Melissa McCarthy

Birth Name: 
Melissa Ann McCarthy
Best Known For: 

Molly Flynn-Biggs on "Mike & Molly"

Short bio: 

Melissa Ann McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois on August 26, 1970. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series "Gilmore Girls", where she starred from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, she portrayed Dena on the ABC sitcom "Samantha Who?". McCarthy was then cast as Molly Flynn-Biggs on the CBS sitcom" Mike & Molly." That's the role that has earned her an Emmy Award win and a nomination. She was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work as host on "Saturday Night Live."

McCarthy achieved major success and fame for her breakthrough role in the 2011 comedy hit "Bridesmaid", a role that earned her numerous award nominations including an Academy Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


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Submitted by Katrina Davis (not verified) on

I just want to take a second and THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for bringing me laughter and uplifting my spirits during what has been the hardest year and a half of my and all three children of mine lives!! Wow is all I can say!! You are truly amazing!!!!

Submitted by Chelsea Richards (not verified) on

I Love Melissa McCarthy And She Is My Favorite Person And All Time Favorite Biggest Fan Ever And From Chelsea And I Love All OF The Show’s And Movie’s That She IS IN And OF Mike And Molly And It Will Be On Some Time next Year OF 2023

Submitted by Ricki (not verified) on

Melissa you are genuinely an inspiration to me. Your amazingly funny and blessed with so much talent. .keep making me laugh and being the beautiful person that you are you!!

Submitted by Pete White (not verified) on

Dear Melissa it a capital m ,just incase you bitch slap me lol you have brought me happiness in the darkest of darkest moments over the past few months I one day walked into a video shop bought one of your movies and to dare say I'm hooked you are funny brasen and one of the best comedy actresses I've seen In my life and I've been watching films for years you are an inspiration to the movie business keep us laughing for the rest of out days

Submitted by Deborah (not verified) on

I love you Melissa and when I heard you were creating a line for the plus size woman, I knew you would include all of us. I was very disappointed that you didn't include the 4X and5X woman. You know our struggle and know designers think anyone that's a 4x and 5x doesn't care about fashion. Not true!!!! I guess I will have to just admire your wonderful fashion. Thanks for reading my comment. God Bless!!!

Submitted by Michele (not verified) on

Hi Ms. McCartney - I am not sure if you actually get these messages but I thought I'd try anyway.
I'm a 33 yr old plus sized woman in Ontario, Canada. I find the clothing stores available and the lines that are provided around my area tend to be devoid of "fashionable" choices. Most of the clothes are boxy, or tent like, have odd bedazzling, patterns and/or colour combinations.
I am aware that being a plus sized woman I will never look like Reese Witherspoon and would not try to. But with what is out there for clothing that fits me I'm left buying simply something that fits, or sometimes wearing men's clothing (which never reflects how I feel or who I am and so doesn't make me feel great about myself).
I want to be able to express my inner personality with my outward appearance and the lack of decent plus sized clothing is upsetting.
I'm happy to hear you have decided to put out a plus sized line. I'm not sure if Canadian stores will be getting your line or not.
I would like to be able to, one day, go to a store and find clothes that make me feel comfortable with who I am and that reflect my personality and style (or at least the one is like to have).
You are inspiration to girls and women of all ages and sizes.
Anyway - if you are interested I personally like the idea of shirts with a corset-type top that comes out longer on the body part to cover the bum area but with long or 3/4 length sleeves that flow (reminiscent of gothic wear/Stevie Nicks attire).

Submitted by Mary Welty (not verified) on

Please tell me how to submit artist clothing designs to Melissa directly.
Thank you

Submitted by Marsha D Abernathy (not verified) on

Does anyone know the episode in which Molly was tap dancing in the basement?

Submitted by Willie (not verified) on

Your shows are to vulgar my children can't watch them. You have enough talent to do without the gross talk.

Submitted by Joe (not verified) on

Melissa is an inspiration to a lot of people. How about you raise your child to know how to act and not depend on others to change their ways. I have a 5 year old who watches all these movies with me and has yet to disrespect an adult or curse in school. Stop blaming others for your inability to raise kids.

