Melissa McCarthy (born August 26th, 1970)
Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. Her most famous roles include Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?, as Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, and as Megan Prince in the 2011 comedy hit film Bridesmaids.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Melissa McCarthy has a net worth of approximately $20 million.
Personal Life: McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, and raised on a farm with her family. Her cousin is actress and model Jenny McCarthy. McCarthy's career began with stand-up comedya fter graduating from St Francis Academy in Joliet, Illinois. She was also a member of comedy troupe The Groundlings based in Los Angeles, California. An actor and alumnus of this group, Ben Falcone, later married McCarthy in 2005 and has made a series of cameo appearances in films she has had leading roles in, for instance Identity Thief, Spy and Bridesmaids.
Career: McCarthy's debut TV appearance came on the NBC comedy series Jenny with her cousin Jenny McCarthy. She also started off by doing some minor performances in films such as Go in 1999 and Charlie's Angels, as well as temporary voice acting for some episodes of Kim Possible. 2000 saw her go on to be cast as Sookie St. James on the The WB TV series Gilmore Girls. After the series ended in 2007, she starred in the science fantasy thriller The Nines, followed by appearances in the independent comedies The Captain and Pretty Ugly People. By 2009 McCarthy landed the role as Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? A year later she became the star of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, followed by a major performance in Bridesmaids which got her an Academy Award nomination. Her fame now escalating, she also received her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and went on to play some supporting roles in films like The Hangover Part III, as well as making several appearances on Saturday Night Live.
McCarthy then went on to further excel in the film industry. She co-starred in the 2013 crime comedy Identity Thief, which opened at number one at the box office, and later that year starred in the equally successful comedy The Heat. The following year McCarthy co-wrote and starred in the film Tammy - the debut project of her production company On the Day; McCarthy promises other films will come through this company in the future. She also played the female leading role in the 2014 comedy-drama St Vincent as well as in the 2015 comedy Spy. May 2015 saw McCarthy awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Other Achievements: McCarthy originally studied textiles at University prior to becoming an actor, and so at the age of 44 she became a fashion designer. Her first clothing line, Seven7, is designed for plus-size women with sizes going up to 28. This was done in an attempt to put an end to the social embarrassment felt by shaming plus-size women, according to McCarthy.
She spoke to Ellen about her behaviour on a dancefloor.
Everyone has an idea of the celebrity they'd most like to party with given the opportunity, and right now we're totally going with Melissa McCarthy. She revealed on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' just how out-of-control her behaviour gets at parties, particularly when there's alcohol involved.
Melissa McCarthy at the premiere for 'Chips'
The 47-year-old, who is set to star in the upcoming comedy 'Life of the Party' about a mother who returns to college to finish her degree, told Ellen that she was excited to attend her belated 60th birthday celebrations, but gave her fair warning about what she can expect from her.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Gets Out Of Control At A Good Party
The 2017 Emmy's Show What's Hot and What's Not
It was a successful day for Westworld and Saturday Night Live as both received 22 nominations each as they led the way at the 2017 Emmys. The popular NBC late-night sketch and comedy programme achieved more nods than it had ever previously done with the huge figure.
The two programmes could not be any more different in style or tone, but it will be the two programmes which lead the way upon the awards in September; Westworld has just finished its huge budget first series, whereas Saturday Night Live has now moved onto a whopping 231 nominations - breaking its own record for most nominations ever at the awards.
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It's been more than 30 years since the Ghostbusters first hit the big screen with a then-original mix of comedy and supernatural action. Intriguingly, this new film is neither a sequel nor a remake; it's a reboot of the franchise, which loosely adapts the original 1984 premise to all-new characters. Thankfully, the screenplay is smart and funny, and the cast is flat-out hilarious.
It opens as university professor Erin (Kristen Wiig) sees her hopes for tenure evaporate when a book she wrote years ago with her childhood pal Abby (Melissa McCarthy) resurfaces, affirming their belief in ghosts. So Erin seeks out Abby, and discovers that she's still researching the supernatural, now with the sharp-witted gadget maker Jillian (Kate McKinnon). With spirit sightings on the rise in New York, the three decide to launch a ghost-busting business, joined by city expert Patty (Leslie Jones) and bimbo receptionist Kevin (Chris Hemsworth). But the apparitions popping up around the city are getting increasingly malevolent, and it's clear that an apocalypse is brewing.
