Melissa McCarthy Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Melissa McCarthy is no exception. As an Actress, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Writer from Plainfield, Illinois, the United States of America. Born on August 26, 1970 into the family of Sandra McCarthy, Michael McCarthy Margie McCarthy, this American woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 5 ft 1 in (1.57 m), Melissa McCarthy studied and graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of St Andrews. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Ben Falcone, kids Vivian Falcone, Georgette Falcone. As most of famous actresses, Melissa McCarthy has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $20 Million.

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Melissa McCarthy is a graduate of St. Francis Academy. As with most of comedy actors, she began her career as a stand-up comedian. In 1997, Melissa debuted in an episode of the television series “Jenny” created by Howard Gewirtz, Mark Reisman. Later, she starred in the comedy drama series “Gilmore Girls” (2000 – 2007) created by Amy Sherman Palladino. Other significant roles that McCarthy landed on television were Dena in the sitcom “Samantha Who?” (2007–2009) created by Cecelia Ahern and Donald Todd, and the role of Molly Flin in the sitcom “Mike & Molly” (2010 – present) created by Mark Roberts.

Melissa debuted on the big screen in the film “Go” (1999) directed by Doug Liman. Later, she appeared in the starring roles in the films “The Nines” (2007) directed by John August, “Pretty Ugly People” (2008) written and directed by Tate Taylor, “Bridesmaids” (2011) directed by Paul Feig, “Identity Thief (2013) directed by Seth Gordon, “The Heat” (2013) directed by Paul Feig, and “St. Vincent” (2014) written and directed by Theodore Melfi.

In 2014, McCarthy debuted as a screenwriter and executive producer of the film “Tammy” (2014) directed by Ben Falcone, in which she also starred alongside Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney and Toni Collette. The film has earned more than $100 million while having a budget only $20 million. Moreover, the director of the film was awarded the Palm Springs International Film Festival and McCarthy won People’s Choice Awards as the Favourite Comedic Movie Actress. Currently, Melissa is working on the upcoming film “Michelle Darnell” in which she will have the leading role as well as working as a screenwriter and executive producer.

During her career Melissa McCarthy has been nominated 74 times and won 20 awards. She has collected all major nominations including Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and won the Primetime Emmy Award. In addition to these, she has received many audience and critic’s nominations and awards among which are People’s Choice Awards, MTV awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics Association and many others. Needless to say, all those nominations have had a positive impact on Melissa’s wealth. Due to her popularity, it is expected that the overall amount of McCarthy’s net worth will continue to rise.

In 2005, Melissa McCarthy married her husband the actor Ben Falcon. The family has two daughters named Georgette and Vivian.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Melissa McCarthy
  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 26, 1970
  • Died: January 3, 1980
  • Place Of Birth: Plainfield, Illinois, the United States of America
  • Height: 5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
  • Profession: Actress, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Writer
  • Education: Joliet Catholic Academy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of St Andrews
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Ben Falcone
  • Children: Vivian Falcone, Georgette Falcone
  • Parents: Sandra McCarthy, Michael McCarthy
  • Siblings: Margie McCarthy
  • Nicknames: Melissa McCrea , Melissa Ann McCarthy
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melissamccarthyofficial
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/michellebeisner
  • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/melissamccarthy
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0565250
  • Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2011), American Comedy Award (2014), Awards Circuit Community Awards (ACCA, 2011), Boston of Film Critics Awards (BSFC, 2011), Golden Schmoes Award
  • Nominations: Academy Awards for Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role (Oscar, 2012), Golden Globe (2016), Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, EDA Special Mention Awards
  • Movies: “Go” (1999), “The Nines” (2007), “Pretty Ugly People” (2008), “Bridesmaids” (2011), “Identity Thief (2013), “The Heat” (2013), “St. Vincent” (2014)
  • TV Shows: Mike & Molly, Samantha Who?, Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Sees Me Through

Quotes

  • There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what 0.5% of the human race looks like.
  • I grew up with funny and interesting women, and my friends are funny, interesting women. So I can’t think of any story where those women don’t come into play. It’s the same as how I can’t imagine writing a story with no men. It’s just not real.
  • You push so far past the normal boundaries of what’s okay in society. I’m always fully aware of “You can’t do this.” When someone really believes in what they’re saying, but it’s crazy, it’s like my favorite thing on earth… Crazy’s just crazy and there’s nowhere to go. You can have a point of view, it can be very strange, but we have to know your reasoning.
  • [harsh review from a critic focusing on her weight] I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.
  • I believe it matters how you treat people. I believe in Heaven.
  • [on wardrobe problems] I want separates, for the love of God, because everything’s like a bad prom dress. You can find a million bad sleeveless dresses in satin. I’m like “Where’s a good blouse and a great trouser?”.

