DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
MOLLY SHANNON (Betty Lou Who)
is soon to
be seen in the romantic comedy Serendipity opposite John Cusack and Kate Beckinsdale and directed by Peter
Chelsom. Most recently she was seen as Mary Katherine Gallagher in the comedy Superstar, a character she originated as a member of Saturday
Night Live. Additional film credits include A Night at
The Roxbury, co-starring Chris Kattan and Will
Ferrell, Analyze This opposite Billy Crystal and
Robert De Niro and Never Been Kissed opposite
As a member of the " Saturday Night Live" repertory company since 1995, Shannon has scored with the eclectic characters that she creates. In addition to her breakout character of Mary Katherine Gallagher, her other characters include licensed joyologist Helen Madden and Terry Rialto co-host of the fictitious National Public Radio show
"Delicious Dish." Her parodies of Courtney Love, Liza Minelli, Monica Lewinsky and The View's Meredith Viera continue to be a highlight in a revitalized ensemble cast.
Prior to joining SNL, Shannon appeared at The Up Front
Comedy Theater in Los Angeles in The Rob and Molly
Show," an improvisational show which she co-wrote with
Rob Muir. Her television credits include guest appearances
on Will & Grace, Seinfeld, The Single Guy Twin Peaks and
The John Laroquette Show.
Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Shannon earned a BFA in drama from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. She currently lives in Los Angeles and New York.
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