MELISSA McCARTHY (Megan) stars as Molly
on Mike & Molly, the No. 1
new comedy series that airs
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 she also appeared in The Life of David
Gale, starring Kevin Spacey.
On television, she 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
and performed stand-up in New York at the Improv and
at Stand-Up NY. She also received dramatic training
from 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 mainstage
member of the world-renowned improv and sketch
troupe The Groundlings.
McCarthy sold her first pilot, Marbles, to VH1,
in which she played the title role. She has recently
completed writing a feature titled Tammy, in which she
will play the title role, and a pilot called Stage Mom.
McCarthy is also designing her first clothing line.