Caption: Still of Melissa McCarthy and Katy Mixon in Mike & Molly (2010)
Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: August 26, 1970
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Known for: Gilmore Girls (2000), Mike & Molly (2010), The Heat (2013), Identity Thief (2013)
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 ...