After beginning her career in television, MOLLY SHANNON (Soccer Mom)
segued to diverse roles on the silver screen. Shannon is preparing to begin
production on Year of the Dog for writer-director Mike White. This year, Shannon's
roster of appearances includes Evan Almighty, the sequel to the hilarious comedy
Bruce Almighty, opposite Steve Carell, as well as Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette,
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Will Ferrell and a cameo in the
box-office smash hit Scary Movie 4. Shannon also just wrapped production on two
independent films: Sue Kramer's Gray Matters and Bruce Leddy's Shut Up and Sing.
Her recent work includes the FOX-TV sitcom "Cracking Up" with Jason
Schwartzman, the comedy My Boss's Daughter opposite Ashton Kutcher and a
recurring role on "Will and Grace" as Will's neighbor Val. In the world of animation,
Shannon has been a guest star on "American Dad," and provided her voice to Peter
Cotton Tail: The Movie and the CGI animated film The Good Boy!
Shannon's films also include the remake of the classic musical "The Music Man," the
romantic comedy Serendipity opposite John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, Osmosis
Jones an animated comedy co-starring Bill Murray, the indie feature Wet Hot
American Summer opposite Janeane Garofalo and a cameo role opposite Tim Allen
in Santa Clause 2. She also portrayed Betty Lou Who in Ron Howard's Dr. Seuss'
How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the title role in the comedy Superstar, the film
about Mary Katherine Gallagher, a favorite character from her years on "Saturday
Night Live." Additional credits include A Night at the Roxbury based on the popular
nightclubbing brothers on "SNL," the hit comedy Analyze This opposite Billy Crystal,
Todd Solondz's critically admired Happiness and the romantic comedy Never Been
Kissed with Drew Barrymore.
Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company at "SNL," where
she became known for the eclectic characters that she created. She was also
praised for her parodies of Courtney Love, Liza Minnelli, Monica Lewinsky and
Meredith Vieira. 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 also include multiple
appearances on HBO's "Sex & The City."
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