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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 Judd Apatow.

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 Falcone.

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 Groundlings.

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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