Submitted by Lori from Saska... (not verified) on

I wanted to send u a letter...something else than this as its for everyone to see. Nothing twisted or weird ( I'm just as normal as they come)(ok ...I lie too) Bahahaha. I'm from a small town in Saskatchewan. Typical graduated and stayedin town where I grew up.Fell in love had kids and all that jazz. Live on a farm outside of town. Have businesses.( the hubby and I not the same ones as we would kill each other if we did hahaha)
I am writing because you are truly one of the funniest people I've ever seen. Not to sound creepy when I say this BUT DAM!! We would be a blast together. I am told all the time how much I'm like you. I get called your characters all the time. Ok so not to ya know" not to toot me own horn" I'm dam frickn funny....I am...I know I am ....I thrive on that sh*t. Anything to make someone laugh. Even at my own expense. I would never do a show or nothing on stage of my own stuff. I just like to feed of people and be crazy and silly. But my problem's so lonely when I'm not. Have you 3ver felt this way? I'm short a lil on the thicker side. I have amazing and beautiful friends. A wonderful husband. But feel such a void when I can't act like we'll. ass. I have recently changed jobs. From waitressing basically from 14 to owning my own restaurant. To now being at home with my 2 handsome hilarious fast paced boys. My step daughters have moved back and they are amazing. I well guess what I'm asking is ...How do you know ? How do u know your worth it? How is being enough for everyone else enough and being satisfied. I want to laugh my ass off with you just once sit around in our friends garage and giggle and laugh and be jackass. Just to say I got to meet ya. I think that would do it. Just thought I'd put that out there ya know eh!! If ya have some time away sometime Kerrobert can be fun ya might know. Take care and continue to be fanfrickintastic. LORI.

Submitted by Daryl (not verified) on

I hope this message finds its way to Melissa McCarthy. It is a message she would want to hear.

They say Laughter is the Best Medicine. During my 5 yr battle with a rare sarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, I have often enjoyed watching and laughing at Melissa McCarthy's humorous antics until my sides ached from laughing. Just about every movie and Mike and Molly tv show has elicited belly-laughs from me. And that laughter was sorely needed during chemotherapy, radiation, surgery after surgery (although laughter at that time hurt like a son of a gun!).

Retired and enjoying as much of life as we possibly can, we decided to go see The Boss at our Annapolis, MD theaters, Bow Tie Cinemas. Everyone said is was hysterical. We went to the 2 pm show....just The Hubster (44 yrs) and I and 10 other people in the theater.

Before The Boss started, we were audibly assaulted with a barrage of Mother F'ers, F You's, pictures of dildos in varying sizes in technicolor and Dolby Sound at full blast with multiple movie previews. Based on the language, we have decided to avoid seeing these movies not only at the cinema, but on cable and free tv. It was disgusting, foul and totally unnecessary.

Audience started to leave the theater.

The previews were disgusting - and definitely not entertaining. Please do not get the impression that I am some holier than thou Bible puncher. I grew up in a home with a WWII Air Force bomber vet with a litany of every swear and curse word you could ever imagine. Heard 'em all. And while I grew up 'de-sensitised' to the language, it does not mean that I employ this language in a day to day situation, nor do I find it entertaining. The trailers before your "The Boss" were disgusting. The movie preview featuring dildos even more so at 2pm in the afternoon.

I truly wanted to see your movie, and I did, despite my husband wanting to walk out. Please, you are too talented a comedian and actress to succumb to this level of smut. Be the change in Hollywood many Americans wish to see and hear.
Sincerely - a 5 yr Leiomyosarcoma and 24 yr breast cancer surviver.

Submitted by CLAUDIA (not verified) on

We love you at any weight but I think it is wonderful that you lost 50 LBS. It has got to feel better and it looks good on you! You were always beautiful but now you sparkle a little more. If what I read is true, I am sorry the Mike & Molly show canceled. This is just the wrong message. It was never really about your weight but about your talent and acting that made the show so successful. They will get the backlash and they will deserve it. Apparently time to move to new and better things. Better people.

Submitted by Julie G. (not verified) on

For being alive (screw that death hoax) and to continue to perform your riotous roles for many years to come!
Live long and role strong!


