Melissa McCarthy is an American actor, as well as a writer, producer, and comedian. Her roles in movies such as Mike and Molly, Samantha Who?, Gilmore Girls and Bridesmaids, as well as in some other TV shows, helped her to increase popularity. Melissa also stands behind the Melissa McCarthy Seven7 fashion line she founded in 2015. If we look at her roles and hard work that led her to be what she is today, it is certain that she has accumulated a great fortune, so far. Also, she has become one of the most paid actresses in the industry at the moment. That’s why we decided to introduce you her net worth as well as some other details about her personal life and career. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Melissa McCarthy is a daughter of Michael and Sandra McCarthy. Melissa was born on August 26, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois. Her father has an Irish origin, while the mother has roots in England, Ireland, and Germany. McCarthy’s family is Catholic, so she is educated in the Christian tradition.
As for her education, Melissa attended St. Francis Academy located in Joliet, also in Illinois. When she graduated, McCarthy moved to New York where she began to deal with a stand-up comedy. Her love for acting and the scene was increasing, so she decided to go to The Actor’s Studio to improve her acting skills, more precisely performing on stage. A significant moment at the beginning of her career was the decision to attend The Groundlings where she improved her knowledge of the basics of the theater, as well.
As for her love life, Melissa McCarthy has been happily married to Ben Falcone since 2005. They married on October 8, 2005, and the couple has two daughters so far. The older daughter is called Vivian and was born on May 5, in 2007, while their young daughter was born on March 22, 2010, and her name is Georgette. Their current place of residence is Los Angeles, where they live in their home.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As we have already said, Melissa began her acting career as a stand-up comedian and during that period she was part of several different shows. She made her debut on TV in 1997 when she was part of several TV projects, but she also played a significant role in the NBC comedy series called Jenny. As for the film, her first role was in the 1999 movie called Go, which is also a comedy. Melissa’s role was not the main, but significantly influenced her further career because after this film she played roles in Drowning Mona, Disney’s the Kid, Charlie’s Angels movies among others.
From that moment on, she began to rise in her career as she was gaining more and more roles in various films, as well as TV series. Later, she played the films and roles that marked her career so far, such as Mike and Molly where she played Molly or Bridesmaid and Identity Thief movies.
Another great achievement in her career, in addition to the success in acting, is the creation of the Melissa McCarthy Seven7 fashion line, which is intended for plus-size ladies.
As for the award she received for her work, Melissa is the winner of some prestigious awards such as BAFTA Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards, MTV Movie, Primetime Emmy Awards, Kids Choice Awards, and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Melissa McCarthy is a popular American actress who is best known for her roles in various comedy movies. Thanks to these roles, she gained a wealth of $70 million. Currently, she is one of the most paid actresses in the industry, and in 2015 she was ranked third in the list according to Forbes. It was this year that has been the most successful in her career so far because she managed to make a huge $33 million. We hope that she will return again among the top 3 most paid actresses of Hollywood.