The Ladies in 'Bridesmaids'
Who'd You Rather?

Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne all star in the hysterical comedy "Bridesmaids." Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1352 days ago

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