Oscar-nominated actress MELISSA
MCCARTHY (Diana) starred in the smash-hit comedy
BRIDESMAIDS as Megan, the confident sister of the groom, opposite
Kristen Wiig. The film was directed by Paul Feig and produced
by Judd Apatow. For her role in the film, McCarthy was
nominated for a BAFTA, a Critics' Choice Movie Award and a Screen
Actors Guild Award. She won a 2012 MTV Movie Award for
Comedic Performance of the Year. Last year, McCarthy won an
Emmy Award, and she recently received her second Emmy nomination for
starring as Molly on the top-rated CBS comedy MIKE & MOLLY,
which is currently airing in its second season. She also
received a nomination for guest-hosting SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
McCarthy was last seen in Universal Pictures' THIS IS 40, for director
In April, McCarthy will star in 20th Century Fox's THE HEAT, opposite
Sandra Bullock, for director Paul Feig. She is also set to
star in TAMMY, which she co-wrote with her actor/writer husband, Ben
McCarthy's previous feature film work includes THE BACK-UP PLAN,
alongside Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin; LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, with
Katherine Heigl; PRETTY UGLY PEOPLE, with Josh Hopkins, Missi Pyle and
Allison Janney; JUST ADD WATER, with Danny DeVito; director John
August's sci-fi mystery The Nines, with Ryan Reynolds and Hope Davis;
WHITE OLEANDER, with Michelle Pfeiffer; PUMPKIN, with Christina Ricci;
and GO, directed by Doug Liman. Additionally, she starred in
John August's short film God as a young woman having a gossipy phone
conversation and short-lived spat with the Almighty, and also appeared
in THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE, which starred Kevin Spacey.
On television, McCarthy previously starred as the clumsy culinary
genius Sookie St. James in GILMORE GIRLS and as Dena in the
series SAMANTHA WHO?
McCarthy first made her mark on the comedy stage, where she performed
stand-up in New York at The Improv and Stand Up NY. At the
same time, she received dramatic training at The Actors Studio in New
York and starred in a variety of stage productions throughout the
city. In Los Angeles, McCarthy spent nine years as a
main-stage member of the world-renowned improv and sketch troupe The
McCarthy and Annie Mumolo (co-writer of BRIDESMAIDS) have sold a pitch
to Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn, which Paramount Pictures will
release. The story follows a group of Midwestern women who
set out to steal the Stanley Cup.
McCarthy sold her first pilot, MARBLES, in which she played the title
role, to VH1. She is also designing her first clothing line.
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