Facts

  • Her favorite film is Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987).
  • Her father is of Irish descent, with roots in County Longford and County Armagh, and her mother is of Irish, German, and English ancestry.
  • Parents are Michael and Sandra McCarthy.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 19, 2015.
  • Attended and graduated from St. Francis Academy (now Joliet Catholic Academy) in Joliet, Illinois.
  • Grew up on a farm and loved playing tennis.
  • Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter Georgette Falcone on March 22, 2010. Child’s father is her husband, Ben Falcone.
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Vivian Falcone on May 5, 2007. Child’s father is her husband, Ben Falcone.
  • Is good friends with Octavia Spencer.
  • Alumni of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, where she was a member for nearly 10 years.
  • Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Georgette to begin filming the 1st season of Mike & Molly (2010).
  • Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Vivian to begin filming the 1st season of Samantha Who? (2007).
  • Is close friends with her former Samantha Who? (2007) co-star Christina Applegate.
  • Cousin of Amy McCarthy, Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy and most famously, Jenny McCarthy, on whose show, The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997), Melissa made her on-screen debut in 1997.

Trademarks

  • Often does physical comedy

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
Life of the Party 2018 post-production Deanna
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations announced Watts (voice)
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2016 TV Mini-Series Sookie St. James
Conan 2016 TV Series Melissa McCarthy (segment “Young Han Solo Audition”)
Ghostbusters 2016 Abby Yates
Central Intelligence 2016 Darla (uncredited)
Mike & Molly 2010-2016 TV Series Molly Flynn
The Boss 2016 Michelle Darnell
Spy 2015 Susan Cooper
St. Vincent 2014 Maggie
Tammy 2014 Tammy
The Heat 2013/I Mullins
The Hangover Part III 2013 Cassie
Identity Thief 2013 Diana
This Is 40 2012 Catherine
The Penguins of Madagascar 2012 TV Series Shelley
Bridesmaids 2011/I Megan
Life as We Know It 2010 DeeDee
The Back-up Plan 2010 Carol
Private Practice 2010 TV Series Lynn McDonald
Rita Rocks 2009 TV Series Mindy Boone
Samantha Who? 2007-2009 TV Series Dena
Pretty Ugly People 2008 Becky
Just Add Water 2008/I Selma
The Captain 2007 Short Fran
Gilmore Girls 2000-2007 TV Series Sookie St. James
Cook-Off! 2007 Amber Strang
The Nines 2007 Margaret
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Kim Possible 2002-2005 TV Series DNAmy
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 TV Series Saleswoman
Chicken Party 2003 Short Tot Wagner
The Life of David Gale 2003 Nico the Goth Girl
White Oleander 2002 Paramedic
The Third Wheel 2002 Marilyn
Pumpkin 2002 Cici Pinkus
Charlie’s Angels 2000 Doris
The Kid 2000 Sky King Waitress
D.C. 2000 TV Series Molly
Auto Motives 2000 Short Tonnie
Drowning Mona 2000 Shirley
Go 1999 Sandra
God 1998 Short Margaret
The Jenny McCarthy Show 1997 TV Series Melissa
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Life of the Party 2018 executive producer / producer post-production
Nobodies 2017 TV Series executive producer post-production
The Boss 2016 producer
Tammy 2014 producer
Untitled Larry Dorf/Ben Falcone Project 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2013-2014 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
The Nines 2007 performer: “As Long As He Needs Me”
Gilmore Girls 2000-2006 TV Series performer – 6 episodes
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Life of the Party 2018 post-production
The Boss 2016 screenplay
Tammy 2014 written by
Director
Title Year Status Character
Mike & Molly 2014-2016 TV Series 4 episodes
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series production coordinator – 2 episodes
Self
Title Year Status Character
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Winner
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Nominee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Nominee
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Herself – Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Presenter (uncredited)
The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself – Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2013 TV Series Herself
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Herself
Sesame Street 2013 TV Series Herself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Film
Daybreak 2013 TV Series Herself
The Screen Junkies Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
HBO First Look 2013 TV Series documentary
Emmys Red Carpet Live 2012 TV Movie Herself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The Conversation 2012 TV Series Herself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best TV Series – Drama
17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Anderson Live 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Early Show 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie & Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Emmy Training Day 2011 Video short Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
The View 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
2011 New Now Next Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The 34th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2007 TV Series Herself
I Love the ’70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Herself
Nobodies 2017 TV Series post-production Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Herself
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Made in Hollywood 2011-2016 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2013-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Conan 2011-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Access Hollywood 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Herself
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – St. Vincent
The Graham Norton Show 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2011-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Herself – Nominee / Comedic Genius Award
Weekend Ticket 2013-2016 TV Series short Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Herself
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering 2016 TV Series Herself
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows 2016 TV Special Herself
Saturday Night Live 2011-2016 TV Series Herself – Host / Various / Tabby-tha / …
21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Herself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Spy / Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
BNow! 2016 TV Series Herself
The 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Celebrity Style Story 2015 TV Series Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2013-2015 TV Series Herself
Reel Junkie 2015 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 2014-2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Daily Show 2013-2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
Good Morning America 2014-2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
World Premiere 2015 TV Series Herself
Young Hollywood 2015 TV Series Herself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Herself / Matt Foley
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special 2015 TV Special Herself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2014 TV Special Herself
Chelsea Lately 2011-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Telenoche 2016 TV Series Herself
Ivy Levan: Who Can You Trust 2015 Short
Chelsea Lately 2013-2014 TV Series Tammy / Herself / Mullins in ‘The Heat’
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Sheila Kelly (uncredited)
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Det. Shannon Mullins
Kim Possible: The Secret Files 2003 Video DNAmy

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