Submitted by Phyllis (not verified) on

Hey Melissa! I talked to you on HSN a couple days ago. You are fabulous! I just enjoyed talking to you soooo much. You and your husband are such a cute couple. I'd love to see you two do another comedy! And if you need a true country girl, let me know! God Bless...Phyllis.

Submitted by Joseph Goetz (not verified) on

Just wanted to say that because of you I am going to audition for a comedy in the spring called "Sordid Lives". I pray I can pull off the part of either Ty Williamson, or Brother Boy. Wish me luck and hope I get the part! I wish I had had this ambition when i was in high school. but, better late than never!

Submitted by Jackie 29 (not verified) on

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for reading this letter. I can’t begin to imagine now little time you must have to do so with all the work that you do as well as raising your family. With you fan base growing every day, I know you must hear this all the time but I really am your biggest fan. I have everything I could possibly collect without being put on some list (haha). You have inspired my life in such a positive way since I saw you in that first episode of Mike and Molly to every tv/film role I have seen you in since. My friends and I have paid full price for movie tickets for movies you have only cameoed in for five minutes because we love you so much. Because like sunshine, you only need to be there for a minute to brighten up everyone’s day. I realise how cheesy all of this sounds and I know it’s probably the 738th letter you’ve received today with the exact same message in. One day I aspire to be a movie critic and I am usually difficult to please especially with comedies but to me, you have never been in a bad movie. Nor have you ever been short of phenomenal in every role you have played.
I only have a few good things in my life and this doesn’t make me sad as I have learnt to appreciate these things all the more. You are one of my favourite people not only because of how naturally funny you are or because of how good of an actress you are but because of what an incredible role model you are to not only me but all my sisters and all women around the world.
I will continue to follow you in your career and try my very hardest not to get arrested for stalking you from across the seas. Please just continue to be you.

All the best, truly you biggest UK fan (….EVER)

Submitted by Katy (not verified) on


I just watched GHOSTBUSTERS for the third time. SPY I've watched four times. Thank you for not letting the studios concentrate on your weight. Your characters were fierce and hilarious without the 'fat joke'. You're amazing!

Submitted by Mike (not verified) on

Sean Spicer will never be able to rachet up like you! I hope he realizes that the Press Corps now will be suppressing laughter every time he walks out to bloviate alternate facts. You have done a great service for your country - puncturing Spicer's credibility from here on out. He will forever be de-turd! Alec is gonna have to kick it up a notch.......

Submitted by Francis (not verified) on

Hello Melissa,
I've been a fan for years starting with Gilmore Girls. But I have to tell you that becoming one of the I know it all in politics has become a real turnoff. I have voted Democrat and Republican over the years. Personally I think the press Secretary will be gone in the near future. But you entertain me. Or you used to entertain me. Now you are just another liberal looking for a place to complain. I will chose not to go to your films or view TV with you. It's old stuff and getting tiresome. Don't become a Alex Baldwin...a old person looking for laughs from the young people to make him feel relevant.

Submitted by Ruth Tabor (not verified) on

Dear Melissa,
First & foremost, you are awesome! Your clothes line is amazing! I am 58 years old & work in a dirty factory....there is only 1 pair of jeans that fit my odd shape well. They are from your line but cost $95.00 so I only have 1 pair. Is there any coupons or discounts available? Help!!! I don't make much money & the temperatures​ this time of year reach upwards 120 I need at least 5 pair of jeans to get me through a workweek. Please guide me to a place, I could manage this, I still have 4 more years to retirement! Thanks so much!!! Love Ruth Tabor!

Submitted by Mary Oconnor (not verified) on

Melissa, I just wanted to compliment you on your Plus Size Clothing line. I own 2 of your shirts and every time I wear one of them I get compliments! The clothing is well made with distinctive design. Speaking as a plus size 60 year old from the Chicago area who loves fashion, you make a great clothing line and in my opinion you are one of the funniest actors out there. Way to make Chicago proud, Melissa!

Submitted by Marie Ellen Quick (not verified) on

I think you are Great you crack me up , if I had a nickel for every time some one thought I was you I be a rich lady I have to say sometimes when I’m watching one of your movies it’s like looking in a mirror so if you decide to do a twin movie look me up ! Ha ha love your movies love mike and Molly 💜 thanks for the laughs twinny just kiddin

Submitted by Ken (not verified) on

Saw you on James Corden where he showed pictures of your backyard resin animals. I wanted to send you pictures of my wife’s but couldn’t figure it out. We have a cat that is 4.5 foot tall and a 7’ x 6’ red macaw with wings spread wide that sets on our deck railing. Keep up the good work, we love your movies.