The basic plot is lifted from the original movie, which is referenced in virtually every scene. Most of this is rather distracting, because a more original storyline would have been a lot more involving and the in-jokes will be lost on younger audiences. But it's fun to see the original cast members turn up here and there in random cameos.
Continue reading: Ghostbusters Review
Actress Melissa McCarthy wearing a bright yellow mid-length dress at the premiere of the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters. The premiere was held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th July 2016
The show will be making a comeback on the streaming service later this year.
While fans eagerly await the debut of Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival, due out later this year, the streaming service will be keeping them busy. From July 1st all seven seasons of the show, which originally aired on The WB and The CW networks, will be available to stream on Netflix worldwide.
The announcement was made by star Lauren Graham, who showed off her linguistic skills before telling fans: "You may have heard new episodes of 'Gilmore Girls' are coming to Netflix later this year. We can't wait.”
Continue reading: 'Gilmore Girls' Is Going Global For Netflix Revival
Melissa McCarthy talks about her close relationship with the character she plays in The Boss. Having originally written and performed the character whilst on stage in groundlings theatre (15 years prior to the movie), Melissa tell us how she could never really let go from the bombastic and confident role which is quite different to Melissa in real life.
The actress also talks about some of the other people who appear in the film noting that Kathy Bates and Peter Dinklage were both incredibly fun to work with.
The Boss was written by Melissa, her husband Ben Falcone and their long-time friend Steve Mallory. The story centres around Michelle Darnell a hugely successful businesswoman who loses everything when she's convicted of insider trading. Darnell must rebuild her entire life and depends on the support of her former PA to make it happen.
There’s never been a ‘boob fight’ quite like Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell’s.
In The Boss Melissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, a character she first created 15 years ago when she was a member of comedy group The Groundlings. While the film provides plenty of laughs, there’s one scene audiences won’t forget in a hurry, McCarthy’s ‘boob fight’ with Kristen Bell.
Melissa McCarthy stars in The Boss.
McCarthy and Bell had surprisingly never worked together before The Boss. But the two were very familiar with each other, as McCarthy knew Bell’s husband Dax Shepard from her Groundlings days.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy On That 'Boob Fight' With Kristen Bell In 'The Boss'
Could streaming service Netflix be about to make the dreams of ‘Gilmour Girls’ fans come true, finally?
Streaming service Netflix is reportedly in negotiations to revive beloved series ‘Gilmour Girls’, reuniting creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and original stars, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. Graham and Bledel played mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore on the popular WB drama, from 2000-2007.
Lauren Graham stared as mother Lorelai in ‘Gilmour Girls’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is looking to approach the revival as four 90-minute movies as opposed to a 10-episode series. The series is proving to be one of the most popular shows on the streaming service, which carries all seven seasons.
Continue reading: Is Netflix About To Revive The Much-Loved 'Gilmour Girls'?
Weaver played Dana Barrett in 1984’s 'Ghostbusters' and the 1989 sequel.
Sigourney Weaver will make an appearance in the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig has confirmed. Feig made the blockbuster announcement on Twitter, after defending his film and its female-led cast from fans unhappy with the reboot.
Sigourney Weaver is returning to Ghostbusters.
‘Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!,’ the director tweeted on Friday. Weaver starred as Dana Barrett in 1984’s original Ghostbusters movie and returned for it’s less-well-received 1989 sequel.
Continue reading: Paul Feig Announces 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Feature Sigourney Weaver
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Murray joins fellow original cast-member Dan Akryod will also feature in the film.
Original Ghostbuster Bill Murray has been confirmed as making an appearance in Paul Feig’s upcoming all female reboot of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 64 year old actor played Dr. Peter Venkman in the original 1984 film, as well as reprising the role in 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.
Bill Murray will be making an appearance in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.
Feig’s reboot features an all female lead cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the group of ghost hunters, with Chris Hemsworth also set for a supporting role. It is expected to hit theatres on July 22, 2016.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Confirmed As Making Appearance In 'Ghostbusters' Reboot
Date of birth
26th August, 1970
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