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Melissa McCarthy is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 26 august 1970 at Plainfield (USA)

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy
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Birth name Melissa Ann McCarthy
Nationality USA
Birth 26 august 1970 (48 years) at Plainfield (USA)

Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer, and producer. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). On the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–2009), she portrayed Dena. McCarthy was then cast as Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as two award nominations during subsequent seasons. McCarthy has also been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work as host on Saturday Night Live three years consecutively.
McCarthy achieved major success and fame for her breakthrough film role as Megan Price in the 2011 comedy hit Bridesmaids, which garnered her numerous award nominations including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013, she co-starred in the comedy films Identity Thief and The Heat. She has also appeared in the films The Nines, The Back-up Plan, Life as We Know It and The Hangover Part III. In 2014, McCarthy starred in the comedy Tammy and the comedy-drama film St. Vincent. In 2015, she headlined the action comedy Spy. In 2016, McCarthy is set to star in comedy films The Boss and Ghostbusters.

McCarthy is the founder of the production company On the Day Productions with her husband Ben Falcone. In 2015, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and released clothing collection, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, for plus-size women. Also in 2015, Forbes named McCarthy the third highest-paid actress in the world.

Biography

McCarthy married her longtime boyfriend, Ben Falcone, an actor and alumnus of The Groundlings, on October 8, 2005. The couple have two daughters, Vivian (born May 5, 2007) and Georgette "Georgie" (born March 2010). McCarthy's pregnancy with Vivian was written into the last season of Gilmore Girls. Their daughter Viviane is playing the younger version of her mom's character in the movie The Boss.

Falcone often makes cameo appearances in movies starring McCarthy, such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy, Identity Thief and Spy.

Best films

Bridesmaids (2011)
(Actress)
Spy (2015)
(Actress)
Ghostbusters (2016)
(Actress)
Identity Thief (2013)
(Actress)
The Heat (2013)
(Actress)
The Boss (2016)
(Actress)

Usually with

Ben Falcone
Ben Falcone
(8 films)
Paul Feig
Paul Feig
(4 films)
Tate Taylor
Tate Taylor
(3 films)
Robert Yeoman
Robert Yeoman
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Melissa McCarthy (31 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Life of the Party
Directed by Ben Falcone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Debby Ryan, Jacki Weaver, Julie Bowen, Gillian Jacobs
Roles Deanna Miles
Rating55% 2.756222.756222.756222.756222.75622
Lorsque son mari l'abandonne soudainement, Deanna, une femme au foyer dévouée de longue date, retourne à l'université et atterrit dans la même classe que sa fille. Plongée tête baissée dans l'expérience du campus, elle embrasse la liberté, l'amusement et les garçons de la fraternité selon ses propres termes, trouvant sa vraie personnalité dans une année senior que personne n'aurait jamais attendue.
Central Intelligence
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Bobby Brown
Roles Darla (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1489253.1489253.1489253.1489253.148925
Calvin, un expert-comptable qui s’ennuie dans son emploi, renoue avec Bob Stone, une connaissance du temps de l’école secondaire qu’il n’avait pas revue depuis plus de 20 ans. Timide et potelé, à l’époque, Bob a maintenant un aspect physique impressionnant et semble bien dans sa peau. Mais ce que Calvin ignore c’est que cet homme est un agent de la CIA pourchassé par ses collègues pour le meurtre de son coéquipier et le vol de documents secrets. Rapidement impliqué dans l’aventure, le comptable devient, bien malgré lui, le nouveau partenaire du fugitif pour traquer un criminel en possession d’informations militaires stratégiques.
The Boss
The Boss (2016)
, 1h39
Directed by Ben Falcone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Melissa McCarthy, Tyler Labine, Margo Martindale, Kathy Bates
Roles Michelle Darnell
Rating54% 2.7041552.7041552.7041552.7041552.704155
The story follows Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Ghostbusters, 1h56
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Jones, Andy García
Roles Abby Yates
Rating52% 2.6020052.6020052.6020052.6020052.602005
Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Yates (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
Central Intelligence, 1h47
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan, Kevin Hart, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet, Jason Bateman
Roles Darla (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Bob, un ancien geek devenu agent d'élite à la CIA, revient chez lui à l'occasion de la réunion des anciens du lycée dont il était à l'époque le souffre-douleur. Se vantant d'être sur une affaire top secrète, il recrute alors pour le seconder Calvin Joyner, le gars le plus populaire de sa promo d'alors, aujourd'hui comptable désabusé. Avant même que notre col blanc ne réalise ce dans quoi il s'est embarqué, il est trop tard pour faire marche arrière. Le voilà propulsé sans autre cérémonie par son nouveau « meilleur ami » dans le monde du contre-espionnage où, sous le feu croisé des balles et des trahisons, les statistiques de leur survie deviennent bien difficile à chiffrer, même pour un comptable...
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer, Octavia Spencer
Roles Watts

Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) is a top-secret government agency which employs ghosts to protect humans from evil hauntings. When two new agents named Jackson Moss and Watts uncover a plot by the agency's most wanted haunter Addison Drake to destroy B.O.O., they must use their skills to defeat his ghost army and save the world.
Spy
Spy (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale
Roles Susan Cooper
Rating69% 3.4982053.4982053.4982053.4982053.498205
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a desk-bound CIA analyst guiding her partner Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) on a mission to Varna from a CIA office in the Washington, D.C. area. Fine kills Tihomir Boyanov after he sneezes without first finding a suitcase nuke whose location is known only to Boyanov. Meanwhile, the agency learns that Boyanov's daughter Rayna (Rose Byrne) might know the location of her father's device, so they send Fine to infiltrate her home. However, Rayna shoots Fine dead while Susan watches online. Rayna knows the identities of all the agency's top agents, including Fine and Rick Ford (Jason Statham). Susan, who is unknown to Rayna, volunteers to become a field agent, and her boss, Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney), agrees. Ford quits in disgust over Susan being chosen for the assignment.
Tammy
Tammy (2014)
, 1h36
Directed by Ben Falcone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette
Roles Tammy
Rating49% 2.4526152.4526152.4526152.4526152.452615
In Murphysboro, Illinois, Tammy Banks strikes a deer on the way to her job at Topper Jack's (a fictional fast food restaurant), causing significant damage to her vehicle. Once she arrives at Topper Jack's, her supervisor, Keith, fires her for repeatedly showing up late for her shift. Upon leaving, Tammy indignantly causes a scene by contaminating or stealing food. After her car dies on the way home on Illinois Route 13, she eventually arrives to find her husband, Greg, eating a romantic meal with their neighbor, Missi. Upset, Tammy leaves and walks two doors down to her parents' house.
St. Vincent, 1h43
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Terrence Demoustier
Roles Maggie Bronstein
Rating72% 3.648733.648733.648733.648733.64873
Vincent MacKenna (Bill Murray) is a Vietnam War veteran and retiree living in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He is a grumpy alcoholic who smokes and gambles regularly. His wife, Sandy (Donna Mitchell), developed Alzheimer's Disease years ago and can no longer recognize him, but he still does her laundry at a nursing home where she lives and visits her weekly, posing as a doctor. Vincent's only other close friends are a pregnant Russian sex worker named Daka (Naomi Watts) and his cat, Felix. He owes many people money. Despite his antagonistic behavior toward strangers, Vincent does have acquaintances who like and respect him.
Identity Thief, 1h51
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Maggie Jones, Amanda Peet, T.I.
Roles Diana
Rating57% 2.8509752.8509752.8509752.8509752.850975
In Denver, accountant Sandy Patterson buys identity theft protection from Diana, a con artist, over the phone and reveals all of his personal information. At work, after Sandy clashes with his obnoxious and bullying boss, Harold Cornish, he receives a phone call that reminds him he has an appointment at a salon in Florida. Confused, he puts it out of his mind when co-worker Daniel Casey suggests they and several others leave Cornish's company and start their own firm; Sandy agrees to join them.
The Hangover Part III, 1h40
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham
Roles Cassie
Rating58% 2.902732.902732.902732.902732.90273
Two years after the events in Bangkok, Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) escapes from a maximum security prison, using a riot as cover. Meanwhile in America, Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) causes a 20-car freeway pileup after he purchases a giraffe and accidentally decapitates it on a low overpass. Alan's father Sid (Jeffrey Tambor), angry with Alan for his immature antics and never owning up to his mistakes, dies of a heart attack in the middle of a lecture. After the funeral, Alan's brother-in-law Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) informs friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper) and Stu Price (Ed Helms) that Alan has been off his ADHD medication and is out of control. They attend an intervention, in which Alan agrees to visit a rehab facility in Arizona, so long as "the Wolfpack" takes him there. On the way to Arizona, Phil's minivan is rammed off the road by a rental truck and the group is taken hostage. They are later confronted by mob boss Marshall (John Goodman) and "Black Doug" (Mike Epps), his head enforcer.
The Heat
The Heat (2013)
, 1h57
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport, Demián Bichir, Tony Hale, Dan Bakkedahl
Roles Shannon Mullins
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a very skilled and effective investigator in New York City, but is despised by her fellow agents for her arrogance and condescending attitude. In Boston, she meets Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), a skilled but foulmouthed and rebellious police officer with the Boston Police Department. Ashburn's by-the-book philosophy clashes with Mullins' rugged and violent style of police work. Under pressure from Hale (Demián Bichir), her FBI boss, Ashburn reluctantly agrees to team up with Mullins.
This Is 40
This Is 40 (2012)
, 2h14
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Jason Segel, Judd Apatow, Megan Fox
Roles Catherine
Rating61% 3.09743.09743.09743.09743.0974
The film begins with couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), first seen in Knocked Up; they are having sex on Debbie's 40th birthday. Pete reveals that he took a Viagra given to him by his friend Barry (Rob Smigel); this enrages Debbie and they stop. Debbie is angered that she is turning 40.
Bridesmaids, 2h5
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Films about marriage
Actors Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Roles Megan Price
Rating67% 3.3983753.3983753.3983753.3983753.398375
Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman in her late 30s. Following the failure of her bakery, she lost her boyfriend and her savings, forcing her to take a job as a sales clerk in a jewelry store and to share an apartment with an obnoxious roommate Gil (Matt Lucas) and his sister Brynn (Rebel Wilson). Her business's failure was so painful that she has given up baking entirely. She has a no-strings-attached sexual relationship with the self-absorbed Ted (Jon Hamm) but hopes for something more from him. Her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is virtually her only source of happiness.
Love & Distrust, 1h34
Directed by Lorraine Bracco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams, James Cameron, Sam Worthington, Robert Downey Jr., James Franco
Roles Tonnie
Rating39% 1.9641651.9641651.9641651.9641651.964165
The story follows Jane as she flees to France to stay with her aunt after her boyfriend Richard dumps her for another girl. However, he follows her to the summer house to try to win her back and, on the night of the moon landing, tries to make his move. Pennies