Melissa McCarthy’s biographyMelissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and fashion designer. Melissa became popular for her roles in the Bridesmaids (2011), The Heat (2013), Spy (2015), and Ghostbusters (2016) films. Net worth: $90 million.
Childhood and youthMelissa Ann McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970, in the village of Plainfield, Illinois (USA). Melissa spent her childhood on a farm in a large Catholic family. Her father Michael is a descendant of Irish who moved to the States and her mother Sandy is of English, German, and Irish ancestry.
I performed in front of my poor mother while she was cleaning and washing. I was always writing some funny songs.By the way, she was not the only, who’s acting talent had awaken since childhood - her cousin Jenny McCarthy also became an actress (Dirty Love, Scary Movie 3).
Acting careerMelissa began performing on stage in Los Angeles where the actress honed her skills at The Groundlings School which specialized in improvisational comedy and sketch shows. Jennifer Coolidge, Will Ferrell, and Lisa Kudrow graduated from the same school at that time.
Fashion industryIn 2015 together with Sunrise Brands Melissa McCarthy launched her first plus-size collection of clothes for women Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which the actress herself refers to. McCarthy said: There are people whose clothes are larger than XXL. It’s very frustrating when you can’t dress as you like if you need a big size.
Melissa McCarthy’s personal lifeIn October 2005 Melissa McCarthy married her long-time boyfriend Ben Falcone, an actor and alumnus of The Groundlings. The couple had two daughters, Vivian (born 2007) and Georgette (born 2010).
I just want to be healthy and feel good. I have no goal to lose weight to a specific figure,- says McCarthy.