Submitted by Janice Harty (not verified) on

Just wanted to tell you i saw “Can you
Ever Forgive me “ and i was BLOWN AWAY by your performance. I laughed, i cried. Best movie i have seen in a very long time. I went home and told my husb if you aren’t nominated for best actress than the Academy Awards are a farce... you were incredible!!! I always enjoy your comedic acting but this proved to me that you were holding back.. you were amazing. You are on my list of favorite actresses.- Right up there wth Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock. Sooo looking forward to seeing you in more films like this.... i really hope you win the Academy Awards for Best actress. But you have already won one it in my heart ❤️ already. God Bless you and your family. ( Love your husb too ). Good luck 🍀 Lady! You deserve to win.

Submitted by Margaret Ridge (not verified) on

Thank u for making me laugh and laugh and laugh, I’ve had cervical cancer and I have been able to fight it thanks to u and u probably don’t know it BUT U CAN CURE CANCER 😂 well make us laugh anyhow I love ur sense of humor and I can relate to it
Biggest fan in the whole wide world
Lots of love from a little corner in the west of Ireland 🇮🇪 Connemara ur my brightest star babe

Submitted by Carol (not verified) on

I don't take to reaching out on social media, but the criticism for the bunny train/dress has caused me to do so. I did not think the outfit was derogatory to the costume industry at all - in fact, I think it spoke to the power outfits can convey without words, which is one of the reasons it is a category at the Oscars to begin with - like cinematography, it can easily be a strong character in the film. I saw The Favourite and most the other films nominated this year and I did not find the bunny nod disrespectful in the least. I found it hilarious. BTW, fantastic performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? which I saw at TIFF - glad the Academy recognized it.

Submitted by Lydia Jordan (not verified) on

hi Melissa,
You have always been beautiful since day 1. My wish is that others can be inspired by you to discover their own inner beauty and let it lead them to self love and fulfillment too.

Submitted by Steve Jackson (not verified) on

Hi Melissa. I have always loved you in the movies you have been in. I just watched the Boss. You impressed me greatly. Not that I am someone that you need an opinion from!
I could just see the Supreme effort you made to drop weight. I would not have recognized you on the street if I saw you. Kudos for the fabulous effort you made ❣❣❣

Submitted by PamelaT (not verified) on

I have never looked up an actor, actress before to just let them know how much I enjoy the movies they are in. You are funny and fun to watch. Seeing someone play parts that reflect some of the things I have experienced in life and laugh about them, help put a light on what is NOT important and how life can be great when you can laugh at yourself. You are beautiful and seem so sure of yourself. It is an inspiration. I do not watch many comedies, but will watch anything you star in!

Submitted by Pamela (not verified) on

You've entertained me through out the years so I would like to thank you with a copy of my book 'I Died Yesterday'. It's one womans journey in the afterlife. To learn more about the book check out . If it sounds interesting to you I would love to send you a copy.

Submitted by Lynnann (not verified) on

To one BBW to another.... I just heard about your weight loss. Oh my you already had fantastic humor and confidence. But now you're gonna soar. I can't imagine waking in the morning and jumping to start your day. MAY YOU LAUGH OFTEN. We can feel your joy. Now double it for yourself. Enjoy life going forward. Thanks for sharing your journey with your fans. Girls rock.

Submitted by Fiona (not verified) on

Just wanted to say thank you for a lovely and heart-warming movie...well done.
I lost a son at the age of four years and four months 27 years ago, and my husband suffered a breakdown.
We separated and divorced and the repercussions for our older child have been epic.
Your character could have been my double during those dark days!
The interjection of the Starling as comedy relief was priceless and the end-scene had me in stitches laughing.
Your co-stars O'Dowd and Kline were incredibly down-to-earth and totally believable. I loved them.

Submitted by Deta Bennett (not verified) on

We need another sitcom with you in it. Another Mike and Molly, later years?? I am constantly watching your reruns. You make me laugh...thank you!

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